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Greens contradict themselves on 1080

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens contradict themselves on 1080

Source: National Party Statements by Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson that 1080 protestors have ‘valid concerns’ completely contradict her colleague – Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage’s policy of increasing the use of 1080, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “We are getting used to the different parties in Government contradicting each other, but it is a […]

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Third speech on three waters and still no substance

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Third speech on three waters and still no substance

Source: National Party Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta needs to give certainty to the sector, instead of giving high-level keynote speeches that say nothing, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Today was her third ‘keynote’ speech on the Three Waters Review. We keep hearing about her junket to Scotland, but the Minister is leaving […]

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Handley pay out appalling

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Handley pay out appalling

Source: National Party Taxpayers are being stung at least $100,000 because of the Government’s incompetent handling of the Chief Technology Officer appointment, National’s State Services spokesperson Nick Smith says. “The process around appointing a Chief Technology Officer has been a shambles from the beginning. It involved secret meetings and emails, the resignation of Minister Clare […]

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Cameras vital on commercial fishing vessels

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cameras vital on commercial fishing vessels

Source: National Party Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash’s admission today that he still hasn’t made a call on the introduction of cameras on commercial fishing vessels shows NZ First continues to hold Labour and the Greens over a barrel, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “Mr Nash confirmed at the Forest and Bird conference in June […]

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No excuse for dumping Police mental health pilot

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on No excuse for dumping Police mental health pilot

Source: National Party Revelations that the Government has stepped in to save the Te Kūwatawata mental health service in Gisborne is great news, but only raises further questions about why the Government scrapped the Police/mental health co-response pilot planned for this year to near-universal acclaim by Police and the health sector, National’s Police spokesperson Chris […]

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NZ employment law works – don’t break it

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ employment law works – don’t break it

Source: National Party National is fighting to stop this Government dumping employment law that underpins New Zealand’s growth and allows flexible, modern workplaces that can compete in the fast-changing global economy, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “The Government has shown complete contempt for businesses both large and small by ignoring all of their submissions […]

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Psychoactive substances review due

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Psychoactive substances review due

Source: National Party The Government needs to explain why it hasn’t started a review into the Psychoactive Substances legislation despite it being legally required to, Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown says. “When the National Government passed the law to make synthetic drugs illegal it added a clause that the law must be reviewed every five years. […]

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Wishful thinking does not grow productivity

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Wishful thinking does not grow productivity

Source: National Party The Government’s notion that a 27 per cent rise in the minimum wage will seamlessly translate to productivity gains is wishful thinking and shows a government out of touch with business realities, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “When asked today in the House how increasing the minimum wage 27 per […]

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Davis bumbles into accidental announcement

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Davis bumbles into accidental announcement

Source: National Party The accidental announcement of a Crown-Māori Partnership Office has left unanswered, serious questions about the power of the Office and its influence over policies which will affect all New Zealanders, National’s spokesperson for Crown-Māori Relations Chris Finlayson says. “We are a third of the way through the Parliamentary term and Crown-Māori Relations […]

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Second language learning Bill an opportunity for NZ

By   /  September 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Second language learning Bill an opportunity for NZ

Source: National Party A Bill that will ensure every child in years 1-8 has the opportunity to learn a second language was drawn from the Ballot this week, National MP for Auckland Central Nikki Kaye says. “Speaking more than one language has enormous cognitive, cultural, social and economic benefits. New Zealand is a diverse country […]

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PM has real questions to answer over Curran

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM has real questions to answer over Curran

Source: National Party Clare Curran’s resignation has done real damage to the credibility of both the Prime Minister and the Government and leaves Jacinda Ardern with significant explaining to do, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “The Prime Minister has badly mishandled the Clare Curran saga and needs to explain what she will do to restore […]

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Government must halt Twyford’s Taxes

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government must halt Twyford’s Taxes

Source: National Party The Government must halt their planned fuel tax increases as record breaking fuel prices are pushing up the cost of living across New Zealand, National’s Transport spokesperson, Jami-Lee Ross says.  “Record fuel prices are being driven by a Government fixated on new taxes and cherry picked tram projects.  “The Government doesn’t need […]

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Bill that will ease dog-control logjam wins support

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill that will ease dog-control logjam wins support

Source: National Party A Bill that will speed up processing of dog control offences and divert low-level cases away from the District Court has gained broad support, the Bill’s promoter Rangitikei MP Ian McKelvie says. “The Dog Control (Category 1 Offences) Amendment Bill passed its first reading in Parliament this week and is now headed […]

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Questions go unanswered on Broadcasting Minister

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Questions go unanswered on Broadcasting Minister

Source: National Party This Government has made a mockery of its claim to be open and transparent once again, says National’s Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media spokesperson Melissa Lee. “We know Clare Curran was using her personal Gmail for official business and failed to disclose a secret meeting with a candidate for a key state […]

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Kelvin Davis has no job description

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Kelvin Davis has no job description

Source: National Party Crown/Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis has been in the job for ten months but still has no idea what his job description is, National’s Crown/Māori spokesperson Chris Finlayson says. “Mr Davis has held the Crown/Māori portfolio since October last year, he has conducted a number of hui around the country yet the […]

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Regions are being left behind

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Regions are being left behind

Source: National Party New Zealanders across the country are paying more and more in petrol prices but are seeing less investment where it matters – making our roads safer in the regions, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “Road users across the country will be left out-of-pocket to pay for trams along Dominion Road in […]

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Twyford agrees RMA reform needed

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Twyford agrees RMA reform needed

Source: National Party Housing Minister Phil Twyford is claiming he’ll override Auckland’s Unitary Plan in spite of being unable to answer simple questions including who is going to foot the bill, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The Unitary Plan took ten years to complete but in another case of his mouth running away with […]

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Cuts to regional roads, boost for Twyford’s trams

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cuts to regional roads, boost for Twyford’s trams

Source: National Party Today’s release of the National Land Transport Programme confirms the cuts this Government has made to vital regional highway projects up and down the country, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “Transport Minister Phil Twyford has had to develop a programme that has seen a $5 billion cut in highway funding and billions […]

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New Bill to repeal Regional Fuel Taxes

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Bill to repeal Regional Fuel Taxes

Source: National Party A new Bill from National would relieve Aucklanders and New Zealanders facing higher fuel prices, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “In Auckland, motorists are facing record high fuel prices with further increases just around the corner. “A combination of the falling Kiwi dollar, international movements and an already soaring level of […]

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National welcomes PCE report on methane

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National welcomes PCE report on methane

Source: National Party National’s Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller welcomes independent research commissioned by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment that adds to the scientific base for considering New Zealand’s climate change targets. “National is committed to ensuring that we have a sustainable economy while ensuring our environment is protected for our children, and their […]

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