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National Party Caucus reshuffle announced

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today announced a reshuffle of the National Caucus. “Paul Goldsmith will become the spokesperson for Finance and Infrastructure following today’s announcement from Amy...


CRL fails own plan on business disruption

Documents obtained under the Official Information Act has revealed under the original design for the City Rail Link a plan was developed to reduce disruption which was never followed, MP...


Alastair Scott to stand down in 2020

MP for Wairarapa Alastair Scott has today announced that he won’t contest the 2020 election. “It has been a privilege to serve the electorate of Wairarapa for two terms. I...


Amy Adams to retire from politics at election

Amy Adams has announced she will retire from politics at the 2020 election and as a consequence of that decision she has chosen to stand down from the spokesperson roles...


Minister heaps more costs on farmers

The Minister of Agriculture has confirmed he hasn’t bothered asking his officials the costs farmers will face as a result of the high methane target the Government is imposing, National’s...


Thousands more tax per household under Labour

Kiwi households will be $1750 a year worse off on average because of the taxes being piled on by the Labour-led Government, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “This...


Northland children betrayed as vaccines expire

The Health Select Committee this week confirmed key aspects of the Meningitis debacle in Northland, highlighting the Government’s negligence, MP for Whangarei Dr Shane Reti says. “The situation has now...


Is the Govt doing anything about seismic issues?

The woefully inadequate funding in Budget 2019 to make buildings earthquake-safe will do little to help owners and could put lives at risk by ensuring some buildings aren’t brought up...


Hundreds call for action on Horowhenua expressway

Horowhenua residents have called on the Government to end the mental anguish it is causing them and get on with building the region’s new expressway, Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy says....


Tertiary reforms to destroy Otago brand

The Government’s tertiary education reforms will be wider than first though and will strip power and assets from regional polytechnics like Otago Polytechnic, which could be detrimental to the Otago...