Columns and Commentary


National is building a safer New Zealand. We’ve embarked on a comprehensive programme of reform to protect communities, prevent crime, and put victims first. Our work is paying off.
Under National over one million hectares of New Zealand land has been sold to foreign interests in just five and a half years – this is about selling off New Zealand.
It's a meaningful month for the Indian community both in New Zealand and around the world as we celebrate the 68th anniversary of India's independence.
The 50th Parliament wrapped up last week. It’s been a busy term with more than 330 pieces of legislation passed – 51 of them in the past year – and thousands of questions answered by our Prime Minister and Ministers.
Improving the lives of the most vulnerable New Zealanders is one of National’s priorities.
Regional New Zealand has led our country out of the global financial crisis with almost every region showing strong growth, and most with a lower unemployment rate than Auckland.
In todays time and age when we rush about trying to get and keep our lives together and any free time whatsoever is dedicated to Facebook or Twitter or our choice of social media, we seem to forget to check in with ourselves regularly.
India is one of three Emerging Markets that Tourism New Zealand is investing in. Since becoming a priority emerging market, Tourism New Zealand has grown its presence in India, and has more than tripled its investment.
Last month, the community bode farewell to Arun Kumar-a perfect husband, son, father and a law-abiding, tax-paying New Zealander of Indian origin!
On May 10th, the Prime Minister and foreign minister Murray McCully were told that a young New Zealand woman had allegedly suffered burglary and attempted rape by a Malaysian diplomat.
The forthcoming election will be crucial. New Zealand faces challenges of environmental degradation and climate change, inequality and poverty, and a commodity dependent, heavily indebted economy
The high rate of family violence in New Zealand is unacceptable. While we have the lowest crime rate in 35 years, violent crime is not falling as fast.
The Indian community plays an important part in wider New Zealand. We’re a multi-cultural nation and as a Member of Parliament I am pleased to support this ever expanding community.
New Zealand has become one of the most unaffordable countries in the world for housing. If you don’t own a house now you must be wondering how you will ever get into property ownership.
New Zealanders want a Government they can trust – a Government that keeps its promises, a Government that is working together with New Zealanders to build a stronger economy.
"This government waffles on in Parliament about doing good but its cuts here, there and everywhere, to many organisations that work hard as the gap between rich and poor grows." - Winston Peters
If you're running a business, you'll want to vote Labour in September because we have a solid plan to make it easier to do business in New Zealand.
National’s sixth Budget shows New Zealand is heading in the right direction.
A.R.M.S Manukau Team are offering a range of free and user paid workshops for newcomers and migrants
Labour MP Shane Jones will leave politics at the end of next month

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