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Minister must explain paedophile on Abuse Royal Commission

Tracey Martin needs to immediately explain how a convicted paedophile has been allowed to be involved in meetings at the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, Leader of...


Electorate boundaries late with big data gaps

The problems with Census 2018 continue with the population data out today, a year late, and the scramble to complete electorate boundaries for the 2020 election, National’s Electoral Law spokesperson...


National outlines changes needed to Arms Bill

National has today outlined the 13 changes we want to see in the second tranche of gun reforms before considering our support, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “The Government...


So-called economic ‘plan’ is weak and underdone

The Government’s economic plan is weak, underdone and will do nothing to restore confidence in the economy, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith and Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay say. “It...


Time to respect Fletchers property rights

The Government’s handling of Ihumātao has shown it has no respect for property rights, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.  “It’s been eight weeks since the Prime Minister told...


Northland farmers protest Government

Around a hundred people, some in tractors and even a helicopter, showed up in Ruawai to protest the Government’s attack on rural communities today, National’s Rural Communities Spokesperson and Northland...


New Zealand economy should be doing better

New Zealand is capable of so much more than 0.5 per cent growth per person and the Government needs to be more aspirational for New Zealanders, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul...


PM's Ministry irresponsible with children's data

New information about the extent of the Tuia 250 data breach shows the Prime Minister has yet more questions to answer when she returns to New Zealand, National’s Data and...


Larger class sizes under Labour

News that half the schools in Auckland are getting fewer teachers at a time of rapid population growth is unbelievable, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “To think we are...


Coal use increasing under Labour-Green policies

The Coalition Government should be embarrassed that electricity generation using natural gas is declining, while generation using coal is increasing, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. “The Ministry...