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Coalition already divided on Work for the Dole

Comments from Jacinda Ardern along with supporters of the Coalition Government this morning show that Labour and New Zealand First are already at odds on the Work for the Dole...


Partnership schools and students in limbo

Education Minister Chris Hipkins continues to treat partnership schools, their students and families with contempt, failing to answer basic questions and leaving them in limbo as the new school year...


Regional Work for Dole will divide coalition

Shane Jones’ regional work for the dole scheme is the latest NZ First Policy to come up against the realities of working in a Labour/Greens/NZ First Coalition Government, National Party...


National continues push for ocean sanctuary

National MP Nick Smith has lodged a Member’s Bill to establish the 620,000km2 ocean sanctuary around the Kermadec Islands in New Zealand’s most northern islands. This is the third Bill...


Deafening silence from Govt on details of fees-free

Weeks out from the Government’s fees-free policy taking effect and Education Minister Chris Hipkins has still not given students and the tertiary sector the basic details, National Party Tertiary Education...


Justice Minister confirms he wants more offenders released on bail

Justice Minister Andrew Little’s statements on The Nation this morning demonstrate that the Coalition Government will go soft on crime, expressing concern that judges are putting the safety of the...


World’s largest Marine Protected Area takes effect

After five years of work led by the previous National Government with the United States, the world’s largest Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea region of the Antarctic has...


Successful Special Olympics wraps up

National Party Spokesperson for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner has congratulated all those involved in the outstanding Special Olympics 2017 as the games draw to a close in Wellington today. “The...


Govt at odds over children’s rights

An extraordinary lack of commitment from the new Minister for Children indicates the lack of clarity this new Government has around the protection of some of our most vulnerable, National’s...


Woods needs to focus on petrol prices

The new Government needs to follow through on the previous Government’s actions to ensure New Zealanders are paying a fair and reasonable price for petrol, National Party Energy and Resources...