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ERC to focus on education, health and sport

This week the Epidemic Response Committee will hear from representatives from across the education, health and sport and recreation sectors, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “Supporting the education and wider...


Government should urgently clarify Transmission Gully rumours

Industry rumours that Transmission Gully will be delayed by two years due to Covid-19 are extremely concerning and the Government must clarify this urgently, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says....


1000 people a day losing jobs

Devastating figures showing 1000 New Zealanders a day are losing their jobs shows why we need to get out of lockdown now, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “The Ministry of...


Fish and Game review chance to re-focus

The recently announced review into Fish and Game needs to ensure the organisation’s focus returns to working in the best interests of anglers and hunters, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean...


Longer lockdown risks long term social harm

We need to get out of lockdown and let people get back to work or risk long term and significant social harm, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.   ...


Auckland Transport must commit to flyover

Auckland Transport need to provide certainty to the people of East Auckland by committing to the promised Reeves Road flyover, Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown, and National’s Botany candidate Christopher Luxon...


Hamish Campbell National’s candidate in Wigram

Hamish Campbell has been selected as National’s candidate to contest the Wigram electorate for the 2020 General Election. Hamish is currently the Deputy Head of Research at MS Research Australia...


No way to run a Government

Yesterday’s accidental cheap loans announcement, half-baked and without costings, shows the Government is scrambling at a time when we need calm heads, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith said today. “The...


Small businesses need cash flow not cheap debt

Cheap loans won’t be enough to save the thousands of businesses that have been starved of revenue for the last six weeks, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd...


More support and clarity needed for education at Level 2

As we move towards Level 2 the Government needs to ensure it does more to get the confidence of educators and parents for all schools and Early Childhood Education services...