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Statement from Chris Finlayson

I leave office today grateful for the opportunities given to me in the last nine years and filled with optimism for the future of the country. During my term as...


Creating opportunities for our exporters

Trade is vital to our future – exports now account for more than $70b of our national income, and more than 620,000 New Zealanders depend on exports for their jobs. ...


A strong economy under National means more work training, rehabilitation & 1-on-1 support for young jobseekers.

Today, we announced that National will invest a further $72 million to help young New Zealanders on a government benefit move into work to ensure they can stand on their...


Investing in the future of our children

At our campaign launch last weekend, we announced National’s education plan to back young New Zealander’s and empower parents, teachers and schools. It was more than just words. A National-led...


A growing economy under National means more support for thousands of young families

Today we announced our Parents and Newborns Package which gives more support to young New Zealand families – in addition to the extra $26 per week on average we’re putting...


Leading the way on electric vehicles

National believes in using the opportunities we have now to benefit all of us down the track.  We’re setting ambitious targets across the board and taking action to tackle climate...


Scrapping the dysfunctional decile system

Decile funding currently accounts for less than 3% of a school’s resources, but is a blunt tool that frequently results in them being stigmatised. National thinks that is an unhelpful...


National’s clear economic plan is delivering results

The latest Household Labour Force Survey, independently produced by Statistics New Zealand, shows the unemployment rate is now at 4.8 per cent, the lowest level since December 2008. It’s easy...


What people are saying about the new Waterview Tunnel

The opening of Auckland’s $1.4 billion Waterview Tunnel, the country’s biggest and most complex roading project, is the most significant change in Auckland’s transport system since the opening of the...


Another $4b investment for new infrastructure

New Zealand’s economy is growing faster than in a long time and adding more jobs across the country. That’s a great thing, but to keep growing, it’s important we...