Tag Archives: NZ National Party

Kiwis Left in the Dark over Interest Deductibility Rules — The BFD

The new rules relating to mortgage interest deductibility, cunningly renamed the Interest Limitation Rules, are due to come into force on 1 October without a proper explanation of how they will even work in practice, National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says. “Over the past year the only information shared with New Zealanders about how the…

via Kiwis Left in the Dark over Interest Deductibility Rules — The BFD

Bring Back the Epidemic Response Committee — The BFD

The National Party is calling for the reinstatement of the Epidemic Response Committee following the disgraceful behaviour of Labour MPs in select committees this week, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “We have launched a petition to send a message to Jacinda Ardern and her Government that their undemocratic, underhanded behaviour is unacceptable and…

via Bring Back the Epidemic Response Committee — The BFD

Improvements Needed on Conversion Bil — The BFD

National is on board with the core intent of the Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill, however, we would need to see an amendment in order to support it, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “Minister Kris Faafoi’s interview with Heather du Plessis-Allan in which he was unable to rule out prosecutions for parents has caused alarm…

via Improvements Needed on Conversion Bil — The BFD

Calling It How It Is — The BFD

National Party Leader Judith Collins has said out loud what everyone is too scared of saying: that we shouldn’t be welcoming back an ISIS terrorist. National Party leader Judith Collins says Suhayra Aden is a terrorist for marrying into the Islamic State “death cult”, and “poor old New Zealanders are left to pick up the…

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A Media Hit Job on Judith Collins — The BFD

The UMR poll deliberately released last week appeared designed to be a hit job on Judith Collins. Most of the press releases carried the headline ‘Unprecedented poll result as David Seymour overtakes National leader Judith Collins in new UMR poll’. According to UMR this was ‘unprecedented’, a statement proved incorrect by David Farrar. He says…

via A Media Hit Job on Judith Collins — The BFD

Demand the Debate — The BFD

Judith CollinsNational Party Leader New Zealanders are being left out of important decisions by the Labour Government as they continue to make policy announcements that were never campaigned on and will have a significant impact on New Zealanders. From the Car Tax, cancelling promised infrastructure projects, the $785m Auckland cycle bridge, rushed law changes to…

via Demand the Debate — The BFD

Labour Blocks Inquiry into Mental Health Facilities — The BFD

In a predictable but disappointing move Labour yesterday blocked an inquiry into the slow roll out of mental health facilities, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says. “Both Labour and National have criticised how long it’s taking to get a shovel in the ground and build these 15 new inpatient mental health facilities, but it’s…

via Labour Blocks Inquiry into Mental Health Facilities — The BFD

Govt asked to hand entire conservation estate to Maori — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: National leader Judith Collins says she has been leaked documents that recommend the Government undertakes a major shake-up to Department of Conservation (DoC) land.The document, which National passed on to media this morning, outlines a number of draft recommendations from the Options Development Group – a body tasted with reviewing conservation policies.The…

via Govt asked to hand entire conservation estate to Maori — Kiwiblog

National leaking again — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: Newshub can reveal yet more discord in the National Party, this time over fluoridation – in an extremely rare move, MPs voted down the leadership on a key health policy. The Government has proposed making Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield responsible for fluoride in water to protect Kiwis and their kids’ teeth, rather…

via National leaking again — Kiwiblog

National’s Path to Victory — The BFD

There is a road to victory for National but it’s not on the road they’re on. They need to get out of Labour-lite Crescent and turn onto the Alternative Freedom Expressway. Some of the party’s policies are the right ones but there are others that need to be ditched or changed. National has the chance…

via National’s Path to Victory — The BFD

Why the National Party Must Crush “Carbon Zero” — The BFD

We now have evidence that will enable National Party spokespeople in Parliament to expose the anti-social and cost-crippling changes that the Green Party wants to inflict on New Zealanders, and I look forward to Oral Questions in Parliament by either or both Barbara Kuriger (energy) and Stuart Smith (climate change) at their earliest opportunity. My…

via Why the National Party Must Crush “Carbon Zero” — The BFD

Face of the Day — The BFD

Former Prime Minister Sir John Key had a staunch message to any National MPs who continue to leak against the party: “If you can’t quit leaking, quit the party”. He was speaking at National’s AGM in Wellington this morning, where he, leader Judith Collins and party president Peter Goodfellow addressed hundreds of delegates following a…

via Face of the Day — The BFD

Face of the Day — The BFD

National Party President Peter Goodfellow has confirmed that he is standing again this weekend for the party’s board. There had been speculation he might stand down in the wake of his 11 years on the board and the party’s devastating defeat at the election. But last night Goodfellow emailed the party’s 450 delegates to its…

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Where to from here for National? — Kiwiblog

Back in February, in the last poll undertaken just before New Zealand was plunged into Level 4 lockdown, National was sitting on 46%. Labour was on 41%. Up until this point, National had been comfortably polling in the mid-40s with the exception of a brief period following the Christchurch mosque attacks that saw Jacinda Ardern’s strong leadership during a…

via Where to from here for National? — Kiwiblog

National Party Leader Poll Results: Newshub vs The BFD — The BFD

Newshub First place Judith CollinsSecond place Mark MitchellThird place Paula BennettLast Simon BridgesThe BFD First place Judith CollinsSecond place Simon BridgesThird place Mark MitchellFourth Todd MullerLast Paula Bennett

via National Party Leader Poll Results: Newshub vs The BFD — The BFD

The job of Opposition Leader and “the difference between responsible and political” — Your NZ

The job of Opposition in a democracy such as ours is important, it is a way of holding the Government to account (along with the media who generally do this). To do Opposition well a good balance needs to be found between criticising the Government and highlighting failings, but not being seen as petty politics […]

via The job of Opposition Leader and “the difference between responsible and political” — Your NZ

Government , National both announce hot air on dealing with Covid-19 effects on the economy — Your NZ

Two economic announcements today, one from the Government, one from the National Party, are dripping with political campaigning. The Government has announced they will be making announcements this week, and are assuring media they have already done some things to help businesses adversely affected by the Covid-19 virus. Beehive: Next steps of Govt and business […]

via Government , National both announce hot air on dealing with Covid-19 effects on the economy — Your NZ

Bridges botches tax plan accouncement — Your NZ

Simon Bridges launched an economic plan today that was high on rhetoric but low on specifics. The lack of detail left a vacuum that has been quickly filled with a focus on a sloppy (at best) statement on average earnings tax rates. In his speech: National’s economic plan for 2020 We will announce our full […]

via Bridges botches tax plan accouncement — Your NZ

SFO charges involve two $100k National donations — Your NZ

Newsroom: Not one, but two $100k donations to National in court Court charging documents released to the media by order of Auckland District Court Judge Edwin Paul today show that three of the four defendants – whose names are suppressed ahead of a hearing next week – each face two joint charges of deception over a […]

via SFO charges involve two $100k National donations — Your NZ

Bridges Backtracking on Ruling Winston out — The BFD

 

Showing precisely what we have long suspected, that Simon Bridges has the spine of a jellyfish, he has started walking back his declaration ruling out Winston Peters and NZ First: Bridges ruled-out NZ First at his caucus retreat in early February, saying he couldn’t trust the party. “I don’t believe we can work with NZ…

via Bridges Backtracking on Ruling Winston out — The BFD

Refusal to Work with NZ First Is Liberating — The BFD

 

It’s surprising how liberating Simon Bridges‘ refusal to work with NZ First feels. At last, the NZ voter will determine the next Government and not Winston Peters. For years the electorate, and the country, have been held to ransom on the whim of one man. He has paraded his ‘King/Queen maker’ role as a divine…

via Refusal to Work with NZ First Is Liberating — The BFD

Nikki Kaye on climate ‘indoctrination’ in schools, Plunket petulant — Your NZ

Sean Plunket is back on talkback, playing to his audience that seems to like grumping about climate change. He asserted that the inclusion of guidelines on teaching about climate change in schools is ‘indoctrination’ as he tries to indoctrinate his listeners with his own views on thee topic. National spokesperson on education, Nikki Kaye: National […]

via Nikki Kaye on climate ‘indoctrination’ in schools, Plunket petulant — Your NZ

Why Labour Will WIN or in Other Words Why National Will LOSE — The BFD

 

Matthew Hooton writes in Metro Magazine about why he thinks Labour will win this year’s election. This despite the distinct lack of delivery and policy blunders like KiwiBuild. It is as if, like the Trump administration, the governing party’s base has separated out its love for the leader from the reality of the shambles over…

via Why Labour Will WIN or in Other Words Why National Will LOSE — The BFD

Road Maggots Throw Tanty After Bishop Says ‘Make Cycle Lanes Compulsory’ — The BFD

 

Oh no! Road maggots, I mean ‘cycling enthusiasts‘, are up in arms over National MP Chris Bishop’s suggestion that cycle lanes be made compulsory. A suggestion which really is a bit of a no-brainer, but still, road maggots are angry. One News reports. Cycling advocates are furious at National Party suggestions they should be forced…

via Road Maggots Throw Tanty After Bishop Says ‘Make Cycle Lanes Compulsory’ — The BFD

National’s Law and Order ‘discussion document’ — Your NZ

The release of National’s Law and Order Discussion Document has prompted a lot of discussion. I can’t find a way to see the actual discussion document, it is supposed to be here but it appears that you have to answer a questionnaire before you get to see the document. Ah, ok, I have worked out […]

via National’s Law and Order ‘discussion document’ — Your NZ

Good for the Goose, Also Good for the Gander — The BFD

 

National is making a massive fuss over the NZ First Foundation. According to them it is shady, dishonest and smacks of corruption. Meanwhile, they are running not one, but three Foundations of their own. The National Foundation, which states its aim as We have established the National Foundation to strengthen the financial future of the…

via Good for the Goose, Also Good for the Gander — The BFD

Zero Support — The BFD

 

I have consistently refused to get involved in the criticism of Simon Bridges, mainly because a lot of it was just nasty and spiteful. Mocking someone for nothing more than his accent is childish and unnecessary, and I refuse to go there. Simon Bridges should be a role model for a lot of people; an…

via Zero Support — The BFD

Luxon wins on first ballot — Kiwiblog

Former Air NZ CEO Chris Luxon won the Botany nomination for National on the 1st ballot. This means he got more votes from the 60 delegates than the other four candidates combined, which is impressive. National is probably unique amongst political parties that selections are done entirely by the local members, and head office gets…

via Luxon wins on first ballot — Kiwiblog

Swarbrick and Bennett debate legalisation of personal use of cannabis — Your NZ

On NZ Q&A last night Chlöe Swarbrick and Paula Bennett debated the legalisation of cannabis for personal use. This will be put to the public next year in a referendum. Bennett seems to have changed her mind. In May refused to debate Swarbrick – Cannabis referendum: Paula Bennett on why she won’t debate Chlöe Swarbrick […]

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