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Ideology on the menu but no beef

Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter’s assertion that climate change is the foremost public health issue will come as news to the many thousands of New Zealanders suffering from cancer,...


OCR cut brings sobering economic news

Today’s historic cut to the Official Cash Rate down to just one per cent sounds a dramatic warning that the New Zealand economy is slowing and the Government needs to...


Victims neglected by Govt’s soft on crime agenda

Responses to the 2019 Strengthening the Criminal Justice System for Victims survey shows victims feel failed by this Government’s soft on crime attitude, National Spokesperson for Justice Mark Mitchell says....


Government plays fast and loose with electoral law

New Zealand’s democracy is being treated with disrespect by the Government’s rushed and unconventional changes to electoral and referendum law, National’s Electoral Law spokesperson Nick Smith says. “The Government is...


Government attempting to ban whitebaiting

The popular Kiwi pastime of whitebaiting is at risk of being banned if the Minister of Conservation gets her way, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “National will oppose the...


Select Committee failing to assess submissions

Government members of the Environment Select Committee have today voted down the opportunity for a one month extension to the Zero Carbon Bill process, which would have given New Zealanders...


Chief Ombudsman to investigate Minister’s secret letter

An official investigation has been launched into Julie Anne Genter’s refusal to release her secret Let’s Get Wellington Moving letter, National MPs Chris Bishop and Nicola Willis say. “The Associate...


Polytech reforms grab community cash

The Government’s vocational education reform is looking like the next fees-free flop as recently released official papers show the one mega polytechnic will grab cash from polytechnics, National’s Spokesperson for...


More children in benefit dependent households

The number of children living in benefit dependent households has increased by 8,000 in just over a year despite the Government’s commitment to halve child poverty in ten years, National’s...


TEC warns polytechnic reforms will fail with extreme impact

The next fees-free failure is unfolding as Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) documents released on Thursday show the polytechnic reforms are likely to fail with extreme impact, National Party Spokesperson for...