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Transport Minister misleads again

Transport Minister Phil Twyford has added another misleading statement to his fast-climbing tally, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “In Parliament today, Mr Twyford claimed he had read the Ministry...


National welcomes formal launch of EU FTA talks

National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay has welcomed the formal launch of NZ-EU FTA negotiations and says its success will be judged on greatly improved access for our agricultural...


Govt’s head in sand as economic growth slows

The Government needs to get its head out of the sand, with this morning’s GDP figures for the March quarter a disappointing 0.5 per cent, meaning New Zealand’s economic growth...


Unprecedented abuse of power by Govt

In an extraordinary and potentially unprecedented abuse of power, the Government is attempting to impose new taxes on New Zealanders without proper debate, late at night and under cover of...


Minister admits he misled the NZ public

The Health Minister today admitted he has been misleading the New Zealand public on health spending to hide his broken promises and to mask the fact that he did not...


Labour Party blurring lines with public service

The State Services Commission must immediately investigate the relationship between the Labour Party and the Department of Internal Affairs’ Office of Ethnic Communities, National’s State Services spokesperson Nick Smith says....


Jones runs amok again

The dysfunction and disunity at the heart of the Government has again been put on display by Shane Jones, National’s Regional Economic Development Minister Paul Goldsmith says. “It’s clear that...


Housing NZ should not be an overflow for prisons

The Government’s ‘no eviction’ policy and soft stance on criminal and anti-social behaviour will see Housing New Zealand become an overflow for prisons, National’s Housing Spokesperson Judith Collins says. “A...


Hypocritical Greens fail on water bottling policy

The Green Party’s claim the law prevented them from declining an overseas buyer’s application to expand their water bottling plant is merely an attempt to excuse their hypocrisy, National’s Land...


Twyford’s ‘regional’ fuel tax anything but

Phil Twyford has opened the floodgates to councils up and down the country wanting to hike taxes on motorists, proving his claims the regional fuel tax will be confined to...