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Councillors must approve 400,000 homes

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 4:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

Auckland Councillors must approve the proposed Unitary Plan’s goal of allowing 422,000 dwellings in the next 30 years, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Auckland Council must step up or step aside

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 4:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

All eyes will be on Auckland Council tomorrow as they respond to the Independent Hearings Panel’s proposed Unitary Plan, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT welcomes National adopting ACT policy

Monday, 25 July 2016, 4:15 pm | ACT New Zealand

While it is light on specifics, ACT is glad that John Key’s conservation proposal draws heavily on ACT’s Sanctuary Trust policy , launched in February, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press 25/7/16

Monday, 25 July 2016, 3:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

David vs Jacinda This week David Seymour takes aim at the teacher unions’ bullying tactics, and Jacinda Ardern is a pyromaniac in a field of strawmen. The full Sunday Star Column is here . The Labour Party need to show they are capable of criticising ... More >>

Cannabis debate must consider social impacts

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:47 am | ACT New Zealand

Research on cannabis law reform must measure social impacts, says ACT Leader David Seymour in response to a Treasury note estimating cannabis law enforcement plus lost tax revenue costs $550 million. More >>

Reserve Bank action an indictment of Govt

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 3:41 pm | ACT New Zealand

New restrictions on lending announced by the Reserve Bank show how dysfunctional housing supply has become, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Monday, 18 July 2016, 1:18 pm | ACT New Zealand

Jennings for PM Expat Kiwi billionaire Stephen Jennings made $5 billion as the only non-Russian oligarch in post-Soviet Russia. Now he has a more ambitious plan to transform Africa as an urban developer, creating modern satellite cities for 70,000 people ... More >>

Newmarket school building funds welcome –Seymour

Monday, 18 July 2016, 11:20 am | ACT New Zealand

Epsom MP David Seymour has welcomed Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye’s commitment to building eight new classrooms at Newmarket Primary. More >>

Free Press ACT’s regular bulletin

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 10:14 am | ACT New Zealand

Tête-à-tête In the Sunday Star this weekend , David argued: "The message would be simple. If you want to have children while receiving a benefit that's fine, but the Government will give entitlements in a form that puts the needs of the children ... More >>

Free Press 5/7/16

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 3:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

The ‘Others’ In the cult television series Lost , the characters are tormented by the ‘others.’ Parliament recently has felt a bit like that with the Keep Kiwibank Bill, Foreign Homebuyer Bill, Panama Papers and even Tobacco Plain Packaging debates ... More >>

Government fails to build houses – and who’s surprised?

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 11:12 am | ACT New Zealand

Government home-building projects are running up against the same problems as private developments, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT calls on Greens to abandon outdated GMO policy

Monday, 4 July 2016, 10:38 am | ACT New Zealand

As over 100 Nobel Laureates call on Greenpeace to abandon its outdated position on genetic modification, ACT is calling on New Zealand Green MPs to do the same. More >>

National's paper tiger housing policy

Sunday, 3 July 2016, 8:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

“National’s policy is designed to get the number $1 billion in the headlines, but it will not actually affect the housing market at all because councils still have to pay the money back,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Seymour to host community meeting on crime

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 12:39 pm | ACT New Zealand

“At residents' request, I am hosting a community meeting on what can be done about a series of violent incidents in and around Remuera and Greenlane interchange,” says Epsom MP David Seymour. More >>

State school failure shows value of Partnership Schools

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 11:33 am | ACT New Zealand

Failing state schools are avoiding closure, which shows the value of the Partnership Schools model, says ACT Leader David Seymour. A New Zealand Initiative report shows some state schools poorly perform for at least a decade. More >>

Labour on Shewan report: then and now

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:47 am | ACT New Zealand

“John Key’s decision to appoint John Shewan to review New Zealand’s dodgy foreign trust rules shows a serious lack of judgement . . . A closed door review led by Mr Shewan will not restore our international reputation which has been so ... More >>

Free Press -ACT’s regular bulletin

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 9:24 am | ACT New Zealand

The Baby Moko case is so evil and grotesque it will lead to much soul searching about child abuse and neglect in general. Every year approximately 60,000 babies are born in New Zealand, 12,000 to a parent on a benefit. There is something very wrong when ... More >>

Government’s approach on road pricing is tech-wash

Friday, 24 June 2016, 3:21 pm | ACT New Zealand

Both the Government and Opposition address congestion charges with some urgency, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Just get on with congestion charging

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:08 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes the government’s about face on congestion charges, with one condition. More >>

Kiwis working longer, so when will we adjust Super?

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 10:45 am | ACT New Zealand

“It’s baffling that the Government ignores the need for any adjustment of superannuation when Kiwis are working longer than ever,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

 

 

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