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Petition launched to prevent fishing ban

Motiti Island’s fisheries are at risk as local councils now have the power to apply fishing bans wherever they see fit, National’s Fisheries spokesperson Ian McKelvie says. “This comes off...


Twyford’s light rail predictions can’t be trusted

The Transport Minister’s claim that light rail from Auckland’s CBD to the airport will 'absolutely' be finished by 2030 cannot be trusted, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Phil Twyford’s...


Why isn’t New Zealand represented?

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters needs to explain the disgraceful decision to not send a New Zealand representative to the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee...


Giving lines companies priority in an emergency

A Members Bill that will allow lines company vehicles to use flashing lights when responding to electrical emergencies, requiring traffic to give them priority, has been drafted by National’s Pakuranga...


No sign of an enduring deal for Ihumātao

There is no clear indication yet that an enduring deal to settle the land dispute at Ihumātao is on the horizon, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “The land...


Shane Jones forestry affair gets even murkier

Revelations that Shane Jones met with representatives from a NZ First-linked forestry company, after point blank denying it the day before, should throw his future as a Minister into question,...


Govt should let Whānau Ora get on with the job

It seems as though the Government is intent on using the investment it has set aside for Whānau Ora to pay itself through its own Government agencies, National’s Whānau Ora...


Clarity needed around cruise ships and ferries

I am disappointed that residents from Waiheke and Devonport have been disrupted as a result of Fullers ferry cancellations, Auckland Central’s MP Nikki Kaye says. “Ultimately public transport must take...


Police Minister finally admits to gang problem

It has taken a mass brawl in his own electorate for Minister Stuart Nash to finally open his eyes and admit what every other New Zealander already knows, New Zealand...


Services sector reflects a slowing economy

The decline in the services sector is another sign of a slowing economy, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The Performance of Services Index is a monthly survey of the...