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NZQA exam questions portray unbalanced view of farming

NZQA needs to front up to concern that has been created by questions in their exams painting a one-sided picture of New Zealand’s farmers, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says....


They’re prisoners, not clients Kelvin

This Government has taken its soft on crime approach to a new level, now refusing to call people in prison prisoners, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says. “In an absurd...


Finance Minister complacent about NZ’s growth

Rather than congratulating himself on New Zealand’s modest economic growth, Grant Robertson should be honest about why we’re missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul...


Shane Jones' PGF answers don't pass the sniff test

Shane Jones’ inability to pinpoint when he first learned that a forestry company with links to NZ First was applying to the Provincial Growth Fund casts even more shadow over...


Ministerial inquiry into PHARMAC decision needed

David Clark should hold a ministerial inquiry into PHARMAC’s decision to switch to the generic form of epilepsy drug lamotrigine which may have resulted in four deaths, National’s Health spokesperson...


Telling businesses to be confident doesn’t cut it

Simply telling businesses to be confident isn’t going to turn around their declining optimism, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The Prime Minister has today warned businesses about talking themselves...


PM can no longer distance herself from donations

The Prime Minister should take her own advice that she gave Shane Jones and spend some time reading the Cabinet Manual, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “The Prime...


Who is the second conflicted minister?

Today’s extraordinary performance by David Parker and Jacinda Ardern in Parliament raises even more questions about NZ First’s links to a shady Provincial Growth Fund application, National’s Regional Development spokesperson...


Gang violence rampant in Hawke’s Bay

The Government’s soft on crime approach has led to Police taking matters into their own hands to address the problem of gang violence, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “A special...


Jones oversaw PGF application for six months

Revelations in Question Time about Shane Jones’ involvement in a Provincial Growth Fund application where he had a clear conflict shows why the Auditor-General needs to investigate, National’s Regional Development...