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More evidence Govt to blame for slowing economy

The release of today’s Terms of Trade data shows more evidence that New Zealand’s economic slowdown is due to domestic factors like Government policy, National’s Finance spokeswoman Amy Adams says....


Sport funding at risk from rushed Racing Bill

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson needs to give assurances there will be no net loss to sporting organisations as a result of the Government’s Racing Reform Bill, National’s Sport...


National calls for Budget inquiry to be widened

The Prime Minister must be open and transparent about what questions she has asked her Finance Minister since spurious allegations were made that National acquired Budget documents through criminal activity,...


Govt reduces funding for people with disabilities

The Botched Budget is a bitter pill to swallow for people with disabilities who have been completely ignored, National Disability Issues spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “Disability advocates requested a...


Predator Free funding freeze puts ideology before environment

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has again let her ideology cloud her judgement by not upping the ante with more money for Predator Free 2050 in the Botched Budget, National’s Conservation...


Govt admits defeat on Social Housing in Botched Budget

The Botched Budget has revealed the Government has no solutions to the increasing state housing waiting list and the exploding numbers of people needing emergency housing help makes a mockery...


School donations policy full of holes

This week Labour scaled back on another promise, this time on ending school donations, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.  “While school...


More perverse logic from Jones on capital gains tax

‘You should thank us for not punching you in the face’, is the analogy Shane Jones seems to be using to justify the absence of a solid economic plan in...


Botched Budget to hammer farmers with regulations and red tape

The Botched Budget includes a $200 million fund to drown farmers in tough regulations and excessive bureaucracy, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “David Parker and Damien O’Connor were both...


Botched Budget sees taxpayers picking up tab for deadbeat dads

Absentee fathers are being let off the hook following the Botched Budget, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The Coalition Government is hell bent on giving absentee fathers a...