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Virtual Learning Network & online learning in limbo

The Government has failed to give certainty of funding for the Virtual Learning Network (VLN) Primary which supports more than 1000 students with their contract expiring in a few weeks,...


Jones’ ports meddling smacks of nationalisation

Labour has endowed its junior partner with wads of cash and latitude to meddle but its grandiose plans to reshape North Island port and transport infrastructure smacks of nationalisation, National’s...


Govt confirms it got Sroubek decision badly wrong

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has confirmed he is unfit for office by finally coming to the same conclusion on convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek that every other New Zealander reached...


Southland disAbility Enterprises adding value to our community

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie is encouraging WasteNet to consider the social value that Southland DisAbility Enterprises has to the community when it retenders its contract. “Southland disAbility Enterprises provides meaningful...


KiwiBuild underwrites could cost $1.8 billion

The KiwiBuild programme could end up costing the taxpayer $1.8 billion after only seven houses in the Wanaka Northlake development have been sold, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The...


Damaging labour law changes will hurt NZ

The Labour-led Government has persisted with employment law changes that will hurt the New Zealand economy, our businesses and workers, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “Iain...


Minister must assure public safety during outbreak

The Government’s belated response to Northland’s meningococcal outbreak is needed but does not alter the fact the handling so far has been abysmal, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Health...


Minister disregarding apartment owners

After several years of work the Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has huge support from the public, property and legal industry, but Housing Minister...


National would repeal Capital Gains Tax

National Leader Simon Bridges says there will be no Capital Gains Tax under a National Government, it would repeal a CGT if put in place by the Labour-led Government and...


Synthetic drug hospitalisation statistics concerning

Statistics revealed by the Ministry of Health show the number of hospitalisations resulting from synthetic drug use is rising, yet the Government continues to sit on its hands, MP for...