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National congratulates Scott Morrison

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has congratulated Scott Morrison on winning the leadership of the Australian Liberal Party and has acknowledged outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “I want to...


Hipkins’ arrogance will cost students

The Minister of Education’s mishandling of partnership schools deserves a ‘not achieved’ and proves he needs to stop his ideological crusade, National’s Education spokespeople Nikki Kaye and Jo Hayes say....


2.8 billion reasons Govt creating tertiary risks

Today’s announcement that the financial viability of Whitireia and WelTec are considered at risk is due to the Government’s reckless election promise to arbitrarily slash immigration while paying the tertiary...


CEO pay to increase while incentives axed

The Government’s decision to remove performance pay for public sector CEOs will lead to higher CEO salaries, remove incentives for good performance and reduce accountability, National’s State Services Spokesperson Nick...


Minister U-turns after years of bagging PGP

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has finally accepted that the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) is a valuable initiative for the primary sector, National‘s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “Despite previously labelling...


Cabinet approves horse-racing ‘coalition dividend’

Revelations that the Provincial Growth Fund will fund all-weather tracks for the horse-racing industry, an uncosted plan already approved by Cabinet, show there are no limits for Shane Jones’ slush...


Navy gets compromise vessel from Government

The Government has today committed to doing something Defence Minister Ron Mark and his NZ First colleagues criticised in Opposition – making compromise purchases of defence assets that weren’t built...


Study shows success of Mixed Ownership Model

An independent report released today by TDB Advisory shows that the Mixed Ownership Model introduced under the previous National Government has been an overwhelming success, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams...


Red Zone payment creates risk for Crown

Today’s announcement the Government will pay uninsured former Residential Red Zone owners 100 per cent of their 2007/08 rateable value could create considerable risk for the Crown, National’s spokesperson for...


Mitchell welcomes repatriation of NZDF personnel

National’s Defence spokesperson Mark Mitchell has welcomed the repatriation of the remains of former New Zealand Defence Force personnel who died while serving overseas. “This is an historic day for...