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Green Ribbon Awards victim of budget cutting

One of New Zealand’s most prestigious conservation and environment awards ceremonies is not going ahead for the second time in as many years because the Government can’t get their act...


Govt housing policies continue to fail vulnerable Kiwis

The latest figures from the Ministry of Social Development continues to show a Government losing further control of the housing situation, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. “The figures...


Ideology getting in the way of Kiwis’ health

The Government’s ideology is actively discouraging DHBs from using the private sector resulting in New Zealanders missing out on much-needed surgeries, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The length of...


Simon Bridges apologises to Julie Anne Genter

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today apologised to Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter for releasing false information about the Government’s car tax. “In recent statements, National claimed...


Half a million pleas for help show Govt is failing Kiwis

The Government’s assault on living costs through taxes, higher petrol prices and increased rents has seen the number of hardship assistance grants handed out to struggling Kiwis skyrocket to almost...


What’s driving this Government’s tax policy?

After saying she wouldn’t give tax cuts to people who didn’t need them, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Government has done a 180-degree turn on her pledge with its latest tax...


Benefit numbers out of control under Labour

The considerable rise in the number of people on jobseeker benefits this winter shows that the Labour-led Government is short-changing New Zealanders, National’s Social Development Spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The...


Members Bill to notify schools of sex offenders

Today I placed a Members Bill in the ballot that would require the Department of Corrections to notify schools of sex offenders placed in their local communities, Waimakariri MP Matt...


Safer roads mean investment, not slowing down

If the Government is serious about improving road safety it needs to get on with building safer, well-engineered highways, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “Julie Anne Genter is...


Teacher settlement pay delays unacceptable

Reports that the Ministry of Education could take months to process pay rises as a result of the settlement is unacceptable, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “While it is...