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WIN Party Announces Official Registration

WIN Party Announces Official Registration

It¡¦s official, there¡¦s a new party on New Zealand political landscape.

The registration of the WIN party was announced today by party leader John Van Buren, who said the party would field seven candidates in the coming election.

Van Buren said, ¡§We are thrilled with the quality and commitment of the candidates, the full list of which will be announced at the end of May when the party holds its inaugural meeting to elect its officers.¡¨

John Van Buren said the party is under no illusions about what is achieveable in the short lead up to the general election but feels that many New Zealander¡¦s will get behind the party¡¦s philosophy.

Van Buren said, ¡§We believe that the party will attract a level of support that will enable it to have an influential political voice following the election. The WIN party stands for freedom of choice and the restoration of fair and equitable government for the people ¡V something that increasing numbers of New Zealanders feel has been taken from them. By voting for the WIN party you¡¦ll be standing up those rights.¡¨

Despite Van Buren initially attracting attention for his stand against the Smokefree Amendment Act, he says the WIN party has a much wider focus.

¡§The WIN party reflects the concerns of normal, everyday New Zealanders ¡V people that the current Government has lost contact with. We will be a watchdog in parliament to ensure that the people are fairly represented.¡¨

To that end, the WIN party will be campaigning on three main issues:

„X All major legislative changes that will affect the majority of New Zealanders must be subject to binding national referenda;

„X Supporting small businesses by streamlining small business compliance ¡V relieving them of the burgeoning cost of bureaucracy and red tape.

„X Government must respect the rights of property owners. Government has no right pass legislation that grants unrestricted public access to private property. A review of the Rural Management Act is necessary, to protect the rights of property owners.


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