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Action needed, not another inquiry

The pending announcement of what’s likely to be a lengthy inquiry into the state of mental health services in New Zealand will delay action for those who need help now,...


Govt must extend submissions on foreign buyers

The Government should extend the deadline for submissions on their Bill to ban foreign buyers to avoid having to go back and fix it later, National’s Trade spokesperson Todd McClay...


Axing BPS targets a woeful backwards step

National Party Leader Bill English says the Government’s decision to axe the Better Public Services Targets is a recipe for dumb and lazy government that will make the public service...


Cracking down on drugged drivers

A Bill to bolster Police’s ability to tackle drug driving has been lodged as a Members Bill by National MP for Wairarapa Alastair Scott. “Too many fatal crashes involving drugs...


Billion tree target a mirage

The new Government’s target to plant a billion trees in ten years is rapidly turning into a fanciful mirage, National Party MPs Simon Bridges and Nick Smith say. “We learnt...


Bill English congratulates PM

National Party Leader Bill English has extended his warm congratulations to Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford on their baby news....


Government to divert road taxes to rail?

Transport Minister Phil Twyford has confirmed the Government is considering diverting taxes paid by motorists who want better roads to rail instead, while insisting to media this won’t happen, National’s...


Bill to strengthen language learning in schools

A draft Bill to strengthen the ability of students to learn a second language at school has today been released for public consultation by National Party Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye....


Petition launched to ensure Auckland to Whangarei route

National MPs Dr Shane Reti and Matt King have today launched a campaign to ensure the Auckland to Whangarei four-lane Road of National Significance proceeds as planned by the previous...


PGP review puts brakes on research and development

The cynical timing of a review of the Primary Growth Partnership over the summer break illustrates the coalition Government’s priorities do not lie with growing the primary sector, National Party...