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Firearms buyback risks failure

The low rate of firearms handed in so far shows that the Government’s buyback scheme is failing to secure buy-in from the firearms community, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says....


The infrastructure solution staring Government in the face

Labour’s broken promise on Auckland’s light rail has provided a silver lining in the form of $774 million in unspent transport funds that could be used to solve our infrastructure...


Ministry’s response to serious allegations requires independent investigation

News that a principal was awarded contracts with the Ministry of Education worth hundreds of thousands of dollars while under investigation for sleeping naked with students needs an independent investigation,...


Government not moving fast enough on measles

With the number of confirmed measles cases surpassing 1,000, the Government needs to act faster to ensure the lives of more New Zealanders are not put at risk, National’s Associate...


Freshwater proposals to hammer farmers

Today’s freshwater announcement is a gut punch to rural New Zealand from a Government that continues to heap pressure onto our most productive sector, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says....


Freshwater discussion document short-sighted and flawed

The proposals in the Government’s Freshwater Discussion Document released today are short-sighted and will severely limit our most profitable sector, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “While we encourage the...


Government scraps KiwiBuild in all but name

The long-awaited KiwiBuild reset has proven to be a damp squib, with all the elements that made the policy unique now consigned to the rubbish bin, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith...


More support needed for pre-fab home manufacturers

The Government needs to show more support for pre-fab home manufacturers to help undo KiwiBuild’s damage, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “The news that Canterbury-based Welhaus Limited...


Speech: Enhancing the India-New Zealand relationship

It’s a pleasure to be here today. It’s my pleasure to address you as Leader of the Opposition and the largest party in our Parliament. Can I thank our hosts...


Disappointing lack of detail in interim report

It’s disappointing that the interim report on the Health and Disability System review is more than 300 pages long but doesn’t contain a single recommendation, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse...