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DHB deficits balloon as Clark fails to act

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on DHB deficits balloon as Clark fails to act

Source: National Party It is disappointing that the combined deficit of New Zealand’s 20 District Health Boards looks set to balloon to about $500 million despite the Health Minister’s pledge when he took office that he would bring it under control, National’s Health spokesman Michael Woodhouse says. “The deficit for 2018/19 could be more than […]

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Refund RUC charges on Nelson Fires Hay Convoy

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Refund RUC charges on Nelson Fires Hay Convoy

Source: National Party Road User Charges incurred by trucking companies and smaller operators transporting hay to farmers in Nelson should be refunded, says National’s South Island Regional Development spokesperson Andrew Falloon. “Over the past week, many of us in Canterbury and on the West Coast have looked on in desperation at the situation in the […]

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High Country farmers face more uncertainty, costs

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on High Country farmers face more uncertainty, costs

Source: National Party Details of the Government’s plan to end tenure review show some farmers will have wasted time and money on the regime and all farmers on Crown pastoral land will face higher costs, National’s Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. “Eugenie Sage’s announcement today shows that of the 34 leaseholders currently in tenure […]

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National MPs condemn terrorist attack in India

By   /  February 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National MPs condemn terrorist attack in India

Source: National Party National MPs Todd McClay and Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi have condemned the recent terrorist attack in India. “We are deeply saddened by this senseless terror attack in Pulwama, India, in which more than 30 Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed,” Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi says.  “Our hearts go out to families […]

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Jones gives soft loan to hot pools, Kiwis take bath

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Jones gives soft loan to hot pools, Kiwis take bath

Source: National Party A $7.5 million loan from Shane Jones to privately owned luxury hot pools in Methven leaves more serious questions hanging over the Provincial Growth Fund, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The hot pool funding brings total loans from the fund to $47.8 million. Taxpayers remain in the dark […]

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KiwiBuild starving private builders

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on KiwiBuild starving private builders

Source: National Party Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet housing project KiwiBuild is not only unlikely to reach any targets set, but those houses it does deliver will be at the expense of houses that were being built by the private sector, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Mr Twyford arrogantly ignored the Reserve Bank’s forecast […]

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Examination of cause of sterilisation failure vital

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Examination of cause of sterilisation failure vital

Source: National Party The Hawke’s Bay DHB must undertake a detailed, transparent review of the cause of the sterilisation failure which led to at least 55 patients having inadequately sterilised surgical equipment used on them, National’s Health Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Mistakes happen, and they are generally the result of system failure rather than human […]

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Another broken promise

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another broken promise

Source: National Party Transport Minister Phil Twyford confirmed today that the Government has no intention of keeping Jacinda Ardern’s campaign promise to build light rail from Wynyard Quarter to Mt Roskill within four years, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Talk is cheap, delivery is much harder. “Time and time again we’ve seen this Government […]

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Another broken promise

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another broken promise

Source: National Party Transport Minister Phil Twyford confirmed today that the Government has no intention of keeping Jacinda Ardern’s campaign promise to build light rail from Wynyard Quarter to Mt Roskill within four years, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Talk is cheap, delivery is much harder. “Time and time again we’ve seen this Government […]

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Further evidence of weakening economic outlook

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Further evidence of weakening economic outlook

Source: National Party The Reserve Bank has added to the body of evidence that the New Zealand economy is losing momentum under this Government’s anti-growth policies, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Government is taxing Kiwis more, driving up the cost of living, wasting billions of dollars on failed policies and working groups, and […]

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Regions will suffer under centralisation of training

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Regions will suffer under centralisation of training

Source: National Party The Government’s proposed reform of vocational education will strip power from regional New Zealand and hand all of it to Wellington bureaucrats, National’s Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment spokesperson Shane Reti says.   “Businesses and the regions know what demand there is for skills in their own backyard. But this Government wants all […]

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Government badly lets down our most vulnerable

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government badly lets down our most vulnerable

Source: National Party The annual Salvation Army State of the Nation report shows that a Government which claims to make the wellbeing of children and families its top priority is failing them miserably, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The list makes for grim reading. “The number of children in benefit dependent households is […]

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Shaw signals CGT could be on its way

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Shaw signals CGT could be on its way

Source: National Party Associate Finance Minister James Shaw’s statement today that he wants to see a Capital Gains Tax should strike fear in the hearts of New Zealanders, says National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams. “The Green Party co-leader has given the clearest indication yet that a Capital Gains tax could be coming on the eve […]

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Business support fund sought for the Nelson fires

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Business support fund sought for the Nelson fires

Source: National Party National MPs Nick Smith and Maureen Pugh are calling for the Government to establish a business support fund similar to that used following other disasters to help small businesses and contractors affected by the recent fires and ongoing extreme conditions. “We have been approached by many small and medium enterprises who need […]

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Surprise strikes are price of Govt’s union ties

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Surprise strikes are price of Govt’s union ties

Source: National Party Thousands of commuters on Auckland’s North Shore felt the effects of the Government’s close union ties when bus services were cancelled without notice this morning, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “Strikes inconvenience the public at the best of times. But wildcat strikes, without notice, are the worst kind […]

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Surprise strikes are price of Govt’s union ties

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Surprise strikes are price of Govt’s union ties

Source: National Party Thousands of commuters on Auckland’s North Shore felt the effects of the Government’s close union ties when bus services were cancelled without notice this morning, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “Strikes inconvenience the public at the best of times. But wildcat strikes, without notice, are the worst kind […]

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China relationship continues to deteriorate

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on China relationship continues to deteriorate

Source: National Party China’s apparent decision to pull the plug on the Opening Ceremony of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism raises serious concerns about the state of our relationship with our largest trading partner, National’s Foreign Affairs, Trade and Tourism spokesperson says. “The China-New Zealand Year of Tourism was announced in 2017 under the […]

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Government punishing law-abiding families

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government punishing law-abiding families

Source: National Party The Government’s ‘no eviction’ policy and soft stance on criminal and anti-social behaviour has seen neighbours forced to put up with unruly Housing New Zealand tenants, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “I warned Housing Minister Phil Twyford more innocent, law-abiding people will be forced to uproot their lives and live elsewhere […]

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Investor confidence drops as Govt adds to risk

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Investor confidence drops as Govt adds to risk

Source: National Party Confidence among New Zealand investors has dropped significantly and the Government must accept part of the blame because its bad policies and increased taxes are creating risk and uncertainty, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “This Government has gone out of its way to make any investment outside of the family home […]

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Headwinds affecting farmers’ confidence

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Headwinds affecting farmers’ confidence

Source: National Party The Federated Farmers January Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey shows the worst farmer confidence since 2009 when the Global Financial Crisis was biting hard, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “While there are international issues like Brexit and potential trade wars causing concern, most of the pessimism is resulting from Government policies. “Since […]

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