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Prime Minister all PR, no action on trade

The Prime Minister’s Climate Change and Trade announcement overnight in New York is disappointing with only four countries signed up. New Zealand exporters need more action not PR spin, National’s Trade...


Ratepayers will feel the sting of freshwater proposals

Ratepayers will notice an increase in rates as the Government’s freshwater proposals cause local councils to overhaul their water plans, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “With local elections...


Government continuing to erode farmers' confidence

Rabobank’s latest survey shows farmers' confidence is continuing to drop and they remain concerned about the future of their industry, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says. “Rabobank’s data released this...


Robertson happy with economic mediocrity

The Finance Minister’s insistence that New Zealanders should be happy with our economic performance, an annual growth rate of just 0.5 per cent per person, shows a lack of ambition...


Container deposit announcement yet another working group

Today’s announcement that investigative work has begun on developing a container deposit scheme is underwhelming and has taken too long, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “Rather than implementing a...


Speech to the Road Transport Forum Annual Conference

Thank you for the invitation to speak to you today. This is my second major speech as National’s new spokesperson for Transport, so what I’d like to today is outline...


Govt denies opportunity to strengthen gun laws

A once in a generation opportunity to strengthen our firearms law has been denied by the Government, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “Police Minister Stuart Nash has said this...


KiwiBuild continues to be a giant red flag

It’s worrying that two years into the Labour Government’s term, there are still a dozen areas where the KiwiBuild programme is considered to be high risk, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith...


Minister misses his chance to deliver on transport

Phil Twyford has squandered a golden opportunity to turn his humiliating Auckland light rail backdown into a positive by redirecting funds towards the roading projects Kiwis are crying out for,...


"New Zealand already is the most sustainable food producer" - Prime Minister

When the Prime Minister told the United Nations (UN) she was determined for New Zealand to be the most sustainable food producer in the world, she should have realised that...