Once again the government has shown how out of touch it is with regional New Zealand.
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Australian bank Westpac’s proposal to slash 72 jobs will hit provincial New Zealand hard and is totally unwarranted, says New Zealand First Spokesperson for Commerce Fletcher Tabuteau.
You could be forgiven for feeling at times that you live in a country which is of two parts – with one dominating, and the remainder being left far behind.
A $2.2 million dollar investment in slip nets in the Manawatu Gorge fails to address the long term solution for this crucial transport route, says New Zealand First.
The Prime Minister's statement today on sending migrants outside of Auckland might look like a concession to sound policy, but it is not, says the Rt Hon Winston Peters.
West Coasters and Northlanders are facing higher charges proposed by the Electricity Authority, says New Zealand First.
Speech to the Local Government New Zealand Rural and Provincial Mayoral Forum
4th June 2015
New Zealand First is asking why Air New Zealand will buy new aeroplanes, then discount fares to fill the seats, rather than fly to provincial centres.
New Zealand First is calling on the Commerce Commission to investigate the obvious price gouging by Air New Zealand on regional routes.
Budget in Reply Speech
Thursday 15 May, 4pm
Speaking on behalf of the fastest rising political party in New Zealand, New Zealand First says that in this National Party Budget –
New Zealand First will always stand up for workers and businesses. The simple truth is that when people are in jobs, and businesses have plenty of work, we have a healthy economy. And that’s good for every Kiwi family.
When John Key declared that Wellington was a “dying city”, he caused an outrageous slight. Did a Prime Minister of any country ever make a more ignorant comment about his country’s capital city?