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Proposed China-Pacific Multilateral Agreement deeply concerning

May 26, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The proposed multilateral agreement between China and the ten Pacific Island countries it has diplomatic relations with is deeply concerning, National’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Immigration failures reduce productivity, hike prices

May 26, 2022 Share

Erica Stanford

Yesterday’s Monetary Policy Statement confirms Labour's immigration failures are reducing productivity, driving up prices and contributing to higher mortgage rates, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says.

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Strobe lights and fog cannons won’t stop ram-raids

May 26, 2022 Share

Mark Mitchell

The Government has been asleep at the wheel in the face of an explosion of ram raids and youth crime in New Zealand, and today’s announcement is too little too late, National’s Police Spokesperson Mark Mitchell says.

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Government spending making inflation worse

May 26, 2022 Share

Nicola Willis

The Reserve Bank Governor today confirmed that the “very high” level of Government spending is putting upward pressure on inflation, says National finance spokesperson Nicola Willis.

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Inflation pressure drives up interest rates

May 25, 2022 Share

Nicola Willis

Today’s 50 basis point increase in the official cash rate means more pain on the horizon for anyone with a mortgage, National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

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Labour’s Budget blowout means risk of more debt

May 24, 2022 Share

Nicola Willis

This year’s Budget blowout means not enough money in the kitty for next year, making it almost certain that debt will rise and send the government books backwards even further, National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

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National supports contribution to Ukraine

May 23, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee, Tim van de Molen

National welcomes the additional contribution that New Zealand is making to the war in Ukraine, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee and Defence Spokesperson Tim van de Molen say.

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Campaign to use Te Awakairangi Birthing Centre

May 23, 2022 Share

Chris Bishop

National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop has launched a campaign urging the Hutt Valley DHB and Government to use the Te Awakairangi Birthing Centre down the road from Hutt Hospital.

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National congratulates Anthony Albanese

May 22, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

On behalf of the National Party, I would like to congratulate incoming Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on his election victory overnight, Leader of the Opposition Christopher Luxon says.

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New jobs tax could not be more poorly timed

May 20, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

Labour’s Income Insurance Bill is a slap in the face to the squeezed middle who are getting smashed by the cost of living crisis, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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