“Jacinda Ardern’s “nuclear free moment” has become even more of a joke today as New Zealand has become a net importer of coal for the first time ever,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“Labour has made it too hard to mine under the RMA, but you can still import dirty coal from other countries.
“It’s nuts. The fact that Huntly was built on a coal field but has to use imported coal sums up the logic of this Government and the difficulties with the RMA.
“According to figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released today, coal use for electricity generation is up 29.5 per cent in the past year.
“If we want to avoid burning millions of tonnes of foreign coal in future, the Government needs to re-evaluate its oil and gas ban.
“For yet another quarter these figures have shown that this coal powered Government is all spin.”
Davidson should front up with facts or resign
“Marama Davidson can’t be an effective Minister if she can’t get basic facts right and instead chooses prejudice. If she can’t front up with evidence for her statement about white men, she should resign,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
GDP shows what Kiwis already know
“With New Zealand almost certainly headed for a recession, Labour needs to wake up and unleash the ingenuity of New Zealanders by reducing wasteful spending, giving it back in tax cuts, and ditching the stifling red tape,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
Did Ardern know?
“Police Commissioner Andrew Coster should have known that Stuart Nash was acting in a way that was inconsistent with section 16 of the Policing Act. The question is, who then received that information and what did they do with it?” Asks ACT Leader David Seymour.