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Time to respect Fletchers property rights

The Government’s handling of Ihumātao has shown it has no respect for property rights, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.  “It’s been eight weeks since the Prime Minister told...


Northland farmers protest Government


New Zealand economy should be doing better

New Zealand is capable of so much more than 0.5 per cent growth per person and the Government needs to be more aspirational for New Zealanders, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul...


PM's Ministry irresponsible with children's data

New information about the extent of the Tuia 250 data breach shows the Prime Minister has yet more questions to answer when she returns to New Zealand, National’s Data and...


Larger class sizes under Labour

News that half the schools in Auckland are getting fewer teachers at a time of rapid population growth is unbelievable, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “To think we are...


Coal use increasing under Labour-Green policies

The Coalition Government should be embarrassed that electricity generation using natural gas is declining, while generation using coal is increasing, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. “The Ministry...


Twyford is the issue, not the board

Phil Twyford can sack as many board members and go through as many Chief Executives as he likes but no problems will be solved until he accepts that he and...


Employers pen open letter to Minister in ‘desperation’

Minister of Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway must make good on his promise and announce the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme cap earlier than November as seasonal employers are crying out for...


Too little too late for funding switch from rail to road

News that the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is considering redirecting $313 million from light rail to state highways because of the Government’s bungled delivery of the Auckland light rail...


Government advisors deem electoral reform unfair

The Government must reconsider its Referendum Framework Bill after its own Legislative Design and Advisory Committee (LDAC) has criticised it as being against free and fair elections, National’s Electoral Law...