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Urgent action, not consultation needed on Kauri Dieback

The closure of ‘The Four Sisters’ walking track in Northland due to Kauri Dieback has brought into focus this Government’s painfully slow approach to dealing with the disease, National’s Conservation...


National supports Climate Change Bill, but with major concerns

National has decided to support the Climate Change Response Act Amendment Bill through its first reading, but with serious concerns around the proposed methane target and the potential economic impact,...


Prime Minister and Minister of Finance need to help resolve strikes

The Prime Minister and Finance Minister need to step in and help Education Minister Chris Hipkins by providing a circuit breaker to resolve the strikes, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says....


Speech - International Affairs Discussion Document Launch

It’s great to be here today. Can I first of all acknowledge the Right Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand for that generous welcome, and also Melanie Thornton of the New Zealand...


National ensuring foreign policy delivers for Kiwis

Today National launches our second policy discussion document, on International Affairs. It shows how important our actions overseas are to Kiwis, and how we can ensure those actions deliver for...


National congratulates PM Scott Morrison

On behalf of the National Party I send my heartfelt congratulations across the Tasman to Prime Minister Scott Morrison after his election victory last night, National Party Leader Simon Bridges...


10,000 patients to miss out on elective surgery

The Government is failing more patients than ever with at least 10,000 more people than last year on track to miss out on much-needed surgery, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


People who like cars aren’t fascists, Minister

Julie Anne Genter’s comments attacking some motorists as being “car fascists” are worrying remarks from a transport minister, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. In a tweet about the Let’s...


Fees-free a flop from the start

Cabinet documents from May last year show that 12 weeks into the university year the fees-free policy was already failing, says National Party Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti. “The...


Government must fund family violence programme

Budget 2019 must appropriate money for the innovative and successful family violence intervention programme known as the Integrated Safety Response (ISR), says National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop. “The programme was...