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Multiple school strikes likely for 2019

National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye is concerned for students and parents potentially facing continued strikes in 2019 as the Government has yet again failed to reach an agreement with...


MP welcomes colleges decision after Minister stalls

Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith has welcomed the decision to move forward on Blenheim’s co-located colleges but says that documents released to him show a significant amount of time and money...


More red flags for meningococcal deaths in May

A specialist who raised concerns about the rising meningococcal infections in May this year said at the time ‘our Ministry of Health has been very quick to sit on their...


PM needs to discipline Deputy PM over attack

The Prime Minister needs to tell the public whether she backs Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters’ attempt to discredit the real concerns of Karel Sroubek’s ex-wife by dismissing her as...


Govt should show action on mental health inquiry

Now the report of the inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction has been released the Government needs to prioritise the sector and provide increased support for the mental health of...


Foreign capital vital to build more houses

News that developers of an upscale apartment complex in Auckland can sell units to foreigners shows the flakiness of the Government’s decision to restrict the supply of foreign capital, National’s...


Labour won’t support lifejackets for children

The Labour-led Government has refused to progress legislation to make the water a safer place for our young people, National’s spokesperson for Children Alfred Ngaro says. “I asked Leader of...


National would pull NZ out of UN migration pact

National would pull New Zealand out of the UN’s Global Compact on Migration because of its potential to restrict New Zealand’s ability to set its own migration and foreign policy,...


MP welcomes final council go ahead on dam

Nelson MP Nick Smith is praising the Tasman District Council for its decision to proceed with the Waimea Community Dam, after a lengthy meeting today which saw a 9-5 vote...


West Coasters need a fair go, not a fob-off

Despite funding a new Garnet mine, the Government’s wider mining policy is still of significant concern for the people and economy of the West Coast, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson...