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National calls on Govt to support tourism sector

The Prime Minister needs to listen to the tourism industry and appoint an Associate Minister for Tourism to ensure the Government is doing all it can to support New Zealand’s...


Seasonal fruit won’t wait for working group

Growers in New Zealand’s fruit-bowl regions are expecting bumper harvests this season but are struggling to find workers, a problem the Government should have the tools to address, National’s Horticulture...


Higher fines for litterbugs coming

As local councils grapple with the litter left behind by holidaymakers, a Member's Bill from National could soon introduce stiffer penalties for people caught illegally dumping rubbish, National’s Environment spokesperson...


New Bill to grant police name suppression in fatal shootings

National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop has drafted a Member’s Bill to give automatic name suppression to police officers involved in fatal shootings. “By convention, the media choose not to report...


Kiwis to feel impact of higher living costs in 2019

New Zealanders face another year of higher living costs in 2019 as the impact of bad Government decisions ranging from increased taxes, wasteful spending and poorly thought through regulation start...


Northland children missing out on meningitis vaccines

National’s MP for Whangarei, Shane Reti says that despite the Ministry of Health claiming vaccine supply as the reason for targeting specific age groups, thousands have been available through an...


We’re still waiting for your answer, Minister

At a time when there are growing calls for measures to encourage New Zealanders to drive safer cars, including within the Labour-led Government, ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has still not...


NZTA’s lost USB drive massive security

A lost computer drive by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) between Wellington and Auckland earlier this month was potentially far more damaging than the ‘little risk of personal identity...


National Bill to keep races like Tauherenikau alive

National MP Chris Bishop’s Member’s Bill to clarify the law around BYO alcohol areas at race meetings will allow families and communities to carry on the tradition of a chilli...


Road-side drug testing petition launched

A nationwide petition calling for the urgent introduction of roadside drug testing has been launched in Nelson today by Matthew Dow’s family on the first anniversary of him being killed...