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More evidence a capital gains tax bad for NZ

A capital gains tax on everything from baches and KiwiSaver funds to direct investments in stocks and bonds will not only punish New Zealanders who have worked hard but could...


Tertiary enrolments in fees-free freefall

The Labour-led Government’s election bribe of fees-free tertiary education has been a complete failure, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Paula Bennett says. “Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ own numbers show there are...


‘Have your Say’ campaign launched for seniors

National Leader Simon Bridges has today launched the ‘Have Your Say’ campaign for Seniors as the next step in National’s 2020 election policy development process. “National knows how important it...


111 response times lagging

Police are taking longer to answer 111 calls in what’s a worrying trend, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says.  “Police have a target to answer 90 per cent of 111...


Questions remain over Government’s ECE plan

National welcomes the focus on lifting the quality of Early Learning in the Draft Strategic Plan released today, National’s Early Childhood Education Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “National believes all children...


Rents on the rise as Govt hurts low-income families

Rent increases are accelerating under this Government, making a mockery of its claim to be prioritising New Zealand’s lower-income households, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “Median rents have risen...


Delayed Sroubek decision shows more Govt incompetence

Confirmation from Immigration New Zealand that its review into Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek’s residency has been delayed is yet another sign of incompetence from the Labour-led Government, National Leader Simon...


Urgent answers needed after rescue helicopter unavailable

Just 14 days after the Rotorua Rescue Helicopter service was scrapped lives are already being put at risk, MP for Rotorua Todd McClay says. “Yesterday a man working on a...


Stalled partnership with Singapore 7 months overdue

The Prime Minister needs to use her visit to Singapore this week to sign the stalled New Zealand – Singapore Enhanced Partnership negotiations which has now been delayed by seven...


Lightning strikes add to business uncertainty

New Zealand businesses deeply unsettled by labour law reform now have another concern, with lightning strikes deemed an appropriate negotiating tactic, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesman Scott Simpson says....