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National to rebuild confidence in the economy

National has today released its fourth Discussion Document, which focusses on the economy and outlines a range of policies that will help rebuild business confidence, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


Speech: Launch of Economic Discussion Document

Thank you so much for that warm welcome. I’d like to welcome you all here today, I acknowledge everyone who’s taken the time out of their busy Monday morning to...


Minister must patch holes in Government's cyber security

The Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister must take responsibility and act decisively in the wake of the unacceptable data breach at her ministry, National’s Arts Culture and Heritage spokesperson Nicky...


10-year transport budget blown on Twyford’s trains

Documents released by Treasury reveal why vital new roads across the country are being scrapped or stalled – because Labour’s trains have swallowed up the transport budget for the next...


Four weeks and still no leadership on Ihumātao

It’s been a month since Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stuck her oar in Ihumātao and we still haven’t seen any leadership, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “Jacinda Ardern...


New Zealand’s economic engine is spluttering

Jacinda Ardern’s Government needs to wake up and respond to collapsing business confidence, with news that business confidence in Auckland plummeted a further 25 per cent in the last quarter,...


Pike River safety exemption a dangerous precedent

The Government’s intention to exempt the Pike River Mine re-entry team from safety laws and regulations is concerning and inappropriate, National’s Pike River Re-entry spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “One of...


Greens want to ban petrol cars from New Zealand

The Green Party has made its stance on petrol-fueled cars very clear; not only does it want to tax people who drive them, it would outlaw them altogether if it...


Government refuses inquiry into prison letter failure

The Government’s rejection of National’s requested inquiry into the release of inciting letters from the alleged Christchurch Mosque killer is inexcusable, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Today National called...


A whole term of Government with no shovels in the ground

The mind-boggling prospect of no new major transport projects starting in this term of Government is now very real after Phil Twyford revealed Auckland’s light rail has been delayed even...