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Triple whammy broken promise on extra police

Budget 2018 looks set to be the Budget of Broken Promises, with the Government not only downsizing its promise of 1800 extra cops to 1100, but it’s also looking to...


KiwiBuild prices climbing faster then market

The Government has hiked the price of its three-bedroom KiwiBuild houses in Auckland by 8 per cent, or $50,000, in spite of average house prices growing by less than 1...


Fact check: number of judges has not decreased

It is wrong to suggest that the former Government had somehow created a crisis in the judiciary and that the number of District Court judges had decreased, Shadow Attorney General...


MP encourages farmers to attend MPI meeting

MP for Wairarapa, Alastair Scott is encouraging farmers within the Wairarapa electorate to attend this week’s Ministry of Primary Industries meeting in Pahiatua. “Following last week’s confirmation a farm near...


Govt blame-game getting tired

The Government’s claims the Ministry for Primary Industries was under-resourced to handle the Mycoplasma Bovis incursion are patently untrue, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says.  “First they blamed the farmers,...


Community pleas fall on deaf ears

The Government’s decision to leave the fate of 380 traumatised children to chance, despite pleas from the community, is a failure of government, leadership, and priorities National’s spokesperson for Children...


“No New Taxes” Govt plans to make Kiwis pay more

The Government that promised not to increase the tax burden on Kiwis is already setting out to suck up the spare cash of Kiwi families and load more debt onto...


Minister rides roughshod over partnership schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has engaged in a terrible process over partnership schools, ruling out changes to allow the schools to maintain aspects of the partnership school model that enable...


When will they start listening?

Yet another negative business confidence survey out today shows it is time for the Government to start listening to small and medium sized businesses, National’s Economic Development Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith...


Leadership, not more reviews, needed for local govt

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta should show some leadership on funding for councils rather than establishing yet another review to gather dust, National’s Local Government Spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Ms...