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‘Have your Say’ campaign launched for seniors

National Leader Simon Bridges has today launched the ‘Have Your Say’ campaign for Seniors as the next step in National’s 2020 election policy development process. “National knows how important it...


111 response times lagging

Police are taking longer to answer 111 calls in what’s a worrying trend, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says.  “Police have a target to answer 90 per cent of 111...


Questions remain over Government’s ECE plan

National welcomes the focus on lifting the quality of Early Learning in the Draft Strategic Plan released today, National’s Early Childhood Education Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “National believes all children...


Rents on the rise as Govt hurts low-income families

Rent increases are accelerating under this Government, making a mockery of its claim to be prioritising New Zealand’s lower-income households, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “Median rents have risen...


Delayed Sroubek decision shows more Govt incompetence

Confirmation from Immigration New Zealand that its review into Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek’s residency has been delayed is yet another sign of incompetence from the Labour-led Government, National Leader Simon...


Urgent answers needed after rescue helicopter unavailable

Just 14 days after the Rotorua Rescue Helicopter service was scrapped lives are already being put at risk, MP for Rotorua Todd McClay says. “Yesterday a man working on a...


Stalled partnership with Singapore 7 months overdue

The Prime Minister needs to use her visit to Singapore this week to sign the stalled New Zealand – Singapore Enhanced Partnership negotiations which has now been delayed by seven...


National congratulates Dame Annette King

National congratulates Dame Annette King on her appointment as New Zealand's High Commissioner to Australia, National's Foreign Affairs and Trade Spokesperson, Todd McClay says. "The role of High Commissioner in...


Certainty needed around replacement Māngere Bridge

Today’s decision by NZTA to close the Old Māngere Bridge is necessary for safety reasons, but Phil Twyford must front up with his plans for other nearby transport projects before...


Shane Jones didn’t burn our cash, he mulched it

Shane Jones has confirmed his flagship forest investment in Northland was bungled after pine seedlings ended up being mulched, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “It’s our...