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Delayed Sroubek decision shows more Govt incompetence

By   /  November 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 Delayed Sroubek decision shows more Govt incompetence

Source: National Party Confirmation from Immigration New Zealand that its review into Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek’s residency has been delayed is yet another sign of incompetence from the Labour-led Government, National Leader Simon Bridges says. “Embattled Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said this review would be done within three weeks. He then said he expected it […]

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Urgent answers needed after rescue helicopter unavailable

By   /  November 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 Urgent answers needed after rescue helicopter unavailable

Source: National Party Just 14 days after the Rotorua Rescue Helicopter service was scrapped lives are already being put at risk, MP for Rotorua Todd McClay says. “Yesterday a man working on a forestry site near Rotorua received an electric shock from powerlines. The 35-year-old Tauranga chopper was being serviced in Auckland and the Taupo […]

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Stalled partnership with Singapore 7 months overdue

By   /  November 14, 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 Stalled partnership with Singapore 7 months overdue

Source: National Party The Prime Minister needs to use her visit to Singapore this week to sign the stalled New Zealand – Singapore Enhanced Partnership negotiations which has now been delayed by seven months, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “The National-led Government was set to sign a major Enhanced Partnership agreement with Singapore […]

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National congratulates Dame Annette King

By   /  November 14, 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 National congratulates Dame Annette King

Source: National Party National congratulates Dame Annette King on her appointment as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Australia, National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade Spokesperson, Todd McClay says. “The role of High Commissioner in Australia is a very important one and Dame Annette certainly has the experience to build on our relationship with Australia and provide […]

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Certainty needed around replacement Māngere Bridge

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Certainty needed around replacement Māngere Bridge

Source: National Party Today’s decision by NZTA to close the Old Māngere Bridge is necessary for safety reasons, but Phil Twyford must front up with his plans for other nearby transport projects before any steps are taken to replace it, Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee says. “Closing the bridge because of safety concerns is the right […]

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Shane Jones didn’t burn our cash, he mulched it

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Shane Jones didn’t burn our cash, he mulched it

Source: National Party Shane Jones has confirmed his flagship forest investment in Northland was bungled after pine seedlings ended up being mulched, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “It’s our money and your reputation being mulched, Mr Jones. “The Minister’s extraordinary admission speaks volumes about the lax rules in place around the […]

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One size fits all won’t fit for water utilities

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on One size fits all won’t fit for water utilities

Source: National Party The Government is on warning not to dumb down rules for New Zealand’s Three Waters to a one-size-fits-all regime as it won’t be a good fit for every community, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “National supports the call from Councils around the country for the Government to show common sense […]

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EQC inquiry to confirm lessons have been learned

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on EQC inquiry to confirm lessons have been learned

Source: National Party The announcement of a public inquiry into the Earthquake Commission (EQC) headed by Dame Sylvia Cartwright is welcome, but it is unlikely to bring any new information to light, National’s EQC spokesperson Stuart Smith says. “It has always been our view that an inquiry of this nature is unlikely to reveal any […]

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Ngati Hine flub shows overtly political timetable

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Ngati Hine flub shows overtly political timetable

Source: National Party Shane Jones has shown it all this week: from a lack of transparency to looseness with spending to rank incompetence, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Hard on the heels of revelations that Mr Jones had ‘remembered’ 61 meetings he had previously forgotten to disclose is the news that […]

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Sage approving foreign investment welcome

By   /  November 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 Sage approving foreign investment welcome

Source: National Party The National Party welcomes signs that Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage is backing away from her Green Party’s anti-foreign investor rhetoric and is now approving investments that benefit the economy and create jobs, National’s Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. “Ms Sage’s about-face means foreign investment continues to be a crucial element […]

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Serious questions remain over Haumaha

By   /  November 12, 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 Serious questions remain over Haumaha

Source: National Party Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern still has serious questions to answer regarding her appointment of Deputy Commissioner of Police Wally Haumaha after Mary Scholtens QC’s report was released today, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “This report was only ever into the process behind the appointment of Mr Haumaha, as Ministers themselves have […]

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Government needs to listen to primary teachers

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government needs to listen to primary teachers

Source: National Party The Government needs to listen and be more balanced and respectful in the way that it handles the collective bargaining with teachers, National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye says. “The strikes, which start tomorrow, are the second round of strikes. This follows on from the strike in mid-August which was the first […]

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Christchurch regeneration consultation inadequate

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Christchurch regeneration consultation inadequate

Source: National Party An announcement from Regenerate Christchurch that it will give residents just one month to give feedback on the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor is unacceptable, National’s spokesperson for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. “The development of the Residential Red Zone will drive the liveability of Christchurch for generations and residents deserve to […]

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KiwiBuild’s popularity plummeting

By   /  November 11, 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 KiwiBuild’s popularity plummeting

Source: National Party Housing Minister Phil Twyford has admitted his KiwiBuild housing scheme is not nearly as popular as he or the Prime Minister have claimed it is, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, contracts for 3,375 houses have been signed between KiwiBuild and a developer. […]

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Government’s soft on crime message filters through

By   /  November 11, 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 Government’s soft on crime message filters through

Source: National Party The Government’s soft on crime approach has filtered through to the Police as 84 people were visited for illicit drug importation but not one charge was laid, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Police have admitted they visited 84 addresses as part of a crackdown on people importing illicit drugs via the […]

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Parker would turn RMA into red-tape monster

By   /  November 9, 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 Parker would turn RMA into red-tape monster

Source: National Party Every New Zealander who has sought a resource consent has a tale of being bogged down in red tape, delays and soaring compliance costs and will be asking why David Parker wants to make it worse, National’s Planning (RMA Reform) spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The Environment Minister has revealed his ambitions include […]

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PM must sack Immigration Minister

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM must sack Immigration Minister

Source: National Party The Prime Minister now needs to sack Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway over his careless decision to allow a drug dealing gang associate to remain in New Zealand without even reading all the information available to him, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “Either Mr Lees-Galloway has misled the Prime Minister or she’s […]

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Government gags Bush as Haumaha farce rolls on

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government gags Bush as Haumaha farce rolls on

Source: National Party The Government’s refusal to release the Wally Haumaha inquiry report that it has had for almost a week has resulted in Police Commissioner Mike Bush refusing to answer questions this morning, Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Commissioner Bush appeared on behalf of the Police at Select Committee this morning, but refused to […]

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Sroubek decision made within hours

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Sroubek decision made within hours

Source: National Party Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has confirmed he took just hours to decide to allow convicted drug dealer and gang associate Karel Sroubek to stay in New Zealand, without consideration of the facts, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Mr Lees-Galloway has arrogantly refused to reveal the evidence upon which he made this […]

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More tax, fewer roads, more congestion

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More tax, fewer roads, more congestion

Source: National Party While the Government is taking more taxes from motorists than ever, it has stripped $5 billion from regional roads that would have made a big difference to our regions, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “National MPs have delivered eight petitions to the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee this morning, signed by […]

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