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Fuel tax to cost Aucklanders $1.5bn more

The cost of living in Auckland is set to skyrocket with the Auckland regional fuel tax coming into effect today meaning Aucklanders will be paying a total of up to...


Government must listen to school principals

This Government continues to show if you’re not on one of its 130 working groups or you disagree with its bad ideas then it’s not willing to listen, Opposition Leader...


Labour gives with one hand and takes with the other

Over 1.7 million families will be worse off because of Labour’s changes to National’s Families Package, which comes into force tomorrow, National Party Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Families...


Nash has serious questions to answer

Police Minister Stuart Nash has some explaining to do about his appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Police Commissioner, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Mr Haumaha has made some...


The billion dollar fund that isn’t

Analysis of Budget documents reveals that Shane Jones’ much vaunted billion dollar Provincial Growth Fund doesn’t have anywhere near $1 billion to spend this year, National’s Regional Economic Development spokesperson...


Minister’s claim fuel tax not regressive is rubbish

Transport Minister Phil Twyford is fast losing what credibility he has left as he tries to claim that his regional fuel tax is not regressive, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross...


Govt confirms raid on regions to pay for Akl trams

The release of the Government’s transport policy confirms its intention to rip $5 billion out of regional state highways so that it can fund tram projects in Auckland, National’s Transport...


Davis corrects the record on Waikeria PPP

In a striking admission Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has confirmed the Government was not bound by any public-private partnership contract despite comments from his senior colleagues indicating it was, National’s...


Curran far from open and transparent – yet again

Associate State Services Minister Clare Curran talks a big game about her ‘open and transparent Government’, but she has come up short once again, National’s Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media...


Power bills required when tramping in National Parks

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today told the Environment Select Committee that her key achievement in office is requiring New Zealanders who go tramping to carry power bills to prove to...