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Farming community at the heart of National’s priorities

New Zealand’s rural communities need a National Government to unlock their full potential and help our farmers and growers handle the heavy lifting of our economic recovery. National Party Leader...


Lack of action from Conservation Minister will cost jobs

The Government is putting jobs at risk by not offering desperately-needed financial relief to businesses that operate on conservation land, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. Businesses with permits to...


Government underestimating labour shortage

The Government is underestimating the size of the labour shortage rural contractors are facing as they come into their busy season, National’s Agriculture spokesperson David Bennett says. “Agriculture Minister Damien...


Government makes shambles of prisoner voting law

Differences between coalition partners and this clumsy and incompetent Government’s use of urgency has resulted in a shambolic and unworkable prisoner voting law, National’s Electoral Law spokesperson Nick Smith says....


Clark’s humiliation of Director-General of Health

Health Minister David Clark has finally turned up to work, and when he did, his first job was to throw his Director-General of Health under the bus, Leader of the...


IMF figures show NZ economy falling behind Australia

The latest IMF report shows New Zealand’s GDP is falling at a much faster rate than Australia’s, with the difference in growth costing the New Zealand economy $8 billion this...


Government not keeping tabs on border exemptions

The Government isn’t keeping track of how many foreign citizens it is letting into New Zealand under the ‘essential other worker’ border closure exemption, National’s Immigration spokesperson Stuart Smith has...


Shambolic Coalition creating economic uncertainty

The Coalition Government’s chronic instability is creating huge uncertainty in the economy at a time when businesses need confidence to grow and create jobs, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says....


Customs ill prepared to protect our borders

Customs staff at our international airport borders have received no training to prepare for the increase in Kiwis returning home. This lack of preparation just reiterates how ill-prepared this Government...


Light rail’s demise highlights Government's incompetence

The demise of Auckland’s light rail is yet another broken promise by Labour and shows they simply can’t deliver, Leader of the Opposition Todd Muller and National’s Transport spokesperson Chris...