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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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Nash’s guarantee over Police standards worthless

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, test-kb  /  Comments Off on Nash’s guarantee over Police standards worthless

Source: National Party News of alleged misconduct among new police recruits has shown Police Minister Stuart Nash’s guarantee that standards of our police force wouldn’t be lowered was worthless, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says.  “Today’s revelations that 10 per cent of a recently graduated Police Wing were accused of misconduct, including allegations as serious […]

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Surplus shows Govt doesn’t need to tax more

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Surplus shows Govt doesn’t need to tax more

Source: National Party A $5.5 billion operating surplus shows the Government should not be imposing more taxes on New Zealanders already facing higher living costs, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “The Government has piled on taxes since the election. The extra fuel taxes alone are pushing up the price of petrol for Kiwi motorists […]

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PM fudges fuel tax to shift blame for pump pain

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM fudges fuel tax to shift blame for pump pain

Source: National Party The Prime Minister yesterday used numbers that ignore the Government’s fuel tax hikes in an attempt to underplay its role in the pain inflicted on Kiwis at the pump, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Jacinda Ardern claimed that Government taxes have only contributed 6.9 cents a litre to fuel price increases […]

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New insurance settlement service welcomed

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New insurance settlement service welcomed

Source: National Party The Government’s latest announcement of a new earthquake insurance settlement service will be welcomed by homeowners as it expands on the Residential Advisory Service set up by the previous National Government, National’s Greater Christchurch Regeneration spokesperson Nicky Wagner says. “It’s important homeowners have a place where they can discuss their claims, can […]

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A National Govt to save Lumsden Maternity Centre

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on A National Govt to save Lumsden Maternity Centre

Source: National Party National’s Health Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse and Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker today announced National will reinstate full services at the Lumsden Maternity Centre if elected in 2020. “Providing full birthing services at Lumsden is vital for the health, wellbeing and safety of mothers, babies and their families. That’s why National is committed to […]

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Govt should drop taxes to provide immediate relief

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt should drop taxes to provide immediate relief

Source: National Party The Government should axe its fuel tax increases to provide immediate relief to motorists, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “Instead, the Prime Minister’s response to record high fuel prices is to announce yet another inquiry. “She’s saying consumers are being ‘fleeced’ while her Government is driving up fuel prices and taking hundreds […]

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National encourages action in mental health week

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National encourages action in mental health week

Source: National Party National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says this Mental Health Awareness Week National is encouraging the Government to take action to help improve the mental health of New Zealanders. “Mental wellness is extremely important to overall wellbeing. In New Zealand the focus has moved from de-institutionalisation in the 80s, to de-stigmatisation in the […]

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Water issues delayed by another working group

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Water issues delayed by another working group

Source: National Party The Government’s plan to tackle the complex issue of protecting and restoring New Zealand’s freshwater quality is an underwhelming work programme. It’s about setting up more working groups rather than action, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “This Government talked a big game during the election and made threats against farmers, like […]

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Government pricing Kiwis out of their cars

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government pricing Kiwis out of their cars

Source: National Party The average New Zealand household is now paying $200 a year more in petrol taxes than this time last year, with Auckland families paying $324 extra as a result of higher petrol prices and this Government’s decision to hike fuel taxes, National Leader Simon Bridges says. Every time a New Zealander puts […]

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