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Nash fails on 1800 new police

The Government’s much touted promise to add 1800 new frontline police officers in three years is in tatters, and looks set to be ‘reset’ a la KiwiBuild, National’s Police spokesperson...


Nash should pay back the cash

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash needs to take some responsibility for New Zealanders overpaying tax on KiwiSaver and ensure they are reimbursed, National’s Revenue spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “The Minister has...


Experts never told more vaccines available

The Director General of Health has today confirmed the expert group that decided which vaccination programme to roll out in Northland after a deadly outbreak of Meningococcal W was never...


Minister changes his story on vaccines again

Health Minister David Clark has once again changed his story about when he knew there were enough Meningococcal W vaccines for all under 20-year-olds in Northland, Whangarei MP Dr Shane...


Health Minister knew about vaccine availability

Health Minister David Clark has confirmed he knew at least a month ago that there were enough vaccines for all of the children in Northland following a deadly outbreak of...


Health Minister has serious questions to answer

It’s been revealed there were enough vaccines for all of the children in Northland after a Meningococcal W outbreak despite the Prime Minister and Health Minister saying that wasn’t the...


Parents and schools voices shut out on donations

At midnight tonight submissions will close on the Education (School Donations) Amendment Bill with a lot of parents and schools not having their chance to be heard, National’s Education spokesperson...


Government failing to deliver on surgical mesh promises

The Labour-led Government is failing to deliver on a promise to address issues surrounding surgical mesh, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Maggie Barry says. “When Labour was in Opposition, they were...


Minister should release legal advice on Waihi mine

Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage should release the legal information she received before controversially deciding to block Oceana Gold’s Overseas Investment Office application in Waihi, National’s spokesperson for Land Information...


National welcomes new offer for teachers

It’s good news for teachers, parents and students that the Government has buckled under pressure and backed down by proposing significantly more cash, now close to $1.5 billion for teachers,...