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Industry concerns prevalent in R&D tax credit submission

Published: Sat 21 Jul 2018 05:51 PM
The only publically released submission so far on the proposed R&D tax credit scheme will worry the Government as it highlights some industry concerns about whether the tax credit system will boost R&D investment, National’s Research, Science ... Read more...

Climate change response must be balanced

Published: Sat 21 Jul 2018 05:12 PM
National is committed to pursuing meaningful bipartisan progress on climate change, however, today’s statements by James Shaw that New Zealand should act ahead of the rest of the world are a real concern, National’s spokesperson for Climate Change ... Read more...

Simon Bridges concluding roadshow in Tauranga

Published: Sat 21 Jul 2018 11:11 AM
National Party Leader Simon Bridges has today concluded a three-month tour of New Zealand, rounding off almost 70 public meetings attended by around 10,000 Kiwis who turned out to share their views about what matters to them. Read more...

Govt should ensure Million Babies goes ahead

Published: Sat 21 Jul 2018 10:39 AM
National is calling on the Ardern-Peters Government to show leadership to ensure the Million Babies concert at Eden Park can proceed on Waitangi Day, National’s Economic Development spokesman Paul Goldsmith says. Read more...

Minister dismisses concerns on DHB cybersecurity

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 06:43 PM
Official documents have revealed there are up to 800,000 cyberattacks a day on the Bay of Plenty DHB, despite the Health Minister dismissing cybersecurity concerns in general as ‘hypothetical’, National’s Data and Cybersecurity spokesperson ... Read more...

TV programme introduces people to Parliament

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 02:24 PM
Parliament TV will be airing a new programme to share how Parliament works, and to encourage people to get involved. Read more...

Government must deliver for the West Coast

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 01:18 PM
National’s West Coast based List MP Maureen Pugh says it is time for the Government to step up and deliver on the work signed off in the West Coast Economic Development Action Plan last year. Read more...

West Coast: kickstart for ports, rail, town

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 12:59 PM
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is backing the West Coast with initial investment in projects that could lift the region’s productivity potential and future-proof its economy. Read more...

Pre-human habitat protected by purchase

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 12:48 PM
A block of South Canterbury land rich with native plants that existed before human habitation will be preserved after the Nature Heritage Fund purchas Read more...

New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 10:55 AM
New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience and competition Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has welcomed the commercial launch of the new trans-Pacific Hawaiki cable that improves and enhances New Zealand’s ... Read more...
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