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Community rallies for Woodend Bypass

Hundreds of residents from across Waimakariri descended on Owen Stalker Park today with their signs and placards, and a clear message for the Government to commit to the Woodend Bypass...


Poor return for extra Government spending

The Government is struggling to point to any real progress made in the wake of its big increase in public spending, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Finance Minister Grant...


Southland businesses facing enormous costs

Recent extreme weather events in Southland are costing local businesses, MP for Clutha-Southland Hamish Walker says “Floods have hammered the region and closed many roads and businesses, including the popular...


Economy creating more beneficiaries than jobs

The latest labour market statistics confirm the Government’s economic mismanagement is making life tougher, with the number of people on the Jobseeker Benefit increasing faster than those finding work, National’s...


Resilient Southlanders working together in emergency

The Southland community is banding together and staying strong in what is an increasingly difficult and dangerous situation, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “Civil Defence has informed me that this...


National rules out working with NZ First

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has today ruled out working with NZ First to form a Government after the 2020 election. “A vote for NZ First is a vote for...


New Zealand biggest loser in innovation rankings

Once again New Zealand’s innovation ranking has dropped under this Government, despite it claiming to be committed to building a more innovative economy, National’s Research, Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet...


Kicking the stadium can down the road

There was one major project left out of Labour’s hyped up infrastructure announcement this week, a new stadium for Central Christchurch, National’s Greater Christchurch Regeneration spokesperson Nicky Wagner says. “This...


Further screening needed as outbreak ramps up

The World Health Organisation’s decision to declare the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern reinforces National’s call for the Government to increase its efforts to prevent the...


Labour forgets there is life beyond city limits

The Government has forgotten there are more parts of New Zealand in dire need of infrastructure upgrades than just Auckland, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “The most disappointing...