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Now ACT Will Definitely Be Needed For Real Change

Friday, 29 September 2023, 2:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

“National’s long-awaited fiscal plan confirms that ACT will be needed to change the Government and the direction of New Zealand. National’s plan alone amounts to kicking out Labour and keeping their direction,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. ... More >>

Taking The Politics Out Of The Covid-19 Royal Commission

Friday, 29 September 2023, 12:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT will take the politics out of the Royal Commission into the Government’s Covid-19 response by allowing all New Zealanders to have their say on what should be investigated through a new crowdsourced terms of reference”, says ACT Leader ... More >>

Disciplined Spending, Lower Taxes, Less Debt Under National

Friday, 29 September 2023, 12:21 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s fiscal plan will restore discipline to government spending, lower taxes and reduce net debt compared to the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update forecasts, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “The return of a National ... More >>

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Labour Will Continue To Back Kiwis When The Going Gets Tough

Friday, 29 September 2023, 11:16 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Social Development Plan will build on the social welfare safety net, rather than strip it back. “Our plan will continue to lift children out of poverty, increase incomes, and ensure hard working Kiwis are supported into employment, education ... More >>

Mood Of The Boardroom Shows Mood For Real Change

Friday, 29 September 2023, 9:04 am | ACT New Zealand

“With 78 per cent of those surveyed in the NZ Herald’s Mood of the Boardroom saying the next Government needs to implement major cuts to government spending, it is clearer than ever that ACT and its well thought out plan to cut $25.5 billion ... More >>

Self-proclaimed Māori Leaders Make Political, Ignorant Comments

Friday, 29 September 2023, 8:57 am | ACT New Zealand

“The self-proclaimed Māori leaders who wrote an open letter in the Herald this morning appear to fight racism for purely political reasons”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “They were silent about Te Pati Māori’s claims that Māori are genetically ... More >>

National To Introduce New Gang Laws In First 100 Days

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 12:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

A National government will introduce new legislation in our first 100 days in office giving police more tools to crack down on gangs, National’s Police spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Under Labour’s soft on crime approach, gang membership has ... More >>

Charter Schools Were Tino Rangatiratanga In Action, Chris

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 12:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

“In a speech delivered by Chris Hipkins today labelled ‘Progressing Together’, Chris Hipkins outlined the choice this election. There is the status quo, where New Zealand is more divided than ever, or all New Zealanders get an honest, healthy debate ... More >>

Chris Hipkins: Progressing Together

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 11:07 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Tuia te papa e hora nei Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi nui tonu Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Can I first start by acknowledging the passing of Sir Patu Hōhepa. Tā Patu Hohepa will be remembered as a veteran academic and researcher, a wealth ... More >>

ACT Will End Labour’s War On Landlords

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 9:36 am | ACT New Zealand

“Landlords have been scapegoated and blamed by Labour for the housing crisis when the real cause is a lack of housing supply”, says ACT leader David Seymour. “ACT will end Labour’s war on landlords, including by immediately reinstating mortgage ... More >>

National Out Of Ideas On Law And Order, Copies Labour’s Policies And Costings

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

After years of criticising the Government on law and order, National have embarrassed themselves by conceding they have no new ideas and instead copied Labour’s Police policy announced three weeks ago, Labour Police spokesperson Ginny Andersen says. ... More >>

National To Deliver More Police To Target Inner-city Crime

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 11:37 am | New Zealand National Party

A National Government will deliver more frontline police officers with the expectation they will focus on inner-city crime prevention and enforcement, National’s Police spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Crime has escalated under Labour, particularly ... More >>

Labour’s Plan To Continue The Decline

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 10:47 am | ACT New Zealand

“We need more hope rather than more of the same. Labour's fiscal plan won't admit a mistake and carries on with the wasteful spending that has made life so tough for Kiwis. They have confirmed that ACT is the only part with a credible plan to fix ... More >>

National’s Traffic Light System Has Child Poverty Reduction Stalling At Red Light

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s cuts to funding for beneficiaries will once again leave children and their parents with less, Spokesperson for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni said. “Just like National’s boot camps policy, which evidence is clear ... More >>

Te Whānau A Apanui And The Crown Initial Deed Of Settlement

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Te Whānau a Apanui and the Crown have initialled a deed of settlement in recognition of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. Te Whānau a Apanui has twelve hapū and a population of approximately 13,000 people with their area of interest being ... More >>

Nicola Willis: Speech To The Auckland Chamber Of Commerce

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 12:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

Good afternoon and thank you for being here. Thank you Sarah Sinclair and your team at MinterEllisonRuddWatts for hosting us here today in your beautiful offices. Thank you also to my former colleague, the Honourable Simon Bridges, and your team at the ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori's 'An Aotearoa Hou' Campaign Redefines Politics

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 12:50 pm | Te Pati Maori

A vision for unity, celebration and empowerment takes centre stage in the build up to the 2023 General Election as Te Pāti Māori invites the people of Aotearoa to shape the future of the nation. Watch here Under the banner of 'An Aotearoa hou,' ... More >>

Labour’s Lolly Scramble Doesn’t Add Up

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 12:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Chris Hipkins’ $1 billion PHARMAC announcement is nothing but a cynical election season bribe. New Zealanders know the government books are in terrible shape and they want fiscally responsible policies, not promises of big spending and more debt ... More >>

Welfare Needs A Values Shift

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 11:25 am | ACT New Zealand

“Welfare dependency has grown massively in New Zealand, there needs to be a rebalancing back towards obligations. The benefit is there to get people back on their feet, not to rely on,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour. “Around ... More >>

Labour Pledges Billion-dollar Medicines Boost

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 11:08 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will fund more medicines for more New Zealanders by investing over $1 billion of new funding into Pharmac if re-elected, Chris Hipkins announced today. “Over the past six years Labour has done more to increase access to medicine than any government ... More >>

National's Welfare Policy Is Cruel

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 11:01 am | Green Party

The National Party’s job seeker policy announced today is heartless. “National is deliberately and heartlessly choosing to make life harder for thousands of people. A National government would literally leave children to go hungry and punish families. ... More >>

National Says Those Who Can Work, Should Work

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 10:57 am | New Zealand National Party

National will do more to get unemployed people off the Jobseeker benefit and into suitable work, including introducing more sanctions for those who persistently do not meet their benefit obligations, National’s Social Development spokesperson ... More >>

A Climate Response That Doesn’t Cost The Earth

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 10:56 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT will: Repeal the Zero Carbon Act, including the Climate Change Commission, and instead tie New Zealand’s emissions cap to our trading partners’ emissions so New Zealand businesses can be competitive overseas Scrap unrealistic targets set ... More >>

Amnesty For Overstayers Sends The Wrong Message

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 10:45 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour's plan to grant a blanket amnesty for overstayers is a bad policy and a slap in the face for thousands of migrants who have followed the rules, National’s spokesperson for Immigration Erica Stanford says. “National does not support an amnesty for ... More >>

Labour Spreads Misinformation On Climate Change

Monday, 25 September 2023, 7:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s claim that National hasn’t announced any climate policy is more misinformation from a Labour Party that is out of ideas and out of time, says National’s Campaign Chair Chris Bishop. “Chris Hipkins and Megan Woods need to get the memo – National ... More >>

Green Voice Crucial For Climate Action

Monday, 25 September 2023, 1:00 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is today welcoming Labour’s climate manifesto, but is clear that much more will need to be done to tackle the climate crisis. “We are clearly on the same page about the need to cut emissions. National have said they’re committed ... More >>

Labour Releases New Zealand’s First Climate Manifesto

Monday, 25 September 2023, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand faces a stark choice this election – vote for Labour to continue to confront the climate emergency with eyes wide open or bury your head in the sand alongside Christopher Luxon. “New Zealand has an incredibly positive future if ... More >>

David Parker Undermines Chris Hipkins ….Again

Monday, 25 September 2023, 10:40 am | New Zealand National Party

After resigning from the revenue portfolio out of protest over Chris Hipkins’ tax policy, David Parker was promoted to the transport portfolio to replace the world’s slowest stockbroker Michael Wood - now Parker is back to his old tricks, undermining ... More >>

People Need A Government That Will Build Many More Homes

Sunday, 24 September 2023, 7:49 pm | Green Party

Labour’s plan to build more homes is a welcome step forward, but it lacks ambition. “The Green Party will make sure everyone has a safe, warm, dry place to call home by building 35,000 new warm, affordable, public houses over the next five years,” ... More >>

People Need A Government That Will Build Many More Homes

Sunday, 24 September 2023, 7:49 pm | Green Party

Labour’s plan to build more homes is a welcome step forward, but it lacks ambition. “The Green Party will make sure everyone has a safe, warm, dry place to call home by building 35,000 new warm, affordable, public houses over the next five years,” ... More >>

Supercharging Public Housing

Sunday, 24 September 2023, 7:48 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is supercharging its plan to solve the public housing shortfall created by National, promising another 6,000 homes on top of what has already been committed says Labour Housing spokesperson Dr Megan Woods. “Labour is the only major party ... More >>

ACT Will Do More Than Just Raise Speed Limits To Get Kiwis Moving

Sunday, 24 September 2023, 7:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Restoring speed limits is good, but it’s only part of what’s needed to get Kiwis moving,” says ACT Transport Spokesperson Simon Court. “ACT will ensure it’s safe to raise speed limits by making sure all the money raised from excise ... More >>

New Super Visa For Migrants’ Parents And Rights For Dawn Raid Victims

Saturday, 23 September 2023, 6:30 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Make good on the Dawn Raids apology by providing a one-off regularisation programme for Pacific and other migrants who have been in New Zealand more than 10 years, New Super Visa for parents and grandparents to support their families in New Zealand, ... More >>

Only The Greens Will Deliver A Fair Amnesty For Overstayers

Saturday, 23 September 2023, 6:30 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is today welcoming Labour coming to the table to ensure an amnesty for overstayers, but only the Greens will ensure immigration settings actually reflect the reality of people who have been failed by our immigration system. “Migrants ... More >>

ACT Introduces The Unite Visa

Saturday, 23 September 2023, 6:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT will introduce a new visa — the Unite Visa — that will enable parents to visit their children or grandchildren for up to five years at a time, with a renewal requirement each year. “After years of cruel immigration policy that restricted ... More >>

Immigration Settings Updates

Saturday, 23 September 2023, 5:18 am | New Zealand Government

· Judicial warrant process for out-of-hours compliance visits · 2023/24 Recognised Seasonal Employer cap increased by 500 · Additional roles for Construction and Infrastructure Sector Agreement · More roles added to Green List · Three-month extension for onshore ... More >>

Supporting New Zealand’s Seniors

Friday, 22 September 2023, 2:31 pm | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealand’s senior citizens haven’t worked hard and paid taxes their whole lives to live in a country where crime is out of control, the health system is in crisis, and those who hope that at least the future might be brighter for their grandchildren ... More >>

Green Party Calls For Stronger Action By Auckland Council To Protect Urban Trees And Native Forest

Friday, 22 September 2023, 12:40 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on Auckland Council to do more to protect urban trees and housing developer Aedifice Property Group to restore and replant the native forest it cleared, and protect all the remaining trees on Ngahere Road in Pukekohe after ... More >>

National’s 100-point Plan To Rebuild The Economy

Friday, 22 September 2023, 11:22 am | New Zealand National Party

National has a comprehensive plan to rebuild the economy, with 100 actions to end the cost-of-living crisis, lift incomes, and give Kiwis a reason to stay in New Zealand, National Leader Christopher Luxon says. “This election is about the economy, and ... More >>

Every Party Needs To Step Up On School Lunches

Friday, 22 September 2023, 11:18 am | Green Party

Labour has finally said it would continue free school lunches - and the Green Party is calling on every party to step up. “Aotearoa can be a place where no child ever goes hungry, but to make that happen we will need to be a lot bolder. This election ... More >>

Ram Raids Drop To Two-year Low

Friday, 22 September 2023, 11:12 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Latest Police data shows monthly ram raids have hit a two-year low, laying waste to Christopher Luxon’s false claim that there are two ram raids a day says Labour’s Police Spokesperson Ginny Andersen. Data released today by Police shows a 70 percent ... More >>

Labour’s Flagship GST Policy Unravels

Friday, 22 September 2023, 10:57 am | New Zealand National Party

Major cracks are appearing in Labour’s flagship GST election policy – with the policy set to cost far more than Labour suggested and benefit consumers by far, far less, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “The Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

School Lunches On The Line This Election

Friday, 22 September 2023, 10:39 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Free and healthy school lunches will be here to stay if Labour is re-elected, guaranteeing food for our kids who need it most and significant cost saving for parents. “Labour will commit $650 million to continue the programme at nearly 1000 schools and kura ... More >>

ACT’s Alternative Budget: End The Waste, Fix The Economy

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 2:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Tough circumstances call for responsible economic management. Now is not the time for big spending promises or significant tax cuts. It is time to end the waste and fix the economy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT’s Alternative Budget ... More >>

Labour Insults Kiwis By Claiming Economic “victory”

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:49 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour continues to insult New Zealanders with claims that they have managed the economy well, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Labour is completely detached from reality and out of touch with everyday Kiwis who are struggling ... More >>

Labour Goes Full Circle On Immigration And The Economy – NZ Needs Real Change Now

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:15 am | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealand might technically be out of recession, but the reality is the next few years will be grim thanks to Labour’s appalling economic mismanagement,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Politicians need to be honest with New Zealanders ... More >>

There Is No Recession In NZ, Economy Grows Nearly 1 Percent In June Quarter

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:15 am | New Zealand Government

The economy has turned a corner with confirmation today New Zealand never was in recession and stronger than expected growth in the June quarter, Finance Minister Grant Robertson said. “The New Zealand economy is doing better than expected,” ... More >>

National Will Revive International Education

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 10:02 am | New Zealand National Party

Reviving international education is another part of National’s plan to rebuild the economy to get it working for all New Zealanders, says National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Penny Simmonds and National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica ... More >>

Govt Changes Fall Short Of What’s Needed For Migrant Protection

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 3:15 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will keep up the fight to support exploited migrant workers, including pushing to end single employer visas, after the government picked up Green recommendations to improve immigration settings. “Only the Green Party will carry community voices ... More >>

More Support For Victims Of Migrant Exploitation

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will provide a temporary package of further support to exploited migrant workers and strengthen immigration rules to prevent migrant exploitation, Immigration Minister Andrew Little says. “Migrant exploitation is a crime. It is ... More >>

Building The Foundations For Education Success

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 1:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT will: Develop a traffic light system for unjustified absences, which will be publicly available in real-time. Redirect funding from centrally controlled truancy services so schools can fund or purchase services directly. Extend the B4 School ... More >>

ACT’s Plan To Help Schools That Fail

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 1:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT will: Use information on school attendance and educational progress to prioritise ERO school inspections. Ensure ERO’s school evaluation reports are consistent and based on clear, objective, and relevant criteria. Improve the Ministry of Education’s ... More >>

Clean Power Payment The Smartest Way Forward To Reduce Emissions And Bills

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 1:06 pm | Green Party

Green Party co leader James Shaw visited a home in Auckland today that has been upgraded with a wide range of energy improvements, similar to those that would be supported through the Green Party’s Clean Power Payment. “Our Clean Power Payment ... More >>

Strong Export Boost As NZ Economy Turns Corner

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Government

An export boost is supporting New Zealand’s economy to grow, adding to signs that the economy has turned a corner and is on a stronger footing as we rebuild from Cyclone Gabrielle and lock in the benefits of multiple new trade deals, Finance Minister ... More >>

Funding Approved For Flood Resilience Work In Te Karaka

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has approved $15 million to raise about 200 homes at risk of future flooding. More than half of this is expected to be spent in the Tairāwhiti settlement of Te Karaka, lifting about 100 homes there. “Te Karaka was badly hit during Cyclone ... More >>

Hipkins Happy Cosying Up To Gangs Rather Than Cracking Down On Them

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 11:13 am | New Zealand National Party

Less than a month out from the election, Chris Hipkins is out of ideas when it comes to tackling New Zealand’s rising gang problem and is instead happy to keep handing gangs money, National’s Police spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Under Labour’s ... More >>

Further Business Support For Cyclone-affected Regions

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is helping businesses recover from Cyclone Gabrielle and attract more people back into their regions. “Cyclone Gabrielle has caused considerable damage across North Island regions with impacts continuing to be felt by businesses ... More >>

New Maintenance Facility At Burnham Military Camp Underway

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 10:42 am | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Andrew Little has turned the first sod to start construction of a new Maintenance Support Facility (MSF) at Burnham Military Camp today. More >>

Free School Lunches Paid For With A Wealth Tax

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 7:15 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will expand free school lunches and pay for it with a fair tax system. “The time is now to make sure that every child has healthy, affordable food at home and at school. The Green Party’s plan to expand free school lunches alongside ... More >>

National Will Cut Red Tape To Grow The Economy

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 7:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will rebuild the economy by cutting red tape which is strangling businesses and making it impossible to get things done, National Leader Christopher Luxon says. “After six years of Labour’s economic mismanagement, which has driven New Zealand ... More >>




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