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Minister must assure public safety during outbreak

The Government’s belated response to Northland’s meningococcal outbreak is needed but does not alter the fact the handling so far has been abysmal, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Health...


Minister disregarding apartment owners

After several years of work the Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has huge support from the public, property and legal industry, but Housing Minister...


Speech to launch 'Have Your Say' Families Campaign

Introduction   Thanks for having me here today to talk about National’s plan for helping you and your families. We have a lot of ideas already and we’re excited about...


National would repeal Capital Gains Tax

National Leader Simon Bridges says there will be no Capital Gains Tax under a National Government, it would repeal a CGT if put in place by the Labour-led Government and...


Synthetic drug hospitalisation statistics concerning

Statistics revealed by the Ministry of Health show the number of hospitalisations resulting from synthetic drug use is rising, yet the Government continues to sit on its hands, MP for...


More teachers’ strikes planned

News that the secondary teachers have overwhelmingly rejected the Government’s pay offer means strikes are likely in term one of next year unless the Government can reach settlement, National’s Education...


Immigration is not a dirty word

The Government must urgently address the skills migration shortage which is hampering regional New Zealand’s growth, National’s spokesperson for South Island Regional Development Andrew Falloon says. “Towns like Ashburton are...


ACC petrol tax shuffling transparent

ACC’s plan to shift a proposed petrol tax increase onto the motor vehicle levy doesn’t change the fact that it would hurt Kiwis who are already suffering from the Labour-led...


Nash way behind on 1800 new police

The Government’s coalition promise that it would recruit an additional 1800 sworn frontline police over the next three years is already way behind schedule, says National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop...


Support for second language learning Bill growing

A Bill that will ensure every child in years 1-8 has the opportunity to learn a second language is receiving huge support from a range of communities, National’s spokesperson for...