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Where are the jobs, Mr Jones?

Halfway through the Government’s term we still can’t get a straight answer from Shane Jones on how many jobs have been created from the $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund, National’s...


Petition presented on roadside drug testing

The introduction of roadside drug testing is critical given the escalating road toll and the Government’s liberalization of drug laws, Nelson MP Nick Smith says. Dr Smith received ‘Mathew’s petition’...


KiwiBuild’s 100,000 homes target dead in the water

The Government’s pledge to build 100,000 homes in 10 years has fallen by the wayside just 18 months into its term, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “This is...


$1.5 billion needed for mental health

The Government appears to be quietly backing away from increasing access to mental health and addiction services to its own inquiry’s suggested target, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says....


National welcomes Climate Change Commission

The National Party welcomes today’s announcement of proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act as a positive step towards establishing an independent advisory Climate Change Commission, Leader of the...


KiwiBuild’s spending fails the common sense test

It is becoming increasingly confusing to figure out the level of rigour being applied by KiwiBuild officials before Phil Twyford gets out his chequebook, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says....


Short on cops and short on cash

The Government is way behind on its commitment to adding 1800 new police over three years and the Police Minister needs at least another $216 million in Budget 2019 to...


No binding referendum on marijuana

No matter how the Government tries to spin it, the referendum on legalising marijuana will not be binding, National’s Drug Reform spokesperson Paula Bennett says. “The Government’s decision to go...


Government delivers for trade unions

Trade unions will gain even more power as a result of new laws taking effect tomorrow, National’s Workplace Relations Spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “New trade union friendly laws pushed through...


Cabinet Paper shows NZ not ready for marijuana referendum

A Cabinet Paper leaked to National which will be considered by the Government tomorrow shows New Zealand will head into the recreational marijuana referendum with many unanswered questions, National’s Drug...