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Background checks for electoral candidates

A Member’s Bill that would require the criminal histories of candidates in general and local government elections to be published will today be entered into the ballot, MP for Northland...


Release the Letter 2.0: Measles

Hot on the heels of her refusal to release the ‘Let’s Get Wellington Moving’ letter, Julie Anne Genter has been embarrassed into releasing another letter, this time on measles, National’s...


Minister continues to thumb her nose at officials

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter ignored official warnings that the Government’s car tax will make some vehicles with the poorest safety ratings considerably cheaper, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop...


Job growth tumbles by two-thirds under Labour

Rising unemployment figures released today show job growth is stalling under Labour's economic mismanagement, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. "National's job boom is a distant memory following the release...


Motiti Island decision troubling for recreational fishing

The decision to allow regional councils to manage fishing restrictions under the Resource Management Act sets a dangerous precedent, National’s Fisheries spokesperson Ian McKelvie says. “The Court of Appeal has...


Wellbeing data shows New Zealanders are worse off

New Zealanders' financial standing is sliding backwards for the first time since the GFC, according to new Statistics NZ data, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. "The Government claims to...


Bridges thanks Maggie Barry for her service

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today thanked Maggie Barry for her nine years of service to Parliament and the National Party. “Maggie has been a great representative for...


Maggie Barry to retire from politics in 2020

North Shore MP Maggie Barry ONZM has today announced she will not be seeking re-election and will retire from Parliament in 2020. Ms Barry has held the North Shore seat for...


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...