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Unrealistic energy policies will hit families hard

The Government’s goal of moth-balling natural gas power generation will come with a steep price tag, with the Government admitting that it is looking for businesses to be able to...


More evidence New Zealand is falling behind

Latest GDP figures show New Zealand’s GDP per person growth rate has fallen behind Australia for the first time in six years, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “On a...


Fees-free a $2.8 billion failure

The Government must concede its $2.8 billion fees-free policy has been a resounding failure with just 0.3 per cent more students at university – well short of the Government’s expected...


KiwiBuild, now Overseas-Flat-Pack-Build

New Zealanders will be surprised to hear the Government could be paying hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to overseas companies to manufacture pre-fabricated kit-set houses, National’s spokesperson for Housing...


Government must reach agreement with nurses

The latest failure to reach an agreement on pay rises for 27,000 nurses brings strike action another step closer, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Nurses and DHBs held further...


Govt’s cancellation of health targets will cost lives

The Government’s cancellation of the national health targets is a concerning step that will cost lives, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “These targets drove improvement in the areas that...


More strikes in 9 months than previous 9 years

The worrying increase in strike action under this union-friendly Government will slow our economy, make it harder to do business and affect the access of New Zealanders to public services,...


Corrections Officer shortage will only get worse

A lack of prison beds to meet increasing prisoner numbers is leading to a perfect storm in our prison system, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says. “The revelation today that...


Twyford concedes National had better housing plan

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has finally realised he won’t be able to deliver on his promise to build 100,000 houses and his best option is to copy National’s plan –...


Govt continues to dismiss business concerns

The Government’s arrogant dismissal of real concerns from businesses will only make business confidence fall faster, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Survey after survey is showing...