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Shane Jones forestry affair gets even murkier

Revelations that Shane Jones met with representatives from a NZ First-linked forestry company, after point blank denying it the day before, should throw his future as a Minister into question,...


Govt should let Whānau Ora get on with the job

It seems as though the Government is intent on using the investment it has set aside for Whānau Ora to pay itself through its own Government agencies, National’s Whānau Ora...


Clarity needed around cruise ships and ferries

I am disappointed that residents from Waiheke and Devonport have been disrupted as a result of Fullers ferry cancellations, Auckland Central’s MP Nikki Kaye says. “Ultimately public transport must take...


Police Minister finally admits to gang problem

It has taken a mass brawl in his own electorate for Minister Stuart Nash to finally open his eyes and admit what every other New Zealander already knows, New Zealand...


Services sector reflects a slowing economy

The decline in the services sector is another sign of a slowing economy, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The Performance of Services Index is a monthly survey of the...


Government fails to deliver on Kermadec Sanctuary

No progress has been made on advancing the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary over the past two years despite specific Government promises in their coalition agreements to do so, Nelson MP Nick...


Government failing to enhance our marine reserves

The Government’s record on protecting our marine environment is lacklustre and yet another example of them failing to deliver, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “Despite talking a big game...


Shane Jones must explain his shady PGF meetings

Shane Jones has serious questions to answer after newly-released documents suggest he misled Parliament over his knowledge of a suspect Provincial Growth Fund application, National’s Regional Development spokesperson Chris Bishop...


Weekend of gang violence shows need to get tough

Two violent incidents in two days have provided a graphic illustration of why the Government needs to get tougher on gang activity, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “The latest...


More gang violence under soft on crime Govt

Another report of gang violence this morning is the sad reality of gang numbers increasing by 1400 under this Government, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “A child was almost...