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Electricity grants through the roof as cost of living bites

Hardships payments for electricity and gas went up 46 per cent this winter as the Kiwis feel the effects of a higher cost of living, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


Economy slowing down because of visa processing

Visa processing times are continuing to increase despite millions being pumped into Immigration New Zealand, National’s Immigration spokesperson Stuart Smith says. “Visa delays are having a major impact on our...


CRL hardship fund a positive step for businesses

The creation of a hardship fund for Auckland businesses adversely affected by delays to the City Rail Link is a positive step in what has been a very difficult situation,...


Government needs to deliver more than just excuses

Perennially low business confidence and declining optimism from firms about their own futures demands more than just excuses from the Finance Minister, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The just-released...


Freshwater modelling shows big impact on farmers

Dairy NZ’s economic modelling of the Government’s freshwater package shows the enormous cost the proposed regulations will have on the farming sector, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says. “The Government...


Two months too late on measles vaccinations

The Government has finally taken up National’s suggestion to allow pharmacists to vaccinate against measles, but it’s a shame it sat on its hands for so long, National’s Associate Health...


Changes needed or Govt risks buyback failing

The Government risks its buyback scheme becoming a failure if it doesn’t take swift action to engage with responsible firearms owners and the firearms community, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson...


National will improve housing options for Kiwis

National will look to improve our social housing stock so that homes are the right size, in the right place and of the right quality for New Zealanders to live...


Families the best welfare system we have

National will put families at the forefront of our social services sector and ensure they’re supported to raise healthy Kiwi kids, National’s Children spokesperson Alfred Ngaro says. “Families are at...


National will invest in the first 1,000 days

National is proposing a range of new policies that will support families to give Kiwi kids the best possible start to their lives, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says....