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Early intervention wait times increase significantly

The Government has failed to deliver on its commitments to reduce children’s  waiting times for early intervention service with wait times increasing significantly, National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola...


Select Committee progresses Waimea Dam Bill

Nelson MP Nick Smith has welcomed today’s report to Parliament from the Governance and Administration Select Committee on the Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation) Bill and its unanimous support...


Government additional learning support welcome

Today’s confirmation the Government will build on National’s record investment in learning support is good news for schools, however, with a critical teacher shortage and pay negotiations ongoing, it may...


Ballot extension shows KiwiBuild struggling

The latest announcement that the ballot for KiwiBuild houses in Wanaka has had to be extended hammers home just how much Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet KiwiBuild scheme is struggling,...


Kiwis gloomy on outlook as living costs climb

New Zealanders have turned pessimistic about the economy and are less confident about their own prospects in the face of the Government’s propensity to drive up living costs, National’s Economic...


Jones must stop meddling in Port’s operations

The Minister for Regional Economic Development must stop meddling in the operations of Ports of Auckland and allow it to make commercial decisions free of political interference, National’s Infrastructure spokesperson...


Minister job-shames low waged, slows jobless

The Social Development Minister doesn’t seem to realise how counter-productive it is to shame those on low wages while signalling to jobseekers that they don’t need to rush to find...


Serious questions the Immigration Minister should’ve asked

There are serious questions that the Immigration Ministers needs to answers after confirmation today he has allowed a dangerous criminal to stay in New Zealand without fully considering the facts,...


Urgent action needed in McLennan development

Housing Minister Phil Twyford needs to urgently look into security issues with houses in the McLennan development and direct Housing New Zealand to replace all failing locking systems, National’s Housing...


Central Plains water storage a real success

The opening of the final stage of the Central Plains Water Scheme yesterday is an excellent success for water storage and forward thinking in New Zealand, National Agriculture Spokesperson Nathan...