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Public/Private checkpoints?

The Police need to stop all community checkpoints and make it clear that enforcing the law and lockdown rules is their job, not vigilante members of the public National’s Police...


Hunters should be allowed on conservation land

Hunting restrictions at level 3 should be relaxed even further to allow for hunting on conservation land, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “It simply doesn’t make any sense that...


Axed Anzac Day fly-past should be allowed to happen

An Anzac Day fly-past over Auckland that has been blocked from happening during Level 4 should be allowed to go ahead, National’s Veterans spokesperson Anne Tolley says. “With traditional Anzac...


Don’t rush to the helicopter, Grant

The Minister of Finance should think carefully before resorting to helicopter money, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith said today.   “Grant Robertson told media this morning that ‘helicopter’ cash for...


Jobseeker numbers at record high pre-lockdown

The benefit statistics released today by the Ministry of Social Development show that today’s numbers of Kiwis on the dole was higher than the peak of the Global Financial Crisis...


What does level three mean for hunters?

Hunting is an important hobby for many New Zealanders and the Government needs to let the hunting community know what the rules are under level three, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui...


Reserve Bank Governor should clarify position

National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith today called on the Governor of the Reserve Bank to clarify his statement yesterday and be explicit about the Reserve Bank’s intention to finance Government...


Are community checkpoints legal?

The Government and Police need to confirm whether community checkpoints, set up by locals and not the Police, are lawful or not, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “Community checkpoints...


National supports the resumption of Parliament

The National Party supports the resumption of Parliament from next week, Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says. “Tomorrow, the Business Committee will discuss ways in which Parliament can...


Small businesses shouldn’t be the ‘sacrificial lamb’

Small to medium businesses are paying a heavy price for the Government’s extension of the lockdown period and they urgently need more support, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “A...