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From rock star to rock bottom economy

Negative interest rates and quantitative easing are closer to becoming a reality in this country thanks to this Government’s bad economic management, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “The...


Tell them to go home, Prime Minister

By issuing a halt to home building the Prime Minister’s interference at Ihumātao has called into question her commitment to full and final Treaty of Waitangi settlements. She now has...


Minister fails children with complex needs

A number of principals are disappointed with the Government’s unfair and inequitable allocation of learning support coordinators around New Zealand, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “Earlier this week, Tracey...


Labour's latest broken promise: light rail to Mt Roskill

Two years on from the Prime Minister’s pledge to have light rail from Auckland’s CBD to Mt Roskill within four years, the project is on the fast track to nowhere,...


PHARMAC's flatlining funding by stealth

The Labour-led Government is attempting to hide its shameful underfunding of medicines by peddling the myth that a transfer of purchasing responsibility constitutes a funding increase, National’s Health spokesperson Michael...


Longer waiting times for majority of visa categories

Iain Lees-Galloway has admitted he is ‘concerned’ about visa application waiting times, but that won’t help businesses crying out for employees, National’s Immigration spokesperson Stuart Smith says. “Essential skills visa...


Government policy on referenda a mess

The Government’s policy on referenda at the next election is contradictory, confusing and a mess, National’s Electoral Law Spokesperson Nick Smith says. “New Zealand’s democracy deserves much better than this...


Minister’s secret letter flouting Cabinet Manual

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter has run roughshod over the rules governing Ministers by penning a secret transport letter to Phil Twyford, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “The...


Government infrastructure hole slowing the economy

The Government’s failure to deliver more, high quality infrastructure is slowing the economy and contributed to the Reserve Bank’s historic decision to cut the Official Cash Rate to just one...


Green Party holding Wellington’s councils to ransom

Reports of underhanded tactics used to force a political deal on Wellington’s transport plans show they were gutted for the sake of the Labour-Greens relationship, Wellington-based National MP Nicola Willis...