National has accused the Government of outsourcing the running of the country after tallying up the number of inquiries, reference and working groups it has set up at 75 so far in the six months it's been in office.

"There is now, after just six months, 75 different groups of people telling the Government what it should be doing," National leader Simon Bridges said.

That was more than one for every member of the Coalition Government.

"After nine years in opposition claiming they knew better, Labour, NZ First and the Greens put in so little work and came up with so few ideas they're now outsourcing the job of running the country to consultants – wasting tens of millions of dollars in taxpayers' funds in the process."

A spokeswoman for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the Coalition was getting on with the business of government.

"As part of this we are interested in listening to experts, and the public, that's a good thing."


National has been asked how many groups it established in its first six months in government.