Simon Bridges

7 Jun 18, 9:44pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern criticises the Opposition for spreading ‘false claims’ around its working groups
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6 Jun 18, 10:30am
National leader Simon Bridges suggests NZ has a housing crisis but declines an interview with interest.co.nz to explain brief comment in RNZ interview
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22 May 18, 12:05pm
Simon Bridges says he doesn't want to use Mycoplasma bovis as a ‘political football’, despite the issue for weeks being kicked around by both National and Labour
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18 May 18, 11:49am
Peter Dunne argues the real questions over the Budget arise not from its economics but with the politics of it
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17 May 18, 4:23pm
In his Budget speech to the House, Bridges again tries to drive a wedge between Labour and NZ First
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9 May 18, 6:38am
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters unveils $900 million funding increase to help ‘rebuild our place in the world’
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6 May 18, 7:42am
NZ First is making a clear pitch to rural Kiwi voters and has a $3b war chest to help plead its case so how Simon Bridges’ performs on his tour of regional NZ will be very important, says Jason Walls
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2 May 18, 2:24pm
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff responds to Opposition Leader Simon Bridges’ claims the Council ‘lacks fiscal discipline’
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30 Apr 18, 11:02am
The Opposition Leader takes a swipe at Auckland Council in his first major economic speech as leader and says the Council should aspire to be more like the previous National-led Government
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10 Apr 18, 12:18pm
The Opposition leader hits back at claims the previous Govt critically underfunded key areas of public service, accusing the PM of playing politics and spinning the issue
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4 Apr 18, 2:49pm
The head of the Motor Industry Association suggests NZTA has known about the issue causing the recall of 50,000 cars but did not take the issue seriously
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4 Apr 18, 12:34pm
As National and Labour play the blame game over the state of the public health system, the Finance Minister says Vote Health will be a ‘major focus’ area in May’s Budget
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12 Mar 18, 6:41am
National's new leader Simon Bridges has placed Judith Collins in his top 5 and given her the shadow housing portfolio, a role he says she asked for
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7 Mar 18, 4:58pm
The new National Party leader is not expecting any more of his MPs to quit before the new Caucus line up is announced within the next week, but says more will likely go 'over time'
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7 Mar 18, 12:21pm
Leader Simon Bridges says Adams is the best person among National's ranks for the Finance job; she is also bumped up to three on the party list
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6 Mar 18, 2:15pm
Ex-Finance Minister Steven Joyce is stepping down as an MP to seek new opportunities outside Govt; Says new leader Simon Bridges offered him any portfolio he wanted, but he turned the offer down
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1 Mar 18, 11:26am
New National leader Simon Bridges is making no apologies for what he calls his ‘firm but fair’ approach to holding the Govt to account – he speaks to Interest.co.nz political reporter Jason Walls
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1 Mar 18, 8:44am
Peter Dunne says much of the commentary around the new National Party leader has been 'mindless'; says the new leader does have an opportunity to fill the current void for a party appealing to the liberal, urban, middle-class
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28 Feb 18, 7:30am
National leader Simon Bridges says his party will be placing an emphasis on environmental policies and has suggested he could work with the Greens – are we seeing the early stages of a ‘teal deal’?
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27 Feb 18, 1:03pm
Tauranga MP Simon Bridges elected National Party leader; Says he'll present an 'ambitious and strong alternative government'; Paula Bennett retains position as deputy
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