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PM making NZ communities less safe

The Prime Minister is misleading New Zealanders by falsely claiming prisons are full of low level offenders in order to try and justify the mess her Government is making on...


Finlayson appalled at Hezbollah protest

Shadow Attorney-General Chris Finlayson is appalled at the open support for the terrorist organisation Hezbollah at a protest in Auckland. “A protest in Aotea Square on Friday was carried out...


More incompetence from amateur Government

The Government’s embarrassing back down on Three Strikes has underlined the cracks in the Coalition and shown just how little thought is going into decisions which directly affect the lives...


Govt sends business confidence into ‘free fall’

Plummeting business confidence should be sending shivers down the spines of Government ministers, with Auckland businesses sending a clear signal that Government policies are taking the economy in the wrong...


Minister’s uncaring treatment of partnership schools

The Minister of Education’s handling of the process around partnership schools has been incompetent, uncaring and reckless, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “A number of schools have now received...


Twyford’s numbers badly wrong on foreign buyers

Housing Minister Phil Twyford failed to defend his numbers this morning on foreign home buyers in New Zealand because he got them badly wrong, says National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins....


Weak Davis must be called back to select committee

In a breath-taking display of incompetence, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis refused to answer questions on his $170 million tourism portfolio during a select committee estimates hearing today, National’s Tourism Spokesperson...


Jones wrong that oil and gas ban is “irreversible”

The assertion by Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones today that the ban on oil and gas exploration is “irreversible” is incorrect and misleading, National’s Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan Young says....


R&D tax credit policy built on Minister’s guesswork

The Research and Development (R&D) tax credits policy introduced by Megan Woods is still short on detail and long on generalities after today’s estimates hearing, National’s Research, Science and Innovation...