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Don’t blame President Trump for slowing economy

New Zealanders are paying the price for a weak and incompetent Government that is more focused on blaming President Trump or Brexit for New Zealand’s slowing economy than taking an...


National to deliver birthing unit for Wanaka mums

National will establish a birthing unit in Wanaka if elected in 2020, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “Families in Wanaka and the surrounding areas deserve access to a high quality...


Stop speaking directly to yourself Prime Minister, just say no

The Prime Minister needs to put a stop to the mess that is Ihumātao and just say no to taxpayers’ money being used to buy back the land, or any...


Government opposes better protection for builders

The Government is blocking a law change that would better protect builders and construction firms from losing money on Government projects, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. Mr...


Good call to keep Karel Sroubek locked up

The Parole Board’s decision to keep drug smuggler Karel Sroubek behind bars was the right one, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “While Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway had no regard...


Ministers’ guesstimates and assurances unfounded

The Government is struggling to justify its water policy as its guesses around costs are increasingly at odds with expert estimates, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller and Environment spokesperson Scott...


Prime Minister is leaving behind a mess

When Jacinda Ardern leaves tomorrow to go to the Rugby World Cup and the United Nations she will be leaving behind a mess at home, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


Time for a proper process

The Labour Party still has a raft of questions that need answering about the cover up of an alleged sexual assault by a staff member who was employed in Jacinda...


Fewer sheep and more trees outcome of freshwater proposals

Research published by Local Government New Zealand shows the enormous impact on land use the Government’s freshwater proposals will really have, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says. “If implemented, these...


Ratepayers set for a shock as result of freshwater proposals

The Coalition Government’s freshwater proposals are set to inflict huge costs on to ratepayers and councils, and the Government doesn’t seem to care, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says....