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A Simple Question For Ardern On Auckland

Monday, 18 October 2021, 4:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Jacinda Ardern needs to say what level of vaccination is required to move in two weeks, otherwise she is just making it up as she goes,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Prime Minister either doesn’t know or won’t tell us what the ... More >>

CPI Highest Since Lange Was PM

Monday, 18 October 2021, 10:54 am | ACT New Zealand

"Excluding quarters impacted by increases to GST rates, the September quarter movement was the highest since the June 1987 quarter, which saw a 3.3 percent rise." “More bad news for New Zealanders as the cost of living once again skyrockets, ... More >>

Get The Vax, Get Back Some Tax

Monday, 18 October 2021, 10:13 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is today launching a new tax incentive policy that would see fully vaccinated New Zealanders receive a $250 tax credit,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “I hear every day from people who say ‘I’ve done my bit, followed the rules, paid ... More >>

Super Saturday Is Over, Now Let’s Get Back To Reality

Sunday, 17 October 2021, 2:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Super Saturday was a fun but desperate event. Now it’s over, the Government needs to say what’s next,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government asked for political differences to be put aside yesterday, now it’s time for a frank ... More >>

Lift Ban On Rapid Antigen Testing, Let Returnees Self Isolate

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 2:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

“When Cabinet meets on Monday, it should lift the ban on importing Rapid Antigen Testing and allow double vaccinated returnees with a negative pre-departure test to skip the MIQ hunger games and home isolate,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. ... More >>

Labour Must Explain Vaccination Cold Calls

Friday, 15 October 2021, 6:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour MP for Northcote Shannon Halbert needs to explain why a member of the public received a call from his office asking them to delay their COVID-19 vaccinations so they could have it on Super Saturday,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “I had ... More >>

Hippity Hoppity Hipkins Needs To Spell It Out

Friday, 15 October 2021, 9:48 am | ACT New Zealand

“COVID Response Minister Chris Hipkins needs to lay out a clear and concise plan instead of spitballing ideas in interviews with journalists,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “While it’s encouraging to see Hipkins talk about opening up, he dangles ... More >>

Summer Is Cancelled

Friday, 15 October 2021, 7:59 am | ACT New Zealand

“Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand’s biggest party pooper, it’s time for her to cut the events industry some slack before they give up and stop organising things,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. • Christmas in the Park = Cancelled • Bay Dreams ... More >>

Govt's Disturbing Bout Of Banana Republic Lawmaking

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 11:46 am | ACT New Zealand

“In a disturbing bout of banana republic-style lawmaking, the Government is legislating to take the private property of Covid-19 testing laboratories and questioning the motives of businesses who speak out,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The COVID-19 ... More >>

Govt Drops The Ball On Pulse Oximeters

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 11:03 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government has once again dropped the ball on its COVID-19 response, but community care has picked it up,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Health Spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Health Minister Andrew Little said today that some people recovering ... More >>

Rapid Antigen Testing Long Overdue

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 11:01 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is applauding the Government for introducing rapid antigen testing just seven short months after we first called for it,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT has consistently called for use of better technology during this pandemic. Not only ... More >>

Fairness For The Team Of Six Million

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 10:22 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s announcement from the Government that it will let people who’ve tested positive for COVID isolate at home, demonstrates how inconsistent its policies are,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government needs to let fully vaccinated Kiwis ... More >>

If It’s Good Enough For MPs, It’s Good Enough For Nurses

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 7:27 am | ACT New Zealand

“If it’s ok for MPs to isolate at home for five days after leaving Auckland, why can’t the same be done for highly skilled migrants and New Zealanders coming to boost the health response?” asks ACT Leader David Seymour. “Our parliamentary ... More >>

When Is Freedom Day?

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 7:26 am | ACT New Zealand

“As New Zealand grinches towards Christmas, ACT is challenging Jacinda Ardern and Chris Hipkins to set a date for Freedom Day so we can start living our lives again,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “This proposal is not radically different ... More >>

Undiagnosed Breast Cancer Just The Start

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 7:22 am | ACT New Zealand

“Figures released by the Breast Cancer Foundation today revealing 133 women are undiagnosed with the disease show the toll lockdowns are taking on New Zealanders,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Whenever we ... More >>

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word For Ardern

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 2:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

“With 55 new cases and the inevitable extension of Northland and Waikato lockdowns, Jacinda Ardern needs to admit the Government has made mistakes and reset the response," says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Like the short sharp beginnings of the nationwide ... More >>

ACT’s Infrastructure Plan Needed Now More Than Ever

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 12:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Infrastructure Commission’s draft 30-year plan shows we need 115,000 more homes and meaningful RMA reform to fix the housing crisis and ACT has the solutions,” says ACT’s Infrastructure spokesperson Simon Court. “Labour was elected to fix ... More >>

Expectant Parents Should Be Eligible For Emergency MIQ

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 2:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party has written to the COVID Response Minister Chris Hipkins asking that expectant parents be eligible to apply for emergency MIQ,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “The arrival of a baby is one ... More >>

Grant Robertson – NZ’s Biggest Taxer

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 1:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Record taxation of $97 billion shows Grant Robertson taxing New Zealanders harder than even we could have imagined,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The previous record was also set by Robertson, taxing $86 billion in 2019. However, Robertson ... More >>

Government Talking Drivel On Saliva

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 12:07 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Ministry of Health couldn’t order a pizza, let alone contract saliva testing, as new revelations surface that it is still trying to work out if its contracted saliva tests are reliable,” says ACT leader David Seymour. “It's time for the ... More >>