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Government must extend wage subsidy deadline - Louise Upston

New revelations that the Work and Income website only published the deadline for the first round of the wage subsidy two and a half days before it closed reinforce the need for that deadline to be extended, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

Government's infrastructure fund for housing accelerates

The Government’s Infrastructure Acceleration Fund (IAF), a contestable fund aimed at accelerating key infrastructure for housing development, has received a strong response from councils, iwi and developers throughout Aotearoa.

Covid data transparency needed - David Seymour

"The Government needs to seriously upgrade its COVID data transparency, so we can all understand the situation and the response" says Act Leader David Seymour.

Overhaul of suppression laws sought - National Maori Authority Chair

The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has once again called for a review an overhaul of name suppression laws after it was revealed the most recent case of the Wanaka border breakers from Auckland sort suppression orders even though they had not yet been charged:

Community sector neglected by Govt during pandemic - Maureen Pugh

The Government must re-establish the Community Sector Reference Group after neglecting the sector throughout the Covid lockdown, National’s Community and Voluntary Sector spokesperson Maureen Pugh says.

Mayor Goff 'calls for Aucklanders to keep up the good work '

Mayor Phil Goff says Auckland achieving 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses is a milestone to be celebrated and encourages everyone to keep up the momentum and get vaccinated as soon as possible.

The Oranga Tamariki report is ready now, so release it - Harete Hipango

It’s time for Minister for Children Kelvin Davis to quit stalling and release findings from the latest review into institutional dysfunction at Oranga Tamariki, National’s Children and Oranga Tamariki spokesperson Harete Hipango says.

7th Rally of Hope

WASHINGTON, D.C. - World leaders and experts renewed their calls for peaceful reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula during the virtual Rally of Hope September 12 (KST).

Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate to avoid lockdowns - Chris Bishop

While National welcomes the Prime Minister’s recognition that lockdowns can be avoided if we get as many people as possible vaccinated, we continue to call on her to be honest with New Zealand and give us the conditions for when this can occur, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris

Why are we still figuring out hospital visitation policy? - Reti

It is hard to believe that, five months after Delta hit New Zealand arrived and after five weeks of lockdown, that the visitor policies of Auckland’s three district health boards are yet to be figured out, says National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti.