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Support for second language Bill welcomed

National has gained support from the major political parties for its second language learning Bill which will ensure every child in years 1-8 has the opportunity to learn a second...


Govt hits 200 reviews as Xmas costs start to bite

New figures released by National show that since being sworn in, the Government has announced 206 reviews and working groups, or one approximately every two days, at a cost...


Completed Waimahia housing development celebrated

The successful completion of the Waimahia development that now accommodates more than 1000 people and which has delivered a new home every week for over four years is the sort...


26 alive stink bugs in Oamaru alarming

National is alarmed to learn today that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have found 26 live Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) in a box of imported shoes in Oamaru,...


Hypocrisy in Dunedin rebuild announcement

Health Minister David Clark’s announcement on the Dunedin Hospital outpatient and day patients building will be welcomed by the South but the Minister needs to be reminded of his comments...


Decision to hold CTV engineer liable welcomed

Today’s announcement that the High Court found Engineering New Zealand made an error of law when it dismissed disciplinary proceedings against Alan Reay, whose firm designed the CTV building in...


Govt-backed unions aim to spoil Christmas

Government Ministers should explain why the worst year for strikes in three decades will be rounded out by a stoppage by Air New Zealand engineers on the Friday before Christmas,...


Schools’ review must not disempower parents

Proposed changes to New Zealand’s education system are concerning, particularly proposals to take power away from parents, and must be carefully considered, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “National agrees...


Labour confirms increased tax on PTE’s

The Labour-led Government has confirmed it will follow through with more tax hikes, this time one which will have serious impact on the International Education sector, National’s Associate Tertiary Education,...


Communities less safe after 24/7 cancellation

New Zealanders will be less safe because of the Labour-led Government’s decision to scrap plans to upgrade 20 regional police stations to 24/7 coverage, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says....