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Green support shows how weak Terrorism Bill is

The Green Party, who have historically opposed every measure to keep New Zealanders safe, are now supporting the Government’s Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill, proving just how weak this Bill...


ETS ultimatum still hanging over farmers’ heads

While it’s positive to see the farming sector partnering with Government, it’s concerning that Labour has given itself a legal backstop to bring agriculture into the ETS as early as...


Govt driving up cost of living and Kiwis into debt

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has claimed she’s supporting Kiwis into financial stability but the doubling in the number of benefit advances being paid out would suggest otherwise, National’s Social...


Genter disingenuous on vaccination numbers

Julie Anne Genter has crowed about ‘a significant increase in MMR immunisations’ while nine outbreaks have swept the country on her watch, people have caught measles from hospital workers and...


Electricity prices putting pressure on consumers

Growing wholesale electricity costs are putting huge pressure on industrial and commercial consumers, and will likely hit households soon, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. “I’ve spoken to...


Prime Minister denies food hardship is a problem

It’s unthinkable the Prime Minister doesn’t believe over a quarter of a million hardship assistance grants being provided for food is evidence of a problem, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise...


Auckland slowed down even further

Auckland Transport has ignored the views of Aucklanders and slowed the city down, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “It already takes too long to get around Auckland, particularly...


National identifies Zero Carbon Bill changes

National has concerns with the Zero Carbon Bill as reported back and we have outlined the changes we’d like to see, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Scott Simpson says. National seeks...


Auckland Transport set to slow Auckland

Auckland Transport should listen to the views of Aucklanders and reject blanket speed limit reductions on hundreds of kilometres of Auckland roads at its board meeting tomorrow, Leader of the...


Action on measles is too little, too late

The Government’s decision to extend the measles vaccine to all babies in Auckland over the age of six months is too little, too late, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane...