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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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Business confidence continues to free fall

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Business confidence continues to free fall

Source: National Party Today’s ANZ business confidence survey shows a net 50 percent of businesses are pessimistic about the economy and sentiment has plummeted even further since the Prime Minister returned to office, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “Business confidence has slumped further to levels not seen since the global financial crisis 10 […]

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PM’s charm offensive with business now in tatters

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM’s charm offensive with business now in tatters

Source: National Party The Prime Minister must act now to assert her leadership against the Regional Economic Development Minister, who is running amok and openly defying her, National’s Economic Development spokesman Paul Goldsmith says. “This morning, Shane Jones doubled down on his criticism of Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon, whom the Prime Minister has […]

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Govt fuel taxes show indifference to cost of living

By   /  August 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt fuel taxes show indifference to cost of living

Source: National Party The Government’s obsession with fuel taxes shows it doesn’t care about the cost of living for ordinary Kiwis, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “Now is the time for solutions to the cost of living, not new taxes. National is taking the initiative with a bill lodged today to repeal regional fuel […]

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NZIER predicting Govt will break own budget rules

By   /  August 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZIER predicting Govt will break own budget rules

Source: National Party As a consequence of the Government’s anti-growth policies NZIER is now predicting it will not meet its own budget responsibility rule of keeping core Crown debt below 20 per cent of GDP by 2022, says Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges. “Grant Robertson has tied his economic credibility to his ability to […]

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Anti-growth policies cost every Kiwi $1600 a year

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Anti-growth policies cost every Kiwi $1600 a year

Source: National Party The message from economists is loud and clear: the Government’s bad economic policies mean New Zealanders will be thousands of dollars a year worse off, says National Party Leader Simon Bridges. “In the last three months alone NZIER has revised down their GDP growth forecasts which means every man, woman and child […]

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More working groups won’t fix anti-growth agenda

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More working groups won’t fix anti-growth agenda

Source: National Party The Prime Minister’s announcement of yet another working group to try and shore up plummeting business confidence will do nothing to address the uncertainty created by the Government’s anti-growth policies, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “This is a Government that believes it can talk its way out of anything – but […]

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Where’s the economic development strategy?

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Where’s the economic development strategy?

Source: National Party Ten months into this Government’s term there’s still no sign of a coherent economic development strategy, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “When the Government binned National’s Business Growth Agenda, Kiwis would have expected them to have a replacement at the ready. We’re still waiting. “The only thing to grow has […]

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Big risks for NZ in ‘closed for business’ message

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Big risks for NZ in ‘closed for business’ message

Source: National Party There are big risks to the New Zealand economy from the Government’s message that foreign investors are less welcome these days, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The world’s biggest financiers attended the Infrastructure New Zealand Symposium in Auckland this month and the strong attendance showed there’s plenty of interest from offshore […]

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Another fail from Phil Twyford

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another fail from Phil Twyford

Source: National Party Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s knee-jerk and uninformed decision to reform the Residential Tenancy Act will cause renters to pay even more and won’t solve any problems, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “If Mr Twyford thinks Government price controls will stop tenants paying more for rent, he’s being naive. “By limiting rent […]

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Curran token demotion a sign of weakness

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Curran token demotion a sign of weakness

Source: National Party The decision to allow Clare Curran to retain any of her Ministerial portfolios after being dumped from Cabinet is a sign of weakness in the Government, National’s Government Digital Services spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “It’s almost comical that Ms Curran, who until today held the Associate State Services (Open Government) portfolio has […]

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National congratulates Scott Morrison

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National congratulates Scott Morrison

Source: National Party Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has congratulated Scott Morrison on winning the leadership of the Australian Liberal Party and has acknowledged outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “I want to congratulate Scott Morrison on becoming Leader of the Australian Liberal Party, and Prime Minister of Australia” Mr Bridges says. “When I met […]

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Hipkins’ arrogance will cost students

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hipkins’ arrogance will cost students

Source: National Party The Minister of Education’s mishandling of partnership schools deserves a ‘not achieved’ and proves he needs to stop his ideological crusade, National’s Education spokespeople Nikki Kaye and Jo Hayes say. In the latest in a series of blunders, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has denied being served with a claim his treatment of […]

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2.8 billion reasons Govt creating tertiary risks

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on 2.8 billion reasons Govt creating tertiary risks

Source: National Party Today’s announcement that the financial viability of Whitireia and WelTec are considered at risk is due to the Government’s reckless election promise to arbitrarily slash immigration while paying the tertiary fees of wealthy students, National’s Associate Tertiary spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “The Government’s campaign on slashing immigration and international student numbers has […]

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CEO pay to increase while incentives axed

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on CEO pay to increase while incentives axed

Source: National Party The Government’s decision to remove performance pay for public sector CEOs will lead to higher CEO salaries, remove incentives for good performance and reduce accountability, National’s State Services Spokesperson Nick Smith says. “The Cabinet paper outlining the details of the decision to remove performance based pay for CEOs in the public sector […]

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Minister U-turns after years of bagging PGP

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister U-turns after years of bagging PGP

Source: National Party Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has finally accepted that the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) is a valuable initiative for the primary sector, National‘s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “Despite previously labelling it a ‘slush fund for National’s mates,’ Mr O’Connor has finally discovered the value of the PGP after spending $100,000 to have […]

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Cabinet approves horse-racing ‘coalition dividend’

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cabinet approves horse-racing ‘coalition dividend’

Source: National Party Revelations that the Provincial Growth Fund will fund all-weather tracks for the horse-racing industry, an uncosted plan already approved by Cabinet, show there are no limits for Shane Jones’ slush fund, National’s economic development spokesman Paul Goldsmith says. “Make no mistake, National supports the racing industry and recognises its economic contribution. That’s not […]

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Navy gets compromise vessel from Government

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Navy gets compromise vessel from Government

Source: National Party The Government has today committed to doing something Defence Minister Ron Mark and his NZ First colleagues criticised in Opposition – making compromise purchases of defence assets that weren’t built to do the jobs expected of them, National’s Defence spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “This is a Government with a now proven fiscal […]

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Study shows success of Mixed Ownership Model

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Study shows success of Mixed Ownership Model

Source: National Party An independent report released today by TDB Advisory shows that the Mixed Ownership Model introduced under the previous National Government has been an overwhelming success, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Mixed Ownership process successfully generated $4.7 billion for public infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and broadband and TDB’s findings highlight […]

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Red Zone payment creates risk for Crown

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Red Zone payment creates risk for Crown

Source: National Party Today’s announcement the Government will pay uninsured former Residential Red Zone owners 100 per cent of their 2007/08 rateable value could create considerable risk for the Crown, National’s spokesperson for EQC Stuart Smith says. “At the moment New Zealand has substantial cover for disaster insurance, with most building owners paying for disaster […]

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