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Party Celebrates 21 Years at Annual Conference

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader
17 JULY 2014

Party Celebrates 21 Years at Annual Conference

New Zealand First party members and MPs will proudly celebrate the party’s 21st anniversary at its annual conference at Alexandra Park Raceway, in Auckland, this weekend.

“The party was formed in July 1993 to battle for the rights of New Zealanders and we continue to play an important role in Parliament, speaking out where we see injustices and holding the government to account,” says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“Initially we were formed when the National Government broke its election promises, and we put a stake in the ground over the New Zealand Super surcharge. We got the surcharge abolished.

“The party believes society should protect those most vulnerable. We brought in free doctor’s visits for under sixes, and proposed its extension to all primary school children.

“New Zealand First fights for fairness and opportunity and opposes the unfettered free-market politics which continue to result in the loss of public assets, jobs and social services.

“We have a strong set of policies in our manifesto and will be announcing some of them at the conference,” says Mr Peters.

The conference will be opened by Auckland City Council Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse on Saturday morning. There will be other guest speakers and Mr Peters will be give the Leader’s Address at 2pm on Sunday.

ENDS


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