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Selling homes to foreigners benefits New Zealanders

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 8:23 am | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters has apparently convinced David Cunliffe that when foreigners buy New Zealand property they make New Zealanders worse off. Mr Cunliffe has announced his intention to adopt Winston Peters’ policy of banning foreigners from buying ... More >>

Richard prebble: The Letter 7 April 2014

Monday, 7 April 2014, 4:13 pm | ACT New Zealand

View from abroad; Crusher Collins crushing National; That photo; Crony Capitalism ; Let him prove it; How to get Kiwis to come home? The Auckland City Council is right; Pre budget speeches; Three strikes and the maximum More >>

My challenge to David Cunliffe

Monday, 7 April 2014, 11:05 am | ACT New Zealand

The Labour Party has announced a return to “industrial policy”. If elected, they will decide which businesses and sectors of the economy will deliver the highest returns and promote them in various ways – most obviously, by subsidising them ... More >>

Responsible climate change policy is a "bottom line"

Monday, 31 March 2014, 11:59 am | ACT New Zealand

The Act Party today reconfirmed its policy on climate change focusing on mitigation and adaptation. This follows the release of the lates report form the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). More >>

Twyford jumps the shark

Friday, 28 March 2014, 4:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

This morning at a conference hosted by Prefab New Zealand, Phil Twyford said that Labour is considering using the Public Works Act to expropriate private property to build homes. More >>

The Left try to solve problems created by their own policies

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 3:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Greens today claimed that the appreciation in Auckland property prices shows that a capital gains tax is needed. They claim that that the profits earned from investing in rental properties “draws more and more money into the market, pushing ... More >>

New Zealand must address trade barriers

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 11:36 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT strongly supports the government’s initiative in opening up free trade talks with the European Union, said ACT leader Jamie Whyte today. "More trade allows for greater division of labour and the productivity gains of specialization. Trade ... More >>

New Zealand's manufactured education scarcity

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 2:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Herald reports that Auckland's growing population is putting pressure on its schools. Low decile schools are losing students to high decile schools. Parents shift their children because there is not enough of the education that parents want. More >>

The Letter - 24 March 2014

Monday, 24 March 2014, 5:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

Policy not politics; Apartheid; no whites apply; Anti-New Zealand Steel ? ; More leaks ; Policies have consequences ; Increased petrol prices ; Some goss; Forced Consumption More >>

Labour and Greens serving business interests

Monday, 24 March 2014, 2:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

David Cunliffe has decided to direct great wads of taxpayers’ money to the forestry industry. According to the Otago Daily Times, when “asked about the response from the industry to the policies, Mr Cunliffe said it had been ‘bloody good’, but ... More >>

On Cunliffe's policies of forced consumption

Sunday, 23 March 2014, 3:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

Yesterday my 10-year-old told me she had a brilliant idea to boost economic growth. She had learnt at school that much of the money earned in New Zealand comes from the food industry. So, she figured, if the government just forced people to buy more ... More >>

On house prices and anti-foreigner sentiment

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:59 pm | ACT New Zealand

The prices of residential homes are high because land use restrictions, of the kind supported by the Greens, create an artificial scarcity. But the Greens don’t see it that way. They think the problem is not insufficient supply but excessive demand. ... More >>

Greens and National failing to commit to cost-benefit ratios

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 3:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

The government has spent $3.4 billion on Roads of National Significance. Yesterday the Greens announced their discovery that the benefit-to-cost ratio of the spending on these roads has been either “low” or “medium”. Since the money could have ... More >>

David Cunliffe's proposed crony capitalism

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 1:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

On Friday David Cunliffe declared that in government Labour would plan the economy. “Government should back positive Kiwi businesses, not leave it to the wolves of international trade … That also means attracting industry to New Zealand regions ... More >>

The Letter 17/03/2014

Monday, 17 March 2014, 4:39 pm | ACT New Zealand

Xenophobia; 471,711; Strategic mistake; Most popular NZ Chinese politician; Innumerate; Figures sing to him; In the land of the blind; No disclosure; More leaving More >>

What is going on at Maori Television?

Monday, 17 March 2014, 4:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

Finance Minister Bill English and Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples seem to have lost control of Maori Television with reports its board will go ahead with the controversial appointment of Paora Maxwell as chief executive, Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson ... More >>

Winston Peters and the fish canning opportunity

Monday, 17 March 2014, 11:54 am | ACT New Zealand

In an interview on TV3’s The Nation,Winston Peters claimed that the fishing industry should be “New Zealandised”. He wants the government to intervene in the industry to make sure that “our fish is caught by New Zealand boats and New Zealand fishermen ... More >>

Cunliffe's economic confusion

Friday, 14 March 2014, 5:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

David Cunliffe today gave a speech to the New Zealand Initiative, an economics think tank. The talk outlines the Labour Party’s economic policy. It displays so much economic confusion that it will take several posts to get through it all. Today I ... More >>

Richard Prebble: The Letter

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 4:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

Nine years ago The Letter retired to Lake Rotoma. A general election has been called for 20 September so it is time to return from the pleasures of the Lake and ask “ where is the money coming from for all these election promises? ” More >>

ACT leader Jamie Whyte supports Reserve Bank Governor

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 10:09 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Jamie Whyte strongly supports the Reserve Bank Governor's decision to raise interest rates. "All party leaders should be supporting the independence of the Reserve Bank Governor. The statements from the leader of the Opposition are ... More >>

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