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Phone call to confirm Meningitis outbreak took 3 weeks

The Government’s slow response to the Northland Meningitis outbreak has been underlined again in a report that shows that the Technical Advisory Group wasn’t convened until three weeks after outbreak...


Minister again fails Māori students

News that the Government has failed to fund a programme that supports Māori students into science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) subjects is extremely disappointing and shows a repeating pattern of...


Cannabis advertising shows lack of regulations

News that MedSafe is investigating cannabis billboard advertising in Auckland further confirms the lazy vacuum the Government has created for medicinal cannabis, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says....


Petition launched to support surf lifesaving

A petition to ensure that surf lifesaving is recognised and funded as an emergency service has been launched today by Helensville MP Chris Penk. “Surf lifesaving is a vital service...


Majority of NZ motorists will pay more to drive

No amount of semantic hair-splitting by ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway can change the fact that the majority of New Zealand motorists will be paying more when his motor vehicle levies...


Japan should remain in IWC, cease whaling

Japan should remain in the International Whaling Commission and should stop all ‘scientific whaling’, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Japanese media reports that Japan intends to leave the...


Shane Jones must explain comments

National’s Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop is asking whether senior NZ First MP Shane Jones still believes Wally Haumaha has ‘a completely clean bill of health’ like he claimed in Parliament...


Govt turns back on agricultural training provider

National is disappointed by the news that the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture is going into interim liquidation, National MPs Paula Bennett and Nathan Guy say. “The Government is bribing students...


Impact of soft on crime approach being felt

Public concern around the Government’s soft on crime approach is clearly building as shown by the level of public anger over the sentence that Rouxle Le Roux received for the...


Schools face English language support cuts

Recent news that some schools will be losing ESOL funding due to a change made in the last few weeks by the Ministry means that schools have little time to...