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Government fails to keep breast screening promise

The Government has failed to keep the promise in its coalition agreement with NZ First to progressively increase the age for free breast screening to 74 years of age, National’s...


Muller wants to fast-track JobStart with Government

Opposition Leader Todd Muller wants National’s $10,000 JobStart programme in place within weeks. JobStart, released yesterday, provides a $10,000 cash payment to businesses for each hire they make. It is...


Families, communities, small business

It’s great to be in Auckland.  I’m pleased to be giving my first formal speech as Leader of the New Zealand National Party here, and to be with my...


National backs businesses with $10k JobStart

National will provide a $10,000 cash payment to businesses that hire additional staff as part of our commitment to keeping New Zealanders in jobs, National Party Leader Todd Muller and...


‘Zero-deaths’ seabird pledge hollow without cameras

The Government’s pledge to have zero seabird deaths rings hollow when they have scrapped National’s plan to implement cameras on all commercial fishing boats, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says....


Davis delivers more broken promises

There’s no more hiding, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis will clearly fail to deliver on his promise to reduce the prison population according to Ministry of Justice projections released today, National’s...


Yet another KiwiBuild flop

The ongoing KiwiBuild disaster has dashed more hopes for would-be first-home buyers in Wellington, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Nicola Willis says.   The proposed Monark housing development includes...


Phil Twyford big on promises but can’t deliver

Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford has continued his streak of non-delivery with no infrastructure projects underway since calling for industry to come forward with shovel ready projects two months ago,...


New Zealand facing largest decline in GDP in 160 years

Estimates from the Reserve Bank today show New Zealand will this year experience the largest decline in annual GDP in at least 160 years, highlighting the seriousness of the economic...


Thousands of illegal firearms still in circulation

Despite the Government claiming to make New Zealand safer with its firearms reforms and gun buyback, according to the Auditor-General we still don’t know how many now illegal firearms are...