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Handley pay out appalling

Taxpayers are being stung at least $100,000 because of the Government’s incompetent handling of the Chief Technology Officer appointment, National’s State Services spokesperson Nick Smith says. “The process around appointing...


Greens contradict themselves on 1080

Statements by Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson that 1080 protestors have ‘valid concerns’ completely contradict her colleague - Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage’s policy of increasing the use of 1080, National’s...


Minister’s changes put children at risk

The Education Minister must reconsider the Government’s industrial law changes which threaten to disrupt early childhood education services and may put children at risk, National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education...


Cameras vital on commercial fishing vessels

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash’s admission today that he still hasn’t made a call on the introduction of cameras on commercial fishing vessels shows NZ First continues to hold Labour and...


No excuse for dumping Police mental health pilot

Revelations that the Government has stepped in to save the Te Kūwatawata mental health service in Gisborne is great news, but only raises further questions about why the Government scrapped...


Peters’ caught out over NZ First MP contracts

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has failed to tell the truth to either the public or Parliament’s Speaker over whether his MPs have signed a $300,000 obligation contract, National’s spokesperson...


NZ employment law works – don’t break it

National is fighting to stop this Government dumping employment law that underpins New Zealand’s growth and allows flexible, modern workplaces that can compete in the fast-changing global economy, National Party...


Psychoactive substances review due

The Government needs to explain why it hasn’t started a review into the Psychoactive Substances legislation despite it being legally required to, Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown says. “When the National...


Government must restart CTO process

The Government must restart the appointment process for a third time for the Chief Technology Officer after the debacle of secret emails and meetings involving candidate Derek Handley, Nationals State...


KiwiBuild - Tell him ‘he’s dreaming’

Even Housing Minister Phil Twyford has low expectations of his own KiwiBuild programme, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “In Opposition Mr Twyford claimed that he would build 100,000 homes...