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Greens attempt to soften Labour’s farmer-bashing

Environment Minister David Parker needs to learn from James Shaw’s recent charm offensive to farmers and stop beating up on them, National’s Environment Spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “David Parker’s extraordinary...


Ardern puts Winston’s diplomats ahead of doctors

New Zealanders have learned the true cost of Winston Peters making Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister today, with the Government writing Peters a billion dollar cheque at the same time as...


Coalition Govt needs to clarify Te Reo policy

The cracks in the Coalition Government are deepening by the day, with the Prime Minister at odds with not only the Greens, but members of her own caucus who have...


Data working group will do little to help NZers

The Government must be upfront with the public that it wants to stop using data and, in doing so, will throw away the greatest opportunity in a generation to improve...


Coalition Govt finally sees sense on teacher title bill

The withdrawal of the Education (Protecting Teacher Title) Amendment Bill is a big win for hardworking swimming teachers, music teachers, ballet teachers and other teachers affected by the bill, National’s...


Govt continues cavalier assault on regions

This weekend’s announcement the Government plans to cap dairy herds is ill thought-out political grandstanding, National Party leader Simon Bridges says. “David’s Parker’s announcement that the Ardern-Peters Government plans to...


Interim Climate Change Committee on tight leash

If the Government is serious about tackling climate change, it must give the Interim Climate Change Committee a longer leash to be able to look at the bigger picture, National’s...


Economic Development is about more than wishful thinking

The Government risks serious damage to New Zealanders’ livelihoods by replacing the real productive economy with wishful thinking, National’s Economic Development Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “On TVNZ’s Q&A this morning,...


Woodhouse welcomes Dunedin Hospital location announcement

National’s Health spokesperson and Dunedin-based MP Michael Woodhouse welcomes the announcement of the site for the Dunedin Hospital rebuild and urges the Government to be honest with locals and the...


Bridges saddened by passing of former MPs

National Party Leader Simon Bridges says he is saddened by the passing of former National MPs Katherine O’Regan and Tony Steel this week. “Katherine served as a National MP for...