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National looking after rural communities

National has put forward a series of proposals to improve the health of rural communities, National’s Rural Communities spokesperson Matt King says. “New Zealanders living in isolated, rural areas deserve...


Govt incompetence leaving women waiting for pay equity

Women in New Zealand will have to wait even longer before progress is made on pay equity because this incompetent Government can’t follow due process, MP for Maungakiekie Denise Lee...


Tourism levy needs to benefit West Coast region

The West Coast and Buller regions need more resourcing in another busy tourist season, National’s spokesperson for West Coast Issues Maureen Pugh says. “I have received confirmation from Tourism Minister...


The solution to under-threat BYO at race meetings

More than a year after Racing Minister Winston Peters said he’d take action about Police opposing liquor licences for the traditional BYO at the races, he’s done nothing, MP for...


Review of Tuia250 data breach bad end of year for PM

The Prime Minister’s year has ended badly with the release of the review of the Tuia250 data breach, National’s Cybersecurity spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “This is the Prime Minister’s...


Labour taking and taking from New Zealanders

As New Zealanders finish off the year their wallets and bank accounts are significantly lighter due to Labour cancelling National’s planned tax cuts, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The...


Loss of Coromandel rescue helicopter a cruel blow

For the first time in many years there will be no emergency rescue helicopter stationed in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula this summer, Coromandel’s MP Scott Simpson says. “This is...


Freshwater proposals bring whopping costs for Taranaki

Taranaki is set to be hammered by the Government’s Freshwater proposals, New Plymouth’s MP Jonathan Young says. “Economic modelling from Dairy NZ has shown an average cost of $38,000 per...


Kauri dieback plan nowhere to be seen

The Government is dragging the chain on implementing a management plan to save our iconic Kauri trees, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “In December 2017 Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor...


Kiwis needing half a billion dollars of assistance

Figures released as part of the Ministry of Social Development annual review show almost half a billion dollars was paid out in hardship grants during the last financial year, National’s...