New Zealand National Party - Latest News [Page 2]

Government Must Be Upfront About Enforcement Of Covid Rules

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 2:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government must give the public clear information about how a woman who travelled to Northland and subsequently tested positive for Covid was able to do so, and why it took so long to have her put into MIQ, says National’s Police spokesperson Simeon ... More >>

Where Are The Vaccine Boosters?

Friday, 8 October 2021, 3:37 pm | New Zealand National Party

Six weeks on from Dr Bloomfield saying discussions with Pfizer were at a “crucial stage” and six months on from the initial lot of border workers having their second jabs, Kiwis deserve to know what’s happening now with vaccine boosters, says National’s ... More >>

Ministry’s Block On Māori Health Info An Embarrassment

Friday, 8 October 2021, 1:48 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Ministry of Health’s decision to go to court rather than handing over patient data to Māori health providers to help them lift Covid vaccination rates among Māori is an embarrassment, says National’s Whānau Ora spokesperson Harete Hipango. “I ... More >>

Minister Acts At Long Last To Grant Firearms Licence Extensions

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 5:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Police Minister’s decision to grant firearms licence holders extensions to existing permissions is better late than never, says National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown. “The Government blames the backlog on Covid but licenced firearms ... More >>

I Wrote To Minister Little In February About Māori Vaccinations

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 3:37 pm | New Zealand National Party

On the 23rd of February this year, before the vaccines had even arrived, I wrote to Health Minister Andrew Little asking for financial support for Māori health providers in order for them to play an important role in the vaccine roll-out, National’s ... More >>

Testing Expert Group Slams Government Response

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 2:17 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s own independent technical advisors on testing have slammed the Government’s inaction on using saliva testing and rapid antigen testing, says National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop. “In September last year the Simpson/Roche ... More >>

Under-prepared ICU Beds At 120 Per Cent Capacity Day Of Lockdown

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 1:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

Andrew Little did not add one single resourced ICU bed to Auckland’s three district health boards in the almost 18 months since the end of the first Covid lockdown last year, says National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti. “Ministerial answers ... More >>

Government’s ‘roadmap’ Will Lead To A Covid Crash In Vulnerable Communities

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 1:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s tardiness in taking action on a workable Covid plan to protect our most vulnerable New Zealanders – children, young people and Māori communities – will have terrible consequences, says National’s Whānau Ora and Children/Oranga ... More >>

Special Rep Appointment Must Be Made Quickly

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 11:47 am | New Zealand National Party

It’s a positive move the Government has decided to appoint a Special Representative for Afghanistan to help bring back visa holders, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says. “The reality is the Special Representative will have to work ... More >>

Reopening Schools Absolute Priority

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 10:58 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government should move heaven and earth to make sure schools reopen in Auckland on October 18, National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Auckland students have endured seven weeks out of the classroom, they need to get back to ... More >>

Just Do What Needs To Be Done, Prime Minister

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 10:20 am | New Zealand National Party

The National Party is on board to take part in the Super Saturday vaccination drive on October 16th, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. <img src="" width="720" height="720"> “In our own Covid-19 plan ... More >>

Labour’s Flexi-wage A Flop

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 9:39 am | New Zealand National Party

The much hyped flexi-wage ‘expansion’ is not delivering the jobs Labour promised, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The Government promised the scheme would support 40,000 New Zealanders into employment ... More >>

Government Failures Make Interest Rate Pain Worse

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 2:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s move by the RBNZ to raise the Official Cash Rate by 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent shows the bank has been forced to make the risky move despite two major New Zealand cities still being locked down, says National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew ... More >>

Govt Kept Pfizer Waiting Six Weeks Before First Meeting

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 9:26 am | New Zealand National Party

Pfizer first approached the Government for a meeting to discuss their Covid-19 vaccine in June last year but it took six weeks before the Government got around to meeting with them, National’s Covid-19 spokesperson Chris Bishop says. The information ... More >>

One Rule For Gangs, Another For Everyone Else

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 9:00 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s penchant to cuddle up to gangs has been laid out for all to see as Waikato Mongrel Mob President Sonny Fatu was given an ‘Essential Worker’ exemption and allowed to travel across the Auckland boundary, National’s Police spokesperson ... More >>

The Electoral System Belongs To All Kiwis

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 3:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

In a strange move Justice Minister Kris Faafoi is commissioning a review of electoral law despite one already taking place with the Justice Select Committee currently undertaking its inquiry into the 2020 general election, National’s Electoral Law ... More >>

New Zealand Needs A Clear Economic Roadmap

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 2:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s Auckland roadmap lacks the clear signposting needed to bolster New Zealand’s economy, says National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly. “The lack of a clear pathway out of Auckland’s current restrictions is going to seriously ... More >>

Government Causing Chaos In Early Learning Sector

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 1:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister’s ill-considered announcement yesterday claiming more children could return to early learning centres in Auckland from tomorrow has caused chaos in the sector, National’s Early Childhood Education spokesperson Erica Stanford ... More >>

No Oversight Of Bailed Prisoners

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 12:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

Figures released to National Party show that since Auckland has been at a different alert level to the rest of the country there have been 11 instances of people being bailed from prison outside Auckland to areas under a lower alert level, says National’s ... More >>

Government Must Buy Covid Treatments Now

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 12:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

News from Merck that their antiviral pill, Molnupiravir, reduces the chances that patients newly diagnosed with Covid-19 will be hospitalised by about 50 per cent is incredibly encouraging and should prompt the New Zealand Government to urgently ... More >>