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Three Strikes: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

Crime is on the decline, not just in New Zealand but across the Western World. More >>

ACT announces Jamie Whyte as Pakuranga candidate

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:11 am | ACT New Zealand

Dr Whyte was elected ACT Leader in February. Since then he has been travelling around the country meeting New Zealanders and talking about ACT’s key messages of low, flat tax, cutting green tape, getting tough on crime, and “one country, one law.” More >>

Whyte calls on Craig to name his flat tax rate

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:10 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Jamie Whyte has hit out at Colin Craig for failing to name his party's suggested flat tax rate. "Page 9 of The Press today is an advertisement for Colin Craig’s Conservative Party and their policy of having two rates of income ... More >>

The Letter 21 July 2014

Monday, 21 July 2014, 4:46 pm | ACT New Zealand

All tax and spend ; Do not add up ; Bad economics ; We have moved to the left ; Being in government was a mistake More >>

Greens Promote Crony Capitalism

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 2:49 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Greens plan to give $1 billion to companies if they for it research and development (R&D). More >>

Economic ignorance on display again by Winston Peters

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 5:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

Jenny Shipley, a former prime minister of New Zealand, has accepted a position on the board of CCB New Zealand, a wholly owned subsidiary of the China Construction Bank. More >>

Politicians, Favours and Immigration

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 12:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

Today the Herald ran a story about Kim Dotcom’s residency application which suggested that political pressure had been applied in his favour. Who knows the truth in this case? More >>

ACT announces Dr Ron Smith as Hamilton East candidate

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 3:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte is pleased to announce Dr Ron Smith as ACT's candidate for Hamilton East. Dr Smith was formerly the Director of Defence and Strategic Studies at the University of Waikato and has written extensively on international affairs, ... More >>

The Letter 14/07/2014: 60 Days to Go

Monday, 14 July 2014, 5:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

National in the Pundit Poll of Polls has broken 50%. Labour has dipped below 30%. In the month prior to the last election both major parties saw their support drop – National to 47% and Labour to just 27%, where it now is. As Labour dropped the ... More >>

Cold Comfort for Victims of Burglary

Monday, 14 July 2014, 1:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald yesterday revealed that Counties Manukau Police have altered their records to misrepresent the number of burglaries committed between 2009 and 2012. They have understated the number of burglaries in their area by 700. More >>

ACT announces Party List to contest 2014 election

Sunday, 13 July 2014, 2:39 pm | ACT New Zealand

“This list represents all the best elements of the ACT Party,” says ACT President John Thompson. “It blends young talent and experienced leaders, all outstanding in their fields of expertise and all sharing ACT’s vision of a free and prosperous ... More >>

Taxes and Votes

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 2:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

On TV1’s Q&A programme, David Cunliffe boasted that his proposed new capital gains tax would collect an extra $5 billion a year. That is the biggest tax hike in the history of New Zealand. Which is saying something. More >>

Government Needs to Rein in Councils

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 11:52 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Upper Harbour candidate Stephen Berry says the Government needs to take urgent action to rein in Council spending across the country. “The power of general competence granted to local councils in 2002 is leading to widespread incompetence with ratepayer ... More >>

ACT Education Policy

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 4:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

Today ACT is releasing its education policy. It aims to raise standards, especially in underperforming schools, by increasing choice and competition in primary and secondary education. It does this by giving all state and integrated schools the option of ... More >>

The Letter - 7 July 2014: Election year conference

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:20 am | ACT New Zealand

Party election conferences are the party’s chance to set the election agenda. They are our equivalent of American Election Conventions, where the parties can get a 10 percent bounce from a successful convention. The party leader’s speech is vital. ... More >>

ACT Releases its Messages for the Election Campaign

Saturday, 5 July 2014, 9:09 am | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party executive has today determined the four issues the party is going to campaign on,” said ACT Leader Jamie Whyte. “The party will be issuing a comprehensive manifesto but it is necessary to prioritise the policies. ACT has selected the issues ... More >>

ACT Party leader wins prestigious writing award

Friday, 4 July 2014, 10:33 am | ACT New Zealand

The ACT Party congratulates its leader, Jamie Whyte, on winning the prestigious Institute of Economic Affairs’ Seldon Award this week. More >>

Unions Attack Obama on the Education of Black Children

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 9:27 am | ACT New Zealand

The PPTA and the NZEI, two New Zealand teachers’ unions, have gone to war with President Obama on charter schools, to which many black American parents choose to send their children. More >>

The Letter - All changed, all the same

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 8:47 am | ACT New Zealand

We agree with John Key. The collapse in Labour’s support makes the government vulnerable. There are right/centre voters who think National is so left-wing that they won’t vote if they think National is going to win easily. Staying at home ... More >>

ACT Supports call for tougher laws against rustling

Monday, 30 June 2014, 3:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

"ACT fully supports Federation of Farmers call for tougher laws against rustling" said ACT Leader Jamie Whyte. More >>

 

 

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