Donate

Fuel tax funds nothing new but multi-billion dollar tram

The only new idea in the Government’s transport package is a multi-billion dollar tram which Aucklanders will pay an extra $15 in petrol taxes for every time they fill up,...


Jones lashes out again

Shane Jones has lashed out once again as he struggles with being in a Government that is acting against the interests of regional New Zealand, National’s Regional Development Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith...


Primary Sector Council toothless against Greens

The announcement of a Primary Sector Council to provide advice to the Government on issues confronting the primary industry will amount to nothing more than lip-service to one of the...


Govt must ensure beneficiaries meet obligations

The Government’s overhaul of New Zealand’s welfare system must not lessen the incentive for beneficiaries to find work or the sanctions imposed on those who try and cheat the system,...


Govt puts regions on the backburner yet again

The Government continues to undermine regional New Zealand, with the Conservation Minister scuttling a plan to extract waxes and resins from a wetland in Northland that would create jobs for...


Coalition must consider regulatory improvements

The coalition Government is showing itself unwilling to listen to suggestions on improving the performance of regulators including the Commerce Commission, National Party Commerce and Consumer Affairs Spokesperson Brett Hudson...


Council & Govt must prioritise sport infrastructure

Auckland Council and the Government must prioritise Auckland’s sporting infrastructure to ensure that community sport is not put at risk, National’s Sport and Recreation Spokesperson Nikki Kaye and Local Government...


Govt must address living costs with sensible policies

A Salvation Army report highlighting the impact the cost of living is having on many families should motivate the Government to work hard to address the drivers of deprivation National...


Jones has explaining to do on Provincial Fund

A review’s finding that MBIE officials failed to do basic background checks on the people behind the proposed waste-to-energy scheme is exactly what we’d expect from Mr Jones’ $3 billion...


Bill to boost access to education officers in courts

Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye has launched a Member’s Bill to ensure that the Youth Court has greater access to education officers to help reduce the risk of reoffending. “We...