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Corrections Officer shortage will only get worse

A lack of prison beds to meet increasing prisoner numbers is leading to a perfect storm in our prison system, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says. “The revelation today that...


Twyford concedes National had better housing plan

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has finally realised he won’t be able to deliver on his promise to build 100,000 houses and his best option is to copy National’s plan –...


Govt continues to dismiss business concerns

The Government’s arrogant dismissal of real concerns from businesses will only make business confidence fall faster, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Survey after survey is showing...


Fishing cameras are an important practical step

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash’s confirmation that it is his own colleagues that are blocking the rollout of cameras on commercial fishing boats is concerning, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says....


Twyford throws in towel on KiwiBuild

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has thrown in the towel on his promise his Government would build 100,000 houses with yet another plea to the private sector for help, National’s Housing...


Govt risking another bureaucracy blowout

The Government’s must ensure that its decision to remove the cap on public service numbers will not see bureaucracy spiral out of control as it did under the last Labour...


Govt arrogantly dismissing experts and academics

The Ardern-Peters Government continues to arrogantly show it doesn’t want its ideas challenged and that it’s willing to insult those who disagree with its ministers, National’s Deputy Leader Paula Bennett...


Councils need to rein in runaway rates

As councils around New Zealand consider next year’s spending plans, families are bracing themselves to be socked with rising rates at a time when the cost of living is starting...


Minister needs to find best carers

Minister for Children Tracey Martin has some work to do to mend fences with those who are well-placed to help New Zealand children in need of foster care, National’s spokesperson...


Govt trivialises serious indecent assault as a ‘pinch’

The Government’s characterisation of an indecent assault on a female Corrections Officer by a male prisoner as a ‘pinch’ trivialises the offence and undermines the victim, National’s Women spokesperson Paula...