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Tertiary reforms to destroy Otago brand

The Government’s tertiary education reforms will be wider than first though and will strip power and assets from regional polytechnics like Otago Polytechnic, which could be detrimental to the Otago...


Birth in carpark must prompt action

Today’s birth in the Lumsden maternal and child hub car park must prompt action by this Government, Clutha Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “This is the third emergency birth since...


National will overturn polytech reforms

Labour’s tertiary education reforms will be wider than first thought and will strip the Southern Institute of Technology of power and assets, MP for Invercargill Sarah Dowie says. “National has...


Tertiary reforms will destroy regional education and apprenticeships

Labour’s tertiary education reforms will be even wider than first thought and will strip power and assets from regional polytechnics, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The reforms...


Minister admits climate change next generation’s nuclear free moment

The Minister for Climate Change admitted this week that emissions will continue to increase for the remainder of this budget period, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller says. “Minister Shaw...


Minister’s comments point to grim future for drivers

Phil Twyford’s claim that New Zealand has over-invested in roads and motorways shows how out of touch he is with this country’s transport needs, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says....


Govt leaving some firearm owners out of pocket

The proposed firearm buyback scheme announced by the Government will likely leave many owners out of pocket, undermining the legitimacy of the scheme, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “The...


Electoral law changes defy conventions

The Government is riding roughshod over New Zealand’s conventions on electoral law by advancing changes ahead of the triennial Justice Select Committee Inquiry and without any consultation with the Opposition,...


Davis confirms no target for Māori Prisons

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has said he doesn’t know what impact the Government’s latest flagship law and order policy will have, and there are no measures on whether it will...


Slowing economy shows the Govt has no plan

Today’s GDP figures show the economy is continuing to weaken under the Labour-led Government and is being driven almost entirely by population growth, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Today’s...