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Chris Luxon thanks Jacqui Dean for her contribution

May 20, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

National Party Leader Christopher Luxon has paid tribute to Jacqui Dean for her long contribution to the National Party and her stellar service to New Zealand as a Member of Parliament and Minister.

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Labour taking New Zealand backwards

May 19, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

Budget 2022 confirms that New Zealand is going backwards under Labour faster than ever, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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National supports the targets, questions the plan

May 16, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

National supports the Government’s emissions budgets and emissions targets but is concerned that today’s Emissions Reduction Plan is a poor use of taxpayers’ money, says Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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National supports emissions budgets

May 09, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

National is committed to emissions targets and supports the Government’s emissions budgets announced today, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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SPEECH: Unleashing enterprise so Kiwis can get ahead

May 02, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

Kia ora tātou. Nau mai, haere mai.

Welcome and thank you to each of you for being here.

A special thank you to the EMA Forum Series for hosting us this afternoon. Thank you to Andrew Hunt, Brett O’Riley, Alan McDonald and all of your team for the great work that you do educating and advocating for business.

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National’s economic approach will help Kiwis get ahead

May 02, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

New Zealand needs a new economic approach so that Kiwis stop falling further behind and have opportunities to start getting ahead, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Struggling Kiwis invited to share their stories

April 30, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

Kiwis are being invited to share their stories about how soaring prices are affecting them, National Party Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Labour not interested in accountability

April 28, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Government’s continued lack of transparency is hurting New Zealand’s democracy and shows the Government believes it isn’t accountable to the New Zealand public, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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The Government has no plan to control inflation

April 21, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Finance Minister needs to face up to New Zealand’s cost of living crisis and present a plan to help get skyrocketing inflation under control, Opposition leader Christopher Luxon says.

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April 1 changes no consolation for squeezed middle

March 31, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

Incoming changes in benefits and the minimum wage will barely cover the rising cost of living and do nothing for hardworking, middle-income households not receiving government support, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Time to get New Zealand back to normal

March 18, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

With Auckland past the peak of Omicron and the rest of New Zealand approaching that point, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon and Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop say the Government should take immediate steps to get New Zealand back to normality.

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National pays tribute to Sir Wira Gardiner

March 18, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

National Leader Christopher Luxon is extending condolences to the whānau of Sir Wira Gardiner following his passing yesterday. 

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Willis appointed National’s Finance spokesperson

March 16, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

National Party Leader Christopher Luxon today announced Nicola Willis as National’s new Finance spokesperson.

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Chris Luxon applauds Simon Bridges’ contribution

March 15, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

National Party Leader Christopher Luxon has thanked retiring MP Simon Bridges for his immense contribution to building a better New Zealand.

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Excise tweaks don’t fix wider cost of living crisis

March 14, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Government’s petrol tax tweaks will provide some relief but don’t address the wider cost of living crisis that Kiwis across the country are facing, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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PM out of touch on cost of living crisis

March 08, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Prime Minister’s refusal to acknowledge the cost of living crisis shows she is out of touch with how tough it is becoming for Kiwis to put food on the table, says Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon.

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Kiwis deserve tax relief from cost of living crisis

March 06, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Government should give struggling Kiwis a break this Budget and deliver tax relief from the cost of living crisis, says Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon.

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Drop isolation rules for incoming travellers

February 28, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

Travellers entering New Zealand should be able to enter the community immediately provided they have a negative Covid test on arrival, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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High Court rules police, defence mandates unlawful

February 25, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The High Court’s decision that vaccine mandates for police officers and defence force personnel are unlawful and not justified must be a wake-up call for the Government over every other vaccine mandate given Omicron is in the community, says Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon.

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Tim van de Molen taking leave from work

February 23, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

National Leader Christopher Luxon says Tim van de Molen will be taking leave from work to focus on his recovery from a recent accident.

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Mandates should unwind after Omicron peak

February 21, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Government should begin removing vaccine mandates progressively once we are through the peak of Omicron, National Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Govt created this mess, now it needs to fix it

February 20, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Government needs to take responsibility for the escalating protests around the country and demonstrate it has a clear strategy to de-escalate, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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We need a protest de-escalation strategy

February 17, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Government needs to set out a clear de-escalation strategy for ending the occupation currently happening outside Parliament, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Labour’s approach to hardship is crippling, not kind

February 16, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

Today’s Salvation Army State of the Nation report shows Labour has failed to improve the lives of the most at risk New Zealanders, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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End of MIQ the right thing to do

February 03, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The reopening of our border is welcome news for millions of New Zealanders offshore and at home, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Labour’s ‘Jobs Tax’ will make Kiwis worse off

February 02, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Government’s plan to impose a new tax on every worker and business in the country could not come at a worse time, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Navigating through Omicron

February 01, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

We need a new strategy to safely steer New Zealand through the Omicron wave and out of endless restrictions, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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MIA Immigration Minister risking food production

February 01, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

At a time when supply chains are already frayed, the Government’s inaction on border class exceptions for time-critical workers could have an impact on food production and distribution in New Zealand, National Leader Christopher Luxon says.

 

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Government unprepared for Omicron

January 23, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Government’s lack of preparation for Omicron has unnecessarily put New Zealand in a worse position than we needed to be, National Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Labour has no plan for Omicron

January 20, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Government’s lack of preparation for Omicron has unnecessarily put New Zealand in a worse position than we needed to be, National Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Concerns for the people of Tonga

January 16, 2022 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Opposition shares concerns for the people of Tonga and supports New Zealand standing ready to provide assistance, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Move to Orange should be immediate

December 13, 2021 Share

Christopher Luxon

The Government should move Auckland to “Orange” in the traffic light system immediately, rather than waiting another two and a half weeks until 30 December, National Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Chris Penk elected Senior National Whip

December 07, 2021 Share

Christopher Luxon

The National Caucus has elected Chris Penk as Senior Whip and Maureen Pugh as Junior Whip, National Leader Christopher Luxon announced today.

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A new National for New Zealand

December 06, 2021 Share

Christopher Luxon

National Party Leader Christopher Luxon has today announced a new National for New Zealand – a fresh, energised alternative government ready to deliver for Kiwis in 2023.

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Red light setting cold comfort for Aucklanders

December 03, 2021 Share

Christopher Luxon

After more than 100 days in lockdown and endless announcements of announcements, Aucklanders will be relieved by a bit more freedom today but there is much more for the Government to do, says National Leader Christopher Luxon.

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Bridges appointed Finance & Infrastructure spokesperson

December 02, 2021 Share

Christopher Luxon

Hon Simon Bridges is the National Party’s new Finance and Infrastructure spokesperson, National Leader Christopher Luxon announced today.

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SPEECH: Christopher Luxon’s first speech as National Leader

November 30, 2021 Share

Christopher Luxon

Tēnā koutou katoa and good afternoon everyone. It’s an incredible privilege and honour to have been elected Leader of the New Zealand National Party today and I thank my colleagues for putting their trust and confidence in me.

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Christopher Luxon elected National Party Leader

November 30, 2021 Share

Christopher Luxon

Christopher Luxon has been elected Leader of the New Zealand National Party, alongside Nicola Willis as Deputy Leader.

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Statement from Dr Shane Reti

November 26, 2021 Share

Dr Shane Reti

The National Caucus met this morning to discuss a press release issued last night about an allegation of an historic comment made by Hon Simon Bridges towards Jacqui Dean, Interim Leader of the Opposition Dr Shane Reti says.

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National launches first step to world-class tech sector

November 24, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says technology will create exciting careers and higher paying jobs and has the potential to transform the New Zealand economy.

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Dazed and confused – PM sows more uncertainty

November 23, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

That the Prime Minister can’t answer even basic questions about her Government’s traffic light system is cause for major concern, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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Allow Aussie travel for Christmas, Prime Minister

November 23, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

If the Prime Minister won’t heed the calls of the nearly 100,000 people who have signed National’s petition to end MIQ right now then she should at least open the Trans-Tasman Bubble for Christmas, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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Government ducks questions about the looming summer of chaos

November 18, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government continues to duck simple questions about how its stop-and-check travel restrictions are supposed to work in practice, including how long Aucklanders will have to queue at the border to go on holiday, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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Government’s Covid plan version 4.0 creates summer of chaos

November 17, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of a decision and an announcement that may happen in December is just the latest sign the Government has utterly lost the plot, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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National acknowledges passing of John Luxton

November 16, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

On behalf of the National Party, it is with deep sympathy that I acknowledge the passing of former National MP John Luxton.

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Government’s Covid confusion the new virus variant

November 15, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government continues to make up its Covid response up on the fly, randomly and publicly pondering changes to the traffic light framework announced only a few weeks ago and providing absolutely no certainty to Aucklanders or the rest of the country, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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Shifting sands no way to enjoy summer

November 15, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

News that the Government is considering restricting travel into some regions over the summer holiday period is just the latest of many signs Jacinda Ardern’s Government failed to plan for Delta and is working out its response as it goes along.

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Government in a spin as Delta bites

November 12, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government’s lack of planning for Delta is being exposed as every day brings more confusion and evidence the Government is just making things up as it goes, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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The wheels have fallen off the Government

November 11, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The wheels have well and truly fallen off this Government right as we should be reaching the crucial juncture of opening up our internal borders and restoring freedoms to Kiwis, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National releases plan to get school students back on track

November 10, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins and National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith have today released National’s education plan to get school students back on track and make up for lost class time.

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Shambolic Government still can’t provide clarity

November 08, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern still can’t tell Aucklanders how or when they’ll be allowed to leave Auckland for Christmas, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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PM must rule out summer holiday ‘timeshares’

November 04, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

In a round of confusing media appearances yesterday, the Government piled yet more needless uncertainty on long-suffering Aucklanders by suggesting families will be allocated timeslots to be allowed to leave the city over summer.

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Jacinda The Grinch comes for Christmas

November 03, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s admission on radio today that the hard border around Auckland is set to remain in place over summer to unvaccinated people proves she’s prepared play The Grinch in order to mask her Government’s failures, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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Government’s vaccine deceit a disgrace

November 02, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Revelations that the Government used PR spin to deceive New Zealanders and mask its failure in securing the Covid vaccine is a disgrace, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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Government’s mess just got even messier

November 01, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Exhausted Aucklanders entering their 12th week in lockdown will be even more confused by today’s messy and illogical announcement of yet further announcements to come about their future, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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Farewell, Dame Catherine Tizard

November 01, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

I would like to acknowledge both the contribution and passing of Dame Catherine Tizard.

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Royal Commission into Delta preparation required

October 31, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The time has now come for a Royal Commission into the Government’s clear lack of preparation for Delta and the move to a suppression strategy, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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$14 billion for a tram is economic lunacy

October 29, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The quiet announcement by Minister Michael Wood today that the much awaited trundling tram to the airport will cost $14 billion shows it is nothing but economic lunacy, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins and National’s Transport spokesperson David Bennett say.

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National’s view on the role of proof of vaccination

October 26, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National’s position on vaccine certification is simple and we have been calling for a reliable proof of vaccination to be available since February, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Labour cancels Christmas with incoherent plan

October 22, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The announcement today of a hurdle of 90 per cent vaccination for each and every DHB in New Zealand condemns every Kiwi to months of more lockdowns and uncertainty, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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A million fully vaccinated Aucklanders stuck at home

October 21, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

More than one million fully vaccinated Aucklanders are stuck at home because the Government has been unable to deliver a simple website, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National launches Back in Business plan

October 20, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins has today launched National’s detailed plan to save livelihoods and unleash our economy in the face of the huge damage being wrought by the extended Covid lockdown.

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National sets targets to end lockdown limbo

October 20, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National has set two clear targets to end to lockdown restrictions and get New Zealand back in business, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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National pledges Three Waters repeal & return

October 19, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The next National Government will repeal Labour’s Three Waters entity model and return any seized water assets back to councils, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National drives game-changing housing reform

October 19, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National has worked constructively with the Government in support of a new Bill to amend the Resource Management Act to make it easier for New Zealanders to build more houses, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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No plan, no ideas, no hope from Government

October 18, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The ongoing nightmare of the Level 3 lockdown in Auckland continues with no hope on the horizon, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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PM must urgently rule out Director-General’s speculation of a return to Level 4 for Auckland

October 18, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Prime Minister must urgently rule out the Director- General of Health’s comments this morning, that Level 4 restrictions were being actively considered for Auckland despite the government saying only days ago there would be no return to Level 4, says National Party Leader, Judith Collins

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Out of touch Prime Minister must level with New Zealanders today

October 18, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Prime Minister must today tell the country the conditions and timeframe for ending the lockdown in Auckland and then she needs to get up there and see for herself the fallout from nine weeks of lockdown, says National Party Leader, Judith Collins.

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Shock and sadness after death of British MP

October 16, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National Party leader and Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins has expressed shock and sadness after the death of British Conservative MP David Amess.

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New Zealand needs National’s Covid plan at tipping point for Delta

October 14, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

New Zealand is at a tipping point in the fight against Delta and more than ever New Zealanders need and deserve strong and decisive leadership, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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As lockdown drags on, the Government drags its feet

October 12, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The admission by the Prime Minister today that it is now estimated each positive Covid case in our current outbreak is passing the virus onto between 1.2 and 1.3 people poses more questions on the lockdown exit plan for Auckland, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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The end of daily press conferences?

October 10, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

After 18 months of nearly daily press conferences, the Prime Minister has decided that at the very time case numbers are rising and spreading to other regions, she and her team will no longer front, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Just do what needs to be done, Prime Minister

October 07, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The National Party is on board to take part in the Super Saturday vaccination drive on October 16th, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Time has run out on Government’s incoherent Covid strategy

October 04, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government’s incoherent and timid approach to the Covid pandemic shows it lacks the courage required to make tough decisions for the benefit of New Zealand, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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New Zealand at Covid crossroads

October 03, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The spread of Covid into the Waikato and increasing numbers of unlinked cases is all the proof needed to confirm Level 3 in Auckland is not containing the virus in line with the Government’s elimination strategy and a new approach is urgently required, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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What is the Government’s Covid strategy?

September 30, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Talk from the Prime Minister that Auckland could move to Alert Level 2 next week but keep its boundary highlights the Government’s lack of strategy underpinning the current lockdown, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National launches plan to open New Zealand up

September 29, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins today launched National’s comprehensive plan to tackle Covid-19, end lockdowns and reopen New Zealand to the world.

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Kiwis should demand the debate on Three Waters

September 25, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

New Zealanders should demand the debate on Labour’s Three Waters plans which amount to stealing local water assets and stripping control from communities, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins and National’s Local Government spokesperson Christopher Luxon say.

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Covid recovery fund still being used for Government’s pet projects

September 22, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Using the Covid Response and Recovery Fund to increase Radio New Zealand’s operating budget by $7 million is yet another example of money borrowed on behalf of taxpayers to fund pet projects unrelated to the pandemic response, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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Concerning NZ left out of AUKUS discussions

September 16, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

News that the United States, United Kingdom and Australia have formed a partnership without New Zealand is concerning and leaves many questions for the Government to answer, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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‘Short and sharp’ lockdown will be the longest ever

September 13, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government had no choice but to extend the Auckland Level 4 Covid lockdown and ongoing restrictions elsewhere in the country because of its own ongoing failures, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins and Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop.

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Counter-Terrorism Announcement

September 09, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

On Friday the 3rd of September New Zealanders were targeted again by a terrorist. Though the ideology driving the hatred of this man was different to the terrorism we saw in March of 2019, there were certainly some commonalities.

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Why wasn’t terrorist subject to sections 163 & 164?

September 06, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Prime Minister and the Immigration Minister need to answer as to why the terrorist Ahamed Aathill Mohamed Samsudeen was not able to be deported based on sections 163 and 164 of the Immigration Act 2009, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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South Island should drop now to alert level 2

September 03, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government needs to explain exactly why the South Island should not immediately drop to alert level 2, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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National’s plan to fix managed isolation allocation system

September 02, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

It’s clear Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) is going to be with us for some time, so it’s past time we fixed the festering issues with our current system. National is proposing five sensible improvements to the beleaguered Managed Isolation Allocation System.

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National’s plan to fix managed isolation allocation system

September 02, 2021 Share

It’s clear Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) is going to be with us for some time, so it’s past time we fixed the festering issues with our current system. National is proposing five sensible improvements to the beleaguered Managed Isolation Allocation System.

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Pub quiz prize for Government’s vaccine rollout

September 01, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

New Zealand’s vaccine rollout is, in fact a ‘winner’ – having just pipped Mexico to be the second slowest in the developed world, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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Bumbling Government gives up on those left behind in Afghanistan

August 31, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

That the Government still does not know how many New Zealanders and Afghan civilians who worked alongside our Defence Force remain stranded in strife-torn Afghanistan is appalling, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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There’s only one course the PM should chart

August 31, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Prime Minister has a habit of preparing various charts for New Zealand at her daily press conferences, but there’s only one chart that really matters and that’s the number of New Zealanders receiving at least one vaccination, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Labour must stop anti-democratic tactics

August 27, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The lengths Labour will go to in order to avoid scrutiny and accountability are quite extraordinary. The National Party will not stand for any more of their antics; the Epidemic Response Committee must be reinstated as soon as possible, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Afghan allies must not be left behind following Kabul terror attack

August 27, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

New Zealand must urgently step up plans to evacuate our Afghan allies from Afghanistan following the deadly terror attack at Kabul’s international airport, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Colllins.

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National launches plan to supercharge vaccination

August 26, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

With the Delta variant of Covid-19 having well and truly arrived in New Zealand, the National Party is calling on the Government to supercharge the vaccination rollout throughout the country with a new strategy, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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Bring back the Epidemic Response Committee

August 25, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The National Party is calling for the reinstatement of the Epidemic Response Committee following the disgraceful behaviour of Labour MPs in select committees this week, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Vaccination target vital to avoiding future lockdowns

August 23, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

New Zealand needs to set a 70-75 per cent target of vaccination of the eligible population to avoid future countrywide lockdowns, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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What Kiwis need to know about the vaccine roll-out

August 21, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

We are in lockdown for two reasons; because the border has failed and because nearly 80 per cent of the country has still not been fully vaccinated, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National mourns passing of Sir Michael Cullen

August 20, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

New Zealand is united today in sadness after the passing of former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Sir Michael Cullen, says National Party Leader Judith Collins.

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Labour’s astounding apathy towards Afghan translators

August 17, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Labour Government has known of the escalating situation in Afghanistan for months. They have known about the impending danger for those who aided New Zealand despite the risk to their own safety, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Opening New Zealand still hinges on vaccine rollout

August 12, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says the announcements from the Government around reconnecting New Zealand to the world are a step in the right direction, but speeding up and effectively rolling out the Covid-19 vaccination programme is the most important thing to do right now.

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Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate

August 11, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

There is one clear message from the release of the Skegg report – it is imperative we vaccinate as many as people as possible, as quickly as possible, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins.

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National focuses on the big issues facing NZers

August 08, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Today I addressed the National Party conference and laid out the direction we will be taking and the hard work ahead of us as we provide policy and solutions to the big issues facing New Zealanders, National Party Leader Judith Collins says.

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SPEECH: Leader’s Speech to the National Party AGM

August 08, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Good afternoon. It’s a privilege to be speaking to you all today. To all the loyal and hardworking members of the National Party, I’d like to say a huge thank you on behalf of myself and the entire National Party caucus.

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Govt failing on addiction services for offenders

August 04, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Prime Minister needs to explain why it is necessary to fund a Mongrel Mob-led meth programme $2.75 million when eight out of ten of the pilot participants were already under the active care of Corrections, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National calls for ‘Covid Contribution Visa’

August 04, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National will clear the current residency backlog and provide a clear pathway for skilled migrants already in the country to gain residency.

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Pacific RSE plan should have come sooner

August 03, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government’s plan to allow one-way quarantine-free travel for Recognised Seasonal Employer workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu is the right one but should have come much sooner, says Leader of the Opposition and National’s Pacific Peoples spokesperson Judith Collins.

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Government’s vaccine rollout a shambles

July 28, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government’s excruciatingly slow and chaotic vaccine rollout shows it has no idea how to get the lifesaving vaccine to New Zealanders, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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A motel is not a home – demand the debate

July 28, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Kiwis deserve the debate on the Labour Government’s decision to spend $1 million a day on motels to house the homeless, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Demand the debate on our justice system

July 25, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins is calling on the Prime Minister to rule out separate justice systems, which is currently being consulted on with some New Zealanders.

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How did Ardern determine the success of Mob pilot?

July 23, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern needs to clarify just how she measured the success of her Government’s Kahukura Mongrel Mob rehab pilot, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Poto Williams should be sacked as Police Minister

July 21, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

In an interview with Newstalk ZB this morning Minister of Police Poto Williams made it crystal clear that despite being their Minister, the police and their safety are not a priority for her, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National Seeks Auditor General investigation into Mongrel-Mob funding

July 19, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National has written to the Auditor General requesting an investigation into two separate Government Mongrel Mob-related funding; the $2.75 million payment to lifetime Mongrel-Mob Member Harry Tam for a drug rehabilitation programme and the Chief Human Rights Commissioners $200 donation to the Waikato Mongrel Mob.

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Kiwis deserve the debate on gangs and crime

July 18, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says the Government’s approach to law and order is appalling, as she releases National’s third billboard as part of its ‘Demand the Debate’ campaign.

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Farmers sent a clear message, Labour should listen

July 17, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The immense turnout to yesterday’s nationwide protests by the rural sector sent a clear message to the Government, they are fed up with Labour penalising them at every turn, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National releases Ute Tax video to demand the debate

July 16, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says National’s ‘Demand the Debate’ campaign has received unprecedented support since its launch on Sunday and has today released a video highlighting the effect the Government’s Ute Tax will have on the rural sector.

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Govt to bribe councils to save botched Three Waters reforms

July 15, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National understands that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be announcing a $2.5 billion taxpayer bribe later today in an attempt to save the flailing Three Waters reforms, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Kiwis should demand the debate on Ute Tax

July 14, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

With mass rural protests happening around the country New Zealanders must demand the debate on the Government’s decision to penalise farmers, tradies and boat owners for driving utes, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National launch campaign to demand the debate for all New Zealanders

July 11, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says New Zealanders are being left out of important decisions by the Labour Government and today she has launched a campaign for Kiwis to ‘Demand the debate’.

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PM won’t commit to no kids in motels by Xmas

July 07, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Prime Minister is all spin and no substance. She has not encountered a target she will not fail to meet nor made an announcement that will not go undelivered, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Human Rights Commissioner must go

July 05, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

I am calling for the resignation of Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt following the news that he used taxpayer’s money to make a donation to the Mongrel Mob when he spoke at their gang pad in May, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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He Puapua is not the way forward for New Zealand

July 01, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government has tried to down play Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson’s announcement today as a simple consultation process, but in truth it is an indication of what is to come, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Still no clarity from our confused Prime Minister

June 29, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Prime Minister did not rule out today that potential hate speech crimes will have a more severe maximum prison sentence than the crime of ‘assault on a child’, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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RMA reform a grab at wokeism

June 29, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government needs to act with much more urgency to cut through our complex planning rules and free up housing supply, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Stick to the facts, Prime Minister

June 28, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

If New Zealand is to have an informed discussion about Labour’s ‘Hate Speech’ laws the Prime Minister needs to ensure she is giving accurate information to the media; this morning on The AM Show she did not, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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This is about controlling New Zealanders’ lives

June 27, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

I want to be very clear with New Zealanders, the National Party will reverse any attempts Jacinda Ardern’s Government makes to criminalise speech beyond the threshold of ‘inciting violence,’ Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Govt is negligent on mental health crisis

June 22, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

New Zealand is in the midst of a mental health crisis and this Government has proven itself incapable of delivering on any of their promises to address it, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Prime Minister’s car tax excuses ring hollow

June 16, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Jacinda Ardern is dancing on the head of a gear stick with her absurd claim that she couldn’t “operationalise” an exemption for farmers and tradies from Labour’s car tax, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Govt’s weakness on crime lets victims down

June 16, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

It is no wonder the Government’s media release about the latest New Zealand Crime and Victimisation Survey led with a small decrease in burglaries as this is where the good news stops, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Kiwis should have a say on Labour’s car tax

June 15, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National is calling on the Labour Government to reopen public consultation on its car tax so the people of New Zealand can have their say, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Labour leaves Aucklanders fighting gridlock

June 04, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

It is unacceptable that much-needed transport projects across New Zealand are being cancelled because Labour is pushing ahead with a half-baked add-on to the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins and National’s Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Bayly say.

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Judith Collins acknowledges passing of Hon Ian Shearer

June 02, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins is saddened the passing of former National Minister, the Honourable Ian Shearer, who died on Tuesday, aged 79.

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Judith Collins thanks Dr Nick Smith for his service

May 31, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins thanks Dr Nick Smith for his 30 years of service to New Zealand following his decision to retire today.

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Public institutions shouldn’t shut down healthy debate

May 27, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

It’s disappointing a women’s group has been blocked from holding an event at Christchurch City Libraries to discuss the proposed amendments to the Births Deaths Marriages Relationships Registration Bill, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Judith Collins congratulates new Governor-General

May 24, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Judith Collins welcomes the appointment of Dame Cynthia (Cindy) Kiro as New Zealand’s 22nd Governor-General.

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SPEECH: Central North Island Regional Conference

May 23, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Good morning, delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking to you all here today as your leader.

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SPEECH: Leader of the Opposition’s Budget 2021 Speech

May 20, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Thank you, Mr Speaker. I move, That all the words after "That" be omitted and the following substituted: "this House has no confidence in anything this Government promises, because after just four years, its track record of failing to deliver, of broken promises, of spin over substance, and of announcements over results speaks for itself".

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Budget 2021 lacks a pathway back to prosperity

May 20, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Today’s Budget lacks the plan and ambition this country needs to grow our economy and reduce the debt burden on future generations, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Govt’s water reforms raise concerns in Auckland

May 19, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

In a letter to the Prime Minister and other Ministers, Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff has expressed serious concerns over the proposed three waters service delivery reforms.

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Govt transferring water asset ownership to Ngāi Tahu

May 16, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government is advancing plans to transfer 50 per cent of publicly-owned water assets in the South Island to Ngāi Tahu ownership, National Leader Judith Collins says.

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Govt must be upfront about its plans for DOC land

May 09, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Prime Minister needs to be clear with New Zealanders about what her Government plans to do with ownership of conservation land, National Party Leader Judith Collins says.

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SPEECH: Lower North Island Regional Conference

May 09, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Good morning, delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking to you all here today as your leader. I’d like to acknowledge National Party President Peter Goodfellow, my fellow board members, my lower North Island colleagues and all of you, the members of the National Party. It is great to see you all here today.

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PM needs to give a straight answer on He Puapua

May 03, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Prime Minister’s continued refusal to state her view on recommendations in the He Puapua report is a worrying sign for the future of the country, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Cook Islands bubble should only be the start

May 03, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government should be much further down the road towards reconnecting New Zealand with the Pacific Islands than it currently is, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Where does the Prime Minister stand on He Puapua?

May 02, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National is calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to reveal where she stands on the report Labour commissioned, which proposes separate Māori authority across multiple layers of government and discusses constitutional change, such as a Māori Parliament.

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Leader’s speech to 2021 Northern Regional Convention

May 01, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Good afternoon delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking to you all here today as your leader.

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National calls for wider debate on Māori Health Authority

April 28, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National is calling on the Government to let New Zealanders have more of a say on whether they want a Māori Health Authority, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Homebuyers need action, not political pondering

April 15, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government’s admission that it’s considering forcing councils to open up more land for housing in the near future is the right idea, but New Zealanders need a Government that will take action rather than just think about it, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National calls for Epidemic Response Committee to return

April 14, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Parliament’s Epidemic Response Committee must return to allow proper scrutiny of the Government’s Covid-19 Response, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins and National’s COVID-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop say.

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National proposes new law to get more houses built

April 14, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National is proposing an alternative solution to the housing shortage that will urgently address the country’s land supply problem and help councils fund supporting infrastructure.

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Statement from the NZ Opposition on Prince Phillip

April 10, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

“On behalf of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in New Zealand, I offer my condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family following the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Bubble should be first step reconnecting NZ to the world

April 06, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government should not consider a trans-Tasman bubble ‘job done’ when it comes to reconnecting New Zealand to the world, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Mental health reporting is failing Kiwis in need

April 06, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The handbrake applied by Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Government to mental health reporting is not good enough and warrants a decent explanation from the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Briefing for the Prime Minister on rising rents

March 29, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

In the spirit of bipartisanship, National has helped the Prime Minister prepare for her post-Cabinet press conference today by collating the data she requested on rent increases – although she might want to think carefully before drawing public attention to it, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Action needed on bubble, not more announcements

March 22, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

New Zealanders are being let down by a Government that talks a lot about delivering a trans-Tasman bubble but keeps falling short, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Re-opening NZ to the Pacific must be a priority

March 20, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National is calling on the Government to allow quarantine-free travel from Samoa, Tonga and Fiji into New Zealand, Leader of the Opposition and National’s Pacific Peoples spokesperson Judith Collins says.

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Morrison wants a travel bubble; why doesn’t Ardern?

March 10, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed the only thing holding up a two-way travel bubble with New Zealand is our Government’s lack of urgency, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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NZ can’t wait any longer for a trans-Tasman bubble

March 10, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National is calling on the Government to open the trans-Tasman bubble with Australia to give our desperate tourism sector a much-needed boost and reunite Kiwis with family and friends across the ditch.

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National welcomes lifting of Auckland lockdown

March 05, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Lifting the Auckland lockdown will be welcome news to all those people who have slogged their way through Level 3 multiple times now, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Where is New Zealand’s vaccine rollout plan?

March 04, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National is calling on the Government to provide more detail on the schedule for vaccinating the entire population so that New Zealanders – particularly businesses – have the clarity they need to plan for the post-COVID future, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Someone owes someone an apology

March 03, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The KFC worker who was vilified by the Government for not self-isolating deserves an apology from the Prime Minister if the Covid-19 Facebook post contradicting Jacinda Ardern’s claims is accurate, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National calls for new self-isolation payment

March 03, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The National Party is proposing a new payment scheme to make it easier for employees to stay home while they are self-isolating.

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National will overturn undemocratic Māori wards bill

February 25, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The next National Government will repeal the Māori wards legislation passed by Parliament tonight under urgency, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Wellington fast becoming the gang capital of NZ

February 24, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

New figures show gang numbers have grown to almost 8000 nationwide, with Wellington seeing the greatest increase in gang membership last year.

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Lockdown another blow to Kiwis’ hard work

February 14, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The latest lockdown will be a devastating blow to New Zealanders who have sacrificed so much to keep this country COVID-free, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National Party to stand candidates in Māori seats

February 01, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The National Party will work towards standing candidates in the Māori electorates once again, National Leader Judith Collins has announced.

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Emergency powers needed to solve housing crisis

January 26, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National is calling on the Government to introduce urgent temporary legislation to make housing easier to build, and has offered to support the law change through Parliament.

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Judith Collins - State of the Nation Speech 2021

January 26, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Kia ora and thank you for that welcome. It is a pleasure to be here.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Auckland and the EMA for hosting me at this first event in your centenary year.

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Collins outlines priorities for a better New Zealand

January 26, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

New Zealand needs to harness the upheaval caused by COVID-19 to drive meaningful change, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Immediate action needed to avoid further lockdowns

January 26, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

Cabinet should agree today to match Australia’s schedule and fast-track the vaccination of all frontline workers and border staff, including those who work in MIQ, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins and National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop say.

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NZ should go hard and early with vaccinations too

January 18, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government has claimed New Zealand’s successful response to COVID-19 thus far has been because we went hard and early, so why has the message changed for vaccinations, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Pre-departure Covid-19 tests should be extended

January 12, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

The Government should urgently extend its Covid-19 pre-departure test requirement to all international travellers, not just those from the United Kingdom or United States, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National calls for vaccine rollout to be fast-tracked

January 11, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

National is calling on the Government to accelerate the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in New Zealand, in light of the new highly-infectious UK and South African variants that are threatening our borders, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Taxpayers should not foot the bill for Ihumātao

December 14, 2020 Share

Judith Collins

The Government will open a Pandora’s Box if it spends even a single cent of taxpayer money on cleaning up the mess it made at Ihumātao, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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$333,000 bill to settle Speaker’s legal battle

December 11, 2020 Share

Judith Collins

National has lost confidence in Speaker Trevor Mallard following revelations that more than $330,000 of taxpayers’ money was spent on settling the legal dispute he created by falsely accusing a former Parliamentary employee of rape.

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Royal Commission must lead to meaningful change

December 08, 2020 Share

Judith Collins

The wide-ranging report into the Christchurch terror attack must be treated with the utmost respect, but the recommendations within it must also be properly scrutinised, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National unveils team to take on Labour Government

November 11, 2020 Share

Judith Collins

National’s new caucus line-up reflects the party’s wealth of talent and experience across a range of portfolios, but most importantly in the crucial areas of health and the economy, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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National Party selects strong leadership team

November 10, 2020 Share

Judith Collins

Judith Collins has been reconfirmed as Leader of the National Party, with Dr Shane Reti selected as the party’s new Deputy Leader.

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