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Labour taking and taking from New Zealanders

As New Zealanders finish off the year their wallets and bank accounts are significantly lighter due to Labour cancelling National’s planned tax cuts, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The...


Loss of Coromandel rescue helicopter a cruel blow

For the first time in many years there will be no emergency rescue helicopter stationed in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula this summer, Coromandel’s MP Scott Simpson says. “This is...


Freshwater proposals bring whopping costs for Taranaki

Taranaki is set to be hammered by the Government’s Freshwater proposals, New Plymouth’s MP Jonathan Young says. “Economic modelling from Dairy NZ has shown an average cost of $38,000 per...


Kauri dieback plan nowhere to be seen

The Government is dragging the chain on implementing a management plan to save our iconic Kauri trees, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “In December 2017 Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor...


Kiwis needing half a billion dollars of assistance

Figures released as part of the Ministry of Social Development annual review show almost half a billion dollars was paid out in hardship grants during the last financial year, National’s...


New mums need support at Christmas

The closure of several maternity units over the Christmas-New Year break is concerning and shows just how much support new mums need at this time of year, Taupō MP Louise...


National's 2019 policy wins

The Government’s so-called ‘Year of Delivery’ might not have delivered much, but the policy achievements that have happened have largely been as a result of the largest and most effective...


Govt must answer questions about Boochani

Behrouz Boochani’s continued presence in New Zealand raises a number of questions the Prime Minister and Iain Lees-Galloway need to answer, National’s Immigration spokesperson Stuart Smith says. “Behrouz Boochani is...


Results are in, gun buy-back scheme a failure

The gun buy-back scheme has been a failure and the blame for that is squarely on the Government, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “The gun buy-back amnesty closes today...


Christmas ETS announcement poor form

Businesses will be disappointed that the Government has cynically dumped such a substantial Emissions Trading Scheme Discussion Document in the lead up to Christmas, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Scott Simpson...