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Mark Crofskey National’s candidate in Rimutaka

Mark Crofskey has today been selected as National’s Rimutaka candidate for the 2020 General Election. Mr Crofskey is a former lawyer with more than 18 years’ experience in the profession....


Kiwis overwhelmingly reject Labour's car tax

Julie Anne Genter’s signature car tax isn’t winning the public over, with 69 per cent of submissions opposed to her proposal, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “The Associate Transport...


Time for action on vaping regulation

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has been promising vaping regulation since this Government came into office, but after almost two years in power there’s still no legislation, National MP Nicky...


Court action looming over State Integrated Schools

The Government’s recent school infrastructure announcement excludes State Integrated Schools which they believe breaches their agreement with the Crown, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “Education Minister Chris Hipkins has...


ECE Action Plan just a plan to write another plan

National will consider the proposals made in the Early Learning Action Plan, but is sceptical this is yet another unfunded wish list from a Government with a record of non-delivery,...


More data breaches at Arts, Culture & Heritage Ministry

The Tuia250 data breach earlier in the year was just the beginning of cybersecurity issues at the Ministry for Arts, Culture and Heritage, National’s Data and Cybersecurity spokesperson Dr Shane...


Russia remains Peters’ blind spot

Foreign Minister Winston Peters’ refusal to directly express displeasure to the Russian Ambassador and his Government over Russian allegations the New Zealand Defence Force failed to clear a firing range...


Mana in Mahi target mysteriously disappears

The Government appears to have dropped its target of 4000 Mana in Mahi places by the end of 2019 and is failing vulnerable young Kiwis, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise...


The Government’s year of data breaches

This Government is overseeing data breach after data breach, and the latest breach involving the firearm buy-back programme is incredibly serious, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “Police Minister Stuart...


Government – first class at PR, third rate at delivery

After two years in Government Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Finance Minister Grant Robertson have finally realised they’ve dropped the ball on infrastructure and are now frantically announcing big spending...