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Minister ignores pleas to tell the truth

Health Minister David Clark ignored repeated pleas to tell the truth about Counties Manukau DHB and to clear their names from public servants whose reputation he had unfairly damaged, National’s...


Law and Order targets sent to waste paper bin

The Government’s pledge to put fewer people in prison is already starting to bite, as it drops previous targets aimed at solving more crime and keeping New Zealanders safe, National’s...


Government driving land into foreign ownership

The Government’s backward and ill-thought through changes to overseas investment regulations are having a perverse effect and driving more land into the hands of overseas investors, National’s Spokesperson for Viticulture...


Govt must take opportunity to fix broken LGOIMA

The escalating transparency issues at Auckland Council are a sign that the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act is broken, and central Government must take steps towards reform by...


Green Party abandoning its ‘principles’

Green Party voters are feeling rightfully ripped off after Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage’s extraordinary U-turn to allow an overseas bottling plant to purchase more land to expand their operation,...


Tourists latest target for Labour’s new taxes

Labour has turned its tax sights on tourists with its proposal to impose new taxes up to $35 each on visitors coming to New Zealand, National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay...


Speech to Fieldays on climate change

Thank you for having me here. My time as Economic Development Minister underlined for me the importance of the primary sector and regional New Zealand. There can be a lot...


National calls for common ground on climate policy

Today in a keynote speech at the 50th Annual Agricultural Fieldays Opposition Leader Simon Bridges has taken a significant step toward a bipartisan approach to climate change policy. “Today I...


Govt has no plan for solving emerging energy gap

The Government has confirmed it has little idea on how to solve the emerging energy challenges, in spite of its plan to phase down non-renewable electricity generation around the country,...