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Rental reforms should remain on hold

The Government must explain why it is pushing ahead with reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act when just over a week ago it said this work was on hold, National’s...


National backs RSA’s Stand At Dawn

Despite the country being in lockdown and official Anzac Day services cancelled, New Zealanders can still commemorate Anzac Day from their homes by Standing at Dawn, Leader of the Opposition...


Primary sector needs more Govt support

The Government needs to urgently engage with the meat industry to look at ways to allow increased productivity over coming weeks, otherwise there will be a significant animal and farmer...


MFAT can’t forget about those stranded in India

New Zealanders who are currently still stranded in India will need assistance trying to return home, National’s spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Gerry Brownlee says. “We have Kiwis who are in...


Parents should have support in post-natal recovery

Mothers deserve support when they give birth and should be allowed to have a nominated partner present for post-natal recovery, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “Currently some DHBs...


Committee to continue asking questions NZers want answers to

The Epidemic Response Committee will resume on Tuesday to continue probing the Government’s response to Covid-19, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “The Committee has been pushing for more information to...


Economic Support Package for businesses needs to be expanded

The Government needs to clarify urgently whether it will expand its Economic Support Package which is one of the least generous amongst comparable countries, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says....


Greater package and focus needed in education

National supports the initial investment in remote learning measures parents and schools can help ensure children continue to learn during lockdown, but there is a lot more to do, National’s...


Overwhelming support for quarantining at border

A petition launched by National for mandatory quarantining for everyone arriving at our border has had overwhelming support, with 40,000 people signing it in just 24 hours, Opposition Leader Simon...


Show us the economic data

National is calling on the Government to stop keeping New Zealanders in the dark and start releasing key information on the economy on a weekly basis, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul...