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“No New Taxes” Govt plans to make Kiwis pay more

The Government that promised not to increase the tax burden on Kiwis is already setting out to suck up the spare cash of Kiwi families and load more debt onto...


Minister rides roughshod over partnership schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has engaged in a terrible process over partnership schools, ruling out changes to allow the schools to maintain aspects of the partnership school model that enable...


When will they start listening?

Yet another negative business confidence survey out today shows it is time for the Government to start listening to small and medium sized businesses, National’s Economic Development Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith...


Leadership, not more reviews, needed for local govt

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta should show some leadership on funding for councils rather than establishing yet another review to gather dust, National’s Local Government Spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Ms...


Working groups and reviews - 100 and counting

The Ardern-Peters Government has just announced its 100th working group or review after just 200 days in office, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “The outsourcing by this Government of...


Mycoplasma Bovis confirmed on local farm

MP for Taupo Louise Upston says she is deeply concerned at today’s confirmation that cattle on a farm in her electorate have tested positive for the disease Mycoplasma Bovis. “The...


Mycoplasma Bovis confirmed in Waikato

The cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis continues to rampage across New Zealand with the Waikato region the latest to be declared, Waikato MP Tim van de Molen says. “My thoughts are...


Income gap with Australia about to widen

Completely opposite approaches to family incomes from Governments on either side of the Tasman risk re-starting the brain drain to Australia with the income gap for middle-income earners about to...


More focus needed on reforming learning support

The Government’s $21.5 million investment in early intervention is a positive step for children and families who need additional learning support, but there is a need to focus on reforming...


Culture of hostility coming from the top

The Government needs to stop blaming farmers for the ongoing spread of the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis and get on with the response, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “Mr...