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Minister’s secret letter stopped Wellington moving

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter must release the letter she sent to Transport Minister Phil Twyford before he pushed construction of Wellington’s second Mt Victoria Tunnel back a decade,...


The elephant in the room keeps getting bigger

Today’s ANZ Business Confidence survey shows optimism continues to tumble at a time when New Zealand should be doing well, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Headline business confidence fell...


Bridges thanks Guy, announces minor reshuffle

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today announced a minor reshuffle following Nathan Guy’s decision to not contest the next election. “Nathan has been a valued colleague and friend....


Government’s anti-growth policies cull more Kiwi jobs

The Government must accept responsibility for the fact its lacklustre policies have seen 4000 jobs disappear from our economy, National’s Economic Development Spokesperson Todd McClay says.  “There were 4000 fewer...


Referendum Bill an abuse of power

The Government’s Referendum Bill, giving itself control over what issues and questions will be put at the 2020 election is undemocratic and wrong, National’s Electoral Law spokesperson Nick Smith says....


Firearms Bill to target gangs

National is today putting a Members Bill back into the Ballot that would introduce Firearms Prohibition Orders, and ensure our communities are safer from dangerous gang members, National’s Police spokesperson...


Positive signs for CRL impacted businesses

City Rail Link delays are having a devastating impact on Albert St businesses, MP for Auckland Central Nikki Kaye says. “Some businesses have closed and others are struggling to stay...


Guy to call time on Parliamentary career in 2020

Otaki MP Hon Nathan Guy will not be seeking re-election next year and will instead be retiring from politics. Mr Guy became an MP in 2005 and a Minister in...


Government’s only contribution is delays

The Draft Global Settlement Agreement released today largely follows the plans and work started by the previous National Government, but with an unnecessary dose of delay and indecision, National’s Greater...


Speech: National commits to world class cancer care

Thank you for that incredibly warm welcome. It is an absolute pleasure to be here at my second National Party Conference as Leader. It is an immense privilege to lead...