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Motiti Island decision troubling for recreational fishing

The decision to allow regional councils to manage fishing restrictions under the Resource Management Act sets a dangerous precedent, National’s Fisheries spokesperson Ian McKelvie says. “The Court of Appeal has...


Wellbeing data shows New Zealanders are worse off

New Zealanders' financial standing is sliding backwards for the first time since the GFC, according to new Statistics NZ data, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. "The Government claims to...


Bridges thanks Maggie Barry for her service

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today thanked Maggie Barry for her nine years of service to Parliament and the National Party. “Maggie has been a great representative for...


Maggie Barry to retire from politics in 2020

North Shore MP Maggie Barry ONZM has today announced she will not be seeking re-election and will retire from Parliament in 2020. Ms Barry has held the North Shore seat for...


The one per cent China FTA upgrade

A one per cent saving in tariffs on wood and paper exports under the China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will leave exporters rightly asking themselves ‘is that it’, National’s Trade...


Food grants double under Labour Government

The number of food hardship grants paid out since the election has doubled as everyday Kiwis are getting hammered by the rising cost of living, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


Electricity grants through the roof as cost of living bites

Hardships payments for electricity and gas went up 46 per cent this winter as the Kiwis feel the effects of a higher cost of living, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


Economy slowing down because of visa processing

Visa processing times are continuing to increase despite millions being pumped into Immigration New Zealand, National’s Immigration spokesperson Stuart Smith says. “Visa delays are having a major impact on our...


CRL hardship fund a positive step for businesses

The creation of a hardship fund for Auckland businesses adversely affected by delays to the City Rail Link is a positive step in what has been a very difficult situation,...


Government needs to deliver more than just excuses

Perennially low business confidence and declining optimism from firms about their own futures demands more than just excuses from the Finance Minister, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The just-released...