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Time for Labour’s Māori MPs to step up

National’s Māori Education spokesperson Jo Hayes and Māori Development spokesperson Nuk Korako are challenging Labour’s Māori MPs to do what’s right for young Māori. “In light of the Treaty of...


KiwiLottery latest confirmation KiwiBuild’s a mess

KiwiBuild could see a small number of wealthy New Zealanders become even wealthier at the expense of New Zealanders on the average wage through being allowed to buy Government subsidised...


Parker contradicts Treasury advice on Te Arai

Associate Finance Minister David Parker has been misleading New Zealanders for weeks by insisting that the exemption for the Te Arai Development from the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill was to prevent...


Govt confirms no caveats on criminals’ payouts

The Government has confirmed that it’s handing out tens of thousands of dollars to some of New Zealand’s worst criminals with no checks and balances to ensure that money isn’t...


KiwiBuild a fail for lower-income families

The Government is admitting that its ‘affordable’ KiwiBuild houses are out of reach for many lower and middle income families by having to lift the eligibility criteria to $180,000, National’s...


Govt must listen to Māori on partnership schools

The Government must listen to Māori leaders who have lodged a Treaty of Waitangi claim alleging that the Government’s axing of partnership schools will have a detrimental effect on Māori,...


Dan Bidois MP - Maiden Speech

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Tainui Te Waka. Ko Waikato Te Awa. Ko Ngati Maniapoto Te Iwi. Ko Ngati Huiao Te Hapu. Ko Kakepuku Te Maunga. Ko Te Kauae Te Marae....


Teachers’ strike no surprise as Govt favours tertiary

The Government must better manage negotiations and reach a pay agreement with primary teachers and principals to prevent disruption to kids’ learning, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The announcement...


Govt giving blank cheques to violent offenders

No consideration has been given to victims of crime as the Government writes blank cheques for tens of thousands of dollars to some of New Zealand’s worst criminals, National’s Social...


Bridges appoints Bidois and Brown to new roles

Opposition Leader Simon Bridges has appointed new MP Dan Bidois as National’s Associate spokesperson for Workplace Relations and Safety and Simeon Brown as Associate spokesperson for Tertiary Education, Skills and...