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Time to dump harmful 1970s-style pay agreements

The Government should scrap any plans it has to implement so-called ‘fair pay’ agreements, which are nothing more than a 1970s-style straightjacket on the economy, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Todd...


Government a step closer to banning whitebaiting

The Government has voted down changes that would have protected whitebaiting from being outlawed, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “National proposed a series of practical amendments that would have...


Government not thinking of ratepayers' wellbeing

Ratepayers will be disappointed to know that the Government is telling new councils to spend their rates on implementing ill-defined wellbeing targets instead of providing vital infrastructure, National’s Local Government...


Immigration Minister has done it again

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has failed to learn from his very public mistake of granting residency to a convicted drug-dealer, this time granting residency to a convicted drink driver, National’s...


Wellingtonians reject Twyford’s dodgy transport deal

The Transport Minister must swallow his pride and sit down with Wellington’s new mayor to hammer out a Let’s Get Wellington Moving deal that people actually want, National’s Transport spokesperson...


Action needed on dodgy tourist tax websites

The Government’s clumsy implementation of its tourist tax has resulted in unofficial foreign websites popping up that could be misleading visitors and causing them to shell out even more than...


Government piles pressure onto new councils

Increasing regulation from Central Government is set to cause a headache for newly elected local and regional councils, and increase costs on ratepayers, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says....


National’s solution so Nash can pay back the cash

National has come up with a solution so taxpayers can keep their own money after Revenue Minister Stuart Nash tried to short change them, National’s Revenue spokesperson Andrew Bayly says....


Major issues with Govt's school donations scheme

It’s not surprising that only a third of schools eligible for the Government’s school donations scheme have taken it up given how unfair and complicated the policy is, National’s Education...


Supreme Court ruling backs regulation for shark cage diving

My Members Bill proposing practical regulations on shark cage diving has taken on greater relevance following the Supreme Court’s ruling that shark cage diving off Stewart Island is not an...