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National will reverse, repair poorly planned ban

It’s a dark day for the energy sector now that the Government has rammed through its ban on new offshore exploration, a ban National will reverse, National’s Energy and Resources...


Haumaha report farce continues

National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says the Government should immediately release the report into the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Commissioner of Police. “Much like the whole Wally Haumaha...


Govt’s fixation on Auckland airport tram bewildering

Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s determination to build a light rail link to Auckland airport from the CBD without a completed business case shows ideology not the needs of commuters is...


Parliament could block Vic Uni name change

Serious questions are being raised about whether a change to the name of Victoria University of Wellington can proceed without an amending Act of Parliament, National’s List MP based in...


Early intervention wait times increase significantly

The Government has failed to deliver on its commitments to reduce children’s  waiting times for early intervention service with wait times increasing significantly, National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola...


Select Committee progresses Waimea Dam Bill

Nelson MP Nick Smith has welcomed today’s report to Parliament from the Governance and Administration Select Committee on the Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation) Bill and its unanimous support...


Government additional learning support welcome

Today’s confirmation the Government will build on National’s record investment in learning support is good news for schools, however, with a critical teacher shortage and pay negotiations ongoing, it may...


Ballot extension shows KiwiBuild struggling

The latest announcement that the ballot for KiwiBuild houses in Wanaka has had to be extended hammers home just how much Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet KiwiBuild scheme is struggling,...


Kiwis gloomy on outlook as living costs climb

New Zealanders have turned pessimistic about the economy and are less confident about their own prospects in the face of the Government’s propensity to drive up living costs, National’s Economic...


Jones must stop meddling in Port’s operations

The Minister for Regional Economic Development must stop meddling in the operations of Ports of Auckland and allow it to make commercial decisions free of political interference, National’s Infrastructure spokesperson...