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Govt lost sight of the point of firearms changes

The second tranche of changes to our firearms law is a missed opportunity as it does nothing to address genuine criminals and gangs, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “The...


Government dragging heels on coronavirus

The Government’s slow response to the coronavirus outbreak is putting New Zealanders at risk and failing to provide confidence to businesses already struggling in a slowing economy, National’s Health spokesperson...


Government is failing to deliver on vaping

The Government is dragging the chain on vaping regulation, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The Prime Minister said today on the AM Show that for the Government to move...


Government needs to speed up Milford Road repairs

The Government should be doing more to get Milford Road reopened as soon as possible, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “While it was good the Conservation Minister flew over Fiordland...


Taxpayers shouldn’t be left with Ihumātao bill

Reports the Government is ironing out the final details of a deal to buy Ihumātao will be chilling for taxpayers and property owners, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says....


Community rallies for Woodend Bypass

Hundreds of residents from across Waimakariri descended on Owen Stalker Park today with their signs and placards, and a clear message for the Government to commit to the Woodend Bypass...


Poor return for extra Government spending

The Government is struggling to point to any real progress made in the wake of its big increase in public spending, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Finance Minister Grant...


Southland businesses facing enormous costs

Recent extreme weather events in Southland are costing local businesses, MP for Clutha-Southland Hamish Walker says “Floods have hammered the region and closed many roads and businesses, including the popular...


Economy creating more beneficiaries than jobs

The latest labour market statistics confirm the Government’s economic mismanagement is making life tougher, with the number of people on the Jobseeker Benefit increasing faster than those finding work, National’s...


Resilient Southlanders working together in emergency

The Southland community is banding together and staying strong in what is an increasingly difficult and dangerous situation, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “Civil Defence has informed me that this...