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KiwiBuild is a risky business

The Housing Minister confirmed today that he is happy to put hardworking taxpayers’ money at risk for his KiwiBuild project, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Mr Twyford’s Cabinet paper...


Clark using NZDF to prop up the health sector

Revelations that the Government had to call in the army to prop up its hospitals during the recent nurses’ industrial action is further evidence that this Government has lost control...


Fuel tax costs Kiwis $1bn more yet regions miss out

New Zealanders are set to pay over $1 billion more in additional fuel taxes over the next three years according to the Governments own numbers, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross...


Police overzealous with liquor licences

National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says Wellington Police are being overzealous and heavy-handed in objecting to the liquor licence renewals of bowling clubs in the region. “New Zealanders should be...


Renewed calls for essential rural healthcare

A petition calling on the Government to deliver for rural New Zealanders and provide essential healthcare for 600,000 rural New Zealanders has been tabled in Parliament by Taranaki-King Country MP...


Haumaha farce continues

The terms of reference of the inquiry into the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Police Commissioner do not go far enough and as a result the inquiry is likely...


More benefits but fewer responsibilities

More people are moving onto a benefit but fewer sanctions are being imposed on those who fail to hold up their end of the bargain as the Government reduces the...


Govt’s approach to waste must not increase taxes

The Government must be responsible with Kiwi families’ incomes in their approach to waste and must consider their commitment to impose no new taxes when deciding on extending the waste...


Industry concerns prevalent in R&D tax credit submission

The only publically released submission so far on the proposed R&D tax credit scheme will worry the Government as it highlights some industry concerns about whether the tax credit system...


Climate change response must be balanced

National is committed to pursuing meaningful bipartisan progress on climate change, however, today’s statements by James Shaw that New Zealand should act ahead of the rest of the world are...