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Inquiry into Auckland’s polluted beaches

National has secured a select committee inquiry into Auckland’s beach water quality, National’s Associate Environment spokesperson Erica Stanford says. “Chronic infrastructure failures are causing sewage to leach onto Auckland’s beaches,...


Coronavirus tests should be available to more Kiwis

National is calling on the Government to widen its Covid-19 testing criteria so that anyone displaying clear symptoms can be tested, Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The rigid restrictions we...


Light rail goes from ‘let’s do this’ to ‘work in progress’

The chances of this Government making any progress on Auckland’s light rail look slim after the Deputy Prime Minister failed to commit to delivering the project, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris...


Simon Watts National’s new candidate in North Shore

Simon Watts has today been selected as National’s candidate to contest North Shore for the 2020 General Election. “I’m incredibly excited to be chosen as National’s candidate in North Shore...


Government not keeping Kiwis safe from crime

New Zealanders have faced yet another increase in the number of victims, with 287,715 victims under Labour, the Greens and NZ First’s soft approach to crime, National’s Police spokesperson Brett...


PGF should be reprioritised for job support

Labour, The Greens and NZ First need to act with more urgency to support businesses and should immediately reprioritise Shane Jones’ slush fund to be used for job support, Leader...


Government withholding information in data breach

The Government has deliberately withheld information from the public around data taken in Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Tuia250 data breach, National’s Data and Cybersecurity spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “Documents...


Robertson must accept realities of business

The Finance Minister’s refusal to accept that a further substantial increase to the minimum wage will add costs to businesses shows Labour, the Greens and NZ First’s poor understanding of...


Minister fails to hold smoke-free charity to account

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa should be asking tough questions of her officials about how a charity ended up sitting on $2.7 million intended for smoke-free initiatives, National’s Community and...


Childcare support down under Labour

With 10,000 fewer families receiving childcare support, the Government should be doing more to ensure New Zealanders are moving into work, rather than left on a benefit, National’s Early Childhood...