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KiwiBuild costings underestimated by $18 billion

The cost of Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s flagship housing scheme KiwiBuild has been woefully underestimated, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “Documents released to National show KiwiBuild will cost 10...


Capital Gains Tax will lift rents, add to living costs

A capital gains tax would lead to further rent increases and hurt those who can least afford it, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Government insists it set up...


Another day, another tax hike from Labour

The Labour-led Government is currently working on more tax hikes, this time one which could have a dramatic impact on the International Education Sector, National’s Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and...


Councils’ confidence in Minister diminishing

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has released an underwhelming policy decision for Councils on the Three Waters review, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Compulsory aggregated services is still...


Fees-free failing Māori students

‘European learners are the main recipients of fees-free’ is a headline the Minister of Education should be ashamed of, National’s Māori Education spokesperson Jo Hayes says. “Papers released today by...


More evidence a capital gains tax bad for NZ

A capital gains tax on everything from baches and KiwiSaver funds to direct investments in stocks and bonds will not only punish New Zealanders who have worked hard but could...


Tertiary enrolments in fees-free freefall

The Labour-led Government’s election bribe of fees-free tertiary education has been a complete failure, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Paula Bennett says. “Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ own numbers show there are...


‘Have your Say’ campaign launched for seniors

National Leader Simon Bridges has today launched the ‘Have Your Say’ campaign for Seniors as the next step in National’s 2020 election policy development process. “National knows how important it...


111 response times lagging

Police are taking longer to answer 111 calls in what’s a worrying trend, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says.  “Police have a target to answer 90 per cent of 111...


Questions remain over Government’s ECE plan

National welcomes the focus on lifting the quality of Early Learning in the Draft Strategic Plan released today, National’s Early Childhood Education Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “National believes all children...