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Govt will take five years to add fewer extra cops

Jacinda Ardern and Stuart Nash have broken the trust of Kiwis who believed them when they said they’d keep their promise to add 1800 frontline cops over three years, National’s...


Fees-free sucks up tertiary money for nothing

For the first time in two decades universities in New Zealand will receive no real increase in government funding, while $2.8 billion is being spent on the failed policy to...


Education Minister stalling on Marlborough Colleges

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has taken the Marlborough Colleges co-location project back to square one and is now stalling on progress, Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith says. “Documents released under the...


Govt side-lining select committee process

Serious concerns about the Government’s attitude towards legislation have prompted the National Party to vote against the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “For...


Phil Twyford changes his tune over KiwiFail. Again.

Housing Minister Phil Twyford confirmed three days ago that no income limits will be applied to prospective KiwiBuild buyers but today, under questioning, he said he had not yet decided...


Govt continues to disregard victims of crime

The Government should spend more time listening to victims of crime and less on listening to soft-on-crime activists, by getting on with making sure there is enough capacity in our...


Govt cuts funding and opportunities for Kiwi kids

The Government has taken an axe to the education sector and scrapped a large number of valuable initiatives in Budget 2018, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “First Labour scrapped...


Government should axe its taxes as prices rise

With petrol prices climbing to record levels the Government should axe its plans to impose two new fuel taxes on New Zealanders, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “New Zealanders...


MP’s Bill to improve access to official information

Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee has introduced a private members bill that would enable elected members of local authorities to perform their duties more effectively by providing them greater access to...


Govt breaks early childhood education promises

The Government has broken its promises for early childhood education (ECE) in its first Budget leaving parents and educators to ask what priority it really places on early learning, National’s...