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Drivers won’t get speedy relief from fuel study

Kiwis struggling with high petrol prices shouldn’t hold their breath for relief – the much-touted Commerce Commission study hasn’t even started and will take more than a year to complete,...


Government continues to stall on mental health

“After claiming that mental health services were in crisis under National, the Government has stripped funding set aside for the sector and wasted time waiting for its inquiry to report...


More questions than answers in $140m spend-up

The Government’s travelling caravan of grants and soft loans is continuing to the West Coast tomorrow with the bequeathing of $140 million of taxpayer funds that raises more questions than...


Bridges thanks Finlayson for service to NZ

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has thanked retiring MP Chris Finlayson for his immense contribution to New Zealand and the National Party, following his announcement today he will leave Parliament...


Chris Finlayson to leave Parliament

National MP Chris Finlayson has confirmed he will leave Parliament in the New Year. “It’s been a real privilege to serve as a Member of Parliament since 2005, nine of...


Minister misses red flags for meningococcal outbreak

The Health Minister David Clark must come clean on the timeline of events that led to his Governments’ inadequate and extremely delayed response to the fatal meningococcal outbreak, National’s associate...


Courts strikes could cause a miscarriage of justice

Ongoing lightning strikes in our court system are having serious repercussions, National’s Courts spokesperson Chris Penk says. “Chief Judge for the District Court, Jan-Marie Doogue has said that as a...


Low to middle income earners side-lined by Minister

Housing Minister Phil Twyford is cancelling plans to build affordable houses just so he can label them KiwiBuild, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Mr Twyford is so worried about...


Minister’s leadership of Census 2018 abysmal

Statistics Minister James Shaw’s failure to show leadership and be out of the country when Census 2018 was falling to bits has meant that next year’s Budget will be developed...


Jones’ forestry jobs cost at least $485k apiece

Shane Jones could hire the Prime Minister to work on his tree-planting schemes – and she’d get a pay rise – based on the fuzzy economics of the Provincial Growth...