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National completes 2017 candidate selection

National has finished selecting its candidates for the 2017 General Election with the list ranking process now underway, Party President Peter Goodfellow says.


New Ambassador to France appointed

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Jane Coombs as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to France. “New Zealand’s relationship with France is one of our most long-standing and vibrant, and it...


National selects Bala Beeram in Kelston

Bala Beeram has been selected to contest the Kelston electorate for National at the 2017 General Election.


National’s Mana candidate selected

National’s candidate for Mana at the 2017 General Election will be Euon Murrell.


March building figures show ongoing growth

New Zealand’s strong building growth continues both nationally and in Auckland, with March 2017 figures showing strong increases for the month, quarter and year on the same periods in 2016,...


National supports hardworking kiwis and their families

One of the hallmarks of the National Party has been our tireless belief in the value of hard work, and people getting ahead and leading better lives under their...


Health passes its annual check up

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the annual Health and Independence report that shows that overall, the health and disability system performs well for most New Zealanders. “Our aim...


Business Recovery Grants for quake-affected businesses

Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges has announced that the Business Recovery Grants programme for quake-affected businesses will be launched on 1 May.  The new one-million dollar grant programme...


Economic impact of Kaikōura quake revealed

Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today released a Government commissioned report that assesses the economic impact of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. The report details the impact on...


Hemp seeds to be legalised as food

An agreement reached between New Zealand and Australian food safety authorities will see hemp seed legalised as food in New Zealand, Food Safety Minister David Bennett says.Ministers at the Australia...