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Time for the Greens to stop anti-democratic bill

The Government’s decision to defer the consideration of the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill this week gives the Green Party another opportunity to rediscover its principles and reject this draconian Bill,...


Twyford leaving more questions than answers

Today’s announcement on the opening of pre-qualification for KiwiBuild houses has left New Zealanders with more questions than answers, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Housing Minister Phil Twyford had...


Government cutting Lumsden maternity services


Government needs to focus on the economy

The Government’s decision to impose a plastic bag ban while neglecting to address plummeting business confidence and slowing economic growth shows it’s focused on low-hanging fruit that won’t make any...


Still no real change in mental health

Today’s announcement by the Government of a six unit secure facility rings somewhat hollow given that the Government has callously cancelled 17 mental health initiatives that would have been making...


Further Haumaha revelations raise more questions

Revelations about bullying and intimidation by Wally Haumaha against three female public servants are deeply troubling and raise further questions about Mr Haumaha’s appointment as Deputy Police Commissioner, National’s Police...


Targeted support must come with obligations

National supports efforts to get hard to reach young people into work but believes they must also be held accountable for that extra support and to get their lives on...


Govt abusing parliament to rush controversial law

The use of extended sitting hours to ram through controversial electoral law is an abuse of parliamentary processes and will continue the downward spiral of free speech in New Zealand...


Govt raising Māori expectations on water

Environment Minister David Parker’s establishment of Kahui Wai Māori is just another attempt by this Labour-led Government to mislead Māori on freshwater issues, National’s Māori Development spokesperson Nuk Korako says....


Perfect storm threatening construction industry

Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa has no real idea of why the building sector is in crisis, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. Mr Bayly asked in...