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MIQ assaults against Defence staff unacceptable - Chris Penk

The revelation that Defence Force personnel are being assaulted while posted to MIQ duties is unacceptable, says National Party Defence Spokesperson Chris Penk.

PR: Auckland border should remain in place for now - Marama Davidson

The Green Party says the Labour Government is making a mistake by committing to opening the Auckland border before vulnerable communities are ready.

Government wasn’t ready for home isolation - Chris Bishop

The first appearance before the Health Committee in almost two months by Chris Hipkins and Dr Ashley Bloomfield has revealed just how poorly prepared the Government was for Delta, says National’s Covid Response spokesperson Chris Bishop.

Government doesn't have its finger on the pulse - Brooke van Velden

"The Government has no idea whether people with COVID who are isolating at home have been issued pulse oximeters and lives are at stake," says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

Nash has no idea how big the tourism hit is - James McDowall

"Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has admitted he has no idea how much revenue has been lost as a result of his Government’s policies" says ACT’s Tourism spokesperson James McDowall.

No gang members should have firearm licences - Simeon Brown

Figures released to the National Party show that six gang members have firearms licences despite the Police Commissioner saying in February this did not fit well with Police - says National Party Spokesperson for Police, Simeon Brown.

Sanctions vital in stopping abuse of legal orders - Louise Upston

The Government’s admission that it plans to remove sanctions for outstanding arrest warrants underscores their soft-on-crime approach, says National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston.

Next step in 3 Waters reform - Napier City Council

Napier City Council has voted in favour of joining a group of councils opposed to central government’s Three Waters Reforms.

More energy saving advice to hit home thanks to government funding - Woods

- 15 energy saving community projects get $1.65 million

- Helps more Kiwi households make their homes warmer and healthier

'WTO ministerial shaping up to repeat the power politics of COP 26'

"Hard on the heels of the political deal-making by major powers and corporate lobbyists at the Glasgow climate conference, similar manoevres are shaping the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference scheduled for 29 November to 3 December in Geneva", reports Auckland Universi