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Lack of cohesion between Clark and MOH

David Clark is out of his depth and struggling to keep up with the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) coronavirus response, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “It took 12-15 hours...


National will improve support for midwives and mothers

National will recognise the important role midwives have in supporting mothers by funding a minimum of a three day stay in post-natal care and addressing pay claims by independent midwives,...


Where is the Government’s plan to save jobs?

Pressure is mounting on sectors affected by coronavirus yet the Government has so far failed to outline its plan to support businesses and keep people in their jobs, National’s Finance...


Progressive home ownership another broken promise

It’s time for Housing Minister Megan Woods to either deliver a progressive home ownership scheme or admit it is yet another broken promise, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Progressive...


Two new gang members a day under Labour

The Government is struggling to control New Zealand’s growing gang problem, as the number of people joining gangs continues to climb rapidly, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “New figures...


Govt failing to provide support to seniors

The Government needs to be doing more to address the risk of coronavirus in our vulnerable elderly communities, National’s Seniors spokesperson Tim Macindoe says. “Both the New Zealand Aged Care...


Serious questions for Jones over PGF cash splash

Revelations that Provincial Growth Fund officials have been filling out forms for businesses shows everything that’s wrong with Shane Jones’ slush fund, National’s Regional Development spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “A...


Ardern must reject comments by Shane Jones

Comments made by NZ First Minister Shane Jones over the weekend that Indian students have ruined our academic institutions are unacceptable, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says.  “Jacinda Ardern needs to...


Students taking taxpayers for a Fees Free ride

Hundreds of students have been ripping off the Government’s Fees Free policy and getting their tertiary fees covered despite being ineligible, National’s Associate Tertiary Education spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “The...


Dale Stephens selected to contest Christchurch Central

Dale Stephens has been selected as National’s candidate in Christchurch Central for the 2020 General Election. Dale Stephens is currently the Director of Māori business at New Zealand Trade and...