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Todd Muller elected leader of the New Zealand National Party

Todd Muller has been elected Leader of the New Zealand National Party, the party caucus announced today.


Government’s “digital diary” pointless

The Government’s much-hyped tracing app is not fit for purpose and doesn’t fulfil the requirements of the law, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The Prime Minister teased the contact...


Start-up companies need clarity on wage subsidy

The Government needs to urgently provide clarity to start-up firms about what criteria they must meet to receive the wage subsidy, National’s Research, Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says....


Government again fails our midwives

Midwives have been repeatedly ignored by this Government and this year’s Budget is no exception, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The previous National Government reached a settlement agreement with...


Border screening cards asking the wrong questions

Data from the Ministry of Health shows that new Covid-19 screening arrival cards at airports and ports have been asking the wrong questions during the Covid-19 outbreak, and are still...


Building sector could employ thousands more people

The Government needs to unleash the construction sector’s ability to create thousands of jobs, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “The building and construction industry offers one of...


Tourism crisis needs a full-time response not a part-time Minister

New Zealand’s tourism industry is in crisis and facing an uncertain future, they need a Minister that steps up and backs them, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Tourism supports...


Penny Simmonds National’s candidate for Invercargill

Last night Penelope (Penny) Simmonds was selected to contest the Invercargill electorate for the 2020 General Election. Penny is the Chief Executive of The Southern Institute of Technology and has...


No show by Treasury shows Govt in full dismissal mode

Treasury’s last minute decision not to bother showing up at the Epidemic Response Committee shows an arrogant Government that’s happy to dismiss scrutiny, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Treasury...


High-paying environmental jobs policy not realistic

The Government’s $1.1 billion idea of redeploying people into environmental jobs is great in concept but difficult to turn into reality, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “It’s a struggle...