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National Party Caucus reshuffle announced

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National Party Caucus reshuffle announced

Source: National Party Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today announced a reshuffle of the National Caucus. “Paul Goldsmith will become the spokesperson for Finance and Infrastructure following today’s announcement from Amy Adams that she will leave at the next election. “Paul is the natural choice for the Finance role. He has done an […]

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CRL fails own plan on business disruption

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on CRL fails own plan on business disruption

Source: National Party Documents obtained under the Official Information Act has revealed under the original design for the City Rail Link a plan was developed to reduce disruption which was never followed, MP for Auckland Central Nikki Kaye says. “The ‘Social impact and business disruption delivery work plan’ was designed to avoid, remedy or mitigate […]

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Alastair Scott to stand down in 2020

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Alastair Scott to stand down in 2020

Source: National Party MP for Wairarapa Alastair Scott has today announced that he won’t contest the 2020 election. “It has been a privilege to serve the electorate of Wairarapa for two terms. I have decided that I will not nominate as a National Candidate in the forthcoming selection for Wairarapa. “I’m confident that I leave […]

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Amy Adams to retire from politics at election

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Amy Adams to retire from politics at election

Source: National Party Amy Adams has announced she will retire from politics at the 2020 election and as a consequence of that decision she has chosen to stand down from the spokesperson roles she holds in the Party. Ms Adams has been the MP for Selwyn since 2008 and is currently both the Finance spokesperson […]

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Minister heaps more costs on farmers

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister heaps more costs on farmers

Source: National Party The Minister of Agriculture has confirmed he hasn’t bothered asking his officials the costs farmers will face as a result of the high methane target the Government is imposing, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “When questioned in Primary Production Select Committee Damien O’Connor scrambled to confirm he’d seen no specific advice […]

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Thousands more tax per household under Labour

By   /  June 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Thousands more tax per household under Labour

Source: National Party Kiwi households will be $1750 a year worse off on average because of the taxes being piled on by the Labour-led Government, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “This Government has increased fuel taxes three times since it came into power, it’s added on a regional fuel tax in Auckland, introduced […]

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Northland children betrayed as vaccines expire

By   /  June 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Northland children betrayed as vaccines expire

Source: National Party The Health Select Committee this week confirmed key aspects of the Meningitis debacle in Northland, highlighting the Government’s negligence, MP for Whangarei Dr Shane Reti says. “The situation has now boiled down to three points. First, it was revealed Health Minister David Clark and the Director General of Health knew there were […]

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Is the Govt doing anything about seismic issues?

By   /  June 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Is the Govt doing anything about seismic issues?

Source: National Party The woefully inadequate funding in Budget 2019 to make buildings earthquake-safe will do little to help owners and could put lives at risk by ensuring some buildings aren’t brought up to code any time soon, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “The Government’s response to this issue has been slow […]

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Hundreds call for action on Horowhenua expressway

By   /  June 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hundreds call for action on Horowhenua expressway

Source: National Party Horowhenua residents have called on the Government to end the mental anguish it is causing them and get on with building the region’s new expressway, Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy says. “The message they delivered in their hundreds at a rally in Levin today to protest the inaction was clear. They need funding […]

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Birth in carpark must prompt action

By   /  June 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Birth in carpark must prompt action

Source: National Party 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 the Lumsden Maternity Centre was downgraded in April, with all three mothers unable to make it to a primary birthing unit. “Today’s […]

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National will overturn polytech reforms

By   /  June 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National will overturn polytech reforms

Source: National Party 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 obtained a Cabinet paper which outlines this information, the Government will take this paper to Cabinet on Monday. “The Government is intending […]

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Tertiary reforms will destroy regional education and apprenticeships

By   /  June 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tertiary reforms will destroy regional education and apprenticeships

Source: National Party 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 will mean regional polytechnics will be renamed as subsidiaries of a newly formed statutory entity called New Zealand Institute of Skills and […]

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Minister admits climate change next generation’s nuclear free moment

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister admits climate change next generation’s nuclear free moment

Source: National Party 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 said today in Environment Select Committee that emissions will continue to rise until 2023, which is as far as this budget process […]

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Minister’s comments point to grim future for drivers

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister’s comments point to grim future for drivers

Source: National Party 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. The transport Minister told a Select Committee hearing today that there has been an over-investment in roads and motorways “for decades” in […]

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Govt leaving some firearm owners out of pocket

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt leaving some firearm owners out of pocket

Source: National Party 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 feedback we have heard is that while some people are comfortable with the price list offered by the Government, thousands of people […]

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Electoral law changes defy conventions

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Electoral law changes defy conventions

Source: National Party 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, National’s Electoral Law Spokesperson Nick Smith says. “The Government is rushing changes in electoral law to advantage its own re-election. It is […]

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Davis confirms no target for Māori Prisons

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Davis confirms no target for Māori Prisons

Source: National Party 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 be effective, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says. “Mr Davis confirmed this morning that he doesn’t know what impact the Government’s Māori […]

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Slowing economy shows the Govt has no plan

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Slowing economy shows the Govt has no plan

Source: National Party 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 GDP figures show the economy grew just 2.5 per cent in the past year compared with 4 per cent under National. “Growth […]

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Government Public Media plans a lame duck

By   /  June 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government Public Media plans a lame duck

Source: National Party Labour has failed to deliver on yet another election promise, with Labour’s much-heralded RNZ+ and its $38 million a year public broadcasting policy now dead in the water, National’s Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media spokesperson Melissa Lee says. “As well as total money for public broadcasting services dropping by $2 million this […]

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Nash fails on 1800 new police

By   /  June 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nash fails on 1800 new police

Source: National Party The Government’s much touted promise to add 1800 new frontline police officers in three years is in tatters, and looks set to be ‘reset’ a la KiwiBuild, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “In two years the Police have only added 472 new police to the force, taking into account attrition in […]

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