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Mike Butterick National’s new candidate in Wairarapa

Today Mike Butterick has been selected as National’s candidate standing in Wairarapa for the 2020 General Election. Mike replaces Alastair Scott who has held the seat since 2014 and is...


Is it the sentiment or the symbolism Mr Peters?

Foreign Minister Winston Peters should explain why New Zealand was absent from a joint statement by his ministerial counterparts from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States on...


90-day trials should be fully reinstated

The Government needs to urgently restore 90-day trial periods to encourage large businesses to take on new staff, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Dan Bidois says. “Since the outbreak...


Government fails to keep breast screening promise

The Government has failed to keep the promise in its coalition agreement with NZ First to progressively increase the age for free breast screening to 74 years of age, National’s...


Muller wants to fast-track JobStart with Government

Opposition Leader Todd Muller wants National’s $10,000 JobStart programme in place within weeks. JobStart, released yesterday, provides a $10,000 cash payment to businesses for each hire they make. It is...


Families, communities, small business

It’s great to be in Auckland.  I’m pleased to be giving my first formal speech as Leader of the New Zealand National Party here, and to be with my...


National backs businesses with $10k JobStart

National will provide a $10,000 cash payment to businesses that hire additional staff as part of our commitment to keeping New Zealanders in jobs, National Party Leader Todd Muller and...


‘Zero-deaths’ seabird pledge hollow without cameras

The Government’s pledge to have zero seabird deaths rings hollow when they have scrapped National’s plan to implement cameras on all commercial fishing boats, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says....


Davis delivers more broken promises

There’s no more hiding, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis will clearly fail to deliver on his promise to reduce the prison population according to Ministry of Justice projections released today, National’s...


Yet another KiwiBuild flop

The ongoing KiwiBuild disaster has dashed more hopes for would-be first-home buyers in Wellington, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Nicola Willis says.   The proposed Monark housing development includes...