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Ardern-Peters raid on regions ramps up

The Government’s raid on regional New Zealand is ramping up, with Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor telling farmers they’ll be taxed thousands for carbon emissions, National’s Nathan Guy and Todd Muller...


New Bill to extend gift card expiry dates

Extending the expiry dates on gift cards to three years is the aim of a new Member’s Bill launched by Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean. “My Fair Trading (Gift Card Expiry)...


Pike re-entry decision should be based on safety

The decision to re-enter the Pike River Mine must remain a health and safety one which does not put further lives at risk, National’s Pike River Re-Entry spokesperson Chris Finlayson...


Whakatohea report wrong

Current National Party spokesperson for Crown-Māori Relations and former Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Chris Finlayson says claims that National put politics ahead of achieving a just settlement with...


Better outcomes for Pasifika under National

The rate of Pacific youth offending more than halved over National’s time in government proving that National had the right plans and policies in place to improve the lives of...


Minister has blind spot on roadside drug testing

Associate Transport Minister and Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter should explain why she doesn’t think roadside drug testing is a good way to reduce the road toll, National’s Associate...


Govt planning to reduce support for business R&D

The Government is planning to reduce support for business research and development in New Zealand’s fast-growing R&D intensive tech firms, National Party Research, Science and Innovation Spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says....


Government turns its back on Northland

The Labour-NZ First Government is turning its back on improving Northland’s roads with Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s confirmation this morning that the four-laning of State Highway One between Auckland and...


Now more working groups than MPs in Govt

National Party Leader Simon Bridges says after just six months the Government’s tally of inquiries, reference and working groups has soared to 75 as it desperately tries to compensate for...


Govt dragging its heels on Auckland schools

The Government needs to explain why it has put the Auckland Education Growth Plan on hold, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “Cabinet was due to consider the final Auckland...