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Outdoor Recreation NZ affiliates to United Future

Outdoor Recreation NZ affiliates to United Future

The Outdoor Recreation New Zealand party (ORNZ) has formally affiliated to United Future New Zealand in an arrangement that will see ORNZ candidates running at the next general election under the United Future banner.

“We’re delighted to be part of this significant political development,” said United Future president, Mark Blumsky.

“ORNZ members, with their direct, hands-on experience of the New Zealand natural environment, bring vast knowledge of the environmental issues facing this country.

“They bring practical experience that will allow us to develop commonsense policies for New Zealand that are not held captive by the hysterical, politically-correct, anti-human, anti-science ideological fanatics who claim exclusive knowledge of the environment.”

ORNZ chairman, Paul Check, said “By joining forces with United Future, we plan to be part of the move towards having a responsible, commonsense political party that represents middle New Zealand and plays a crucial role in moderating the excesses of the major parties.

“This relationship preserves the ORNZ identity and its outdoors and environmental focus whilst at the same time providing access to solid and well grounded general policy that is complementary to our own.

“We are not extremists, our members engage in the New Zealand environment in a very practical way and have a keen interest in maintaining it and developing it in a way that includes, not excludes, the vast majority of New Zealanders.”

United Future leader Peter Dunne commented, “This is a highly significant and positive development for United Future as we seek to broaden our appeal to middle New Zealanders. The knowledge and enthusiasm of ORNZ members will add huge value to the party’s energy as we focus our attention on the lead-up to next year’s general election.”

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