Govt. should heed RBNZ Govenor's warning

National needs to listen to the Reserve Bank Governor's warning that too few houses are being built and adopt Labour's KiwiBuild plan, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Just two weeks ago, National blocked a Labour... Read More

Government squabbling 'bad sign'

The squabbling between National and its support parties over RMA reform is a worrying sign of instability in government, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “David Seymour and Peter Dunne have called National's RMA reforms a ‘quagmire',... Read More

Bill to provide free-to-air sport on TV

The British and Irish Lions rugby tour, which will soon kick off in New Zealand, is arousing phenomenal interest, but too few Kiwis will be able to attend the matches or see the matches live on television, says New Zealand First “New Zealand First... Read More

Labour’s Maori MPs show strength

All of Labour's Māori electorate members of Parliament have opted out of being on the list, says Labour's Māori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “We approached the party and asked to stay off the list as a show of strength,... Read More

Another blow for education

National is determined to make tertiary education unobtainable to ordinary New Zealanders, says New Zealand First. “The Productivity Commission's report on Tertiary Education is extremely disappointing, but not at all surprising,”... Read More

Time for an economy that works for NZ

Nine years of inaction and complacency by National have left major holes in the economy that are being exploited at a cost to New Zealanders, says Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “On multiple fronts National's failure to be... Read More

Message to Apple: Stop dodging tax

New Zealand First is calling for better rules for government purchases given Apple, which fails to pay any tax here, has been the dominant supplier of mobile phones. “Why would a government spend taxpayers' money with a foreign corporation... Read More

Improvements to SH27

Road works are underway right now to make the higway link to Tauranga from Auckland safer for motorists, says Associate Transport Minister David Bennett. The work includes the instalment of flexible safety barriers in high risk areas as well as rumble... Read More

Halving of economic growth a worry

National's failure to manage the economy for the long run has been exposed by the latest GDP figures which show the rate of growth halving in one quarter, says Labour's Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. “GDP grew by only 0.4 per... Read More

Infrastructure bonds for housing

The New Zealand Initiative says Phil Twyford's infrastructure bonds are a workable policy that could solve the funding problem that is choking off housing supply in New Zealand's fastest growing cities. Labour Housing spokesman recently announced... Read More



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