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Economic growth figures highlight Govt fallacy

Today’s GDP figures illustrate the fallacy of the Government’s claim they won’t rely on population growth to underpin economic growth as GDP per capita came in well below headline GDP...


SSC must open inquiry into Haumaha allegations

The State Services Commission needs to open an inquiry into how the bullying allegations levelled against Deputy Commissioner of Police Wally Haumaha were treated by three state sector agencies, National’s...


Waimea Dam Bill widely supported at first reading

Support has been welcomed from National, Labour, NZ First and Act parties for the introduction of the Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill that saw 112 votes in...


Twyford must commit to Tauranga Northern Link

It is unacceptable for the current Minister of Transport Phil Tyford to attempt to dodge responsibility for the future of the Tauranga Northern Link, one of New Zealand’s most dangerous...


Third speech on three waters and still no substance

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta needs to give certainty to the sector, instead of giving high-level keynote speeches that say nothing, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Today was...


More refugees – but what’s the trade off?

Labour needs to fess up about what NZ First has gained from agreeing to increase the refugee quota by 500 in two years’ time, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says....


Cut the cull Minister Sage

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage needs to halt her cull of 17,500 Himalayan Tahr due to start on 30 September until proper engagement and consultation has taken place, National’s Conservation spokesperson...


New education bill continues Labour’s ideological agenda

Chris Hipkins’ latest piece of legislation is yet another attempt to dismantle reforms made by the previous National Government, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “National established Communities of Online...


National celebrates 125 years of women’s vote

Today is a day for all New Zealanders to take some time to reflect on women’s rights, National’s Women’s spokesperson Paula Bennett says. “I’m so proud to live in a...


Robertson refuses to rule out higher taxes

The Finance Minister has refused to rule out more taxes as a result of the Tax Working Group’s recommendations, National’s Finance spokeswoman Amy Adams says. “On the eve of the...