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Government’s foreign buyer ‘ban’ unravelling

The Government’s foreign home buyer ‘ban’ is fast unravelling, with Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters confirming that Singaporeans may be exempted, along with Australians – begging the question which...


Govt’s child poverty figures all smoke and mirrors

The Government is hiding behind a smokescreen and is blustering about the number of children it plans to lift out of poverty, National’s spokesperson for Children Paula Bennett says.  “National’s...


Government confirms less cash for 1.2m Kiwis

The Coalition Government’s legislation today to remove the tax threshold changes from Budget 2017 will mean less money for 1.2 million working Kiwis, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says....


Government debt going up instead of down

Today’s half yearly accounts from Treasury have confirmed that Government debt will be going up instead of dropping over the next five years after just 49 days of the new...


PM dodges questions about KidsCan funding

The Prime Minister has left more questions unanswered than not, following revelations her Government is cutting funding to children’s charity KidsCan, National’s Spokesperson for Children Paula Bennett says. “KidsCan has...


MPI rebrand woeful waste of resources

The Minister of Agriculture has announced millions of dollars will be spent on a wasteful and ill-conceived rebrand of the Ministry for Primary Industries, National’s Primary Industries spokesperson Nathan Guy...


Bill lodged to crack down on synthetic drugs

A Bill to crack down on the supply of synthetic cannabis by increasing the penalty for suppliers from a maximum of two years’ imprisonment to a maximum of eight years...


Govt axes funding to important kids charity

The Coalition government needs to front up and explain its decision to cut funding for one of New Zealand’s leading children’s charities, National’s Spokesperson for Children, Paula Bennett says.  “This...


Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents

The Government is irresponsibly and recklessly scrapping National Standards without having a detailed nationwide system of progression to replace it with, leaving parents in the dark about their children’s achievement,...


Public deserves to know cost of coalition promise

The Police Minister owes it to the public to come clean about the true cost of their coalition promise to recruit 1800 new sworn police, National Party Police Spokesperson Chris...