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Delayed Sroubek decision shows more Govt incompetence

Confirmation from Immigration New Zealand that its review into Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek’s residency has been delayed is yet another sign of incompetence from the Labour-led Government, National Leader Simon...


Urgent answers needed after rescue helicopter unavailable

Just 14 days after the Rotorua Rescue Helicopter service was scrapped lives are already being put at risk, MP for Rotorua Todd McClay says. “Yesterday a man working on a...


Stalled partnership with Singapore 7 months overdue

The Prime Minister needs to use her visit to Singapore this week to sign the stalled New Zealand – Singapore Enhanced Partnership negotiations which has now been delayed by seven...


Lightning strikes add to business uncertainty

New Zealand businesses deeply unsettled by labour law reform now have another concern, with lightning strikes deemed an appropriate negotiating tactic, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesman Scott Simpson says....


National congratulates Dame Annette King

National congratulates Dame Annette King on her appointment as New Zealand's High Commissioner to Australia, National's Foreign Affairs and Trade Spokesperson, Todd McClay says. "The role of High Commissioner in...


Certainty needed around replacement Māngere Bridge

Today’s decision by NZTA to close the Old Māngere Bridge is necessary for safety reasons, but Phil Twyford must front up with his plans for other nearby transport projects before...


Shane Jones didn’t burn our cash, he mulched it

Shane Jones has confirmed his flagship forest investment in Northland was bungled after pine seedlings ended up being mulched, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “It’s our...


One size fits all won’t fit for water utilities

The Government is on warning not to dumb down rules for New Zealand’s Three Waters to a one-size-fits-all regime as it won’t be a good fit for every community, National's...


EQC inquiry to confirm lessons have been learned

The announcement of a public inquiry into the Earthquake Commission (EQC) headed by Dame Sylvia Cartwright is welcome, but it is unlikely to bring any new information to light, National’s...


Ngati Hine flub shows overtly political timetable

Shane Jones has shown it all this week: from a lack of transparency to looseness with spending to rank incompetence, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Hard...