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Ombudsman leaves Minister with nowhere to hide

The Ombudsman has poured cold water on the Government’s desperate attempt to stop the public from seeing Julie Anne Genter’s secret Let’s Get Wellington Moving letter, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris...


Children most in need miss out on learning support

The Government’s announcement of more learning support coordinators has been allocated in a way which is deeply unfair and will see the schools most in need missing out, National’s Education...


Rushed cancer announcement underwhelming

The Government’s announcement today about cancer treatment is nothing more than business as usual and will leave New Zealanders feeling underwhelmed, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “This will...


Petition launched to stop Labour’s car tax

The National Party is today launching a petition to stop the Government’s car tax, which will penalise many hard-working Kiwis for buying the vehicles they want to drive, National Party...


Government admits DHB budget blowout

It’s easy to see why Health Minister David Clark was reluctant to release data on DHBs’ financial performance because they’ve shown a budget blowout, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says....


Report signals warning over success of buyback

Documents released today show the Government is compromising public safety in failing to make its gun buyback scheme fair and reasonable, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “Today the Government...


Government not delivering on social housing

For all its big promises about putting roofs over people’s heads, the only thing this Government has delivered is a sky-rocking list of people in need, National’s Social Housing spokesperson...


Consumers also feeling grim about the economy

Today’s ANZ Consumer Confidence survey shows Kiwi consumers are feeling more pessimistic as the economy continues to slow, job creation stalls and the cost of living continues to rise, National’s...


Let’s Get More Transparency from this Government

The Government needs to stop hiding behind spurious arguments for not releasing the secret letter between Ministers that dramatically altered Wellington’s transport future, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Transport...


Stats NZ misses another Census deadline

Stats NZ has missed another deadline as Census 2018’s Independent Review report, due out in July, has been delayed, National’s Statistics spokesperson Jian Yang says. “Stats NZ has stated repeatedly...