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Headwinds affecting farmers’ confidence

The Federated Farmers January Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey shows the worst farmer confidence since 2009 when the Global Financial Crisis was biting hard, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “While...


More rent increases hurt New Zealand families

Median rents have climbed another $10 a week, with New Zealanders now paying $40 a week more to put a roof over their families’ heads as a direct result of...


Shops shuttered as Govt fails to support SMEs

Empty shops along the main streets of towns around New Zealand reflect the Government’s lack of support for small business, National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “I acknowledge the...


Have your say campaign launched for young Kiwis

National Leader Simon Bridges has today launched the final ‘Have Your Say’ campaign, calling for young New Zealanders to put forward their ideas for the future of New Zealand, as...


KiwiBuild failures continue to bite

News the ill-conceived ballot process has failed young New Zealanders in Wanaka leading to the sale of KiwiBuild houses on the open market is further proof that KiwiBuild is a...


Government happy to leave Kiwis sitting in traffic

A direct result of this Government’s ill thought through transport decisions will see Kiwis spending more time in the car stuck in traffic than with their families, National’s Transport spokesperson...


Polytechnics to be centralised – job losses

The Government’s polytechnic sector review next week will involve consolidation and centralisation of regional polytechnics and job losses, National’s spokesperson for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Shane Reti says. A...


Shane Jones should talk to his colleagues

Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones is right to criticise Auckland Mayor Phil Goff on his push for light rail while the City Rail Link costs continue to blowout, but he...


Government must take a position on Venezuela

New Zealand must choose a side in the escalating situation in Venezuela, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “We have now seen waves of mass protests by Venezuelans who...


Government complacent as NEETs rate soars

With unemployment rising and the number of young Kiwis not in employment, education or training (NEETs) soaring to the highest in almost a decade, the young are doing it harder...