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Tourists latest target for Labour’s new taxes

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tourists latest target for Labour’s new taxes

Source: National Party Labour has turned its tax sights on tourists with its proposal to impose new taxes up to $35 each on visitors coming to New Zealand, National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay says. “There is no reason to make New Zealand a less attractive destination when it is already expensive to get here,” says […]

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Speech to Fieldays on climate change

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to Fieldays on climate change

Source: National Party Thank you for having me here. My time as Economic Development Minister underlined for me the importance of the primary sector and regional New Zealand. There can be a lot of talk from politicians about diversification away from primary industries – moving away from farming into areas like IT and finance. Promoting […]

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Tourist tax will cut visitors, revenue, growth

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tourist tax will cut visitors, revenue, growth

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter The Government’s proposed tourist tax of up to $35 will see visitor numbers, revenue and economic growth fall, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “A new tax, while boosting the Government’s coffers, will discourage international visitors from travelling and spending money in New Zealand. “That will hurt businesses and see […]

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Nats flip-flop yet again

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats flip-flop yet again

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter After two reversals on tax in the past week, National has done another about-face, this time on deposit insurance.  Steven Joyce came out against deposit insurance last year, saying it ‘wasn’t necessarily going to work from New Zealand’s perspective.’ Amy Adams now believes it’s an issue ‘worth looking at.’ “A deposit insurance scheme […]

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National calls for common ground on climate policy

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National calls for common ground on climate policy

Source: National Party Today in a keynote speech at the 50th Annual Agricultural Fieldays Opposition Leader Simon Bridges has taken a significant step toward a bipartisan approach to climate change policy. “Today I have written to the Prime Minister and Minister for Climate Change offering to work with them to establish an independent, non-political Climate […]

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Govt has no plan for solving emerging energy gap

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt has no plan for solving emerging energy gap

Source: National Party The Government has confirmed it has little idea on how to solve the emerging energy challenges, in spite of its plan to phase down non-renewable electricity generation around the country, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. “The Government has promised to make New Zealand carbon neutral by 2050, including by […]

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Did Minister offer jobs in exchange for silence?

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Did Minister offer jobs in exchange for silence?

Source: National Party Health Minister David Clark has attempted to gag public servants, appearing to offer them jobs in return for their silence, National’s MP for Botany Jami-Lee Ross says. “In a voicemail obtained by National, Dr Clark offers to consider former Counties Manukau District Health Board chairman Rabin Rabindran for further appointments while at […]

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Curran avoids select committee questions

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Curran avoids select committee questions

Source: National Party Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran refused to answer crucial questions about her portfolio at select committee today leaving the committee at a loss to know what is happening in the area, National’s Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media spokesperson Melissa Lee says. “The Minister’s plans for Radio New Zealand and RNZ+ have been the […]

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Davis’ school conflicts raise serious questions

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Davis’ school conflicts raise serious questions

Source: National Party National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says the extraordinary admission by Kelvin Davis that he will not answer questions regarding the impact of his Government’s policies on young Māori raises more serious questions about the Government’s handling of partnership schools. “There are close to 800 young Māori in partnership schools that have been […]

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Clumsy and chaotic Kelvin clutching at straws

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Clumsy and chaotic Kelvin clutching at straws

Source: National Party The incompetent and bumbling Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis is being forced to sell a lie that National’s plans for Waikeria Prison were like a ‘US-style mega prison’ but is failing miserably to do it convincingly, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David Bennett says. “Perhaps Mr Davis gets as nervous in the House as he […]

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Indecent assault not violent, according to Little

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Indecent assault not violent, according to Little

Source: National Party In a remarkable admission today, Justice Minister Andrew Little has dismissed an indecent assault on a Corrections Officer as ‘not violent’, National’s Justice Spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “When asked to provide an example of a non-violent offence, Mr Little referenced an indecent assault case in 2016 where a prisoner with a long […]

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Arrogant Nash doesn’t bother to read official advice

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Arrogant Nash doesn’t bother to read official advice

Source: National Party The Ardern-Peters Government is playing Russian Roulette with public safety as it continues to make a mess of law and order, with Police Minister Stuart Nash admitting today that he doesn’t bother to read official advice, National’s Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “In an extraordinary performance before the Justice Select Committee this […]

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PM again misleads New Zealanders

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM again misleads New Zealanders

Source: National Party The Prime Minister has again misled New Zealanders, this time breaking her promise that one of regional New Zealand’s most important roading projects would not be affected by the Government’s transport changes, National’s Transport spokesperson, Jami-Lee Ross says. “New Zealanders were told just months ago by Jacinda Ardern and Transport Minister Phil […]

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Jones defies powerless PM again

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Jones defies powerless PM again

Source: National Party Shane Jones’ defiance of the Prime Minister over repeatedly calling for the resignation or sacking of company leaders is a major test of her leadership, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “New Zealand First is in open defiance of the Prime Minister, with her Deputy suing her own Government and her […]

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More hypocrisy from Government & Greens

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More hypocrisy from Government & Greens

Source: National Party The hypocrisy of the Government has been thrown into sharp relief today with Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage unable to justify her party’s about face on sensitive land sales to foreigners for water bottling, National’s Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. “Just prior to last year’s election Ms Sage promised that in […]

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PM needs to rein in motor mouth Jones

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM needs to rein in motor mouth Jones

Source: National Party The time has come for the Prime Minister to step in and discipline her Regional Economic Development Minister who repeatedly seeks publicity by attacking business leaders, National’s Regional Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith said today. “Business confidence in New Zealand is plummeting and the reasons for that are mounting. “The Government’s low […]

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Twyford gives meth users free rein in HNZ homes

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Twyford gives meth users free rein in HNZ homes

Source: National Party The Government’s ‘no-eviction’ policy for bad social housing tenants is likely to see Kiwibuild first-home buyers in developments with anti-social neighbours and no course of action to move them on, National’s Housing Spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Hard-working New Zealanders buying their own home don’t expect to have to put up with anti-social […]

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Council’s loose spending costing Aucklanders

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Council’s loose spending costing Aucklanders

Source: National Party Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s refusal to force Auckland Council to control its loose spending means New Zealanders are having to pay hundreds of dollars more for petrol, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami Lee Ross says. “Mr Twyford’s claim that two new fuel taxes are needed to fund the city’s transport projects is wrong […]

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Fact check: 98% of prisoners are serious criminals

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Fact check: 98% of prisoners are serious criminals

Source: National Party Just a day after being hung out to dry by his Prime Minister, Justice Minister Andrew Little has returned the favour by failing to back up her false claims that New Zealand’s prisons are filled with low-level offenders, National’s Justice Spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “When asked today in Parliament to clarify exactly […]

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Government confirms it doesn’t prioritise safety

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government confirms it doesn’t prioritise safety

Source: National Party News that the Ardern-Peters Government is adding only half the prison beds needed to keep our most serious offenders locked up confirms it will be softening bail, parole and sentencing laws and putting New Zealanders at risk, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “This clumsy and incompetent Government is failing its most fundamental […]

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