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Robertson concedes defeat on budget rules

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Robertson concedes defeat on budget rules

Source: National Party Finance Minister Grant Robertson has today thrown in the towel by scrapping his self-imposed debt target, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Grant Robertson has been backed into a corner by allowing the economy to slow, over promising and making poor spending choices. Now, instead of a fixed target Grant Robertson has […]

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Govt votes down harsher penalties for drug crims

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt votes down harsher penalties for drug crims

Source: National Party The Government has failed New Zealanders by voting down my Bill which would have ensured harsher penalties for those who deal and manufacture synthetic drugs, MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown says. “Synthetic drugs have killed dozens of people and destroyed lives. The people who manufacture and deal these drugs are peddling misery. […]

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Unsold KiwiBuild homes should have taxpayers worried

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unsold KiwiBuild homes should have taxpayers worried

Source: National Party Despite Phil Twyford claiming there is “strong demand” for KiwiBuild houses in Canterbury, there hasn’t been a single sale since the first ones went on the market three months ago, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The Minister of Housing and Urban Development’s deal with Mike Greer Homes to underwrite 65 KiwiBuild […]

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Unsold KiwiBuild homes should have taxpayers worried

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unsold KiwiBuild homes should have taxpayers worried

Source: National Party Despite Phil Twyford claiming there is “strong demand” for KiwiBuild houses in Canterbury, there hasn’t been a single sale since the first ones went on the market three months ago, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The Minister of Housing and Urban Development’s deal with Mike Greer Homes to underwrite 65 KiwiBuild […]

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Surge in public support for roadside drug testing

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Surge in public support for roadside drug testing

Source: National Party Matthew’s Petition seeking the urgent introduction of roadside drug testing has received more than 8000 signatures, with support increasing fourfold since it re-opened last week, Nelson MP Nick Smith says. “New Zealanders are appalled by the road carnage caused by drivers off their face on drugs, and want urgent action. This surge […]

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Gun buyback may have already started

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gun buyback may have already started

Source: National Party Police Minister Stuart Nash owes New Zealanders an explanation about whether Police have had to buy back the guns that were stolen when they left the backdoor open, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Mr Nash and the Prime Minister said New Zealanders could hand their firearms into Police following the Christchurch […]

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Robertson in the dark on economic slowdown

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Robertson in the dark on economic slowdown

Source: National Party New Zealanders would expect the Minister of Finance to know the cost of slowing economic growth, something he today underestimated by more than two billion dollars, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Under the watch of Finance Minister Grant Robertson, the New Zealand economy has experienced a sharp decline […]

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Inquiry called into Northland Meningitis outbreak delays

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Inquiry called into Northland Meningitis outbreak delays

Source: National Party National MPs Shane Reti and Matt King are supporting a petition calling for an inquiry into the Northland Meningitis outbreak after presenting to the Health Select Committee this morning. “Today we presented evidence of delays and deception across multiple parts of the Ministry of Health, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research […]

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Urgent action, not consultation needed on Kauri Dieback

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Urgent action, not consultation needed on Kauri Dieback

Source: National Party The closure of ‘The Four Sisters’ walking track in Northland due to Kauri Dieback has brought into focus this Government’s painfully slow approach to dealing with the disease, National’s Conservation Spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “In December 2017 Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage asked the Kauri Dieback Programme to […]

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National supports Climate Change Bill, but with major concerns

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National supports Climate Change Bill, but with major concerns

Source: National Party National has decided to support the Climate Change Response Act Amendment Bill through its first reading, but with serious concerns around the proposed methane target and the potential economic impact, Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller says. “National is supportive of efforts to reduce emissions, however we must also ensure our approach manages […]

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Prime Minister and Minister of Finance need to help resolve strikes

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister and Minister of Finance need to help resolve strikes

Source: National Party The Prime Minister and Finance Minister need to step in and help Education Minister Chris Hipkins by providing a circuit breaker to resolve the strikes, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “Mr Hipkins has overseen gridlock in collective bargaining for over 12 months with primary teachers and more than eight months with secondary […]

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Speech – International Affairs Discussion Document Launch

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech – International Affairs Discussion Document Launch

Source: National Party It’s great to be here today. Can I first of all acknowledge the Right Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand for that generous welcome, and also Melanie Thornton of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs and the whole team there for hosting this event today here in Parliament. Can I acknowledge my parliamentary […]

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National ensuring foreign policy delivers for Kiwis

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National ensuring foreign policy delivers for Kiwis

Source: National Party Today National launches our second policy discussion document, on International Affairs. It shows how important our actions overseas are to Kiwis, and how we can ensure those actions deliver for all New Zealanders, National Leader Simon Bridges says. “Our international relations policy outlines a plan for ensuring our presence internationally acts in […]

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National congratulates PM Scott Morrison

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National congratulates PM Scott Morrison

Source: National Party On behalf of the National Party I send my heartfelt congratulations across the Tasman to Prime Minister Scott Morrison after his election victory last night, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “Prime Minister Morrison and the Liberal Party have shown that great campaigns, policies and people matter. “This is a great victory […]

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10,000 patients to miss out on elective surgery

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on 10,000 patients to miss out on elective surgery

Source: National Party The Government is failing more patients than ever with at least 10,000 more people than last year on track to miss out on much-needed surgery, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “Ministry of Health figures for the nine months to March show the total number of patients discharged from elective surgical […]

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People who like cars aren’t fascists, Minister

By   /  May 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on People who like cars aren’t fascists, Minister

Source: National Party Julie Anne Genter’s comments attacking some motorists as being “car fascists” are worrying remarks from a transport minister, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. In a tweet about the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project release, the Associate Transport Minister said: “we need a few car fascists to stop opposing infrastructure that gives […]

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Fees-free a flop from the start

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Fees-free a flop from the start

Source: National Party Cabinet documents from May last year show that 12 weeks into the university year the fees-free policy was already failing, says National Party Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti. “The documents show that despite pressing on with a full year of the costly policy, the Minister knew the wheels were falling off […]

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IDAHOBIT: A Day of Reflection: Justice and Protection for All

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on IDAHOBIT: A Day of Reflection: Justice and Protection for All

Source: Green Party All New Zealanders should reflect on the situation of LGBTIQ+ people in New Zealand and around the world, say the Chairs of the New Zealand Parliamentary Rainbow Network. “We should all be proud of who we are and while the LGBTIQ+ movement has made significant strides, there is still work to be […]

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Government must fund family violence programme

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government must fund family violence programme

Source: National Party Budget 2019 must appropriate money for the innovative and successful family violence intervention programme known as the Integrated Safety Response (ISR), says National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop. “The programme was established by the previous National-led government and has been running in two pilot sites (Christchurch and Hamilton) since mid-2016. But funding is […]

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Twyford has learnt nothing

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Twyford has learnt nothing

Source: National Party Revelations that Treasury advised against the Government committing to the Let’s Get Wellington Moving package because it relied on ‘several assumptions’ that had ‘not been thoroughly tested’ shows that Phil Twyford has learnt nothing from his many ministerial disasters, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Mr Twyford is world class at the […]

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