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Chris Finlayson to leave Parliament

National MP Chris Finlayson has confirmed he will leave Parliament in the New Year. “It’s been a real privilege to serve as a Member of Parliament since 2005, nine of...


Minister misses red flags for meningococcal outbreak

The Health Minister David Clark must come clean on the timeline of events that led to his Governments’ inadequate and extremely delayed response to the fatal meningococcal outbreak, National’s associate...


Courts strikes could cause a miscarriage of justice

Ongoing lightning strikes in our court system are having serious repercussions, National’s Courts spokesperson Chris Penk says. “Chief Judge for the District Court, Jan-Marie Doogue has said that as a...


Low to middle income earners side-lined by Minister

Housing Minister Phil Twyford is cancelling plans to build affordable houses just so he can label them KiwiBuild, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Mr Twyford is so worried about...


Minister’s leadership of Census 2018 abysmal

Statistics Minister James Shaw’s failure to show leadership and be out of the country when Census 2018 was falling to bits has meant that next year’s Budget will be developed...


Jones’ forestry jobs cost at least $485k apiece

Shane Jones could hire the Prime Minister to work on his tree-planting schemes – and she’d get a pay rise – based on the fuzzy economics of the Provincial Growth...


Cullen confirms tax group will deliver CGT

Sir Michael Cullen has let Kiwis know what the Government has been too shy to reveal – the Tax Working Group was set up to design a capital gains tax...


Virtual Learning Network & online learning in limbo

The Government has failed to give certainty of funding for the Virtual Learning Network (VLN) Primary which supports more than 1000 students with their contract expiring in a few weeks,...


Jones’ ports meddling smacks of nationalisation

Labour has endowed its junior partner with wads of cash and latitude to meddle but its grandiose plans to reshape North Island port and transport infrastructure smacks of nationalisation, National’s...


Govt confirms it got Sroubek decision badly wrong

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has confirmed he is unfit for office by finally coming to the same conclusion on convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek that every other New Zealander reached...