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Simon Bridges has heavily criticised the Government's response to Covid-19, saying it didn't do enough groundwork to get the country out of Alert Level 4 restrictions this week.
He says work has only… Audio
Government ministers arrived all but empty-handed when they fronted the country's online equivalent of Question Time yesterday.
Small Business Minister Stuart Nash, Employment Minister Willie Jackson… Audio
Opposition leader Simon Bridges says the Government's decision to extend lockdown shows it hasn't done the groundwork required to have the country ready.
The national lockdown has been extended until… Audio
Opposition leader Simon Bridges says the government's decision to extend lockdown shows it has not done the groundwork required to have New Zealand ready for loosening restrictions.
Posting on his… Video, Audio
The Government is due to make a decision on whether New Zealand can move out of Alert Level 4 next week, and the country will find out exactly what a drop to Level 3 that would entail soon.
But some… Audio
More Government ministers will come under the scrutiny of Parliament's Epidemic Response Committee today where the Finance Minister will spell how just how badly Covid-19 has affected the economy.
The Prime Minister will announce today that every person arriving in New Zealand will have to go into supervised quarantine.
Academics and opposition MPs have been demanding such action, saying… Audio
Simon Bridges says there's no comparison between his weekly commute between Wellington and Tauranga, and the Health Minister's breach of lockdown rules.
David Clark has been demoted, and stripped of… Audio
The Leader of the Opposition says it's not too early to start talking about an exit plan, but the focus has to remain on heightened levels of testing and contact tracing, and tougher border… Audio
There's no sign the Government will tighten quarantine controls for those arriving at the border, in response to calls from the opposition to quarantine and test everyone.
The police have admitted… Audio
Parliament's Epidemic Response Committee met for the first time yesterday and are meeting again today to scrutinise the government's handling of Covid 19.
National Party leader Simon Bridges chairs… Audio
New Zealand is waking up to a morning like no other in its history - people are confined to their homes, everything but essential services are shut.
The Prime Minister's expectation of what people… Audio
New Zealanders are waking up to a new reality - the country in isolation, to protect tens of thousands of New Zealanders from an invisible enemy - Covid-19.
As of midnight, everyone apart from… Audio
Parliament is being suspended for almost five weeks after urgent business is dealt with today.
A new cross-party committee has been set up to allow for continued scrutiny of the government's Covid-19… Audio
Parliament will urgently convene one last time this afternoon to put the country in a State of Emergency before shutting up shop over the four-week lockdown.
MPs will then head into self-isolation -… Audio
Comments on the latest covid-19 measures from Simon Bridges, leader of the Opposition. Audio
The Prime Minister has taken some issue over the Leader of the Opposition's questions about Covid-19 testing. Audio
The National Party leader is accusing the Government of getting its priorities wrong in its emergency economic package.
Simon Bridges says the Covid-19 package puts money in the pockets of… Audio
The government is promising to keep spending as and when required to get New Zealand through a recession that's now almost certain.
It says its $12.1 billion economic package to support businesses… Audio
National has released a list of the first regulations it will scrap if elected - and the Government's proposed rental law changes is in the firing line.
The party's leader, Simon Bridges, has vowed… Audio