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Education Minister hiding from hard questions

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has today refused to answer questions on collective bargaining, an issue impacting teachers, parents and students across the country, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “Mr...


KiwiBuild little more than middle class welfare

Revelations that some people have qualified for KiwiBuild with house deposits upwards of $600,000 is further evidence the scheme is basically taxpayer-funded welfare, National’s Housing spokeswoman Judith Collins says. Media...


Auckland failed by Government on transport

A reported shortfall in funding for planned Auckland transport projects shows more incompetence and broken promises from the Government, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The Government has stopped bunch...


Road safety funding cut in Botched Budget

The Government needs to explain why the Budget contains a $10 million funding cut for Police to deliver the Road Safety Programmes, National’s Spokesperson for Police Chris Bishop says “The...


Labour’s report card shows broken promises

The Budget has highlighted that Labour has failed to deliver on more than 50 promises in education and only partially delivered on another 30, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says....


Kermadec sanctuary lost at sea

World Oceans Day today highlights the Government’s failure to make any progress on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary in the past 18 months, Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith says. “New Zealand...


Minister only listens to advice when it suits him

Official advice given to Climate Change Minister James Shaw has once again been ignored, showing that he only takes advice when it suits his narrative, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Todd...


Watered down cameras on boats disappointing

Today’s announcement of some cameras on fishing vessels is a disappointing back down and another broken promise from the Coalition Government, National’s Conservation Spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “The previous National...


Robertson and Little need to come clean

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and GCSB Minister Andrew Little need to tell the truth about what information they received from the GCSB and Treasury about how sensitive Budget information had...


Rural mums need urgent action

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has again written to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after she promised to ‘take another look’ into the Lumsden Maternity Centre downgrade. “I have written to the...