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Polytech reforms grab community cash

The Government’s vocational education reform is looking like the next fees-free flop as recently released official papers show the one mega polytechnic will grab cash from polytechnics, National’s Spokesperson for...


More children in benefit dependent households

The number of children living in benefit dependent households has increased by 8,000 in just over a year despite the Government’s commitment to halve child poverty in ten years, National’s...


TEC warns polytechnic reforms will fail with extreme impact

The next fees-free failure is unfolding as Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) documents released on Thursday show the polytechnic reforms are likely to fail with extreme impact, National Party Spokesperson for...


Ombudsman leaves Minister with nowhere to hide

The Ombudsman has poured cold water on the Government’s desperate attempt to stop the public from seeing Julie Anne Genter’s secret Let’s Get Wellington Moving letter, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris...


Children most in need miss out on learning support

The Government’s announcement of more learning support coordinators has been allocated in a way which is deeply unfair and will see the schools most in need missing out, National’s Education...


Rushed cancer announcement underwhelming

The Government’s announcement today about cancer treatment is nothing more than business as usual and will leave New Zealanders feeling underwhelmed, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “This will...


Petition launched to stop Labour’s car tax

The National Party is today launching a petition to stop the Government’s car tax, which will penalise many hard-working Kiwis for buying the vehicles they want to drive, National Party...


Government admits DHB budget blowout

It’s easy to see why Health Minister David Clark was reluctant to release data on DHBs’ financial performance because they’ve shown a budget blowout, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says....


Report signals warning over success of buyback

Documents released today show the Government is compromising public safety in failing to make its gun buyback scheme fair and reasonable, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “Today the Government...


Government not delivering on social housing

For all its big promises about putting roofs over people’s heads, the only thing this Government has delivered is a sky-rocking list of people in need, National’s Social Housing spokesperson...