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Govt sits on drug driving proposal for 17 months

Government Ministers received a Discussion Document from Police and Transport officials proposing roadside drug testing in December 2017, but 17 months later it has still not been released, Leader of the...


Mega schools strike on eve of the Budget

Today’s announcement of mega strikes at schools will be tough on students and parents who have already lost days of learning and work, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “I have...


Three day stay bill to give more choices for mums

A Member’s Bill which would give new mothers more support in the first days after giving birth will this week be put in the Ballot, MP for Taupō Louise Upston...


Waste working group a waste of time

Eugenie Sage’s working group set up to combat China’s ban on importing waste has released a set of soft options that won’t address the issue at hand, National Environment spokesperson...


Prison within a prison not the answer

The Government’s announcement today of $100 million spend for Māori prisons is just ticking something off Minister Kelvin Davis’ wish list with no evidence it will work, National’s Corrections spokesperson...


Ministry delays hurts schools training

The Ministry of Education is taking too long to process applications and payments to Professional Learning Development providers which is an unreasonably long period of time, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki...


Minister must prioritise economy over ideology with OIO applications

Eugenie Sage confirmed in Parliament yesterday that it was her decision to block Oceana Gold’s Overseas Investment Office application in Waihi, National Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. “The Minister’s...


Ideological Education legislation passes

Today’s passing of the Education Amendment Bill (No2) continues the ideological approach this Government is taking in education, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “National previously established Communities of Online...


Twyford must resign over KiwiBuild failure

It is time for the Minister of Housing and Urban Development to step down over his inability to deliver on the Government’s flagship housing policy, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins...


Govt has no plan to fix slowing economy

The Government needs to produce a credible plan to grow the economy in the face of slower economic growth, fewer jobs and a Reserve Bank cutting interest rates to try...