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Govt must stop ignoring pain inflicted on SMEs

The Government must stop ignoring the evidence that small businesses are being hurt by its policies and that in turn is undermining New Zealand’s economic growth, National’s Small Business spokesperson...


NZ’s loss is Australia’s gain as gas ban looms

The Government’s rush to ban new offshore oil and gas exploration is hurting the economy and doing nothing for global carbon emissions, while Australia stands ready to top up our...


Govt must explain granting residency to dangerous criminal

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway needs to explain why he granted permanent residency to Karel Sroubek, also known as Jan Antolik, who is currently in prison, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell...


Waitangi Tribunal needs urgent reform

The real issue concerning the Waitangi Tribunal will not be addressed by more resourcing, but by fundamental reform, National’s spokesperson for Justice Mark Mitchell says. “The Tribunal was originally set...


Primary strikes to go ahead

Late this evening it has been confirmed that NZEI members overwhelmingly voted to progress rolling regional strikes from Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November, National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki...


Small firms ignored as working groups multiply

Small business owners will be disappointed to hear that the Government’s Small Business Council is too busy to listen right now because it has been asked to advise on establishing...


Parker needs tariff exemption from Washington trip

Trade Minister David Parker needs to secure an exemption for New Zealand from recent American steel and aluminium tariffs from his trip to Washington DC, National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade...


A year of economic mismanagement and disarray

Tomorrow marks a year since the Labour-Led Government took office, causing a freefall in business confidence, a surge in industrial action and a massive increase in the cost of living,...


Transport sector paying price for Labour-led Govt

A year under Labour has caused chaos and instability in the transport sector, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “There have been more strikes across the sector in one year...


Serious questions regarding brake testing issues

There are serious questions that need to be answered by Government agencies regarding the method of brake testing on Waiheke Island, Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye says. “This is a...