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Learning support coordinators missing in action

It is difficult to have any confidence in government promises around collective bargaining when they are yet to deliver finalise the policy for learning support coordinators, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki...


National supporting primary sector growth

Today National has released our third discussion document, this one on the primary sector. It showcases our positive and innovative approach to what is the backbone of our economy, Leader...


Speech: Primary Sector Discussion Document

Good afternoon, it’s great to be here again at Fieldays. I’d like to begin by acknowledging ANZ’s Commercial & Agri general manager Lorraine Mapu. It’s also great to see Nathan...


National proposes increased penalties for biosecurity risks

National is proposing increasing the penalties for breaching biosecurity rules at the border to protect our farms, orchards and natural environment from pests and diseases, National’s Biosecurity spokesperson Nathan Guy...


Primary Sector Visa to provide certainty for rural employers

National is proposing a Primary Sector Visa to help provide workforce certainty for employers in the primary sector, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Our primary sector is diversifying so...


Mobile Health Clinic for healthier rural communities

National is proposing a mobile rural health clinic to provide a ‘WOF’ type health check-up in remote areas to ensure people in rural communities have easy access to quality healthcare,...


Twyford not upfront about Ministerial meeting

Phil Twyford’s omission of a high-powered meeting from his Ministerial diary shows he subscribes to the Clare Curran theory of openness and transparency, National’s spokesperson for Local Government (Auckland) Denise...


Why have SH58 safety upgrades been delayed?

The news that safety upgrades on ‘Wellington’s most dangerous road’ have been delayed indefinitely is incredibly disappointing and flies in the face of the Government’s alleged commitment to road safety,...


Motorists have little to show for $1.7 billion tax grab

People who drive continue to be treated like outlaws by this Government, which intends to milk them for $1.7 billion in fuel taxes and give them little in return, National’s...


Education Minister hiding from hard questions

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has today refused to answer questions on collective bargaining, an issue impacting teachers, parents and students across the country, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “Mr...