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Easter Trading Debacle As Local Policies Lapse

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 9:17 am | ACT New Zealand

"A law change in 2016 gave local councils the option to set their own Easter Sunday trading policies, on the condition that they must review those rules within five years of implementation," explains Mr Luxton. "Failing that, the policies are revoked ... More >>

Paul Henry To Address New Zealanders At ACT Rally

Friday, 24 May 2024, 4:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT's 2024 rally, Change Makers, will take place at Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre at 12:30pm on 9 June. More >>

ACT Welcomes Plans To Drill, Baby, Drill

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:45 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Simon Court is welcoming the Coalition Government’s draft minerals strategy, which includes the following commitments made in the National-ACT coalition agreement: Updating the Crown Minerals Act 1991 ... More >>

Activist Mayors On A Hiding To Nothing Over Māori Wards

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 1:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

A group of mayors have written to the government claiming that reintroducing referendums for Māori wards is an 'overreach on local decision-making'. More >>

New Bill Provides For Mutually-agreed End Of Employment

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 2:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Small Business spokesperson Laura Trask has introduced a new member’s bill to the ballot to help employers and employees avoid costly unfair dismissal or personal grievance claims. More >>

Poll Should Give Mettle To Govt’s Cost-cutting

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 4:46 pm | ACT New Zealand

“A new poll revealing 64 percent of New Zealanders think government debt is too high should bolster the Coalition’s confidence to rein in the public sector,” says ACT Finance spokesperson Todd Stephenson. More >>

Statement From ACT MP Mark Cameron

Monday, 20 May 2024, 5:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

I would like to thank the entire ACT family for their support, especially the eight ACT MPs that attended my son’s funeral. More >>

Envy Politics Didn’t Work Before, Won’t Work Again

Sunday, 19 May 2024, 3:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

“After six years of government where spending went through the roof, landlords were punished, Farmers were punished, basically anyone trying to do anything was punished, and all the problems the Green co-leaders complain about got worse. It’s ... More >>

Victory For Online Free Speech As Minister Scuppers Censorship Regime

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 5:07 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is welcoming the Internal Affairs Minister’s decision to stop work on a new censorship regime for online speech,” says ACT Justice spokesman Todd Stephenson. “This work was initiated under Jacinda Ardern as an extension of the previous government’s ... More >>

Taxpayers Off The Hook For Ardern’s Pet Project

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 2:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT is welcoming the Prime Minister’s decision to defund the Christchurch Call,” says ACT Public Service spokesperson Todd Stephenson. More >>

ACT Responds To Court Of Appeal Decision

Monday, 13 May 2024, 8:13 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Waitangi Tribunal has gone well beyond its brief and has become increasingly activist. It’s tried to become a source of authority in its own right. The Tribunal appears to regard itself as a parallel government," says ACT Justice spokesperson ... More >>

Forest & Bird's Wapiti Backdown A Win For Fiordland

Monday, 13 May 2024, 4:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

"Good news for hunters, taxpayers, and Fiordland – Forest & Bird have paused their legal action against the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation," says ACT Conservation spokesman Cameron Luxton. More >>

ACT to Verrall: It's the bloat that's unprecedented

Sunday, 12 May 2024, 1:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT’s view is that the reduction in size of the Wellington bureaucracy must go much further. More >>

Respect And Dignity For Defence Personnel

Friday, 10 May 2024, 12:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is prioritising taxpayer money to ensure the basics are covered. The first job of government is to keep its citizens safe, so we’re taking our national security and the wellbeing of the personnel who protect it seriously.” More >>

Halal Kiwi's Boycott Campaign Threatens Precious Unity

Friday, 10 May 2024, 11:24 am | ACT New Zealand

Responding to Halal Kiwi's campaign to boycott "Zionist" brands in New Zealand, ACT MP Simon Court says: "Calling for a boycott of certain businesses is not a crime, but Halal Kiwi's anti-'Zionist' rhetoric is really a thin veil for ... More >>

Budget Will Start Putting Things Right For New Zealanders

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 12:27 pm | ACT New Zealand

Larger structural changes like merging and disestablishing government departments and cutting spending in areas government doesn’t have a role, like corporate welfare, need to be on the table More >>

Don’t Whip Your Caucus On Easter Trading

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 10:28 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT MP Cameron Luxton is making an appeal to party leaders to allow MPs a free vote on his member’s bill to liberalise Easter Trading rules. More >>

Ministry Bosses Must Not Thwart Coalition Agreements

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 6:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

“We cannot allow a public service boss to deliberately thwart a coalition policy,” says ACT Public Service spokesman Todd Stephenson. More >>

Investment In Prisons Delivers On ACT Commitment

Monday, 6 May 2024, 4:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

"It’s hard to think of a better way to spend a dollar than taking dangerous criminals off the streets," says ACT Leader David Seymour, welcoming a $1.9 billion investment to expand prison capacity and deliver frontline Corrections officers. More >>

This Isn’t How Friends Treat Each Other, Canada

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 2:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Canada’s refusal to comply with the terms of our trade agreement is a betrayal of our friendship,” says ACT Trade spokesperson Dr Parmjeet Parmar. “It’s hard to think of two countries with warmer relations than New Zealand and Canada. Our ... More >>





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