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Minister admits no one’s buying KiwiBuild

Housing Minister Phil Twyford is in denial that his flagship KiwiBuild housing programme is falling apart, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Five Onehunga KiwiBuild apartments remain unsold, three months...


Government confirms Cambridge to Piarere canned

NZTA have been forced to confirm that the new off-line four-lane Cambridge to Piarere section is not going to happen in the next 10 years and has no indication of...


Govt forcing more people into social housing

It’s disappointing to hear decisions made by this Government are increasing the number of people relying on social housing, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. “At the Ministry of...


Clearly no interest for dud KiwiBuild policy

New Zealanders across the country are quickly losing interest in the Government’s KiwiBuild policy with Housing Minister Phil Twyford confirming today that first home buyers are not purchasing KiwiBuild homes,...


Landcorp out of touch with real farmers

Landcorp's submission to Sir Michael Cullen's Tax Working Group (TWG) is a kick in the guts to rural communities, National’s Nathan Guy and David Carter say. “Landcorp’s sneaky submission to...


Another Haumaha investigation welcome

A State Services Commission investigation into how the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Corrections responded to complaints made by three women against Wally Haumaha is welcomed, National’s spokesperson...


National condemns Russian aggression in Ukraine

National has called on the Government to join other likeminded countries in condemning the use of military action by Russia on Ukrainian ships, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Todd McClay says....


Multiple school strikes likely for 2019

National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye is concerned for students and parents potentially facing continued strikes in 2019 as the Government has yet again failed to reach an agreement with...


MP welcomes colleges decision after Minister stalls

Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith has welcomed the decision to move forward on Blenheim’s co-located colleges but says that documents released to him show a significant amount of time and money...


More red flags for meningococcal deaths in May

A specialist who raised concerns about the rising meningococcal infections in May this year said at the time ‘our Ministry of Health has been very quick to sit on their...