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Todd McClay

Labour failing Kiwi exporters

April 07, 2022 Share

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Kiwi exporters will miss out while Australians get ahead after their Government signed a free trade agreement with India, National’s Trade and Export Growth Spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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STAPP report reveals a biased and unfair Govt

April 01, 2022 Share

Todd McClay

The Auditor General’s Report on the Strategic Tourism Asset Protection Programme (STAPP) confirmed what many businesses have been saying – that this Labour Government has been biased and unfair, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Arrogant Labour abuses its power yet again

March 31, 2022 Share

Todd McClay

Labour has today rejected a call for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to appear at the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee, National’s Trade and Export Growth spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Tourism needs isolation-free travel

March 13, 2022 Share

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The Government needs to bring forward isolation-free travel for vaccinated and tested visitors before more tourism businesses close, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Tourism towns abandoned as Aus welcomes first A380

February 22, 2022 Share

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The Government has left Kiwi tourism towns to fend for themselves while the first plane load of international visitors arrives in Australia, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Kiwi tourism suffers as Australia welcomes visitors

February 08, 2022 Share

Todd McClay

With Australia announcing it will fully open its borders to vaccinated people from 21 February, New Zealand’s tourism industry needs a clear timeline from the Government on when we will open to vaccinated tourists, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Park closure puts the boot into Kiwi businesses

December 23, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s support of a rāhui preventing Kiwis exploring the Whirinaki Conservation Park is a kick in the teeth for tourism businesses who were counting on holidaymakers visiting the region this summer, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Travel agents left out in the cold this Christmas

December 22, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government continues to put at risk tens of millions of dollars’ worth of travel refunds whilst denying travel agents the support they need to get through the pandemic, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Northland tourism in trouble this summer

December 20, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The combination of a red light setting and regional checkpoints will have disastrous consequences for Northland businesses this summer, says National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay. 

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Tourism businesses not a priority for Labour despite over $15 billion loss

December 15, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Minister Hipkins’ comments about tourism being the last priority shows how little this Government cares about Kiwi businesses dependent on tourism, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Labour focuses on freedom campaign while tourism businesses close

December 14, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s priority should be saving tourism businesses struggling to pay their bills and survive the coming months, rather than passing regulation on campervans that actually aren’t here right now, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. 

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Tourism Minister says no to visitors for next 12 months

December 12, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash needs to explain why he told the tourism sector not to expect international visitors until the summer of 2023, National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Trade Minister confirms diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

December 09, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Trade Minister Damien O’Connor confirmed today that New Zealand has imposed a diplomatic ban on attendees of the Winter Olympics in China, National’s Trade and Export Growth spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Tourism businesses left high and dry by Labour

November 24, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Labour’s announcement that double vaccinated Australian visitors won’t be welcome in New Zealand until 1 May 2022, and that they will have to do self-MIQ for seven days means that the tourism industry has again been forgotten by the Government, says National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay.

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Traffic light confusion puts businesses at risk

November 20, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Labour government has said the traffic light system is coming, but a lack of clarity is causing concern and confusion for desperate businesses, says National’s Small Business and Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay.

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Government announces working group as tourism businesses close

November 17, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s focus should be on keeping tourism businesses open, not creating yet another working group, says National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay.

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Labour plays favourites with events sector plan

November 09, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s plan to underwrite events is picking winners and condemning small events businesses to the scrap heap, says National’s Economic Development and Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay.

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Labour owes the events industry – before it’s too late

November 05, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

With today’s announcement from Labour Cabinet Minister Kiritapu Allen that Rhythm and Vines is extremely unlikely to go ahead, the Government must adopt National’s event insurance policy to protect the devastated events sector, says National’s Economic Development and Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay.

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Business owners angry over Robertson’s comments

November 04, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Small business owners in the retail sector deserve answers from the Deputy Prime Minister after he declared that throughout the whole pandemic “less than a handful of cases” were transmitted in retail settings, National’s Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Small businesses bear brunt of ongoing lockdowns

October 28, 2021 Share

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A fall in small business sales for the third consecutive month highlights the harm that has been done to small businesses in New Zealand, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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National’s plan to support tourism, hospitality and events businesses

October 20, 2021 Share

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National has today released our detailed plan to support the ailing tourism, hospitality and events sectors in the wake of the significant harm being done by Labour’s Covid restrictions, National’s spokesperson for Tourism and Small Business Todd McClay says.

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Things are dire for businesses in New Zealand

October 14, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

With half the North Island in sustained Level 3 lockdowns, businesses all over the country are in dire, dire trouble, National’s Small Business and Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Amazon wanted to stay, but Labour drove them away

September 27, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

New information has revealed Amazon wanted to keep filming the Lord of the Rings television series in New Zealand, but the Government’s unwillingness to hear them out forced the series offshore, costing the economy billions, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Government says no more help to hospitality sector

September 23, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Thousands of New Zealanders have lost their jobs with the closure of many hospitality businesses, and many more will join them if the Government doesn’t provided targeted support, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Lockdown extension the final straw for many battling businesses

September 13, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s decision to extend the Level 4 lockdown in Auckland and Level 2 restrictions elsewhere in the country without additional urgent support will be the end of many businesses, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Businesses struggling day-to-day under Covid restrictions desperately need Government support

September 10, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Each day matters for hardworking businesses struggling under Level 4 lockdown in Auckland and new Level 2 restrictions elsewhere in the country, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Businesses will close because of new Level 2 restrictions

September 07, 2021 Share

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Additional restrictions during Level 2 mean the jobs of many hospitality and event businesses have been made much harder by this Government, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Labour’s ‘reannouncement’ won’t help struggling tourism businesses

August 31, 2021 Share

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The Labour Government’s latest press release reannouncing a business support scheme for some South Island regions provides nothing new for struggling tourism operators, says National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay.

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New businesses being left out in the cold by Labour

August 30, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Labour Government must extend Covid support to new businesses established in the past six months, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Clarity about Level 4 trading rules now urgent

August 23, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay has today written to Ministers David Clark and Stuart Nash asking them to urgently clarify the rules around which businesses are able to open safely during the Level 4 lockdown and the procedures for companies to receive an authorisation to trade.

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Minister’s blunder costs New Zealand $4.5 billion

August 13, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash has fumbled negotiations with Amazon and now the billions of dollars that would’ve been spent in New Zealand will now go to the UK economy, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Govt must restructure travel agent reimbursement scheme

August 06, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

New Zealanders could miss out on half a billion dollars’ worth of travel credits and refunds if changes to the Consumer Travel Reimbursement Scheme aren’t made, National’s Commerce and Consumer Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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National backs commerce teachers’ petition

August 05, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The proposed removal of specialised commerce subjects at NCEA Level 1 is going to leave Kiwis without strong financial and economic literacy, National MPs Todd McClay and Paul Goldsmith say.

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Government plays a role in increasing cost of food

July 29, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The interim report on supermarket pricing will likely confirm what a lot of New Zealanders are experiencing when they head to the shops, National’s Commerce and Consumer Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Kiwis should demand the debate on investor rules

July 12, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Reports today the Government is looking to change investor rules risks locking New Zealand out of billions of dollars of investment and Kiwis deserve to be part of the debate, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Govt should scrap ethnicity based procurement process

July 02, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government must cancel its new procurement rules which could see contracts awarded based on ethnicity rather than the best person to do the job, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Renamed PGF still won’t deliver

May 27, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s newly named Provincial Growth Fund isn’t anything new, it merely demonstrates its inability to deliver for New Zealanders, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Amazon deal a vote of confidence in NZ film sector

April 16, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says Amazon’s announcement that they will make films and TV series in New Zealand is a vote of confidence in our entertainment and film production industry.

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2-year moratorium on govt regulations needed as business closures spiral

March 28, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay is calling on the Government to commit to a two-year moratorium on additional government costs on businesses as New Zealanders struggle under the weight of border closures and a slowing economy.

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Businesses close due to Govt inaction on bubble

March 24, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s lack of urgency around the trans-Tasman bubble means many companies that deserve to survive are being forced to close, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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O’Connor’s ‘cocky’ comments on tourism appalling

March 22, 2021 Share

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Senior Labour Government Minister Damien O’Connor’s comments about the tourism sector are appalling and offensive, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Nash acting like a tourist rather than the Tourism Minister

March 19, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

After 12 months of neglect our tourism sector needs more than a few hints and ‘maybes’ at what support might come from the Government in the future, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Businesses deserve certainty on Australia bubble

March 11, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Reports that Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has said a travel bubble with Australia won’t happen until January next year if we’re lucky is creating confusion and will mean many more businesses face closure, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Nash should front up to desperate tourism businesses

February 25, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Tourism destinations dependent on international visitors need urgent government action if they are to survive the Government’s closed border, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Tourism needs urgent action before it’s too late

February 18, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government needs to stop condemning tourism businesses to the scrap heap and instead urgently redirect support to the ailing sector, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Cruise ship border bungle a blow to tourism

February 05, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

At a time when our tourism sector is crying out for help, the Government has kneecapped them by causing the Le Lapérouse cruise ship to cancel its season, National’s Tourism & Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay and Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford say. 

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Minimum wage hike isn’t what the economy needs

November 24, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

A sharp boost to the minimum wage would see fewer jobs created as businesses struggle under a tidal wave of government-imposed costs, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Supermarket inquiry should look at Govt’s role

November 17, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

The Commerce Commission inquiry into supermarkets must look at the Government’s role in price increases, National’s Commerce and Consumer Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Labour building a barrier to economic recovery

September 27, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

With businesses failing and unemployment rapidly increasing, Labour’s plans are like throwing petrol on a bonfire, National's Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Labour fails to front with costs for business

September 25, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

“Jacinda Ardern needs to front up and explain to New Zealanders how much Labour’s policies will hurt the New Zealand, economy National’s Economic Development spokesperson,” Todd McClay says.

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Time for serious action to back business

September 24, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

“Business needs the confidence to invest and hire to deal with our growing unemployment problem,” National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Rugby Championship about loss to economy

September 12, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

Labour are trying to blame the referee, but they dropped the ball, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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National to fund TRENZ for two years

September 11, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

A National Government would help rebuild our tourism sector by funding the annual tourism gathering TRENZ, the most significant international travel and trade event in New Zealand, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Stop the slow drip feed and come up with a plan

September 03, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

The Government must stop the slow drip feed of announcements for Tourism and establish a proper response plan to save jobs across the sector, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Hospitality paying price for Govt border failures

August 25, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

New Zealand’s hospitality sector is paying a heavy price for the Government’s bungling of the border, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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The Government is failing the tourism sector

August 06, 2020 Share

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The tourism sector is one of the most damaged sectors from the impacts of Covid-19 and the Government is failing to support them, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Kelvin Davis must apologise to the travel industry

August 05, 2020 Share

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The Government must step up and provide a clear plan for outbound tourism and travel operators so they can avoid large scale job loss, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Rotorua deserves urgent answers around quarantine

June 21, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

It’s outrageous the Government has bused newly arrived international passengers into Rotorua under the cover of darkness to quarantine them in the CBD, Rotorua MP Todd McClay says.

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NZ UK Free Trade Agreement must be equal to CER

June 17, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

National welcomes the announcement that formal free trade negotiations will begin between the United Kingdom and New Zealand in July, National’s Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Govt’s tourism fund will help less than 1 per cent of businesses

June 16, 2020 Share

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National’s Tourism Accelerator would provide for hundreds of potential new projects across the tourism sector to stimulate demand and support hundreds of thousands of workers, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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