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Changing politics for the better

Changing politics for the better


Today in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty we are filming the NZ Independent Coalition’s opening and closing TV statements.

“I have been talking to people from all walks of life, many of whom never voted in 2011 because they didn’t believe their voice was being heard. They said to me that politics was boring and politicians just do what they want anyway.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to be taking the first steps to change politics for the better - people first, above party politics”, said NZ Independent Coalition leader Brendan Horan.

“New Zealand’s newest political entity is about empowering people. I am so pleased that the NZ Independent Coalition has mechanisms to ensure that people’s voices will be heard.

“We are committed to involving real New Zealanders in the formation of our country, in the future of our country,” he said.

The NZ Independent Coalition is responding with a concept that is simple and straightforward: political representation by locals for locals. Using electronic media people will be able express their views on major legislation to their MP throughout the political term. This will ensure inclusive and progressive politics.

The NZ Independent Coalition has been listening to locals, to what the electorate is saying. What we have been hearing is that people are disgruntled with party politics and petty inter-party squabbles. They want something better.

Finally it is here

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