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High expectations result in nurses strike

The Government’s failure to reach an agreement on pay rises for 27,000 nurses means that strike action will commence in less than 48 hours as a result of the Government...


Mitchell welcomes procurement of 4 P8 Poseidons

National’s Defence Spokesperson Mark Mitchell welcomes the Government’s decision to procure four Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircraft to advance the capabilities of our Defence Force. “I welcome today’s announcement of the...


Debt growth equal to cost of Canterbury quakes

The Government’s borrow, tax and spend attitude means they will be increasing public debt by the equivalent of the cost to the previous Government of the Christchurch earthquakes, Opposition Leader...


Peters must explain why cousin not a conflict

The Government needs to answer questions about how it came about that a single area of high-end residential property was chosen for a carve out from the Overseas Investment Amendment...


Record number of women on boards under National

Newly released figures show that under the previous National Government’s watch, the level of women’s participation on state sector boards and committees reached a record high of 45.7 per cent,...


Time for Labour’s Māori MPs to step up

National’s Māori Education spokesperson Jo Hayes and Māori Development spokesperson Nuk Korako are challenging Labour’s Māori MPs to do what’s right for young Māori. “In light of the Treaty of...


KiwiLottery latest confirmation KiwiBuild’s a mess

KiwiBuild could see a small number of wealthy New Zealanders become even wealthier at the expense of New Zealanders on the average wage through being allowed to buy Government subsidised...


Parker contradicts Treasury advice on Te Arai

Associate Finance Minister David Parker has been misleading New Zealanders for weeks by insisting that the exemption for the Te Arai Development from the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill was to prevent...


Govt confirms no caveats on criminals’ payouts

The Government has confirmed that it’s handing out tens of thousands of dollars to some of New Zealand’s worst criminals with no checks and balances to ensure that money isn’t...


KiwiBuild a fail for lower-income families

The Government is admitting that its ‘affordable’ KiwiBuild houses are out of reach for many lower and middle income families by having to lift the eligibility criteria to $180,000, National’s...