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National Party launches bid to save highway projects

The National Party has today launched a series of petitions aimed at saving regional highway projects at risk because of the Government’s obsession with Auckland trams, National Party Transport Spokesperson...


Vigilance needed to prevent further spread of Mycoplasma disease

National Party Spokesperson for Biosecurity Barbara Kuriger is calling on farmers to be vigilant in light of recent Mycoplasma Bovis incursions to help prevent the spread of the disease. “The...


National Leader expresses condolences at passing of Jim Anderton

National Party Leader Bill English has today expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Jim Anderton who passed away overnight. “Jim Anderton was a strong-minded and determined politician...


National calls for stronger punishment for litterbugs

As local councils grapple with the litter left behind by holiday makers the National Party is calling for stiffer penalties for people caught illegally dumping rubbish. “Yesterday it was revealed...


ETS transition phase-out sets up climate debate

Today’s reduction of transition measures for New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme sets up this year’s important climate change debate, National Party Climate Change Spokesperson Todd Muller says. “January 1st is...


Another backwards step from the Government

The Labour Party has thrown away six years of hard work and a real opportunity for Māori and regional New Zealand through scrapping the Te Ture Whenua Bill, Chris Finlayson...


Community calls for more drought support

National Party Spokesperson for Rural Communities Barbara Kuriger has backed the call for the Government to declare a medium scale adverse event to better support those affected by the rapidly...


Rural Support Trust making a difference

National Party Spokesperson for Rural Communities Barbara Kuriger has thanked the Rural Support Trust for the care and support they extend to people who are facing challenges and encourages those...


National delivers strong growth and productivity

There was confirmation today that the new Coalition Government has inherited a strong economic growth story from the previous National-led Government, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “Stats New...


Certainty needed for Tourism Infrastructure Fund

The Government needs to move quickly and provide certainty on future funding for the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, National Party Tourism Spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “At the height of the tourist...