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Time to release the secret Coalition Agreement

National is calling on Jacinda Ardern to do the right thing by voters and finally release the secret coalition agreement between Labour and NZ First. “There are serious questions which...


Live organ donations hit record high

MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop says it’s fantastic news that 2019 was a record year for live organ donations in New Zealand. “The Compensation for Live Organ Donors Act,...


Thousands of jobs at risk as Government takes aim at film industry

The Government’s proposals for more regulation in New Zealand’s film industry will put jobs at risk, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Labour, the Greens and New...


Government breaks promise on learning support

Another of the Prime Minister’s promises to New Zealanders has rung hollow as her Government fails to deliver 623 learning support coordinators in schools by 2020, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki...


Minister caught napping instead of trapping TB

Hawke’s Bay has been in the midst of a significant Tuberculosis (TB) outbreak for some time and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has been slow to act, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd...


Another laser incident proves need for law change

Yesterday’s arrest of a man flashing a laser at the Police’s Eagle helicopter in Christchurch is further evidence the current law is not strong enough, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says....


Tertiary reforms to gut regional education

The Government’s tertiary reforms will gut New Zealand’s regional education, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The Government has today passed its Reform of Vocational Education, a Bill...


David Clark quiet as DHB deficits balloon

The financial performance of District Health Boards (DHBs) is continuing to worsen under Health Minister David Clark’s leadership, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “DHB deficit for the first five...


Another opportunity to strengthen firearms law

National is once again giving the Government an opportunity to strengthen firearms legislation by submitting amendments to its legislation which is due back before Parliament, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson...


Quarantine facilities needed for coronavirus

People who are possibly affected by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are putting more effort into quarantining than the Government, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “While the Government is encouraging...