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Low to middle income earners side-lined by Minister

Housing Minister Phil Twyford is cancelling plans to build affordable houses just so he can label them KiwiBuild, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Mr Twyford is so worried about...


Minister’s leadership of Census 2018 abysmal

Statistics Minister James Shaw’s failure to show leadership and be out of the country when Census 2018 was falling to bits has meant that next year’s Budget will be developed...


Jones’ forestry jobs cost at least $485k apiece

Shane Jones could hire the Prime Minister to work on his tree-planting schemes – and she’d get a pay rise – based on the fuzzy economics of the Provincial Growth...


Cullen confirms tax group will deliver CGT

Sir Michael Cullen has let Kiwis know what the Government has been too shy to reveal – the Tax Working Group was set up to design a capital gains tax...


Virtual Learning Network & online learning in limbo

The Government has failed to give certainty of funding for the Virtual Learning Network (VLN) Primary which supports more than 1000 students with their contract expiring in a few weeks,...


Jones’ ports meddling smacks of nationalisation

Labour has endowed its junior partner with wads of cash and latitude to meddle but its grandiose plans to reshape North Island port and transport infrastructure smacks of nationalisation, National’s...


Govt confirms it got Sroubek decision badly wrong

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has confirmed he is unfit for office by finally coming to the same conclusion on convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek that every other New Zealander reached...


Southland disAbility Enterprises adding value to our community

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie is encouraging WasteNet to consider the social value that Southland DisAbility Enterprises has to the community when it retenders its contract. “Southland disAbility Enterprises provides meaningful...


KiwiBuild underwrites could cost $1.8 billion

The KiwiBuild programme could end up costing the taxpayer $1.8 billion after only seven houses in the Wanaka Northlake development have been sold, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The...


Damaging labour law changes will hurt NZ

The Labour-led Government has persisted with employment law changes that will hurt the New Zealand economy, our businesses and workers, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “Iain...