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Govt backs down and consults on tahr cull

National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie welcomes the Government finally listening to hunting groups, including the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association and the Game Animal Council, and backing down from its original...


Government must intervene in bus fiasco

It’s time for the Government to intervene in the Wellington bus fiasco by using its powers under the Local Government Act, local National List MP Nicola Willis says. “Wellingtonians are...


Petrol tax hikes further drive up cost of living

The Government is refusing to accept the impact it is having on the back pockets of New Zealanders by forcing through another petrol tax hike when Kiwis are already paying...


Winston Peters letting the racing industry down

The National Party is disappointed that Racing Minister Winston Peters has withdrawn the Racing Amendment Bill which would have had considerable financial benefit to New Zealand’s racing industry, National’s Racing...


Minister leaves dogs snoozing for 9 months

Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor confirmed in Parliament yesterday that there have been no detector dogs working at Auckland International Airport between 2-5am for nine months, National Biosecurity Spokesperson Nathan Guy...


National would overturn waka jumping legislation

A National Government would repeal the undemocratic waka jumping legislation which was passed today, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “The Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill, or waka jumping legislation, is...


Justice Summit cost shows outlandish spending

The true cost of the Government’s Criminal Justice Summit has been released showing the Government spent almost a million dollars on consultants alone, with the total bill reaching more than...


PM’s fingerprints all over Handley saga

The release of documents from the Government today about the appointment of a Chief Technology Officer shows there is a raft of questions the Prime Minister needs to answer, National’s...


Confidence in Regional Council undermined

The Government must confirm whether it plans to entrust Greater Wellington Regional Council with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to build a light rail network following the bus network...


Minister Sage forced to postpone her tahr hunt

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has been forced to postpone the mass tahr cull she ordered to start this weekend because of huge pressure from recreational hunting and tourism industry, National’s...