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Chicken, Meet Roost This OCR Decision

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 2:18 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The rise of the OCR today is the chickens coming home to roost after the Government got through COVID with mass money printing that’s had to stop,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. "The Government borrowed $60 billion dollars during COVID, helped ... More >>

Labour, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas For No Reason

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 1:27 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour needs to stop milking gratitude for giving citizens any freedom at all and start explaining why restrictions are justified. It has the relationship between citizens and government back to front, and it’s covering the fact the Government’s ... More >>

Govt Planning More Minimum Wage Increases

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 4:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government has shown once again how little it understands the pressures business is facing by signalling there will be more increases to the minimum wage,” says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie. “In answer to questions in Parliament ... More >>

PM Met With Farmers Three Times This Year

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 3:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

“When Jacinda Ardern told Parliament today that she conducts ‘some of her most regular engagements’ with farming groups, it turns out she means once every three months,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron. ACT can confirm ... More >>

Labour The Most Cynical Government In A Generation

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 12:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s move to suspend democracy and avoid public scrutiny over its vaccine mandate legislation, and to use COVID-19 as a cover to sneak its welfare policy through Parliament, are the actions of the most cynical government in a generation”, says ... More >>

Last-minute Law-making Means Chaos For Businesses

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 12:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s rushed COVID-19 vaccine mandate legislation shows a Government out of touch with business, we can’t support this legislation without major explanation and change,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “There are some parts of this Bill ... More >>

PM Admits Worst Kept Secret -it Was The Vaccine Pass All Along

Monday, 22 November 2021, 4:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister has admitted New Zealand’s worst kept secret, we’re not waiting for vaccination rates to get up, we’ve been waiting for the Government to get its vaccine passports sorted," says ACT Leader David Seymour. “December ... More >>

Jacinda Must Explain Why Auckland Still Restricted

Monday, 22 November 2021, 10:37 am | ACT New Zealand

“While people ask whether the Government will ‘let’ Auckland go to Alert Level 3 Step 3, a better approach is to cast off the Stockholm Syndrome and ask why hairdressers and hospitality should stay shut,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The restrictions ... More >>

Speech: Hard Labour -why We Can’t Go Shopping With Jacinda’s Announcements

Monday, 22 November 2021, 6:37 am | ACT New Zealand

David Seymour, 20 November 2021 Speech -public meeting, Addington Race Way Bill English was right when he told Jacinda ‘people can’t go shopping with your values.’ We’ve now had four years of hard labour, induced by a party called Winston First. ... More >>

ACT Asks: What’s Going Up Next Door?

Sunday, 21 November 2021, 3:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party is today launching a public awareness campaign about the deal Labour and National have done to allow three three-storey homes on every residential section in New Zealand's five largest cities,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “They promise ... More >>

Stop The Games And Move On MIQ

Friday, 19 November 2021, 10:25 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government needs to stop the briefing games and move on MIQ and Step 3 for Auckland,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “This morning two New Zealand Herald articles separately reported MIQ will be dumped in mid-December, while other journalists ... More >>

Some Facts For Stuart Nash About Rural NZ

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 4:50 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party is today providing some facts for Stuart Nash about rural New Zealand following his disgraceful comments in Parliament today,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson and dairy farmer Mark Cameron. “Nash claimed in Question Time while ... More >>

Labour MP: Groundswell Are Racist Anti-vaxxers

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 3:28 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Stuart Nash revealed Labour’s true colours today – describing members of a rural movement as racist anti-vaxxers – and he should apologise”, says ACT Rural Spokesperson and Ruawai dairy farmer Mark Cameron. “Standing in for Damien ... More >>

Government Can’t Decide What’s In The Public Interest

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 3:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government should issue extensions to landlords unable to meet Healthy Homes Standards as a result of the COVID-19 alert levels,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “ACT asked Associate Housing Minister Poto ... More >>

Shelly Bay Occupiers Should Go Home

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 11:58 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is calling on the Shelly Bay squatters to pack up their things and go home,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “All New Zealanders have the right to protest, but that doesn’t mean you can just occupy land and halt ... More >>

ACT MPs Back Rural New Zealand At Groundswell

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 9:41 am | ACT New Zealand

“All 10 ACT MPs will be out in support of rural New Zealand at Groundswell events around the country this weekend,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson and Ruawai Dairy Farmer Mark Cameron. “We were hopeful after the last Groundswell ... More >>

Ninety More Violent Offenders On The Street By 2025

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 7:06 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government wants to put 90 of the worst criminals in New Zealand back on our streets over the next four years without a care for their victims,” says ACT Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee. “ According to the Regulatory Impact Statement ... More >>

Jacinda’s MIQ Argument Makes No Sense

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 3:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Jacinda Ardern has failed to explain in Parliament why we need to continue with MIQ,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “I asked her today whether she agrees with Professors Michael Baker and Nick Wilson that a person from overseas who’s fully ... More >>

Government Doesn’t Have Its Finger On The Pulse

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 12:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government has no idea whether people with COVID who are isolating at home have been issued pulse oximeters and lives are at stake,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “ACT has long called for pulse oximeters ... More >>

Nash Has No Idea How Big The Tourism Hit Is

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 11:35 am | ACT New Zealand

“Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has admitted he has no idea how much revenue has been lost as a result of his Government’s policies” says ACT’s Tourism spokesperson James McDowall. “This morning Nash announced an “Industry Transformation Plan.” ... More >>