“Changing some of the faces in the Beehive will make no difference to the lives of New Zealanders if there aren’t new policies to go with them,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“Chris Hipkins has today announced the same top five Ministers as before, other than Carmel Sepuloni replacing Jacinda Ardern. Is that the circuit breaker New Zealand needs?
“We have the same Finance Minister, with the Prime Minister saying he will now put his full focus on inflation. It’s nearly a year since Labour finally admitted there is a cost of living crisis, what has the Finance Minister been focusing on until now? He’s the same guy who will keep borrowing and spending and driving inflation despite acknowledging a cost of living crisis a year ago.
“If the policies haven’t changed, then Hipkins 'reset' is another triumph of spin over substance, straight from his old boss’s playbook? If the policies are changing then which ones and why did it take so long?
“Hipkins still hasn’t come close to connecting problems with solutions. How will Jan Tinetti ensure kids are going to school? What will the Police Minister do to contain youth offenders? How is the Police Minister not in the top 10 when crime is one of the biggest issues facing New Zealand?
“People need real solutions to the cost of living crisis, to rising crime and to unite New Zealanders instead of dividing us. A nearly identical top five atop a handful of rookies aren’t going to fix those issues.”
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.
Nash a recidivist offender, must go
“It has now been revealed that Stuart Nash is a recidivist offender when it comes to breaching the Cabinet Manual, Chris Hipkins has no choice but to sack him entirely,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
Maurice Williamson resigned for less than Nash just admitted to
“Former Minister Maurice Williamson resigned in 2014 for allegedly interfering in a police investigation into businessman Donghua Liu, but Stuart Nash this morning boasted of calling the Police Commissioner to influence prosecution decisions,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.