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$20k to set up and dismantle three tables

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on $20k to set up and dismantle three tables

Source: National Party The income tax of four minimum wage earners for a full year was spent on setting up three tables at the Government’s $1.6 million Criminal Justice Summit, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “The breakdown shows that $20,278 was spent on ‘setting up and dismantling the registration desks at three locations in […]

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Unions prioritised over medicines funding

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unions prioritised over medicines funding

Source: National Party Health Minister David Clark must come clean about funding for new medicines being pulled from Pharmac to settle the nurses’ pay dispute, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “This Government promised to prioritise the health system but has instead stripped away money that should have been reinvested into Pharmac meaning new medicines, […]

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Government in disagreement over fuel taxes

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government in disagreement over fuel taxes

Source: National Party The Prime Minister and the Transport Minister can’t agree on the impact their fuel taxes are having on New Zealanders, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Last week the Prime Minister tried to defend the impact the Government’s taxes were having on rising fuel prices when she claimed the taxes only accounted […]

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Psychoactive Substances Bill returns for Second Reading

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Psychoactive Substances Bill returns for Second Reading

Source: National Party The Government will have the opportunity to take action against the growing damage caused by synthetic drugs when the Psychoactive Substances Amendment Bill returns to Parliament tomorrow for its second reading, Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown says. “With more than 45 deaths attributed to synthetic drugs in the past 12 months it has […]

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National Caucus votes to expel Jami-Lee Ross

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National Caucus votes to expel Jami-Lee Ross

Source: National Party Earlier today the National Party Caucus voted unanimously to expel Jami-Lee Ross. This was the strongest possible action the Caucus can take and reflects the seriousness of the issues and the fact we are united and focused on the interests of New Zealanders. It is clear Jami-Lee Ross was not. We are […]

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Fuel tax, low dollar, bad policies hike living costs

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Fuel tax, low dollar, bad policies hike living costs

Source: National Party Figures today show a falling New Zealand dollar, rising fuel prices and bad Government policies are driving up the cost of living for Kiwi families, National Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The rising cost of living is making it more and more difficult for New Zealanders to get ahead and a large […]

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Statement on National Party Leak Inquiry

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Statement on National Party Leak Inquiry

Source: National Party Earlier today I received the independent report from PwC on their investigation into the recent leak of the National Party’s travel expenses. The report states that the evidence identified points to Jami Lee Ross as being the person who sent the anonymous text message. I am releasing the report today. John Billington […]

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Govt drags its feet on medicinal cannabis

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt drags its feet on medicinal cannabis

Source: National Party Documents released to National show the Government is years away from enabling increased access to medicinal cannabis despite the potential for it to be available in around 12 months under National’s Bill, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “New Zealanders will have to continue suffering for around two more years […]

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Teacher shortage initiatives need to go further

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Teacher shortage initiatives need to go further

Source: National Party The Government is not doing enough to resolve the teacher shortage according to even its own numbers while it continues to drag its heels on the longer term strategy which will make the real difference, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The data provided by the Ministry of Education to allow teachers […]

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Woods again fails to defend the indefensible

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Woods again fails to defend the indefensible

Source: National Party Megan Woods has underlined just how indefensible the decision to axe oil and gas exploration is by failing to provide any evidence to back up her claim it will reduce carbon emissions, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. “The Energy and Resources Minister embarrassed herself this morning by claiming it […]

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PM makes staggering mistake on fuel tax impact

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM makes staggering mistake on fuel tax impact

Source: National Party The Prime Minister has got her fuel tax numbers badly wrong, showing she doesn’t even know how much her Government’s additional taxes are costing New Zealanders, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “When trying to defend the impact of her Government’s taxes on rising petrol prices, the Prime Minister claimed that additional […]

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Hawke’s Bay companies miss out over failure to retender

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hawke’s Bay companies miss out over failure to retender

Source: National Party Revelations that a multitude of issues have been found with the off-shore manufacturing of modular prison units shows a New Zealand based consortium that tendered using Hawke’s Bay companies should have been chosen for the work, MP for Tukutuki Lawrence Yule says. “The original $60m tender was won by Decmil in 2017 […]

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Petition launched to overturn Govt’s fuel taxes

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Petition launched to overturn Govt’s fuel taxes

Source: National Party A petition to repeal the Government’s new fuel taxes and relieve some of the financial pressure being imposed on hard working Kiwi families paying record prices at the pump has been launched today, National Leader Simon Bridges says. “The average New Zealand household is now paying $200 a year more in petrol […]

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Speech to Police Association Conference

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to Police Association Conference

Source: National Party Thanks for the invitation to speak to you today. It’s been a year since Sir Bill English gave me a call and asked me to be the National Party’s Police spokesperson. It was a role that I wasn’t really expecting but one that I am absolutely loving. As the shadow Minister for […]

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Progress for women in sport

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Progress for women in sport

Source: National Party National Party spokesperson for Sport and Recreation Nikki Kaye says the Government’s launch of a $10 million Strategy for Women and Girls in Sport today is a positive start but there is more to do to reduce inequity.  “I welcome this strategy but more needs to be done to ensure women are […]

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More Government misinformation on fuel taxes

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More Government misinformation on fuel taxes

Source: National Party The Government’s fuel tax increases have needlessly driven up the cost of living and should be repealed immediately, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Yesterday Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters tried to defend fuel taxes saying 100 per cent of the hundreds of millions of dollars of fuel taxes being paid by […]

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Kiwis better off under the National Government

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Kiwis better off under the National Government

Source: National Party Today’s MSD Household Incomes Report shows household incomes grew steadily over the term of the National Government, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “National’s focus on a strong economy created more than 10,000 jobs a month before the last election and meant there were fewer people on benefits. “The report shows […]

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Wood’s offshore exploration ban backfires

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Wood’s offshore exploration ban backfires

Source: National Party Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods should have listened to her officials’ advice that banning new offshore exploration could mean that New Zealand’s emissions actually go up, instead of down, National’s spokesperson Energy and Resources Jonathan Young says. “Genesis Energy has released a statement this week that an uncertain future for gas […]

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Working groups could cost $250 million-

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Working groups could cost $250 million-

Source: National Party Figures released to National show the cost of the Government’s 182 reviews and working groups will likely reach more than $250 million, showing that New Zealanders are paying the price for the Government’s lack of a plan, Simon Bridges says. “It beggars belief that the taxpayer could be stumping up a quarter […]

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