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Minister must prioritise economy over ideology with OIO applications

Eugenie Sage confirmed in Parliament yesterday that it was her decision to block Oceana Gold’s Overseas Investment Office application in Waihi, National Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. “The Minister’s...


Ideological Education legislation passes

Today’s passing of the Education Amendment Bill (No2) continues the ideological approach this Government is taking in education, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “National previously established Communities of Online...


Twyford must resign over KiwiBuild failure

It is time for the Minister of Housing and Urban Development to step down over his inability to deliver on the Government’s flagship housing policy, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins...


Govt has no plan to fix slowing economy

The Government needs to produce a credible plan to grow the economy in the face of slower economic growth, fewer jobs and a Reserve Bank cutting interest rates to try...


Where are the jobs, Mr Jones?

Halfway through the Government’s term we still can’t get a straight answer from Shane Jones on how many jobs have been created from the $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund, National’s...


Petition presented on roadside drug testing

The introduction of roadside drug testing is critical given the escalating road toll and the Government’s liberalization of drug laws, Nelson MP Nick Smith says. Dr Smith received ‘Mathew’s petition’...


KiwiBuild’s 100,000 homes target dead in the water

The Government’s pledge to build 100,000 homes in 10 years has fallen by the wayside just 18 months into its term, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “This is...


$1.5 billion needed for mental health

The Government appears to be quietly backing away from increasing access to mental health and addiction services to its own inquiry’s suggested target, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says....


National welcomes Climate Change Commission

The National Party welcomes today’s announcement of proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act as a positive step towards establishing an independent advisory Climate Change Commission, Leader of the...


KiwiBuild’s spending fails the common sense test

It is becoming increasingly confusing to figure out the level of rigour being applied by KiwiBuild officials before Phil Twyford gets out his chequebook, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says....