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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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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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Minister’s cross-party rejection disappointing

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister’s cross-party rejection disappointing

Source: National Party It is disappointing that the Health Minister has rejected calls for a cross-party working group to depoliticise mental health, and is continuing to do nothing while he waits for his working group to report back, National’s spokesperson for Mental Health Matt Doocey says. “New Zealanders want to see mental health depoliticised and […]

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Winston Peters letting the racing industry down

By   /  September 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Winston Peters letting the racing industry down

Source: National Party The National Party is disappointed that Racing Minister Winston Peters has withdrawn the Racing Amendment Bill which would have had considerable financial benefit to New Zealand’s racing industry, National’s Racing spokesperson Ian McKelvie says. “The Racing Amendment Bill took several years to develop and involved extensive consultation with the whole racing industry. […]

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PM’s fingerprints all over Handley saga

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM’s fingerprints all over Handley saga

Source: National Party The release of documents from the Government today about the appointment of a Chief Technology Officer shows there is a raft of questions the Prime Minister needs to answer, National’s State Services spokesperson Nick Smith says. “Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sent multiple messages to Clare Curran asking how the appointment process was […]

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Multiple education strikes looming

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Multiple education strikes looming

Source: National Party National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye is concerned for parents facing potentially multiple strikes over the next six months as a result of the Government’s lack of priority of teacher’s salaries and other funding. “Primary teachers have today rejected the Government’s latest offer. This is the second offer that was refused and […]

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Confidence numbers remain near record lows

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Confidence numbers remain near record lows

Source: National Party Business confidence remains weak, with investment intentions falling further this month. In addition workers are less confident about their pay and job security – the latest signs that the Government’s policies are hurting the economy, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Government may be happy looking in the rear-vision mirror at […]

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National would sign up to international drug effort

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National would sign up to international drug effort

Source: National Party A National-led Government would sign up to the latest international push to tackle drugs, overturning the Labour-led Government’s decision not to, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “Combatting the manufacture and supply of drugs requires governments and law enforcement agencies from right around the world to work together. And we must share […]

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Peters must front up over Haumaha

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Peters must front up over Haumaha

Source: National Party Documents released today under the Official Information Act show Winston Peters’ Personal Explanation to Parliament is at odds with the official record, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Winston Peters went out of his way to stand up in Parliament on August 7th to make a Personal Explanation about why he attended […]

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Moody’s praises National legacy now being eroded

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Moody’s praises National legacy now being eroded

Source: National Party It is good news for the New Zealand economy that Moody’s Investors’ Service has affirmed our Aaa rating but we shouldn’t let the Government now waste it, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The recent international credit rating agency report praises the strength of an economy built up under nine years of […]

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Twyford copies and pastes announcements – again

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Twyford copies and pastes announcements – again

Source: National Party The Government needs to start crediting the National Party as Housing Minister Phil Twyford once again plagiarises a previous National Government housing announcement, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “This infrastructure funding is definitely not new. It was announced by the previous National Government in July last year. “This isn’t the first […]

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Detector dogs snooze while New Zealanders lose

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Detector dogs snooze while New Zealanders lose

Source: National Party Revelations that detector dogs have been snoozing while thousands of passengers stroll through Auckland International Airport unchecked by biosecurity sniffer dogs is very concerning, National’s Biosecurity spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “I’m shocked to hear of workforce issues and allegations of bullying and a toxic culture within management overseeing the team. “It beggars […]

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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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