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Low income earners to subsidise homes for wealthy

Labour’s admission there will be no income limits for people who want to buy KiwiBuild houses will mean low income New Zealanders will help subsidise homes for the wealthy, National’s...


Reckless Govt willing to gamble public safety

The Ardern-Peters Government is putting ideology ahead of public safety by not building the much-needed prison at Waikeria, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David Bennett says. “No government wants to build a...


Arrogant bluster no substitute for economic plan

Shane Jones’ arrogant assertion that businesses struggling for workers should just invest in automation, rather than look for skilled immigration, is just the latest in a long list of unhelpful...


Education Budget full of broken promises

Parents and teachers will be feeling let down by the Government after realising education is one of the big losers in Budget 2018, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “After...


Labour puts less into Health than National

Labour’s Budget is putting less new money into health this year than National added last year - with just $731 million extra compared to National’s $924 million boost in Budget...


Pittance for MPI, biosecurity halved

For a Government that has been running around telling anyone who will listen that Biosecurity is underfunded, it has allocated an extraordinarily small sum to strengthen the system, National’s spokesperson...


Govt delivering fewer social houses than National

In spite of its claims of a housing crisis and promises to do better the Government will actually deliver fewer social houses than National and fewer houses for New Zealanders...


KiwiBuild forecasts slashed – fewer to be built

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s KiwiBuild pipedream has been dealt another blow, with the Government’s own experts saying it will have only half the promised impact on the housing market, National’s...


Budget 2018: No plan beyond tax, borrow & spend

This is a Government that’s taxing more, spending more, borrowing even more than they had said and hoping that their broken promises are not noticed, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says....


Closing children’s camps shocks communities

A scathing report from one of Labour’s union backers following the Government’s decision to pull funding from child support services shows just how egregious the decision is, National’s spokesperson for...