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Let’s face reality on the cost to ratepayers

The Government needs to put ratepayers at the front of the discussion when it comes to its response to the report released today on climate change adaptation, National’s Local Government...


Clark’s cancellation of health targets costing lives

We are beginning to see what we have feared all along – the Government’s cancellation of the health targets is costing lives, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Health Minister,...


Robertson wrong and lacking credibility

The Minister of Finance lacks any credibility in criticising National’s plan to index tax thresholds to the cost of living given his Government’s wasteful use of taxpayer money while he...


Big risks in firearms changes

National Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says there are big risks in the major shake-up to firearms administration released to Arms Officers yesterday and leaked to National. The Police are proposing:...


Even Labour doesn’t buy KiwiBuild

The Prime Minister is claiming KiwiBuild is going through a ‘recalibration’ as she is forced to drop all interim targets, but in reality the scheme is flat-lining, National’s Housing spokesperson...


Government must act urgently on EU trade threat

The Government must consider taking the EU to the WTO if it follows through on threats to remove preferential access for our lamb and butter post-Brexit, National’s Foreign Affairs and...


Govt must clarify tariff, quota position with UK

23 January 2019:   New Zealand exporters need the government to provide certainty over the costs that will be imposed on their goods if a no-deal Brexit occurs, National’s Foreign Affairs...


National would introduce rolling tax relief

A National Government would link income tax brackets to inflation, ensuring income taxes are adjusted every three years in line with the cost of living and allowing New Zealanders to...


Simon Bridges – State of the Nation speech

Good afternoon everyone. It’s fantastic to be here in Christchurch to speak to you about National’s vision for New Zealand, our principles and our priorities for this year and beyond....


Govt needs to do more on teacher shortages

National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says teacher vacancy figures being reported do not reflect an accurate picture of the retention and recruitment issues faced by schools and that the Government...