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Teacher shortage initiatives need to go further

The Government is not doing enough to resolve the teacher shortage according to even its own numbers while it continues to drag its heels on the longer term strategy which...


Woods again fails to defend the indefensible

Megan Woods has underlined just how indefensible the decision to axe oil and gas exploration is by failing to provide any evidence to back up her claim it will reduce...


PM makes staggering mistake on fuel tax impact

The Prime Minister has got her fuel tax numbers badly wrong, showing she doesn’t even know how much her Government’s additional taxes are costing New Zealanders, National Party Leader Simon...


Hawke’s Bay companies miss out over failure to retender

Revelations that a multitude of issues have been found with the off-shore manufacturing of modular prison units shows a New Zealand based consortium that tendered using Hawke’s Bay companies should...


Petition launched to overturn Govt’s fuel taxes

A petition to repeal the Government’s new fuel taxes and relieve some of the financial pressure being imposed on hard working Kiwi families paying record prices at the pump has...


Speech to Police Association Conference

Thanks for the invitation to speak to you today. It’s been a year since Sir Bill English gave me a call and asked me to be the National Party’s Police...


Progress for women in sport

National Party spokesperson for Sport and Recreation Nikki Kaye says the Government’s launch of a $10 million Strategy for Women and Girls in Sport today is a positive start but...


More Government misinformation on fuel taxes

The Government’s fuel tax increases have needlessly driven up the cost of living and should be repealed immediately, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Yesterday Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters...


Kiwis better off under the National Government

Today’s MSD Household Incomes Report shows household incomes grew steadily over the term of the National Government, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “National’s focus on a strong economy...


Wood’s offshore exploration ban backfires

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods should have listened to her officials’ advice that banning new offshore exploration could mean that New Zealand’s emissions actually go up, instead of down,...