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Jones must stop meddling in Port’s operations

The Minister for Regional Economic Development must stop meddling in the operations of Ports of Auckland and allow it to make commercial decisions free of political interference, National’s Infrastructure spokesperson...


Minister job-shames low waged, slows jobless

The Social Development Minister doesn’t seem to realise how counter-productive it is to shame those on low wages while signalling to jobseekers that they don’t need to rush to find...


Serious questions the Immigration Minister should’ve asked

There are serious questions that the Immigration Ministers needs to answers after confirmation today he has allowed a dangerous criminal to stay in New Zealand without fully considering the facts,...


Urgent action needed in McLennan development

Housing Minister Phil Twyford needs to urgently look into security issues with houses in the McLennan development and direct Housing New Zealand to replace all failing locking systems, National’s Housing...


Central Plains water storage a real success

The opening of the final stage of the Central Plains Water Scheme yesterday is an excellent success for water storage and forward thinking in New Zealand, National Agriculture Spokesperson Nathan...


Govt hoovers up more taxes – still not satisfied

The Government took in $1 billion more in taxes than in the same quarter last year but is intent on taking even more from New Zealanders’ back pockets over the...


Govt must explain why Rimutaka community at risk

The Government needs to explain how it allowed a GPS blindspot that stopped residents at a child sex offender village from being tracked, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says. “Residents...


Yet more taxes on the way

The Government is refusing to rule out more taxes, despite forecasts that its revenue grab will rise almost twice as fast as wages in the next two years, National’s Economic...


Taxpayers deserve certainty over $15m PNG spend

The Government needs to give an assurance that no New Zealand taxpayer money will be used by the Papua New Guinea Government to buy 40 Maseratis and hundreds of other...


Questions remain around eligibility for KiwiBuild

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s admission KiwiBuild isn’t for low income families is further evidence of an ill thought out, untargeted lottery costing billions but not making a difference to the...