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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....


Government let measles get out of control

The Government has known measles outbreaks have been sweeping the country for months and should have ordered more vaccines far sooner, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “There were three...


Government failing to deliver more affordable electricity

The Government’s response to the Electricity Price Review has failed to deliver meaningful savings for New Zealanders struggling with the rising cost of living, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan...


Small school transport providers at risk

Small school bus and van operators are worried they can’t compete with large operators and will be cut out of the Government’s new school transport tender system, National’s Education spokesperson...


Speech to Canterbury Chamber of Commerce

Our primary message is a positive one – New Zealand has a lot going for it. We just think that we could and should be doing a lot better. The...


Time for action on vaping

Action is needed over health standards for vaping and National will work with the Government to give parents greater certainty with some urgency, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “We...


Shane Jones’ ‘utu’ threat should not be tolerated

Shane Jones has crossed the line, yet again, with his latest threat to carry out utu against those who cross him, National’s Regional Development spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Less than...


Businesses disrupted by CRL petition Parliament

Local businesses are petitioning Parliament to call for assistance after significant disruption and delays as a result of City Rail Link (CRL) construction, MP for Auckland Central Nikki Kaye says....


Government isn't delivering for Māori

The Government’s failure to distribute the lauded $80 million funding boost for Whānau Ora to Whānau Ora providers is yet another example of its inability to deliver, National’s Māori Development...


National welcomes all Kiwis having a say on car tax

It is pleasing to see the hundreds of New Zealanders who were blocked from having their say on Labour’s car tax will now have their submissions counted, Leader of the...