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Kiwis getting higher pay - Willie Jackson

Working New Zealanders are getting more in their back pockets under the Coalition Government’s economic plan.

Stats NZ data today shows average weekly ordinary time earnings are up by $83 since the Government took office.

Lees-Galloway messes up again - Stuart Smith

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has once again shown how inept he is in his portfolio, National’s Immigration spokesperson Stuart Smith says.

'Simon Bridges asked to put aside politics on plastic waste'

This week the plastic2parliament initiative mailed well over 130 plastic-stuffed letters to National Party leader Simon Bridges asking him to "do something crazy" and put aside party politics on plastic waste.

China Free Trade upgrade will assist NZ processed timber exports

The Forest Owners Association says the just announced phased reduction of tariffs for wood and paper exports to China will assist in a long term realigning of New Zealand exports into more further processed timber products.

Job growth tumbles by two-thirds under Labour - Goldsmith

Rising unemployment figures released today show job growth is stalling under Labour's economic mismanagement, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

Oral Questions - 6 November 2019

Questions to Ministers

Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies and actions?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements and policies?

'Government holding its breath on vaping regulations'

The Smoke-free Environments (Vaping) Amendment Bill has yet to materialise, despite repeated Government promises of priority.

'Proposed vaping regulation sends Smokefree 2025 goal up in smoke'

The New Zealand vape industry is losing confidence in both the Government and the Opposition following recent comments made by both Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa and National Leader Simon Bridges.

Local Government Minister needs to do her job - Jacqui Dean

Claims that the Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has not met with any ratepayer groups around the country are astounding, and National's Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says she needs to get on and do her job.

Celebrating the Spirit of Service

Public service workers, from councils to emergency services, government agencies and departments, education, and other public and state sector organisations, all work to improve the lives of everyone in the community.