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Government to blame for skills shortage

July 04, 2022 Share

Erica Stanford

The Immigration Minister’s comments that employers across the tourism sector are struggling to hire staff because of low wages and insecure working conditions are unhelpful, insulting to business owners and an attempt to distract from the Government’s immigration failures, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says.

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More shootings and still no FPOs

July 04, 2022 Share

Mark Mitchell

Labour continues to move at a glacial pace on their Firearms Prohibition Order Bill, and it won’t be back in Parliament until at least late July, National’s Police spokesperson Mark Mitchell says.

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KiwiBuild celebrates four years of failure

July 01, 2022 Share

Chris Bishop

Today marks the fourth birthday of KiwiBuild, but there’s nothing for the Government to celebrate with just 1,366 homes built out of the 100,000 promised, National’s Housing spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

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Health Minister needs to focus on outcomes

June 30, 2022 Share

Dr Shane Reti

Our health system has never been in a worse state and Andrew Little’s billion dollar restructure, which launches tomorrow, will do nothing to fix it, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

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Meat and dairy gains are vital in any EU trade deal

June 29, 2022 Share

Todd McClay

A trade agreement with the European Union must include commercially meaningful outcomes for New Zealand’s meat and dairy exporters, National’s Trade and Export Growth spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Emergency housing bill hits $1 billion

June 29, 2022 Share

Nicola Willis

The Government’s housing failure has clocked up a new milestone: $1 billion has been spent on emergency housing, National’s Acting Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

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No money for ED doctors and nurses but nearly 1,000 more consultants

June 29, 2022 Share

Dr Shane Reti

We now know why Andrew Little isn’t resourcing Emergency Departments – because he has spent it all on consultants and contractors, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

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Labour failing to get Wellingtonians moving

June 29, 2022 Share

Simeon Brown

Today’s Let’s Get Wellington Moving announcement is more evidence that fixing Wellington’s traffic congestion is going nowhere under Labour, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Andrew Little ignored health sector pleas a year ago

June 28, 2022 Share

Dr Shane Reti

Newly released information shows that Health Minister Andrew Little ignored warnings a year ago about the risk of crippling health shortages, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

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Labour promised action on shortages a year ago

June 23, 2022 Share

Andrew Bayly

Despite the Government being aware of widespread building materials shortages in June last year, they did nothing to fix the problem, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says.

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