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Government not delivering on social housing

For all its big promises about putting roofs over people’s heads, the only thing this Government has delivered is a sky-rocking list of people in need, National’s Social Housing spokesperson...


Consumers also feeling grim about the economy

Today’s ANZ Consumer Confidence survey shows Kiwi consumers are feeling more pessimistic as the economy continues to slow, job creation stalls and the cost of living continues to rise, National’s...


Let’s Get More Transparency from this Government

The Government needs to stop hiding behind spurious arguments for not releasing the secret letter between Ministers that dramatically altered Wellington’s transport future, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Transport...


Stats NZ misses another Census deadline

Stats NZ has missed another deadline as Census 2018’s Independent Review report, due out in July, has been delayed, National’s Statistics spokesperson Jian Yang says. “Stats NZ has stated repeatedly...


Minister tricky on DHB finances

David Clark has claimed he cannot provide information on the financial performance of DHBs despite having the data since June, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “When asked for information...


Government’s reforms devastating for SIT

The Government’s decision to strip the Southern Institute of Technology of assets and send all power to a centralised polytechnic in Wellington is devastating for our community, MP for Invercargill...


Jobs and polytechs gone in Government’s reforms

The Government’s polytechnic and industry announcement today will cost thousands of jobs and may be the death knell for some polytechnics, National’s spokesperson for Tertiary Education Dr Shane Reti says....


MPs told Meningitis vaccines were always available

Pfizer officials appearing before the Health Select Committee yesterday revealed that 30,000 Meningitis vaccines were available to PHARMAC during the recent outbreak in Northland, National MP for Whangarei and Associate...


Wagner launches Arts, Culture & Heritage survey

Yesterday I launched a survey to engage the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector and develop new and innovative policies, National’s Arts, Culture and Heritage spokesperson Nicky Wagner says. “I have...


Cancer agency will improve outcomes for Māori

National’s plan for a cancer agency will have transformative results for Māori, National’s Māori Development spokesperson Jo Hayes says. “Māori suffer disproportionately from cancer, and are twice as likely both...