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Coalition Govt finally sees sense on teacher title bill

The withdrawal of the Education (Protecting Teacher Title) Amendment Bill is a big win for hardworking swimming teachers, music teachers, ballet teachers and other teachers affected by the bill, National’s...


Govt continues cavalier assault on regions

This weekend’s announcement the Government plans to cap dairy herds is ill thought-out political grandstanding, National Party leader Simon Bridges says. “David’s Parker’s announcement that the Ardern-Peters Government plans to...


Interim Climate Change Committee on tight leash

If the Government is serious about tackling climate change, it must give the Interim Climate Change Committee a longer leash to be able to look at the bigger picture, National’s...


Economic Development is about more than wishful thinking

The Government risks serious damage to New Zealanders’ livelihoods by replacing the real productive economy with wishful thinking, National’s Economic Development Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “On TVNZ’s Q&A this morning,...


Woodhouse welcomes Dunedin Hospital location announcement

National’s Health spokesperson and Dunedin-based MP Michael Woodhouse welcomes the announcement of the site for the Dunedin Hospital rebuild and urges the Government to be honest with locals and the...


Bridges saddened by passing of former MPs

National Party Leader Simon Bridges says he is saddened by the passing of former National MPs Katherine O’Regan and Tony Steel this week. “Katherine served as a National MP for...


Government continues to under-deliver

National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says the Government continues to badly overpromise and under-deliver, with today’s emergency housing announcement a pale imitation of the previous Government’s support – and...


Hipkins panicking pre-Budget on school property

Labour is struggling to deliver on their wild campaign promises because they ignored the basic capital pressures of business-as-usual government, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The chickens have come...


O’Connor confirms breach of industry agreement

Confirmation from the Minister for Agriculture today that he’s going to force the cattle industry outside of an agreed mandate to pay to eradicate Mycoplasma Bovis is chilling, National’s Agriculture...


Sage failing to protect marine species

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has once again failed to do her job to improve environmental protections, today blocking an attempt to better protect endangered Great White Sharks, National’s Conservation spokesperson...