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ACC petrol tax shuffling transparent

ACC’s plan to shift a proposed petrol tax increase onto the motor vehicle levy doesn’t change the fact that it would hurt Kiwis who are already suffering from the Labour-led...


Nash way behind on 1800 new police

The Government’s coalition promise that it would recruit an additional 1800 sworn frontline police over the next three years is already way behind schedule, says National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop...


Support for second language learning Bill growing

A Bill that will ensure every child in years 1-8 has the opportunity to learn a second language is receiving huge support from a range of communities, National’s spokesperson for...


KiwiBuild costings underestimated by $18 billion

The cost of Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s flagship housing scheme KiwiBuild has been woefully underestimated, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “Documents released to National show KiwiBuild will cost 10...


Capital Gains Tax will lift rents, add to living costs

A capital gains tax would lead to further rent increases and hurt those who can least afford it, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Government insists it set up...


Another day, another tax hike from Labour

The Labour-led Government is currently working on more tax hikes, this time one which could have a dramatic impact on the International Education Sector, National’s Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and...


Councils’ confidence in Minister diminishing

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has released an underwhelming policy decision for Councils on the Three Waters review, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Compulsory aggregated services is still...


Fees-free failing Māori students

‘European learners are the main recipients of fees-free’ is a headline the Minister of Education should be ashamed of, National’s Māori Education spokesperson Jo Hayes says. “Papers released today by...


More evidence a capital gains tax bad for NZ

A capital gains tax on everything from baches and KiwiSaver funds to direct investments in stocks and bonds will not only punish New Zealanders who have worked hard but could...


Tertiary enrolments in fees-free freefall

The Labour-led Government’s election bribe of fees-free tertiary education has been a complete failure, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Paula Bennett says. “Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ own numbers show there are...