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Police Minister misleading about gang numbers

Police Minister Stuart Nash has mislead New Zealanders by saying a huge increase in gang members is because of criminals deported from Australia, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says....


Where are the numbers, Minister?

Health Minister David Clark has dragged his heels and almost 100 days after the end of the financial year he still hasn’t published data on elective surgery numbers, National’s Health...


Mums should have three days of postnatal care

A petition has been launched today calling for all new mums to have access to three days of fully funded postnatal care, National MP for Taupō Louise Upston says. “Currently,...


Gang numbers growing rapidly under a weak Govt

The Government’s soft on crime approach has led to almost 1400 more people joining gangs since it took office and is deeply concerning, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says....


Minister must reassure New Zealanders after cybersecurity breach

The Minister of Health must act swiftly to reassure New Zealanders that their health records are secure in the wake of a potentially significant cybersecurity breach at one of the...


Phil ‘two-lane’ Twyford scraps yet another expressway

The Government’s decision to kill off the four-lane Ōtaki to Levin expressway shows Labour’s neglect of New Zealand’s state highways knows no bounds, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “This...


Time for cool heads on Reserve Bank proposals

It is time for cool heads from all parties involved with the Reserve Bank’s proposal to increase bank capital requirements, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The Reserve Bank’s proposed...


No leadership in measles vaccine messaging

The Government’s messaging around the current measles outbreak is confused and often contradictory and that’s not helping people at risk of contracting the disease, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says....


Government ignorant to farming’s importance

The Minister of Agriculture telling hundreds of farmers to simply ‘get over it’ in response to valid questions about the equity in their farms shows Labour doesn’t understand the role farming...


More pork barrel politics from Jones over port

National has an open mind about shifting Auckland’s port activity long-term but is sceptical about the process underpinning a recently-released report on the idea, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says....