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Acting PM is wrong on mental health pilot

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters is either genuinely confused or he has deliberately made false statements to media today that the mental health crisis call response pilot had come to...


Price of petrol up 20 cents before Govt fuel taxes

Figures released by Statistics NZ today show petrol prices for the year to June were up 20 cents per litre, even before the Government’s extra 25 cents per litre tax...


Service sector shows worrying signs for economy

The services sector of the economy is now performing at its worst level since 2012 – raising concerns about the economy’s ability to continue to create opportunities, grow jobs and...


Govt axes highly anticipated mental health pilot

The Government’s decision to axe a universally-supported pilot to improve the response to 111 mental health calls is nothing short of disgraceful, especially after Labour pledged to make mental health...


Where’s Wally Haumaha inquiry?

The Government must release the terms of reference of the inquiry into the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Police Commissioner given it’s now two weeks since the Acting Prime...


Govt’s reasons for axing school PPPs flimsy

A recently released Cabinet Paper shows the Government is going ahead with axing public-private partnerships for building and maintaining schools, but the reasons for doing so simply don’t stack up, National’s Associate Education...


Government’s lack of leadership again on show

Health Minister David Clark going on holiday while nurses went on well-signalled strikes around New Zealand is the latest example of a Government failing to front up to New Zealanders....


1080 dumpers must be held to account

Revelations that 1080 poison has been dumped in a national park on Stewart Island need to be urgently investigated and dealt with, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “Stewart Island...


Integrity of Govt slush fund in serious question

Shane Jones needs to explain what conflicts were declared before the Government gave $6 million to a trust led by a former NZ First MP, and why his slush fund...


Petition supporting liquor law Bill submitted

Hutt South MP Chris Bishop has presented a petition to Parliament today in support of his Member’s Bill to allow restaurants that hold on-licences to sell alcohol,...