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Labour's Bad Judgment On Three Strikes Repeal

Sunday, 21 November 2021, 3:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour is showing terrible judgment by repealing Three Strikes legislation at the behest of unelected and unaccountable judges, says National’s Shadow Attorney-General Chris Penk. “In Parliament, the first justification given by the Minister of Justice ... More >>

Police Annual Report Shows Kiwis Less Safe Under Labour

Saturday, 20 November 2021, 3:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

Increasing violent crime, increased sophistication of gangs, mental health demand pressures, increased family violence and a shortage of frontline police officers paints a bleak outlook on the state of law and order in New Zealand, says National ... More >>

Traffic Light Confusion Puts Businesses At Risk

Saturday, 20 November 2021, 3:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Labour government has said the traffic light system is coming, but a lack of clarity is causing concern and confusion for desperate businesses, says National’s Small Business and Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay. “The Government’s ... More >>

National Welcomes Use Of Genetic Technology Research In Conservation

Friday, 19 November 2021, 2:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

The National Party supports research into genetic technologies with the possibility of it playing a key role in New Zealand reaching its Predator Free 2050 goal, says National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean. “When National introduced the ... More >>

National Urges New Zealanders To Submit On The Three Strike Legislation Repeal Bill

Friday, 19 November 2021, 2:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s decision to repeal the Three Strikes law is a slap in the face to victims who have suffered at the hands of violent criminals, says National Party Spokesperson for Justice Simon Bridges. “This law change will not make communities safer but ... More >>

Andrew Little Stopped Counting Hospital PPE When The Pandemic Started

Friday, 19 November 2021, 11:26 am | New Zealand National Party

Stopping weekly audits of personal protective equipment (PPE) inventory after a pandemic has started has to be one of the dumbest things the Government has done, says National’s health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti. “Surely the most important ... More >>

Police Not Attending Half Of Mental Health Callouts

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 4:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

Figures released in the Police 2021 Annual Report show significant demand for police services which police are unable to meet, says National Party Spokesperson for Police Simeon Brown. “It is distressing to see that in the last year police were only ... More >>

Government Ducks Questions About The Looming Summer Of Chaos

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 4:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government continues to duck simple questions about how its stop-and-check travel restrictions are supposed to work in practice, including how long Aucklanders will have to queue at the border to go on holiday, says Leader of the Opposition Judith ... More >>

Council Water Collaboration Should Be Commended

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 3:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

A partnership between two councils to address their water infrastructure challenges should be welcomed, and shows that voluntary alternatives to the Government’s forced asset grab are indeed practical and realistic, National’s Local Government spokesperson ... More >>

Rural Connectivity Not Ready For COVID-19

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 3:38 pm | New Zealand National Party

Rural New Zealand is facing a COVID crisis thanks to the Government’s failure to secure their digital future, says National’s Digital Economy & Communications and Rural Communities Spokespersons Melissa Lee and Joseph Mooney. “Alongside the ... More >>

Government Eviction Ban Breaks The Law

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 3:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government must urgently direct Kāinga Ora to drop its state house eviction ban which breaches its obligations as a landlord and is resulting in the victimisation of innocent neighbours, National’s spokesperson for Housing and Urban Development ... More >>

MIQ Stumps NZ Men’s U19 Cricketers World Cup Hopes

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 1:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

“The lottery of human misery that is MIQ has forced the New Zealand Men’s Under 19 Cricket Team to cancel their attendance at the 2022 U19 Cricket World Cup, says National’s COVID-19 Response Spokesperson Chris Bishop “Almost every day now ... More >>

Minister Missing When Agriculture Needs Him Most

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 1:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor must stand up for the industry that has carried New Zealand though the Covid crisis, says National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger. “Every day, every facet of the industry is calling on the Minister to ... More >>

Where’s The Education Urgency?

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 3:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

Re-opening schools today in Auckland and Waikato has been great for some, but too many are still missing out, National’s Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith said today. “The Minister’s admission that five Auckland schools have decided against ... More >>

Government’s Covid Plan Version 4.0 Creates Summer Of Chaos

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 2:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of a decision and an announcement that may happen in December is just the latest sign the Government has utterly lost the plot, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins. “This is an announcement that ... More >>

Government Announces Working Group As Tourism Businesses Close

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 2:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s focus should be on keeping tourism businesses open, not creating yet another working group, says National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay. “The tourism and hospitality sector is operating at a fraction of its normal income. Rotorua ... More >>

MIQ Assaults Against Defence Staff Unacceptable Aspect Of Endless, Thankless Task

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 1:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

The revelation that Defence Force personnel are being assaulted while posted to MIQ duties is unacceptable, says National Party Defence Spokesperson Chris Penk. “Our men and women in uniform have been taken away from their regular duties to ... More >>

Government Wasn’t Ready For Home Isolation

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 1:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

The first appearance before the Health Committee in almost two months by Chris Hipkins and Dr Ashley Bloomfield has revealed just how poorly prepared the Government was for Delta, says National’s Covid Response spokesperson Chris Bishop. “It’s ... More >>

No Gang Members Should Have Firearm Licences

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 11:15 am | New Zealand National Party

Figures released to the National Party show that six gang members have firearms licences despite the Police Commissioner saying in February this did not fit well with Police. – says National Party Spokesperson for Police, Simeon Brown. “No ... More >>

Sanctions Vital In Stopping Abuse Of Legal Orders

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 11:13 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s admission that it plans to remove sanctions for outstanding arrest warrants underscores their soft-on-crime approach, says National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston. “The last National Government introduced ... More >>