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DHB performance going backwards under Clark

The performance of District Health Boards is declining under this Labour-led Government’s lacklustre leadership, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The Ministry of Health recently published the 2018/19 Quarter Three...


PM’s school lunches scheme flawed

The Prime Minister’s announcement that around 120 primary schools will get access to universal free lunches is a well-meaning pilot but is badly designed and will leave thousands of children...


Tribunal’s water report goes too far

National rejects the proposals for Māori being given an ownership interest in freshwater as proposed by the Waitangi Tribunal report, National’s Crown-Māori Relations spokesperson Nick Smith says. “National has consistently...


Business confidence continues to tank

The further collapse in businesses’ confidence and in expectations of their own activity is an indictment on the Ardern Government’s economic management, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The most...


Clark's silence deafening during measles outbreak

The number of measles cases in South Auckland continues to increase rapidly and the Government’s showing no urgency in dealing with the problem, National’s Associate Pacific Peoples spokesperson Agnes Loheni...


Bridges and Brownlee to visit India and China

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges and National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee will depart today to visit India and China. “National understands the importance of trade and building relationships...


Treasury confirms Labour’s car tax is a bad idea

Labour’s car tax will not only force some car buyers to pay thousands more, it will have a near-zero impact on emissions as well, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says....


Minister sitting on a pile of money

The Minister for Climate Change needs to come clean on where the revenue generated from the Emissions Trading Scheme is going, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “Funds collected...


Decision already made on 'no new mines'

The Government’s 2019-2029 Minerals and Petroleum Strategy includes a ban on new mines on conservation land, bypassing the promised consultation process, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. “The...


Survey reveals severe ECE teacher shortage

The Government must act to address a severe shortage of early childhood education teachers before centres are forced to further compromise on quality, National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola...