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Government strategy rudderless - David Seymour

20 September 2021 - 5:49pm

"Everything Jacinda Ardern based today’s decision on was true two weeks ago, the only thing that’s changed is politics," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Shaw to have 14 staff in Glasgow for climate talks - Stuart Shaw

20 September 2021 - 5:32pm

If James Shaw was giving consolation gifts to Kiwis desperately trying to get home this Christmas he’d likely give them a lump of coal, having confirmed he plans to take 14 staff with him to the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Stuart Smith says.

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Transmission blackspots will create emergency blackspots - David Bennett

20 September 2021 - 3:32pm

The Government must explain exactly what it will do to sort out Transmission Gully’s transmission problems before the expressway opens, says National’s Transport spokesperson David Bennett.

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Chris Bishop - MIQ lobby debut a depressing debacle

20 September 2021 - 2:47pm

This morning’s debut of the new ‘virtual lobby’ system for MIQ allocation was both depressing and a debacle, National’s Covid-19 spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

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Govt gives up on elimination - David Seymour

20 September 2021 - 2:39pm

"If the Government moves Auckland to Level 3 today then it needs to be clear with New Zealanders that it has given up on the elimination strategy," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Govt leaves expats out of team of five million - David Seymour

20 September 2021 - 12:24pm

"More than 22,000 New Zealanders in the MIQ waiting room within hours of it opening have shown why locking down and locking out is unsustainable," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Govt can stop everyone leaving Auckland, except criminals - ACT

20 September 2021 - 12:11pm

"Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson’s excuse that a man with COVID-19 crossing the border to the Waikato was "a decision for the courts" simply doesn’t wash," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Government funding to fight infectious diseases

19 September 2021 - 2:49pm

The Government’s investing in a new Infectious Diseases Research Platform to boost Aotearoa New Zealand’s Covid-19 response and preparedness for future pandemics.

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No proof Mob’s meth programme participants ever used the drug - Reti

19 September 2021 - 11:29am

There is no hard evidence any of the participants in the Mongrel Mob methamphetamine pilot had actually used the drug at all, says National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti.

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Grey Power 'strongly against' phasing out of low use electricity pricing plans

19 September 2021 - 1:26am

The Grey Power NZ Federation has come out strongly against a government decision to phase out low use electricity pricing plans because, apart from the promise of some industry provided support, no other alternatives to assist those experiencing energy hardship have been announced.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission supports legislation to ban conversion therapy

18 September 2021 - 11:02am

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission (the Commission) appeared in front of the Justice Select Committee yesterday to speak to its written submission on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill (the Bill).

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Chaos created by 90 percent target - David Seymour

17 September 2021 - 3:18pm

"New Zealanders deserve to have clarity on what the vaccination target is and when we can get back to living our lives," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Clean car standard is a 20 percent tax - Simon Court

17 September 2021 - 2:46pm

"The proposed Land Transport (Clean Vehicle) Amendment Bill is virtue signalling nonsense that will see the Government once again raiding Kiwis back pockets, says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court.

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Quarantine-free travel with Australia to remain suspended for a further 8 weeks - Hipkins

17 September 2021 - 2:17pm

The suspension of quarantine-free travel (QFT) with Australia has been extended, given the current Delta outbreaks, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

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Community urged to give feedback on Government three waters reform

17 September 2021 - 1:56pm

Still time to give feedback on Government’s three waters reform Council’s community survey on the Government’s initial proposal to move the management of waste water, drinking water and storm water away from councils closes this Sunday, and people are urged to give their feedback.

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Extension of Operation Tauwhiro an admission of growing gang problem - Simeon Brown

17 September 2021 - 1:48pm

The extension of Operation Tauwhiro today is a clear sign that gang violence and the dangers of firearms violence caused by gangs is a far bigger problem than the Government will admit, says National’s spokesperson for Police Simeon Brown.

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Minister must ditch Clean Vehicle Bill - Bennett

17 September 2021 - 1:38pm

The Motor Industry Association’s withdrawal of support for Labour’s Clean Vehicle Bill is yet more reason for Transport Minister Michael Wood to ditch his car tax plan, National’s Transport spokesperson David Bennett says.

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Clearer expectations of home learning required - Paul Goldsmith

17 September 2021 - 12:43pm

Confirmation today that Auckland students will spend another two weeks trying to learn from home underscores the need for better guidelines to make sure kids are actually engaged in education, National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Govt must extend loss carry-back scheme - Andrew Bayly and Simon Watts

17 September 2021 - 12:35pm

National is calling on the Government to extend the Covid-19 temporary loss carry-back scheme to support businesses who are continuing to struggle under lockdown, National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly and Associate Revenue spokesperson Simon Watts say.

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School holidays remain unchanged for Auckland region - Chris Hipkins

17 September 2021 - 12:12pm

School holidays in Auckland will continue to be held at the same time as the rest of the country, starting from Saturday, 2 October, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

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