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National to focus on how to take NZ forward

The National Party will meet for its annual two day caucus in Tauranga tomorrow, with a focus on developing plans and policies to help New Zealand continue to get ahead,...


Eugenie Sage has questions to answer on cancelled land sale

Eugenie Sage has questions to answer on her reasons for turning down the sale of the Sullivan Mine on the West Coast to Bathurst Coal Limited against the advice of...


Strong employment shows no need for law changes

With unemployment at its lowest in nine years, the job for the new Government must be to ensure that it doesn’t take this progress for granted, National’s Employment spokesperson Paul...


English to attend Waitangi celebrations in Bluff

National Party Leader Bill English will celebrate Waitangi Day this year by attending the Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Bluff. “I’m looking forward to another...


Transparency needed on partnership schools

It has become clear that the Government’s policy against partnership schools has put some of the schools that were due to open in a position where they have had to...


Government must deliver for Westport

National Party Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan Young is calling on the Government to make a positive decision on access for the Te Kuha Mine after visiting the site recently....


Govt won’t support irrigation while farms dry

The Government is holding back regional New Zealand through its opposition to water storage projects which help grow jobs in the regions, boost exports and provide environmental sustainability National’s Primary...


Government must act on mental health

With the Health Minister admitting in Parliament this week that there is $100 million set aside by the previous government for mental health he needs to confirm whether he will...


Shane Jones all talk, no action for Northland

The Government needs to turn its five days of korero with the Northland people into action, and commit to continuing the concrete steps National were taking to grow jobs and...


Muddled Government shoots itself in foot

The Government’s policy of a billion more trees is being directly contradicted by its decision to scrap years of work on Māori land reform, National’s Forestry and Māori Development spokespersons...