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Govt must act to support smoking cessation

The recent increase to cigarettes provides another incentive for smokers to quit but the Government must now ensure that smoking cessation tools are appropriately regulated and able to be used...


Prisoner rehabilitation put above safety of guards

The Corrections Minister needs to explain why prisoners are being prioritised over guards after five serious assaults at Auckland’s brand new maximum security prison, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says....


500% increase in organ donors being compensated

National MP Chris Bishop is welcoming the news that 92 people obtained full compensation for donating live organs last year, under the first full year of the Compensation for Live...


Stricter penalties proposed for contaminated food

National’s Food Safety spokesperson Nathan Guy is backing calls from the food and grocery sector for tougher penalties for those who intentionally contaminate our food or threaten to do so....


New Bill to protect victims of insane offenders

A new Bill from the National Party would ensure that the victims of legally insane offenders are treated the same as other victims of crime, Taupō MP Louise Upston says....


National calls on Govt to support tourism sector

The Prime Minister needs to listen to the tourism industry and appoint an Associate Minister for Tourism to ensure the Government is doing all it can to support New Zealand’s...


Seasonal fruit won’t wait for working group

Growers in New Zealand’s fruit-bowl regions are expecting bumper harvests this season but are struggling to find workers, a problem the Government should have the tools to address, National’s Horticulture...


Higher fines for litterbugs coming

As local councils grapple with the litter left behind by holidaymakers, a Member's Bill from National could soon introduce stiffer penalties for people caught illegally dumping rubbish, National’s Environment spokesperson...


New Bill to grant police name suppression in fatal shootings

National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop has drafted a Member’s Bill to give automatic name suppression to police officers involved in fatal shootings. “By convention, the media choose not to report...


Kiwis to feel impact of higher living costs in 2019

New Zealanders face another year of higher living costs in 2019 as the impact of bad Government decisions ranging from increased taxes, wasteful spending and poorly thought through regulation start...