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Minister admits climate change next generation’s nuclear free moment

The Minister for Climate Change admitted this week that emissions will continue to increase for the remainder of this budget period, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller says. “Minister Shaw...


Minister’s comments point to grim future for drivers

Phil Twyford’s claim that New Zealand has over-invested in roads and motorways shows how out of touch he is with this country’s transport needs, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says....


Govt leaving some firearm owners out of pocket

The proposed firearm buyback scheme announced by the Government will likely leave many owners out of pocket, undermining the legitimacy of the scheme, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “The...


Electoral law changes defy conventions

The Government is riding roughshod over New Zealand’s conventions on electoral law by advancing changes ahead of the triennial Justice Select Committee Inquiry and without any consultation with the Opposition,...


Davis confirms no target for Māori Prisons

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has said he doesn’t know what impact the Government’s latest flagship law and order policy will have, and there are no measures on whether it will...


Slowing economy shows the Govt has no plan

Today’s GDP figures show the economy is continuing to weaken under the Labour-led Government and is being driven almost entirely by population growth, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Today’s...


Government Public Media plans a lame duck

Labour has failed to deliver on yet another election promise, with Labour’s much-heralded RNZ+ and its $38 million a year public broadcasting policy now dead in the water, National’s Broadcasting,...


Nash fails on 1800 new police

The Government’s much touted promise to add 1800 new frontline police officers in three years is in tatters, and looks set to be ‘reset’ a la KiwiBuild, National’s Police spokesperson...


Nash should pay back the cash

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash needs to take some responsibility for New Zealanders overpaying tax on KiwiSaver and ensure they are reimbursed, National’s Revenue spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “The Minister has...


Experts never told more vaccines available

The Director General of Health has today confirmed the expert group that decided which vaccination programme to roll out in Northland after a deadly outbreak of Meningococcal W was never...