Donate

No plan to grow scientific community

It’s disappointing to see an opportunity to grow our scientific community lost due to the Government’s decision to not commit to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, National’s Research, Science...


Complex donations scheme will see fewer schools take up the grant

Documents released for consultation by the Ministry of Education demonstrate Labour’s donations scheme is hugely complicated and is being rushed through a flawed process. National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says....


Another Meningitis case while unused vaccines expire

An agenda item for next week’s Northland District Health Board meeting confirms that there has been another case of Meningitis W in Northland, Whangarei MP Shane Reti says. “This brings...


Government manufactures a real manufacturing crisis

Economic mismanagement and recklessness by the Government has seen a decline in business confidence that is hurting manufacturers, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Remember the so-called ‘Manufacturing Crisis’ that...


Shane Jones in La La Land on the economy

If the Government believes the solution to a slowing economy is lower commodity prices then it’s really in La La Land, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Forestry Minister...


Defence morale will plummet as reviews stack up

A further review of the Defence Estate is an admission by this Government that it has mismanaged its spending and is having to kick an extremely important issue down the...


Inland Revenue charging higher interest than banks

It is outrageous Inland Revenue has decided to raise the interest rate it charges taxpayers on unpaid and underpaid tax, while cutting the rate it pays those it owes money,...


How did 639 convicts end up with gun licences?

The revelation that more than 600 New Zealanders obtained firearms licences despite having criminal convictions in Australia raises serious questions about how fit for purpose Police processes are, National’s Police...


Proper policy process up in smoke

The Government’s announcement that, despite passing legislation last year, it’s now consulting with the public on proposed regulation and standards on medicinal cannabis shows just how badly it has managed...


Vehicle tax will penalise Kiwi motorists

The Government’s plan to make some vehicles up to $3000 more expensive by taxing their emissions will unfairly penalise people struggling with the cost of living, National’s Associate Transport spokesperson...