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Powering up Predator Free 2050

National will boost Predator Free 2050 with $69.2 million of new funding over the next four years to ramp up the ambitious, world-leading pest eradication programme. “We have been absolutely...


Where should the next Great Walks be?

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has today started the process of finding out from New Zealanders where they want DOCs next Great Walks to be. “DOC is adding two new...


Labour’s productivity hypocrisy

The Labour Party is being completely disingenuous in its claims about New Zealand’s productivity and ways to lift it, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. “Labour is again showing...


More PPPs to boost infrastructure spend

The National Party will turbocharge the Government’s $32.5 billion infrastructure investment by creating a new National Infrastructure Commission to lead more public-private partnership (PPP) projects and ensure Kiwis get faster...


Gender Pay Gap reduction great news for women

Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today welcomed a reduction in the Gender Pay Gap of almost three percentage points.Statistics New Zealand today announced that the Gender Pay Gap is now...


Motorcycle Awareness month calls attention to motorcycle safety

New Zealand’s inaugural Motorcycle Awareness month, which begins today, is an opportunity to increase awareness around the risks for motorcyclists on our roads, ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse says.“Motorcycle safety is...


Major rebuild for Whangarei Boys’ High School

The Government is committing more than $50 million to the full redevelopment of Whangarei Boys’ High School, in one of the largest-ever single investments in a New Zealand school.“The rebuild will...


National releases campaign announcements summary

The National Party has today released a summary of its 2017 election campaign announcements to date and their impact on future budgeted expenditure. “The announcements we have made since 12...


McClay initiates urgent trade consultation over Queensland Govt practices

Trade Minister Todd McClay says he is deeply disappointed Queensland is pushing ahead with discriminatory government procurement rules which will unfairly disadvantage and potentially harm New Zealand companies. Mr...


Bay of Plenty applies to use streamlined planning process to fast-track housing

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has applied to use a Streamlined Planning Process (SPP) introduced under Resource Management Act reforms in order to meet the region’s growing demand...