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Business Partnership Agenda broken links and broken promises

The Government has been caught out making up an entire work programme in answer to plummeting business confidence, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “Last year, Prime Minister Jacinda...


Peters’ big mouth is harming Kiwi businesses

The spectacle of the Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters trash-talking one of New Zealand’s leading businesses, Fonterra, explains why business confidence continues to plumb new depths under this government, National’s...


Government needs to take ‘shadow crime’ seriously

The concerning number of crimes going unreported shows the Government’s soft on crime approach is failing New Zealanders, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. The latest Crime and Victims Survey...


Roadside drug testing petition re-opens

The families at the centre of a crash which claimed seven lives in Waverley have today joined forces with the Dow family in promoting ‘Matthew’s Petition’ seeking the urgent introduction...


Support for NCEA direction

The National Party has announced general support for the direction of the changes to NCEA announced today by the Government, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “There is still a...


Govt sits on drug driving proposal for 17 months

Government Ministers received a Discussion Document from Police and Transport officials proposing roadside drug testing in December 2017, but 17 months later it has still not been released, Leader of the...


Mega schools strike on eve of the Budget

Today’s announcement of mega strikes at schools will be tough on students and parents who have already lost days of learning and work, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “I have...


Three day stay bill to give more choices for mums

A Member’s Bill which would give new mothers more support in the first days after giving birth will this week be put in the Ballot, MP for Taupō Louise Upston...


Waste working group a waste of time

Eugenie Sage’s working group set up to combat China’s ban on importing waste has released a set of soft options that won’t address the issue at hand, National Environment spokesperson...


Prison within a prison not the answer

The Government’s announcement today of $100 million spend for Māori prisons is just ticking something off Minister Kelvin Davis’ wish list with no evidence it will work, National’s Corrections spokesperson...