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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...


Wishful thinking does not grow productivity

The Government’s notion that a 27 per cent rise in the minimum wage will seamlessly translate to productivity gains is wishful thinking and shows a government out of touch with...


Shambolic Government loses control of Parliament

The Government called for an extended sitting of the House to consider six Bills, but showed exactly how shambolic it is when a Minister failed to be present in the...


Less talk or more walk from Energy Minister

Megan Woods, the Minister of Energy and Resources, wouldn’t give a guarantee in Parliament today to cut power price rises but will wait and see what the Electricity Price Review...


Power market working but Govt stokes energy costs

The Electricity Price Review shows the market is operating effectively and the focus should now be the Government’s propensity to drive up energy costs, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan...


Rainbow Warrior’s victory lap has whiff of diesel

“Anyone who turns up to see the Rainbow Warrior III on its NZ coastal tour might be surprised to find out what is under the hood. The Greenpeace vessel sensibly...


Davis bumbles into accidental announcement

The accidental announcement of a Crown-Māori Partnership Office has left unanswered, serious questions about the power of the Office and its influence over policies which will affect all New Zealanders,...


Hipkins uses role to avoid Education Bill scrutiny

It appears Chris Hipkins is taking advantage of his role of Leader of the House to avoid scrutiny in his Education portfolio, National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye says. “Leader...


Employment Relations Amendment bad for NZ

The Employment Relations Amendment Bill will go down as one of this Government’s biggest economic mistakes and a future National-led Government will repeal the provisions, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety...