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Hipkins’ ‘holes’ story unravelling

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is struggling to keep up with his ever-changing story about so-called funding ‘holes’ in the Christchurch schools rebuild programme, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “Last...


Forestry industry needs certainty

It’s time for the Government to step up and give the Forestry industry some much needed certainty around its strategy for the future, National’s Forestry spokesperson Alastair Scott says. “Ahead...


Is that it Mr Robertson?

The Finance Minister is already reduced to re-announcing five month old news in his major pre-Budget speech this morning, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Grant Robertson’s key announcement today...


Govt closing the doors on 380 traumatised children

National’s spokesperson for children Alfred Ngaro is deeply disappointed the Government is refusing to step in and support a vital children’s facility in central Otago to save it from closure....


KiwiBuild looking like yet another broken promise

The Government’s KiwiBuild mess continues to unravel as Phil Twyford further distances himself from his promise to build 100,000 houses and with confirmation he’s going to blow his $2 billion...


Nash comes clean(ish) on dodgy cop counting

Police Minister Stuart Nash is fudging the numbers in a desperate attempt to meet the Labour-NZ First coalition promise of an additional 1800 sworn police officers, National’s Police Spokesperson Chris...


Monitoring roll-out vindicates National’s work

Confirmation today that New Zealand First has rolled-over to allow the rollout of digital monitoring technology on commercial fishing boats is welcome and vindicates the work of the previous National...


Untargeted spend achieves headlines but little else

The Government needs to think a lot smarter if it is serious about building on National’s strong record of tackling family violence, National’s Justice Spokesperson Mark Mitchell and Social Development...


Greens attempt to soften Labour’s farmer-bashing

Environment Minister David Parker needs to learn from James Shaw’s recent charm offensive to farmers and stop beating up on them, National’s Environment Spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “David Parker’s extraordinary...


Ardern puts Winston’s diplomats ahead of doctors

New Zealanders have learned the true cost of Winston Peters making Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister today, with the Government writing Peters a billion dollar cheque at the same time as...