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Spin doctor hiring spree at NZTA out of control

May 13, 2022 Share

Simeon Brown

The Government has been on a spin doctor hiring spree, with the number of communications staff at NZTA more than doubling in four years, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Govt thinks nurses & midwives not critical enough

May 12, 2022 Share

Erica Stanford

A two-year wait for nurses, teachers and midwives is senseless, National’s Immigration spokesperson, Erica Stanford says.

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Food inflation continues to swamp wages

May 12, 2022 Share

Nicola Willis

Kiwis families continue to go backwards with food prices growing more than twice as fast as wages, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

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Govt’s immigration track record causes uncertainty

May 11, 2022 Share

Erica Stanford

Despite this afternoon’s immigration announcement, significant questions remain around how Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will be able to process these visas, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says. 

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Debt changes deserve scrutiny

May 11, 2022 Share

Nicola Willis

Labour’s decision to block Parliamentary scrutiny of the Government’s new approach to debt is anti-democratic, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

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National supports emissions budgets

May 09, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

National is committed to emissions targets and supports the Government’s emissions budgets announced today, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Govt must bring back fiscal discipline

May 09, 2022 Share

Nicola Willis

With the highest inflation in 30 years and the worst cost of living crisis in a generation, the Government must restore fiscal discipline in the upcoming Budget, National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

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Over $6,000 per person for an online meeting

May 09, 2022 Share

Louise Upston

The Ministry of Social Development spent $1 million dollars of taxpayers’ money on a series of online meetings which only 126 people attended, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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More money, worse outcomes under Labour

May 08, 2022 Share

Mark Mitchell

More Police numbers won’t mean tougher consequences for offenders when the Government is sending the message that they’re soft on crime, says National’s Police Spokesperson Mark Mitchell.

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Govt paused RAT applications for two months

May 07, 2022 Share

Chris Bishop

Only three types of rapid antigen tests were approved by early December 2021 because the Labour Government didn’t bother processing applications for two months, National’s COVID-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

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