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Environment struggles with Winston’s diplomat win

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage’s announcement today is another broken promise from a Government which continues to prove it is unable to back it up its unrealistic claims from Opposition, National’s...


Forestry industry needs certainty not rhetoric

After so much fanfare and expectation-raising Shane Jones’ announcement today is extremely disappointing, National’s Forestry spokesperson Alastair Scott says. “Mr Jones jetted in to Rotorua today to do nothing but...


People don’t want your fuel tax, Phil

With Auckland Council’s latest round of public submissions on the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax closing Monday the public is loudly saying it doesn’t want it, National’s Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross...


KiwiBuild houses $50,000 more than Govt claimed

New Zealanders will be shocked to learn the Government has hiked the price of its KiwiBuild houses by $50,000 in just three days – and that it either didn’t know...


Confusion grows around East Lake decision

Questions must be asked about why the proposed East Lake seems to have been removed from the Residential Red Zone regeneration exhibition, and some answers are needed as to the...


Twyford stuffs market, complains it’s stuffed

The Government’s invitation to private developers to participate in KiwiBuild is a cry for help from a Minister who’s leaving a trail of U-turns and broken promises in his wake,...


Hipkins’ ‘holes’ story unravelling

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is struggling to keep up with his ever-changing story about so-called funding ‘holes’ in the Christchurch schools rebuild programme, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “Last...


Forestry industry needs certainty

It’s time for the Government to step up and give the Forestry industry some much needed certainty around its strategy for the future, National’s Forestry spokesperson Alastair Scott says. “Ahead...


Is that it Mr Robertson?

The Finance Minister is already reduced to re-announcing five month old news in his major pre-Budget speech this morning, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Grant Robertson’s key announcement today...


Govt closing the doors on 380 traumatised children

National’s spokesperson for children Alfred Ngaro is deeply disappointed the Government is refusing to step in and support a vital children’s facility in central Otago to save it from closure....