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Urgent investigation needed after missed coronavirus case

An urgent investigation is needed into how a New Zealander returning from an overseas trip was admitted to hospital with a respiratory illness for five days but not tested for...


Government must defer minimum wage increase

National is urging the Government to defer the minimum wage increase on 1 April in light of growing economic uncertainty due to coronavirus, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “Businesses are...


Clark needs to urgently resolve lab workers strike action

Health Minister David Clark needs to show some leadership and resolve planned strike action on Friday by laboratory workers in labs currently testing for coronavirus, National’s Health Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse...


More urgency required from Government

More urgency is required from the Government with respect to a relief package for businesses affected by coronavirus, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The announcement today that the Government...


Wholesale regulatory reduction to get economy moving

A National Government will make wholesale regulatory reduction to reduce cost and compliance on businesses and help get the country moving again, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.  “New...


First load of regulations ready for the bonfire

National has today confirmed it will remove two regulations for every new one introduced and will light a regulations bonfire, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “There are tens of...


National’s economic plan: Regulation Reduction

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has today released the first of part of our five-part economic plan as we head towards the election. “I have been clear that National will...


Relief package needed as NZ nears recession

With four banks now forecasting negative growth it’s past time for the Government to announce a relief package to help people stay in their jobs, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith...


Lisa Whyte National’s Candidate in New Lynn

Lisa Whyte has been selected as National’s candidate in New Lynn for the 2020 General Election. Lisa is currently the Deputy Chair of Upper Harbour Local Board of Auckland Council...


Better support needed for education providers impacted by coronavirus

The Government needs to step up and provide better support and communication to schools and tertiary providers who are dealing with unexpected extra costs and losses due to coronavirus, National’s...