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‘Wellbeing’ budget masks economic policy vacuum

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 12:45 PM
The Government is going all out to hype its well-being budget but New Zealanders will rightly wonder if it will differ in substance from previous budgets or just be a fluffy PR exercise masking the lack of an economic plan, National’s Finance ... Read more...

International Customs Day

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 11:18 AM
Minister of Customs Hon Kris Faafoi says International Customs Day (26 January) is timely to recognise the work of the important agency. Read more...

Where’s Westland Milk loan as bidders circle?

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 11:01 AM
Reports that Westland Milk is talking to well-financed potential bidders for the company raise serious questions about the $9.9 million soft loan from Shane Jones’ Regional Slush Fund, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson ... Read more...

Making sure NZ’s import facilities can manage biosecurity

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 10:33 AM
The Coalition Government is taking action to ensure a key part of New Zealand’s biosecurity infrastructure is up to standard, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. Read more...

Govt’s ‘fair pay’ agenda is unionisation by stealth

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 10:13 AM
The recommendations of Iain Lees-Galloway’s Fair Pay Agreement Working Group show the Government’s industrial relations agenda amounts to compulsory unionism by stealth, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. Read more...

Wage rises helping Kiwis cover the cost of living

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 03:30 PM
Figures out today show wages continue to rise faster than the cost of living, Acting Finance Minister David Clark says. Read more...

Govt sets NZ up for epic year of strikes

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 01:34 PM
Less than a month into 2019 the signs are that New Zealand is facing another epic year of strikes thanks to a Government that seesaws between egging on the unions and arguing with them, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott ... Read more...

United Nations address an insult to New Zealand

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 01:16 PM
In a move typical of a Government which wants to tell New Zealanders we are failing, Justice Minister Andrew Little has sold New Zealand short at the United Nations when we should be promoting ourselves proudly on the world stage, National’s Justice ... Read more...

Defeated Housing Minister drops KiwiBuild target

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 10:19 AM
Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s outstanding admission today his policy of building 1000 KiwiBuild houses by July this is year is just ‘a target’, and further he can’t guarantee he will hit that target shows just how muddled this Government ... Read more...

Govt in denial as most coal burned in five years

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 09:48 AM
It is a sad irony that in the first year of a Government that talks a big game on climate change, New Zealand burned the most coal in five years to keep the lights on, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more...
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