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Govt must support synthetic cannabis Bill

If Winston Peters is serious about cracking down on synthetic cannabis with the ‘greatest urgency’, he must support National MP Simeon Brown’s Psychoactive Substances (Increasing Penalty for Supply and Distribution)...


Immigration tinkering putting tertiary sector at risk

The international education sector risks losing up to $40 million a year if the Government implements changes to make it harder for international students studying graduate diplomas to get post-study...


Speech to National Party Conference

It is such a pleasure to be addressing you as leader of this amazing party, which I’m proud to have been a member of for 25 years. I want to...


National commits to more primary teachers

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has announced National’s commitment to increasing the number of primary teachers to reduce class sizes and give kids more teacher time. “With the right education...


NZ plummets down business confidence ranks

New Zealand has tumbled from top to bottom of the OECD business confidence rankings with the most recent data revealing New Zealand has the second lowest level of business confidence...


National to reinstate & expand partnership schools

The National Party has today announced its commitment to reinstating partnership schools and enhancing the model to allow for specialist partnership schools that focus on certain areas like science and...


Govt must act now to reduce synthetic drug harm

The Coroner’s report released this morning showing there had been between 40-45 deaths in the last 12 months as a result of synthetic drug use is cause for great concern,...


Davis’ public statements don’t stack up

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis continues to show what little control he has left of his portfolio, failing to reconcile his public statements with the recommendations he made to Cabinet about...


MMP law change would breach German constitution

Government changes to New Zealand MMP electoral law enabling a party leader to dismiss an MP would break the constitutional law Allied Powers put in place following the end of...


Combustible cladding ban better late than never

The Government’s decision to suspend certificates for combustible cladding similar to that found in horrific Grenfell Tower fire is welcomed by National Party Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly. Today...