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Hipkins admits Crown “error” on partnership schools claim

Last night Chris Hipkins was forced to correct a Parliamentary answer which confirms the Crown was served papers regarding the Waitangi Tribunal partnership school claim (Wai 2770) back in early...


Journalists must be free to do their jobs

The detention of respected TVNZ journalist Barbara Dreaver is unacceptable and Foreign Minister Winston Peters must seek assurances that no other journalists are detained in Nauru for doing their job,...


Regions are being left behind

New Zealanders across the country are paying more and more in petrol prices but are seeing less investment where it matters – making our roads safer in the regions, National’s...


Twyford agrees RMA reform needed

Housing Minister Phil Twyford is claiming he’ll override Auckland’s Unitary Plan in spite of being unable to answer simple questions including who is going to foot the bill, National’s Housing...


Crony health appointments appalling

Health Minister David Clark’s crony appointments continue with the appalling decision to remove the previous chair of Pharmac and appoint a former Labour MP to the role, National’s Health spokesperson...


David Clark’s NOS review conflicted and farcical

Health Minister David Clark must take responsibility after the release of a damning report by AuditNZ, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The report shows the Ministry of...


National welcomes Productivity Commission report

The Productivity Commission’s report on the transition to a low emissions economy is another useful contribution to the development of climate change policy, National’s spokesperson for Climate Change Todd Muller...


Robertson retreats from debt target, contradicts PM

After months and months of insisting the Government’s core debt target was inviolable, a pledge repeated by the Prime Minister just last week, Grant Robertson has now admitted it’s more...


2020 policy discussion begins with small business

National Leader Simon Bridges today launched National’s 2020 election policy development process, beginning with the ‘Have your say’ listening campaign for small businesses. “We want to hear from New Zealanders...


Flailing Employment Minister bereft of ideas

With the number of jobs being created and the economy slowing and business confidence plummeting it’s becoming increasingly clear the Government has no clue what to do about it, National’s...