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Petition against inhumane funeral and tangi rules

The National Party has today launched a petition to allow up to a hundred people at funerals, weddings and places of worship, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “It’s...


Practical steps needed for NZ China trade

The Government needs to take all practical steps to ensure that New Zealand’s trade with China remains within the spirit of our Free Trade Agreement, National’s Trade spokesperson Todd McClay...


Racing getting more from the Budget than Pharmac

It is a damning indictment of the Government’s priorities that the racing industry is getting more additional funding in Budget 2020 than Pharmac, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says “On...


Govt should be ambitious for international students

The Education Minister should be ambitious about returning international students back to New Zealand instead of kicking the can down the road, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says....


130 days to go until the election

As the country prepares to move into Alert Level 2, National’s MPs and candidates will be out talking to New Zealanders about our plans to get New Zealand working again,...


ERC focus on tourism and rebuilding the economy

This week the Epidemic Response Committee will hear from representatives of the tourism industry, as well as financial experts ahead of Thursday’s Budget, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says....


Pharmac announcement insulting and misleading

The Government’s increase to Pharmac funding is a pathetic shadow of what is needed just to maintain medicine supplies and will actually limit New Zealanders’ ability to access important medication,...


Minister needs to step up for sport and recreation

There have been massive issues raised around the Government’s handling of sport and recreation by the sector and the Minister responsible needs to address them, National’s Sport and Recreation spokesperson...


Unacceptable situations for new mums during lockdown

The Government has been unclear and lacking in empathy with their messages to mothers giving birth during the lockdown, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The Epidemic Response Committee...


Plan needed to get NZ out of recession and avoid $50,000 debt per household

This week’s Budget will show that New Zealand is headed for the deepest recession in a generation and there needs to be a strong plan to guide New Zealand out...