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Andrew Little admits failed Pike River promise

After years of promises and false hope, Pike River Recovery Minister Andrew Little admitted yesterday there is little chance of recovering the 29 men tragically lost, National’s Pike River Re-entry...


OECD says New Zealand economy hit harder than most

New figures show New Zealand is likely to experience a bigger economic shock from Covid-19 than Australia and other OECD countries despite being in a better position than most to...


Govt ignoring forestry industry’s concerns

The Government is failing to acknowledge the valid concerns raised about its rushed and unpractical forestry regulation bill, which has led to the industry sending the Prime Minister an open...


Govt risks losing economic benefit of America’s Cup

The Government’s lack of urgency on approving visas for the America’s Cup teams is concerning and risks losing a significant amount of economic benefit to New Zealand, National’s Economic Development...


Govt needs to get moving on trans-Tasman travel

As the conditions for the wage subsidy change, clearly defined criteria for the opening of the trans-Tasman/Pacific bubble needs to be published, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says. “Caution...


Govt finances show urgent need for growth plan

Crown account figures released today show we already have a deficit of $13 billion and net debt has already increased by nearly $20 billion on pre-Covid levels, National’s Finance spokesperson...


It is time for a plan to get Kiwis back in jobs

Deputy Leader of the Opposition Nikki Kaye says it is time for New Zealand to see the Government’s plan to save and create jobs. “We have more and more jobs...


National to scrap teacher registration fees

National will scrap teacher registration fees and fund the Teaching Council directly, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. Under the current proposal teacher registration costs are set to double from...


Release the report, Minister

The Government needs to release the Health and Disability sector review which was completed months ago, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. The wide-ranging review, chaired by Heather Simpson, was...


Where’s the projects, Phil?

Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford has questions to answer on why no shovel ready projects are underway despite calling for ideas two months ago, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Judith Collins...