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Mycoplasma Bovis confirmed in Waikato

The cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis continues to rampage across New Zealand with the Waikato region the latest to be declared, Waikato MP Tim van de Molen says. “My thoughts are...


Income gap with Australia about to widen

Completely opposite approaches to family incomes from Governments on either side of the Tasman risk re-starting the brain drain to Australia with the income gap for middle-income earners about to...


More focus needed on reforming learning support

The Government’s $21.5 million investment in early intervention is a positive step for children and families who need additional learning support, but there is a need to focus on reforming...


Culture of hostility coming from the top

The Government needs to stop blaming farmers for the ongoing spread of the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis and get on with the response, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “Mr...


Environment struggles with Winston’s diplomat win

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage’s announcement today is another broken promise from a Government which continues to prove it is unable to back it up its unrealistic claims from Opposition, National’s...


Forestry industry needs certainty not rhetoric

After so much fanfare and expectation-raising Shane Jones’ announcement today is extremely disappointing, National’s Forestry spokesperson Alastair Scott says. “Mr Jones jetted in to Rotorua today to do nothing but...


People don’t want your fuel tax, Phil

With Auckland Council’s latest round of public submissions on the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax closing Monday the public is loudly saying it doesn’t want it, National’s Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross...


KiwiBuild houses $50,000 more than Govt claimed

New Zealanders will be shocked to learn the Government has hiked the price of its KiwiBuild houses by $50,000 in just three days – and that it either didn’t know...


Confusion grows around East Lake decision

Questions must be asked about why the proposed East Lake seems to have been removed from the Residential Red Zone regeneration exhibition, and some answers are needed as to the...


Twyford stuffs market, complains it’s stuffed

The Government’s invitation to private developers to participate in KiwiBuild is a cry for help from a Minister who’s leaving a trail of U-turns and broken promises in his wake,...