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Govt needs to urgently expand RSE scheme

The Government needs to listen to the horticulture industry and urgently expand the RSE scheme to bring much-needed pickers into regions right across New Zealand, National’s spokesperson for Horticulture, Lawrence...


Minister admits mistakes in Parliament – again

For the second time in the last few weeks the Agriculture Minister has had to correct an answer he has given to Parliament, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “Just...


Speech on New Zealand economy

Thank you for having me here. One of the privileges of being a politician is that you get to meet people all over New Zealand from all walks of life....


National to overturn Government’s regional fuel tax

A re-elected National Party will overturn the Government’s regional fuel tax to leave more money in the back pockets of hard-working New Zealand families, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says....


Aucklanders oppose Government’s fuel tax hikes

Public consultation on Auckland’s regional fuel tax shows more people oppose it than support it - and that was before they were slammed with a surprise second fuel tax hike,...


Aucklanders oppose Government’s fuel tax hikes

Public consultation on Auckland’s regional fuel tax shows more people oppose it than support it - and that was before they were slammed with a surprise second fuel tax hike,...


Housing Minister’s KiwiBuild adding nothing new

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s gloating over the fact his KiwiBuild dream has now delivered frames on 18 houses reinforces how futile his efforts have been and how many questions remain,...


Clark confirms broken promise on GP fees

Minister of Health David Clark has this morning effectively confirmed to New Zealanders that Labour’s promised reduction to GP fees will not occur on 1 July 2018 as they promised,...


Climate report reinforces need for careful transition

National Party Spokesperson for Climate Change Todd Muller welcomes the release of the draft report released by the Productivity Commission today but is warning of the risks of going too...


Christchurch stadium kicked for touch

The Labour Government has avoided committing to building a multi-use arena in Christchurch and has instead kicked it for touch into the distant future, National’s spokesperson for Greater Christchurch Regeneration...