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Multiple education strikes looming

National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye is concerned for parents facing potentially multiple strikes over the next six months as a result of the Government’s lack of priority of teacher’s...


Confidence numbers remain near record lows

Business confidence remains weak, with investment intentions falling further this month. In addition workers are less confident about their pay and job security – the latest signs that the Government’s...


Woods rattled as ban scares off investment

Megan Woods has been forced to give oil and gas permit holders more time to arrange financing amid evidence her ban on new offshore exploration is deterring investment, National’s Energy...


20k signatures calling on Sage to cut the tahr cull

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage needs to listen to the almost 20,000 Kiwis who have signed my petition in less than 15 hours and halt her cull of tens of thousands...


Incompetence and mistruths compound over CTO

The Government’s incompetence and constant mistruths over the fiasco of its Chief Technology Officer appointment continues with one mistake compounding another, National’s State Service Spokesperson Nick Smith says.  “Ministers are...


Appalling oil and gas decision will cost billions

Official advice released today confirms the Government’s arrogant decision to axe offshore oil and gas exploration will cost billions of dollars and lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions,...


Get your own announcements Minister Twyford

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has once again failed to credit the National Party for his latest plagiarised announcement of thermal upgrades for homes in the Hutt Valley, National’s Housing spokesperson...


National would sign up to international drug effort

A National-led Government would sign up to the latest international push to tackle drugs, overturning the Labour-led Government’s decision not to, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “Combatting the manufacture...


Peters must front up over Haumaha

Documents released today under the Official Information Act show Winston Peters’ Personal Explanation to Parliament is at odds with the official record, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Winston Peters...


Govt can’t restrict small firms’ R&D credit access

The Government has held onto submissions to its research and development tax credit proposal for three months and there’s no sign yet that it has tackled the inequities, National’s Research,...