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Increased measures supported by National

National supports the Government’s decision to move the country towards Level 4 of the Covid-19 alert system over the next 48 hours and to extend the economic package for all...


National puts campaign on hold

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has asked all MPs and candidates to put campaigning on hold. “This morning I have asked all of our MPs to suspend any form of...


Lift the cap to save more jobs

National is calling on the Government to lift the $150,000, 21 full-time employee cap on its wage subsidy scheme to reduce business collapses and job losses, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul...


Broad testing criteria vital to containing the spread

Not enough New Zealanders are being tested for Covid-19 and the Government needs to get on top of it, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “With Australia reporting global shortages,...


Government should close the border

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has commended the Government for introducing a ban on indoor events of more than 100 people but says the Government needs to go further...


Assurances about education decisions

National is calling on the Government to give parents, students and education providers certainty about what the criteria is for school closures as we continue to deal with the impact...


Clarity needed on wage subsidy scheme

As National supports the urgent wage subsidy to businesses affected by COVID-19, we request the Minister of Finance to clarify the assumptions underlying the policy, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith...


Lincoln Platt selected to contest Christchurch East

Lincoln Platt has been selected as National’s candidate to contest Christchurch East at the for the 2020 General Election. Lincoln Platt is a licenced architectural designer and has run architectural...


David Patterson National’s new candidate in Rongotai

Today David Patterson has been selected as National’s new candidate to contest the Rongotai electorate at the 2020 General Election. David Patterson is currently a partner at Chapman Tripp, specialising...


Economic package should go harder and faster

The economic package released today by Labour, the Greens and NZ First puts money in the pockets of beneficiaries faster than it does most businesses, Leader of the Opposition Simon...