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National offers conditional support for Waikato DHB appointment

National is offering cautious support for the Government’s intention to replace the Waikato District Health Board (DHB) with a commissioner, but on the condition David Clark commits to returning the...


Economy slowing while Government in denial

The newly released Performance of Services Index (PSI) shows that the services sector just had its weakest month in six years, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Bad economic policies...


Bridges thanks Korako for services to Parliament

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has thanked retiring MP Nuk Korako for his hard work and dedication to the National Party after he announced his retirement today. “Nuk Korako has...


Nuk Korako to retire from Parliament

National List MP based in Port Hills, Nuk Korako, today announced he will retire from Parliament. “It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to work for our Port Hills community. We have...


Capital Gains Tax response will still bring pain to many

The Government will this week report back on what it will do with a Capital Gain Tax, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges understands. “The Government will take its decision...


Health Minister needs to sort his mess out before doctors strike

The decision made by junior doctors to walk off the job for five days will cause enormous disruption and needs to be addressed by Health Minister David Clark, National Spokesperson...


Jones clearly intervened in trucking case

Despite his bluster in the House, there is no doubt Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones intervened in an NZ Transport Agency case against Semenoff Logging, National’s Economic and Regional...


Fees Free critical for only six per cent of students

A recent survey of Canterbury University students condemns the Labour-led Government’s fees free policy, National’s spokesperson for Tertiary Education Shane Reti says. “Only six per cent of students surveyed said...


Pharmac inquiry voted down by Government members

The Government’s underfunding of medicines is behind their failure to support a Health Select Committee Inquiry into Pharmac, says National Health Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse. “National members voted in favour and...


Auditor-General slates Govt polytech reforms

The Office of the Auditor-General yesterday released a damaging submission on the Government’s plans to dissolve regional polytechnics and merge them into one central body, National’s spokesperson for Tertiary Education...