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MIQ failures create mayhem and distress for families with visas - Erica Stanford

The Government has cruelly chosen not to fix known problems in the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) online booking system that are keeping families from reuniting says National’s Spokesperson for Immigration, Erica Stanford.

2021 firearm statistics show NZ not safer - COLFO

Gun crime over 2021 was comparable to the previous two years, showing that the Government’s much vaunted $150 million dollar gun buyback in 2019 has not made New Zealand a safer place, says COLFO.

High-tech investment extends drought forecasting for farmers and growers - Damien O'Connor

The Government is investing in the development of a new forecasting tool that makes full use of innovative climate modelling to help farmers and growers prepare for dry conditions, Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor said.

Ardern owes Kiwis stranded in Oz an apology - David Seymour

"Jacinda Ardern and Chris Hipkins owe Kiwis stuck in Australia an apology for leaving them stranded with no flights for today’s MIQ lottery," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Three Strikes debate is being sidelined - Family First

Family First NZ says that debate is needed on the Government’s proposal to repeal the Three Strikes law, a law which targets repeat violent offenders, and is questioning why submissions are closing in the middle of the summer holidays when even the politicians are still absent.

GST loss for tourism $1.5 billion - James McDowall

"New Zealand has taken a massive hit from our closed borders, with a loss of $1.5 billion in GST," says ACT’s Tourism spokesperson James McDowall.

Rapid COVID test plan needed for omicron - Chris Bishop

"The Government must get ready for the transmission of omicron in the community by ensuring we have enough supply of rapid tests in New Zealand and making them available to vaccinated and unvaccinated people through pharmacies and supermarkets, says National’s COVID-19 Response Spokesperson Chr

Support for fire-hit Waiharara community - Kiri Allan

The government will contribute $20,000 towards a Mayoral Relief Fund to support those most affected by the fires in Waiharara in the Far North, Minister for Emergency Management Kiri Allan says.

Birkenhead bike bridge cost up to $150m - ACT

"Documents dumped on Christmas Eve, show the Government will now spend up $150 million to get a bus or ferry instead of a bike bridge, three times the original cost," says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court.

Different Rules for DJs? - David Seymour

"It seems a case of one isolation rule for DJs, another for everyone else," says ACT Leader David Seymour.