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PM’s charm offensive with business now in tatters

The Prime Minister must act now to assert her leadership against the Regional Economic Development Minister, who is running amok and openly defying her, National’s Economic Development spokesman Paul Goldsmith...


Govt fuel taxes show indifference to cost of living

The Government’s obsession with fuel taxes shows it doesn’t care about the cost of living for ordinary Kiwis, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “Now is the time for solutions...


NZIER predicting Govt will break own budget rules

As a consequence of the Government’s anti-growth policies NZIER is now predicting it will not meet its own budget responsibility rule of keeping core Crown debt below 20 per cent...


Anti-growth policies cost every Kiwi $1600 a year

The message from economists is loud and clear: the Government’s bad economic policies mean New Zealanders will be thousands of dollars a year worse off, says National Party Leader Simon...


More working groups won’t fix anti-growth agenda

The Prime Minister’s announcement of yet another working group to try and shore up plummeting business confidence will do nothing to address the uncertainty created by the Government’s anti-growth policies,...


Big risks for NZ in ‘closed for business’ message

There are big risks to the New Zealand economy from the Government’s message that foreign investors are less welcome these days, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The world’s biggest...


Another fail from Phil Twyford

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s knee-jerk and uninformed decision to reform the Residential Tenancy Act will cause renters to pay even more and won’t solve any problems, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith...


Cost of Govt’s endless working groups mounting

The bill for the Government’s constant outsourcing of its job to 152 working groups and reviews has reached $170 million so far, with a third still to be costed, National...


Curran token demotion a sign of weakness

The decision to allow Clare Curran to retain any of her Ministerial portfolios after being dumped from Cabinet is a sign of weakness in the Government, National’s Government Digital Services...


National congratulates Scott Morrison

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has congratulated Scott Morrison on winning the leadership of the Australian Liberal Party and has acknowledged outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “I want to...