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Labour’s Policy Is Leading To Energy Emergency

Monday, 12 April 2021, 3:23 pm | New Zealand National Party

Power prices rising to two to three times the long-run average, is the latest sign New Zealand is rapidly facing an energy emergency, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says. “The consequences of Labour’s oil and gas ... More >>

New Police Pursuit Policy A Get Out Of Jail Free Card

Monday, 12 April 2021, 9:05 am | New Zealand National Party

The new pursuit policy for Police is a get out of jail free card for offenders, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Since the new policy came into effect Police have only laid charges in 42 per cent of cases where someone has ... More >>

Government Must Prioritise Mothers And Babies

Sunday, 11 April 2021, 12:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to prioritise women and babies and take urgent action to resolve issues in New Zealand’s maternity system, National’s Social Investment spokesperson Louise Upston says. “Reports of women not receiving the care they need immediately ... More >>

Statement From The NZ Opposition On Prince Phillip

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 11:03 am | New Zealand National Party

“On behalf of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in New Zealand, I offer my condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family following the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. “His dedication to the people of the Commonwealth ... More >>

Cancer Doesn’t Just Affect The Wealthy, Grant Robertson

Friday, 9 April 2021, 12:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti is calling out Finance Minister Grant Robertson for making the issue of unfunded cancer drugs an issue for the wealthy. “In response to a National Party proposal for DHBs to cover the costs of administering ... More >>

Time Extension Needed For Climate Change Report

Friday, 9 April 2021, 12:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

National has written to Climate Change Minister James Shaw calling for him to extend the report-back time on the Climate Change Commission Report, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Stuart Smith says. “We all want an Emissions Reduction Plan ... More >>

Labour Owes Mental Health Foundation Apology

Friday, 9 April 2021, 11:24 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour Minister David Parker has thrown the Mental Health Foundation under the bus in a continuance of his Government’s refusal to take responsibility for their series of failings when it comes to mental health, National’s Mental Health spokesperson ... More >>

Government’s Housing Tax Policy A Lose/Lose

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 6:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

The consequences of the interest deductibility tax announced as part of the Government’s housing policies are already being felt by landlords and renters alike, National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says. “Often changes to taxes can be perceived to ... More >>

Where Is The ‘smart Border’ We Were Promised?

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 4:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

National is urging the Government to adopt five simple steps for strengthening the border, in light of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases arriving on our shores, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. National’s five steps for strengthening ... More >>

Government Jumping The Gun On Climate Change Plan

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 1:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has jumped the gun by announcing a ban on new coal-fired boilers ahead of the independent Climate Change Commission announcing its emissions reduction plan. National’s Climate Change spokesperson Stuart Smith says today’s announcement ... More >>

Rolling Tax Relief For Kiwis Under New Legislation

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 12:54 pm | New Zealand National Party

National is committed to letting Kiwis keep more of what they earn and has proposed new legislation that will end tax hikes by stealth, Tauranga MP Simon Bridges says. Mr Bridges’ Income Tax (Adjustment of Taxable Income Ranges) Amendment Bill, drawn ... More >>

Mental Health Wait Times Worsen Across DHBs

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 11:46 am | New Zealand National Party

Ballooning wait times for children and adolescents trying to access mental health services should be of serious concern to us all, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says. “Wait times have increased in 17 of the 18 DHBs that provided ... More >>

Government Rejects Greater Transparency For ACC

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 10:12 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour is putting politics ahead of transparency in voting down a law change last night to increase transparency in ACC decision-making for those dealing with re-injury claims, National’s ACC spokesperson Simon Watts says. “The Accident Compensation ... More >>

Govt Fails To Support Windblown Timber Recovery Bill

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 5:44 am | New Zealand National Party

A law change that would enable the harvesting of windblown trees on conservation land following adverse weather events has been voted down by Labour, National MP based in West Coast-Tasman Maureen Pugh says. “This legislation would allow the ... More >>

Government Needs To Move Faster On Pacific Bubble

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 4:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

National supports the call by Hawke’s Bay orchardists and businesses that are reliant on seasonal work to open a travel bubble with the Pacific Islands, Horticulture spokesperson David Bennett says. “Growers and processors have good reason to be ... More >>

New Zealand Second Last In OECD For Vaccinations

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 3:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

Not only is New Zealand second bottom in the OECD for the number of Covid-19 vaccinations but in information leaked to National we are nowhere near where the Government planned for us to be back in January, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop ... More >>

Vulnerable People Disadvantaged In Managing Personal Finances

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 1:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly has recommended to the Finance and Expenditure Committee that an inquiry take place to assess whether Government agencies and banks are sufficiently providing services which allow for vulnerable people to continue ... More >>

National Calls For ACC And Super Fund To Front Select Committee

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 11:46 am | New Zealand National Party

National will seek support at the next meeting of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee to call in the New Zealand Super Fund and ACC Investment Fund to discuss the ethical investment parameters they work within, National’s Foreign ... More >>

Bubble Should Be First Step Reconnecting NZ To The World

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 4:50 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government should not consider a trans-Tasman bubble ‘job done’ when it comes to reconnecting New Zealand to the world, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “Today’s announcement was too long in coming for the families who have ... More >>

Mental Health Reporting Is Failing Kiwis In Need

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 3:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

The handbrake applied by Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Government to mental health reporting is not good enough and warrants a decent explanation from the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “It is not acceptable that health officials ... More >>