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The one per cent China FTA upgrade

A one per cent saving in tariffs on wood and paper exports under the China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will leave exporters rightly asking themselves ‘is that it’, National’s Trade...


Luxon National’s candidate in Botany

Local party members have selected Christopher Luxon as National’s candidate in Botany for the 2020 General Election. Mr Luxon is the former Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand and...


Food grants double under Labour Government

The number of food hardship grants paid out since the election has doubled as everyday Kiwis are getting hammered by the rising cost of living, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


Electricity grants through the roof as cost of living bites

Hardships payments for electricity and gas went up 46 per cent this winter as the Kiwis feel the effects of a higher cost of living, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


Economy slowing down because of visa processing

Visa processing times are continuing to increase despite millions being pumped into Immigration New Zealand, National’s Immigration spokesperson Stuart Smith says. “Visa delays are having a major impact on our...


CRL hardship fund a positive step for businesses

The creation of a hardship fund for Auckland businesses adversely affected by delays to the City Rail Link is a positive step in what has been a very difficult situation,...


Government needs to deliver more than just excuses

Perennially low business confidence and declining optimism from firms about their own futures demands more than just excuses from the Finance Minister, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The just-released...


Freshwater modelling shows big impact on farmers

Dairy NZ’s economic modelling of the Government’s freshwater package shows the enormous cost the proposed regulations will have on the farming sector, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says. “The Government...


Two months too late on measles vaccinations

The Government has finally taken up National’s suggestion to allow pharmacists to vaccinate against measles, but it’s a shame it sat on its hands for so long, National’s Associate Health...


Changes needed or Govt risks buyback failing

The Government risks its buyback scheme becoming a failure if it doesn’t take swift action to engage with responsible firearms owners and the firearms community, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson...