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Yeah, nah to National's vaping offer

The Government has thumbed its nose at National’s offer to cooperate on a regulatory regime for vaping products, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Several weeks ago, Leader of the...


Speech to Hawke’s Bay A&P Show

Good afternoon, it’s great to be back here again in Hawke’s Bay. I’d like to acknowledge Tukituki MP Lawrence Yule and MPs Scott Simpson, Ian McKelvie, Barbara Kuriger, Alastair Scott,...


Will light rail actually reach Auckland Airport?

Phil Twyford’s refusal to confirm in Parliament that either of the proposals for Auckland’s light rail will go directly to the airport shows the project has gone totally off the...


Rural communities at risk under Sage’s ideology

It’s clear Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage’s decisions on overseas investment are arbitrary and highly ideological, and she shouldn’t be in the job, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “It’s...


Green support shows how weak Terrorism Bill is

The Green Party, who have historically opposed every measure to keep New Zealanders safe, are now supporting the Government’s Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill, proving just how weak this Bill...


ETS ultimatum still hanging over farmers’ heads

While it’s positive to see the farming sector partnering with Government, it’s concerning that Labour has given itself a legal backstop to bring agriculture into the ETS as early as...


Govt driving up cost of living and Kiwis into debt

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has claimed she’s supporting Kiwis into financial stability but the doubling in the number of benefit advances being paid out would suggest otherwise, National’s Social...


Genter disingenuous on vaccination numbers

Julie Anne Genter has crowed about ‘a significant increase in MMR immunisations’ while nine outbreaks have swept the country on her watch, people have caught measles from hospital workers and...


Electricity prices putting pressure on consumers

Growing wholesale electricity costs are putting huge pressure on industrial and commercial consumers, and will likely hit households soon, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. “I’ve spoken to...


Prime Minister denies food hardship is a problem

It’s unthinkable the Prime Minister doesn’t believe over a quarter of a million hardship assistance grants being provided for food is evidence of a problem, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise...