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24 Day Isolation Rule Non-announcement Unprofessional And Unworkable

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

COVID isolation rules unprofessional and unworkable “New COVID isolation rules for Omicron are unworkable, and the way they were dumped on the Ministry of Health website on a Friday afternoon is unprofessional,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. ... More >>

The True Cost Of Delta Lockdowns Revealed

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 8:03 am | ACT New Zealand

“We now know the real cost of being unprepared for Delta was $8 billion,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Comments from Treasury in a Cabinet paper that was quietly put online over the summer holidays shows that the estimated cost of the Delta lockdowns ... More >>

Move Tamaki To Springhill, Let Pilgrims Protest In A Field

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:26 am | ACT New Zealand

“Brian Tamaki should be held at Springhill Prison, which is in a large field, so his protestors stop disturbing my constituents in their homes,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “I visited the site today, Hannah Tamaki told me it was all under ... More >>

WHO: End Travel Bans

Friday, 21 January 2022, 9:23 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government should end its effective ban on travel to New Zealand now that even the World Health Organisation has advised against it,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “WHO recently released advice for international travel in relation to ... More >>

No Plan For Omicron – Just Crickets

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 2:13 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Back from a long holiday the Government has finally fronted about the imminent arrival of Omicron – only to admit what we suspected all along, there is no plan,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Fresh from making announcements about announcements, ... More >>

Labour Party Puts The Treaty At The Heart Of Everything But The Labour Party

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 8:02 am | ACT New Zealand

“Labour is putting the Treaty at the centre of everything, but is the Treaty at the heart of Labour? The Labour Party constitution is 113 pages, but it mentions treaty only three times. It says that the Treaty should be honoured, but it doesn’t ... More >>

Four Weeks And Nothing To Show On Omicron Response

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 3:50 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Four weeks since Chris Hipkins last fronted on the COVID-19 response, he couldn’t tell New Zealanders anything new about how the Government will confront the imminent landfall of Omicron,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “There are two possible ... More >>

No Accountability In Jacinda Ardern’s Hermit Kingdom

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 10:38 am | ACT New Zealand

“The most visible Prime Minister in New Zealand political history was nowhere to be seen as the border was effectively closed to overseas Kiwis last night,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Covid-19 Ministers met yesterday. Did they make ... More >>

Another MIQ Lottery Postponed- Time For Honestly And Certainty With The Border

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 8:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s decision to yet again cancel the MIQ lottery will be devastating for Kiwis abroad and it’s time for a solution,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “We can’t go on like this, families have been torn apart and businesses can’t ... More >>

Car-hating, Tax-loving Government Drives Distributors Out Of The Country

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 3:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Distributors are being driven out of the country by a government that hates cars and loves tax”, says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court. “The Clean Car Standard has been labelled ‘counter-productive nonsense’, and both Isuzu Utes ... More >>

Kiwis Need Relief From Cost Of Living Crisis

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 11:49 am | ACT New Zealand

“Kiwis need tax relief and businesses need workers as Labour’s cost of living crisis continues to bite,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ NZIER’s Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion reveals more than half of businesses increased their prices ... More >>

Ten Things Cabinet Needs To Do For Omicron

Monday, 17 January 2022, 6:58 am | ACT New Zealand

“Omicron is, to quote the PM, a ‘whole new virus,’ and we can’t be caught out with another March 2020 response, so Cabinet needs to confront reality with new goals and strategies today,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In simple terms, ... More >>

Civil Defence Tsunami Warning Fail

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 6:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Residents in Northland are rightly concerned that neither the Emergency Mobile Alert system nor any Tsunami sirens were activated prior to strong surges that destroyed dozens of boats in the Tutukaka Marina, flooded at least one campground, and put ... More >>

ACT Calls For Higher Standards For Our Teachers

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 8:02 am | ACT New Zealand

“As schools prepare to return for the new year, the ACT Party is calling for higher standards for our teachers when renewing their practicing certificates,” says ACT’s Education spokesperson Chris Baillie. “Across all of the standardised international ... More >>

New Year, New Rewards For Teachers

Saturday, 15 January 2022, 8:37 am | ACT New Zealand

“As school prepare to return for the New Year, ACT is calling on the Government to adopt our Teaching Excellence Reward Fund (TERF), says ACT’s Education spokesperson Chris Baillie. “Many New Zealanders can recall a teacher who made a real difference ... More >>

Credit Madness Inquiry Must Be Open And Transparent

Friday, 14 January 2022, 7:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ Reports that Commerce Minister David Clark has asked the Council of Financial Regulators to inquire into December's changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act is welcome news, but the inquiry must be real,” says ACT Leader David ... More >>

International Education Revenue Loss For 2021 Expected To Reach $480 Million

Friday, 14 January 2022, 10:39 am | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party can reveal that the loss to the international education sector for 2021 is expected to reach $480 million,” says ACT’s Immigration spokesperson James McDowall. “In 2018 International Education was our fourth largest export ... More >>

Gang Numbers Up 2,671 In A Year

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 9:58 am | ACT New Zealand

“There are a staggering 2,671 more gang members on the streets of New Zealand in the past year – a sign our gang problem is completely out of control,” says ACT’s Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee. “A 50 per cent increase is incomprehensible. ... More >>

The Curious Case Of The RAT In The Pharmacy

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 6:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“I’d never normally bring a politician’s partner into politics, but everyone should break a rule from time to time, and I want to commend Clark Gayford for advocating Rapid Antigen Tests. If only he knew someone in the Government who could lift its ... More >>

Ice Cream Exporters Frozen Out

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 11:06 am | ACT New Zealand

“A media release from Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash talking up New Zealand ice cream exports is ridiculous when New Zealanders are frozen out of going overseas to promote their products,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Nash thought ... More >>