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English to attend Waitangi celebrations in Bluff

National Party Leader Bill English will celebrate Waitangi Day this year by attending the Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Bluff. “I’m looking forward to another...


Transparency needed on partnership schools

It has become clear that the Government’s policy against partnership schools has put some of the schools that were due to open in a position where they have had to...


Government must deliver for Westport

National Party Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan Young is calling on the Government to make a positive decision on access for the Te Kuha Mine after visiting the site recently....


Govt won’t support irrigation while farms dry

The Government is holding back regional New Zealand through its opposition to water storage projects which help grow jobs in the regions, boost exports and provide environmental sustainability National’s Primary...


Government must act on mental health

With the Health Minister admitting in Parliament this week that there is $100 million set aside by the previous government for mental health he needs to confirm whether he will...


Shane Jones all talk, no action for Northland

The Government needs to turn its five days of korero with the Northland people into action, and commit to continuing the concrete steps National were taking to grow jobs and...


Muddled Government shoots itself in foot

The Government’s policy of a billion more trees is being directly contradicted by its decision to scrap years of work on Māori land reform, National’s Forestry and Māori Development spokespersons...


Oceans plastic problem needs inquiry

The National Party will request Parliament’s Environment Select Committee formally examines plastic pollution in our oceans, reflecting increasing international scientific and public concern about the issue, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott...


Government must build Northland’s road

With the Government heading to Waitangi and Northern Mayors calling for answers, the Transport Minister needs to confirm whether or not this Government is committed to four-lanes from Auckland to...


Rt Hon Bill English – State of the Nation 2018

Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you as Leader of the Opposition. I hope you all had a good summer break. We have all experienced extraordinary events over...