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Nicola Grigg National’s new candidate in Selwyn

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 5:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

Former reporter and political adviser Nicola Grigg will contest Selwyn for National in the 2020 General Election. More >>

Whitebaiters set to lose thousands on stands

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 2:00 pm | New Zealand National Party

Uncertainty over the future of whitebaiting as a result of Government policy is already affecting whitebaiters’ livelihoods, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. More >>

Honest review, tough lessons to learn

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 5:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Oranga Tamariki Practice Review has exposed several systemic failures and it’s important those are addressed going forward for the future of our tamariki, National’s Children spokesperson Alfred Ngaro says. “National pushed for the scope of the ... More >>

“We hope the gangs will listen” won’t get guns back

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:30 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Police Commissioner has today revealed the Government’s strategy to get illegal firearms off gang members – he hopes they listen, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “After an appearance at the Select Committee today, the Police ... More >>

National votes for Zero Carbon Bill

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 3:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

National has supported the Zero Carbon Bill through its final reading, but is committing to improving the Bill further should we earn the right to govern in 2020, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Government’s resources strategy all spin and no substance

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 12:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s resources strategy is high on rhetoric, weak on reality and continues to send a signal to the world that New Zealand is closed for business, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. More >>

Police Commissioner throws PM under the bus

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 10:43 am | New Zealand National Party

The Police Commissioner has confirmed what everyone else knew: there has always been one target for additional Police and the Government is falling to deliver, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. More >>

Background checks for electoral candidates

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 8:38 am | New Zealand National Party

A Member’s Bill that would require the criminal histories of candidates in general and local government elections to be published will today be entered into the ballot, MP for Northland Matt King says. More >>

Release the Letter 2.0: Measles

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 5:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

Hot on the heels of her refusal to release the ‘Let’s Get Wellington Moving’ letter, Julie Anne Genter has been embarrassed into releasing another letter, this time on measles, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “In ... More >>

Lees-Galloway messes up again

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 3:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has once again shown how inept he is in his portfolio, National’s Immigration spokesperson Stuart Smith says. More >>

Job growth tumbles by two-thirds under Labour

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 12:58 pm | New Zealand National Party

Rising unemployment figures released today show job growth is stalling under Labour's economic mismanagement, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Motiti Island decision troubling for recreational fishing

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 8:13 am | New Zealand National Party

The decision to allow regional councils to manage fishing restrictions under the Resource Management Act sets a dangerous precedent, National’s Fisheries spokesperson Ian McKelvie says. “The Court of Appeal has given local councils the ability to ... More >>

Jacqui Dean - Local Gov't Minister needs to do her job

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 6:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

Claims that the Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has not met with any ratepayer groups around the country are astounding, and National's Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says she needs to get on and do her job. More >>

Wellbeing data shows New Zealanders are worse off

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 2:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders' financial standing is sliding backwards for the first time since the GFC, according to new Statistics NZ data, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Bridges thanks Maggie Barry for her service

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 11:35 am | New Zealand National Party

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today thanked Maggie Barry for her nine years of service to Parliament and the National Party. “Maggie has been a great representative for the people of North Shore and a valuable member of our caucus. ... More >>

Maggie Barry to retire from politics in 2020

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 11:31 am | New Zealand National Party

North Shore MP Maggie Barry ONZM has today announced she will not be seeking re-election and will retire from Parliament in 2020. More >>

Luxon National’s candidate in Botany

Monday, 4 November 2019, 11:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand National Party Media Release 4 November 2019 Luxon National’s candidate in Botany Local party members have selected Christopher Luxon as National’s candidate in Botany for the 2020 General Election. Mr Luxon is the former Chief Executive Officer ... More >>

The one per cent China FTA upgrade

Monday, 4 November 2019, 8:38 pm | New Zealand National Party

A one per cent saving in tariffs on wood and paper exports under the China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will leave exporters rightly asking themselves ‘is that it,’ National’s Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says. More >>

Food grants double under Labour Government

Monday, 4 November 2019, 10:46 am | New Zealand National Party

The number of food hardship grants paid out since the election has doubled as everyday Kiwis are getting hammered by the rising cost of living, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “In the year to September, $26.5 million was paid out in food ... More >>

Electricity grants through the roof as cost of living bites

Sunday, 3 November 2019, 10:41 am | New Zealand National Party

Hardships payments for electricity and gas went up 46 per cent this winter as the Kiwis feel the effects of a higher cost of living, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

   

 

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