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Opposition will fight attempt at censorship

The Labour Party’s attempt at stopping the Opposition from highlighting what goes on in Parliament is a chilling move designed to stop freedom of expression, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


When are the measles vaccines arriving, Minister?

Julie Anne Genter needs to give the public clarity and certainty on when the next measles vaccines are arriving because Ministers and DHBs are not saying the same thing, National’s...


Transport Minister needs to be upfront about Melling

Phil Twyford needs to be honest about the fact that the Melling Interchange is still no closer to being built by his Government, Hutt South MP Chris Bishop says. “The...


Prime Minister all PR, no action on trade

The Prime Minister’s Climate Change and Trade announcement overnight in New York is disappointing with only four countries signed up. New Zealand exporters need more action not PR spin, National’s Trade...


Ratepayers will feel the sting of freshwater proposals

Ratepayers will notice an increase in rates as the Government’s freshwater proposals cause local councils to overhaul their water plans, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “With local elections...


Government continuing to erode farmers' confidence

Rabobank’s latest survey shows farmers' confidence is continuing to drop and they remain concerned about the future of their industry, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says. “Rabobank’s data released this...


Robertson happy with economic mediocrity

The Finance Minister’s insistence that New Zealanders should be happy with our economic performance, an annual growth rate of just 0.5 per cent per person, shows a lack of ambition...


Container deposit announcement yet another working group

Today’s announcement that investigative work has begun on developing a container deposit scheme is underwhelming and has taken too long, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “Rather than implementing a...


Speech to the Road Transport Forum Annual Conference

Thank you for the invitation to speak to you today. This is my second major speech as National’s new spokesperson for Transport, so what I’d like to today is outline...


Govt denies opportunity to strengthen gun laws

A once in a generation opportunity to strengthen our firearms law has been denied by the Government, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “Police Minister Stuart Nash has said this...