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Minister shows how misguided she is on speed limits

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter’s comments that a “huge percentage” of New Zealanders want speed limits to drop shows how out of touch she is with the public, National’s...


Slowing economy will reduce wellbeing

The Treasury’s economic growth forecasts are significantly more optimistic than other institutions and bring into question whether the Government will be able to run a surplus and meet its own...


Lumsden birthing model not fit for purpose

In just 11 days two babies have been born in the Lumsden area without being able to make it to a proper maternity facility, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “Today...


Universities ‘dumbed down’ in Botched Budget

This Government will be remembered as the Government that dumbed down our university sector in its Botched Budget, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The Government has cancelled...


Minister needs to act on West Coast landfill spill

The Minister for the Environment needs to step in and provide tangible Government support for the West Coast landfill spill, says National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson. “So far the Government...


Cutting speed limits could put handbrake on NZ

A wholesale reduction in speed limits could do more harm than good by further isolating regional New Zealand and weakening the economy, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Media reports...


More evidence Govt to blame for slowing economy

The release of today’s Terms of Trade data shows more evidence that New Zealand’s economic slowdown is due to domestic factors like Government policy, National’s Finance spokeswoman Amy Adams says....


Sport funding at risk from rushed Racing Bill

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson needs to give assurances there will be no net loss to sporting organisations as a result of the Government’s Racing Reform Bill, National’s Sport...


National calls for Budget inquiry to be widened

The Prime Minister must be open and transparent about what questions she has asked her Finance Minister since spurious allegations were made that National acquired Budget documents through criminal activity,...


Govt reduces funding for people with disabilities

The Botched Budget is a bitter pill to swallow for people with disabilities who have been completely ignored, National Disability Issues spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “Disability advocates requested a...