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The Genter pay gap

Women’s Minister Julie-Anne Genter has confirmed that women are paid less than men at the very Ministry that is focussed on eliminating the gender pay gap, National’s Women’s spokesperson Paula...


Ministers at odds over cost of Auckland’s light rail

The Government’s ineptitude when it comes to transport has been on full display this week with its Ministers unable to agree on whether Auckland’s light rail will cost $4 billion...


Bigger and more centralised state sector

The state sector will be more expensive, less accountable and more centralised under the Government’s proposed reforms, National’s State Services spokesperson Nick Smith says. “These reforms will deliver a bigger...


IMF confirms NZ economy slowing

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has confirmed what New Zealand businesses have been feeling for months, the New Zealand economy has lost its momentum, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says....


Polytechnic reform adds 72 new entities to bureaucracy

A leaked Cabinet paper detailing the reforms of the apprentice and polytechnic sector shows a staggering 72 new entities will be created, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson, Dr Shane Reti says....


Primary teachers settle but principals reject

Today’s announcement that the primary teachers have settled is positive for the sector, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “However, news that primary principals have rejected their offer is concerning...


Construction industry needs more action, less talk

Findings from the latest BDO Construction Survey Report paint a bleak picture of the industry, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “Many of the findings align with anecdotal...


National Party Caucus reshuffle announced

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today announced a reshuffle of the National Caucus. “Paul Goldsmith will become the spokesperson for Finance and Infrastructure following today’s announcement from Amy...


CRL fails own plan on business disruption

Documents obtained under the Official Information Act has revealed under the original design for the City Rail Link a plan was developed to reduce disruption which was never followed, MP...


Alastair Scott to stand down in 2020

MP for Wairarapa Alastair Scott has today announced that he won’t contest the 2020 election. “It has been a privilege to serve the electorate of Wairarapa for two terms. I...