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Government must invest in Northland highways

The Government’s cut-price plans for major Northland highways shows it’s priority is pet projects like central Auckland trams and is leaving Northland behind, MPs for Rodney, Whangarei and Northland Mark...


Future of Napier to Hastings Expressway in turmoil

The future of the proposed four-lane Napier to Hastings Expressway is in turmoil, MP for Tukituki Lawrence Yule says. “The previous National Government had committed to upgrading the Napier to...


Mill Road vital to prevent transport heart attack

Auckland will suffer a transport heart attack if improvements aren’t made to the Mill Road corridor, MPs for Papakura and Hunua Judith Collins and Andrew Bayly say. “The $1 billion...


Upgrade to choked route vital for growth

The Government’s decision to axe completely the planned four lane highway from Christchurch to Ashburton shows it isn’t prepared to support regional New Zealand, MPs for Selwyn and Ashburton Amy...


Lower jobless welcome but pressures building

The drop in the unemployment rate is welcome news but the latest figures also highlight the growing pressures in an economy where business are struggling to find workers, National’s Finance...


Govt’s tourism strategy – yet another tax

The Government should be doing all it can to ensure New Zealand reaps the benefits of the boom in tourism but the only firm decision in its draft tourism strategy...


Govt retreats on labour law, defies union backers

The Government appears to have heeded National’s warnings on the likely economic damage from its labour law changes, retreating from the worst elements in defiance of its union...


National will reverse, repair poorly planned ban

It’s a dark day for the energy sector now that the Government has rammed through its ban on new offshore exploration, a ban National will reverse, National’s Energy and Resources...


Haumaha report farce continues

National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says the Government should immediately release the report into the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Commissioner of Police. “Much like the whole Wally Haumaha...


Govt’s fixation on Auckland airport tram bewildering

Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s determination to build a light rail link to Auckland airport from the CBD without a completed business case shows ideology not the needs of commuters is...