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Timeline for trans-Tasman bubble needed now

The Government needs to put forward a timeline for the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble immediately to allow businesses to plan for the future, Leader of the Opposition Todd Muller...


Tania Tapsell National’s new candidate for East Coast

Tania Tapsell has today been selected as the National Party candidate for East Coast in the 2020 General Election. Tania is replacing current MP Anne Tolley who has held the...


DoC leaves concessionaires in the lurch

The Department of Conservation (DoC) has shown a lack of compassion towards businesses permitted to operate on conservation land, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. When the border shut, concession...


Sympathy should be with passengers

In response to a deluge of complaints over Air New Zealand’s refusal to grant refunds, the Government’s sympathy should be with passengers, says National’s Associate Transport Spokesperson Andrew Falloon. “The...


$100m Tourism Accelerator to support recovery

National will launch a $100 million grant programme called Tourism Accelerator to help fund projects that will get New Zealand’s tourism sector back on its feet. “New Zealand is a...


Big on announcements, slow on delivery

The Government has spent less than half of the money allocated to the its flagship new frontline mental health service over the past year, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey...


Where’s the proof, Kelvin?

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis needs to be upfront about the reasoning behind the use of extraordinary powers given to Corrections staff under the Epidemic Preparedness Notice, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon...


What is Phil Twyford hiding?

Minister of Transport Phil Twyford needs to front up and admit that his officials recommended against the shambolic process he’s undertaken for Auckland light rail, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop...


It’s time for a captain’s call on level 1

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern needs to make a captain’s call on moving the country to level 1, Leader of the Opposition Todd Muller says. “If we’re really a team of...


Govt needs to be upfront on border exemptions

The Government needs to explain why special permission has been granted for the Avatar film crew to enter New Zealand but America’s Cup teams are still waiting for their visas...