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Over $6,000 Per Person For An Online Meeting

Monday, 9 May 2022, 12:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Ministry of Social Development spent $1 million dollars of taxpayers’ money on a series of online meetings which only 126 people attended, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The cost of $6,626 ... More >>

More Money, Worse Outcomes Under Labour

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 1:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

More Police numbers won’t mean tougher consequences for offenders when the Government is sending the message that they’re soft on crime, says National’s Police Spokesperson Mark Mitchell. “Since Labour came into Government, gang numbers are up 40 per cent, ... More >>

Sam Uffindell: Aspirational For Tauranga

Saturday, 7 May 2022, 12:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Tauranga candidate Sam Uffindell officially launched his campaign in Mount Maunganui today, outlining how he’ll work hard to address the issues Tauranga faces. Mr Uffindell was joined by party leader Christopher Luxon and hundreds of ... More >>

Govt Paused RAT Applications For Two Months

Saturday, 7 May 2022, 12:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

Only three types of rapid antigen tests were approved by early December 2021 because the Labour Government didn’t bother processing applications for two months, National’s COVID-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Companies were lining up to ... More >>

Workforce Woes Continue For Tourism Operators

Friday, 6 May 2022, 3:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand’s tourism workforce is woefully understaffed and underprepared ahead of the busy ski season, National’s Associate Tourism spokesperson Joseph Mooney and Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford say. “Working holidaymakers are this ... More >>

Health Restructure Ignores Rural New Zealand

Friday, 6 May 2022, 3:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government is squandering an opportunity to prioritise rural health and enshrine it in legislation, National’s Rural Communities spokesperson Nicola Grigg says. “The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill sets out the framework for Labour’s ill-timed ... More >>

Literacy And Numeracy Are Still Declining

Friday, 6 May 2022, 12:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

The 2021 NCEA results confirm that literacy and numeracy achievement is going backwards under Labour, National’s Education spokesperson Erica Stanford says. “Literacy attainment for year 11 students at decile 1-3 schools has seen a huge drop, falling ... More >>

ITP Sector Deficit Doubles Since Govt Mega-merger

Friday, 6 May 2022, 11:25 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s much-lauded polytechnic mega-merger is failing to deliver on its promised financial efficiencies, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Penny Simmonds says. “The 2022 net financial deficit forecast for Te Pūkenga during ... More >>

Coffers Full, But Still No Support For Squeezed Middle

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 3:38 pm | New Zealand National Party

Treasury data showing the Government has collected nearly $3 billion more in tax revenue than expected proves there’s room for tax relief, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “With inflation roaring, it’s clear Kiwis need ... More >>

Modernisation Of Unit Titles Act Passes Third Reading

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 6:11 am | New Zealand National Party

The Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has passed its third reading, ushering in a new era of strengthened protections for current and prospective apartment owners, National MP Nicola Willis says. “The ... More >>

Driver Licencing Support Another Broken Promise

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 1:40 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s Government announcement on driver licensing support shows little progress on their 2017 election promise and fails to address the growing driver licence wait times, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston ... More >>

Kiwis Going Backwards Faster Than Ever

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 11:16 am | New Zealand National Party

Wage data released by Statistics New Zealand today shows that costs facing households continue to rise faster than wages, deepening the cost of living crisis for New Zealanders and their families, says National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis. “Today’s ... More >>

Health Minister’s ‘plan’ Yet Another Working Group

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 9:53 am | New Zealand National Party

After months of denying that ballooning hospital waitlists were even a problem, a panicked Health Minister today announced Labour’s big solution – a ‘high-powered’ taskforce, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “Despite the urgency ... More >>

Grant Robertson’s Credibility Problem

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 3:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand will experience another year of deficits because Labour is addicted to spending and is failing to deliver the economic growth New Zealand needs, National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Today, Grant Robertson announced he can’t ... More >>

Christopher Luxon - Unleashing Enterprise So Kiwis Can Get Ahead

Monday, 2 May 2022, 1:48 pm | New Zealand National Party

Kia ora tātou. Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome and thank you to each of you for being here. A special thank you to the EMA Forum Series for hosting us this afternoon. Thank you to Andrew Hunt, Brett O’Riley, Alan McDonald and all of your team for ... More >>

National’s Economic Approach Will Help Kiwis Get Ahead

Monday, 2 May 2022, 1:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand needs a new economic approach so that Kiwis stop falling further behind and have opportunities to start getting ahead, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says. “This Government has no plan for the economy except to spend more money. ... More >>

Kiwis Can’t Trust Labour On Tax

Monday, 2 May 2022, 10:16 am | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders could face new taxes after the Prime Minister today refused to rule out a wealth tax, National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Despite telling New Zealanders during the 2020 election that she would not implement a wealth ... More >>

Too Little, Too Late For Truancy Epidemic

Monday, 2 May 2022, 8:27 am | New Zealand National Party

Today’s announcement is a panicked reaction that will do little to arrest the truancy epidemic that has exploded under Labour’s watch, National’s Education spokesperson Erica Stanford says. “Under this Government, the number of students ... More >>

Sam Uffindell Selected As National’s Tauranga Candidate

Sunday, 1 May 2022, 6:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

Sam Uffindell has been selected by local party members as National’s candidate in the upcoming Tauranga by-election. Mr Uffindell is currently the Head of Financial Economic Crime for Rabobank and owns a small agribusiness based in the Bay of Plenty. ... More >>

Struggling Kiwis Invited To Share Their Stories

Saturday, 30 April 2022, 2:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

Kiwis are being invited to share their stories about how soaring prices are affecting them, National Party Leader Christopher Luxon says. “New Zealand is in the midst of a cost of living crisis. Inflation is already at the highest level in over 30 ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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