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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...


Minister dismisses concerns on DHB cybersecurity

Official documents have revealed there are up to 800,000 cyberattacks a day on the Bay of Plenty DHB, despite the Health Minister dismissing cybersecurity concerns in general as ‘hypothetical’, National’s...


Govt should ensure Million Babies goes ahead

National is calling on the Ardern-Peters Government to show leadership to ensure the Million Babies concert at Eden Park can proceed on Waitangi Day, National’s Economic Development spokesman Paul Goldsmith...


Simon Bridges concluding roadshow in Tauranga

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has today concluded a three-month tour of New Zealand, rounding off almost 70 public meetings attended by around 10,000 Kiwis who turned out to share...