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Lincoln University’s autonomy vital to NZ’s future

Today’s revelations that the Government has been secretly inviting bids for a fire sale of Lincoln University which would see it folded into a larger institution are deeply concerning Selwyn...


Shane Jones’s ideological constraints

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has proved how conflicted and confused the Coalition Government is with his appearance on Newshub Nation this morning, National Finance spokeswomen Amy Adams says. “The Minister...


Certainty critical to economic success

BusinessNZ chief Kirk Hope is exactly right in saying Government policy must maximise economic  growth and generate jobs that lead to higher incomes and make Kiwis better off, National’s finance...


Government needs to embrace PPP’s

The Minister of Infrastructure has today re-announced National’s 2017 Infrastructure policy ten months later with less detail and more uncertainty around PPP’s, National’s Infrastructure spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “Even if...


Govt must break deadlock on teacher strikes

The Government must settle pay negotiations and avoid a two day teacher strike to give teachers what they deserve, ensure learning is uninterrupted and that parents aren’t having to scramble...


Housing New Zealand turns down good houses

Housing New Zealand’s decision to only lease houses built since 2001 will be a disappointment for many tenants, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Turning down good homes on the...


State houses on Airbnb inappropriate

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford needs to swiftly clamp down on state housing tenants that are renting out surplus rooms in their social housing properties, National’s Social Housing...


National’s NAIT amendments deserved due process

While some changes to the National Animal Identification and Tracking Act (NAIT) are needed, Parliament has been denied the opportunity to properly scrutinise Government amendments which may not be in...


Labour’s Māori relationship in tatters

The Government is failing Māori by playing politics with an important issue like freshwater, National’s Māori Development spokesperson Nuk Korako says. “The Government claimed at the start of this year...


Govt failing New Zealanders on freshwater

Environment Minister David Parker’s bull in a china shop approach to resolving freshwater issues in New Zealand is hindering progress on an issue of real importance to all New Zealanders,...