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State house move another backwards step

The Government’s senseless axing of the transfer of state houses to community housing providers is another example of its blinkered and backward approach, National Party Social Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse...


Govt misleading the public on permit process

There are serious inaccuracies in the Prime Minister’s recent comments about the lack of consideration of environmental factors when permitting new mines and petroleum exploration and production, National Party spokesperson...


Robertson must explain omissions from HYEFU

Finance Minister Grant Robertson must explain two multi-billion dollar omissions from the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update released on 14 December, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “It...


No Christmas cheer for science sector

The Government has provided absolutely no Christmas cheer for the science and innovation sector with no commitment in their Half-Yearly Economic and Fiscal Update for more funding for science and...


Hipkins needs to do his homework

Education Minister Chris Hipkins revealed that he doesn’t even know some basic facts about his Government’s flagship tertiary policy, after being embarrassingly corrected by his officials in Select Committee today,...


New Health Minister putting Pharmac at risk

Labour’s policy to ring-fence pharmaceutical funding is widely considered to be bad news for Pharmac’s funding model, National Party Associate Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The Ministry of Health...


Jones needs to get off the couch & work this Xmas

Shane Jones needs to get off the couch and do some real work on the Provincial Growth Fund, National Party Economic Development Spokesman Simon Bridges says. “It’s now obvious he...


Big spending already starting to bite

The Government is already being forced to axe programmes which are making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders because it is mindlessly spending money and running out of...


Low carbon transition must not be rushed

Businesses and communities around New Zealand will be welcoming the Government’s announcement that it will take its time introducing new climate change legislation, National Party Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller...


Silence on TPP deafening for exporters

The Minister for Trade and Export Growth needs to put New Zealand exporters ahead of coalition politics and get the TPP deal done, National Party Trade Spokesperson Todd McClay says....