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Polytechnic reform adds 72 new entities to bureaucracy

A leaked Cabinet paper detailing the reforms of the apprentice and polytechnic sector shows a staggering 72 new entities will be created, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson, Dr Shane Reti says....


Primary teachers settle but principals reject

Today’s announcement that the primary teachers have settled is positive for the sector, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “However, news that primary principals have rejected their offer is concerning...


Construction industry needs more action, less talk

Findings from the latest BDO Construction Survey Report paint a bleak picture of the industry, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “Many of the findings align with anecdotal...


National Party Caucus reshuffle announced

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today announced a reshuffle of the National Caucus. “Paul Goldsmith will become the spokesperson for Finance and Infrastructure following today’s announcement from Amy...


CRL fails own plan on business disruption

Documents obtained under the Official Information Act has revealed under the original design for the City Rail Link a plan was developed to reduce disruption which was never followed, MP...


Alastair Scott to stand down in 2020

MP for Wairarapa Alastair Scott has today announced that he won’t contest the 2020 election. “It has been a privilege to serve the electorate of Wairarapa for two terms. I...


Amy Adams to retire from politics at election

Amy Adams has announced she will retire from politics at the 2020 election and as a consequence of that decision she has chosen to stand down from the spokesperson roles...


Minister heaps more costs on farmers

The Minister of Agriculture has confirmed he hasn’t bothered asking his officials the costs farmers will face as a result of the high methane target the Government is imposing, National’s...


Thousands more tax per household under Labour

Kiwi households will be $1750 a year worse off on average because of the taxes being piled on by the Labour-led Government, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “This...


Northland children betrayed as vaccines expire

The Health Select Committee this week confirmed key aspects of the Meningitis debacle in Northland, highlighting the Government’s negligence, MP for Whangarei Dr Shane Reti says. “The situation has now...