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Broad testing criteria vital to containing the spread

Not enough New Zealanders are being tested for Covid-19 and the Government needs to get on top of it, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “With Australia reporting global shortages,...


Government should close the border

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has commended the Government for introducing a ban on indoor events of more than 100 people but says the Government needs to go further...


Assurances about education decisions

National is calling on the Government to give parents, students and education providers certainty about what the criteria is for school closures as we continue to deal with the impact...


Clarity needed on wage subsidy scheme

As National supports the urgent wage subsidy to businesses affected by COVID-19, we request the Minister of Finance to clarify the assumptions underlying the policy, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith...


Lincoln Platt selected to contest Christchurch East

Lincoln Platt has been selected as National’s candidate to contest Christchurch East at the for the 2020 General Election. Lincoln Platt is a licenced architectural designer and has run architectural...


David Patterson National’s new candidate in Rongotai

Today David Patterson has been selected as National’s new candidate to contest the Rongotai electorate at the 2020 General Election. David Patterson is currently a partner at Chapman Tripp, specialising...


Economic package should go harder and faster

The economic package released today by Labour, the Greens and NZ First puts money in the pockets of beneficiaries faster than it does most businesses, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


Liam Kernaghan National’s new candidate in Dunedin South

Liam Kernaghan has been selected as National’s candidate in Dunedin South to contest the 2020 General Election. Liam is currently the senior political advisor to Simon Bridges and the New...


Economic response needs to be swift and significant

A bold economic response from the Government is now critical to limit the financial fallout from the coronavirus, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges and National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith...


Government lacks ambition to make NZ predator free

The Government’s Predator Free 2050 strategy lacks ambition and ignores one of our greatest tools to reduce predators, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “In 2016, the National Government announced...