Donate

Government must act urgently on EU trade threat

The Government must consider taking the EU to the WTO if it follows through on threats to remove preferential access for our lamb and butter post-Brexit, National’s Foreign Affairs and...


Govt must clarify tariff, quota position with UK

23 January 2019:   New Zealand exporters need the government to provide certainty over the costs that will be imposed on their goods if a no-deal Brexit occurs, National’s Foreign Affairs...


National would introduce rolling tax relief

A National Government would link income tax brackets to inflation, ensuring income taxes are adjusted every three years in line with the cost of living and allowing New Zealanders to...


Simon Bridges – State of the Nation speech

Good afternoon everyone. It’s fantastic to be here in Christchurch to speak to you about National’s vision for New Zealand, our principles and our priorities for this year and beyond....


Govt needs to do more on teacher shortages

National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says teacher vacancy figures being reported do not reflect an accurate picture of the retention and recruitment issues faced by schools and that the Government...


Govt’s tax tentacles reach for your sausages & ice cream

Julie Anne Genter’s refusal to rule out a red meat tax and the Health Ministry’s work on a sugar tax show nothing is off limits for this Government when it...


Nanny steak Govt looking to tax red meat

The Government’s refusal to rule out a red meat tax will come as a shock to the sector and shows just how little is safe from this Government’s plans to...


New Zealand must support democracy in Venezuela

New Zealand must join the international community in calling for fresh elections in Venezuela, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “The democratic crisis in Venezuela has reached the point...


Unwanted KiwiBuild houses a blot on Government

Three months on and selling the 175 KiwiBuild houses in Te Kauwhata is looking more like a far-fetched dream rather than reality for Housing Minister Phil Twyford, but it’s not...


Government must safeguard NZ’s ability to innovate

The Government claims to be committed to building a more innovative economy, so it should explain why New Zealand’s innovation ranking is sliding, National’s Research, Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet...