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Greater penalties for stock thieves

A Bill designed to deter livestock theft will be introduced to Parliament today under the name of National MP Ian McKelvie. Mr McKelvie says his Bill intends to introduce stricter...


Labour market reforms will hurt New Zealanders

The Labour-led Government’s planned labour market reforms would mean fewer jobs for Kiwi workers, increases in the cost of living and make our businesses less competitive, National Party Workplace Relations...


Minister putting Mānuka honey industry at risk

The Government’s last minute announcement of a change in the Mānuka honey definition puts one of New Zealand’s iconic export industries at risk, National’s Food Safety spokesperson David Bennett says....


National to support rates rebates for retirement village residents

The National Party will be supporting changes to allow retirement village residents to claim a rates rebate, Local Government spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “Rates rebates are an important part of...


Minister putting Mānuka honey industry at risk

The Government’s last minute announcement of a change in the Mānuka honey definition puts one of New Zealand’s iconic export industries at risk, National’s Food Safety spokesperson David Bennett says....


Child poverty legislation all intention and no substance

The Government’s proposed child poverty legislation is predictably full of positive intentions but contains no substance to address the drivers of deprivation, National Party leader Bill English says. “The Prime...


Waka Jumping Bill bad for Māori

The Coalition Government’s Waka Jumping Bill is bad for Māori representation and is an affront to democracy, National’s Māori Development spokesperson Nuk Korako says. “Our Māori MPs across the political...


$100 million that should be improving lives

The Government has parked $100 million committed to 17 well-thought through initiatives that should be improving lives, while it kicks the can down the road by refusing to act alongside...


Govt needs to get on side with Kiwi businesses

The Coalition Government needs to convince New Zealand businesses of all sizes that they understand them and will work with them rather than against them, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven...


Questions remain around foreign student policy

The Government’s U-turn on their international students policy has given the international education industry a last minute reprieve, but questions remain about why Labour cynically stoked anti-immigrant sentiment during the...