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Bill English announces retirement from Parliament

National Party Leader Bill English has today announced he will resign as Leader of the National Party and leave Parliament. Mr English says his resignation as Leader will take effect...


National Party thanks Bill English for his contribution

Bill English has made an enormous contribution to both the National Party and to New Zealand during his 27-year political career, National Party President Peter Goodfellow says. “On behalf of...


No new solutions in housing report

The Government's housing stocktake report released today adds no new knowledge or solutions and simply repeats the already well-publicised views of the authors, National’s Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The...


Government must invest in quality of science labs

With the 2018 academic year drawing near, questions remain around how our science laboratories will maintain a world-class standard given all the Government’s tertiary spending is going into student support...


Labour’s 100 days fails farmers

Labour’s first 100 days in Government has earnt it a dismal report card as far as farmers are concerned, National’s Primary Industries spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “The Labour-led coalition has...


Minister acting in bad faith on partnership schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ contempt for partnership schools has translated into a clear disregard for the students and their families with the introduction of legislation to scrap these schools that...


PM, don’t rob the regions to fund a trolley service

A booming freight industry and increasingly heavy road use in the Bay of Plenty further prove the need for the Government to commit to building a safe and reliable roading...


Govt has no real plan to reduce prison population

Once more we are seeing big talk from the Government translating into no ideas, no plan and no money – this time it’s the Government promise to reduce the prison...


Kiwibuild a building bust

Official advice shows that in spite of claiming a ‘housing crisis’ the Government’s proposed solution will take years to ramp up, and even then around half its contribution will be...


Parker’s defence of Waka Jumping Bill shameless

David Parker’s attempt to ignore the real and significant encroachment on the rights of elected Members of Parliament is another indictment on this Coalition Government’s track record of a lack...