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The Opportunities Party Launches Innovation Policy

Friday, 24 July 2020, 11:30 am | The Opportunities Party

WELLINGTON, July 24 2020 – New Zealand’s tertiary education and research sectors would undergo a major overhaul under The Opportunities Party (TOP) so that teaching and research would better support businesses and lead to job creation in emerging, ... More >>

TOP Party Leader Geoff Simmons Will Stand For Rongotai In 2020 Election

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 3:49 pm | The Opportunities Party

Wellington, July 8th 2020 – The Opportunities Party (TOP) today announces a new tranche of candidates for the 2020 election with leader Geoff Simmons standing for Rongotai, south Wellington. Simmons, longstanding Rongotai resident and former Treasury ... More >>

Abolish Provisional Tax And Digitise Small Businesses: TOP Announces Small Business Reboot Package

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 11:23 am | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party (TOP) has today announced a small business reboot package which would see provisional tax abolished, as well as $20,000 made available in grants to help small businesses go digital and implement energy-saving initiatives so they ... More >>

$13,000 Annual UBI For Every Kiwi & More Take Home Pay: TOP UBI Policy And COVID-19 Stimulus

Monday, 4 May 2020, 3:59 pm | The Opportunities Party

Wellington – 4th May 2020 : The Opportunities Party (TOP) is calling for an annual $13,000 Universal Basic Income (UBI) for all Kiwis as part of its UBI Policy, launched today, to make New Zealand’s tax and welfare system modern, simple and fair. In ... More >>

TOP Calls For UBI Stimulus In Response To Covid-19

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 8:49 am | The Opportunities Party

Yesterday Labour and National released their responses to COVID-19. Both are clearly out of fresh ideas. National is calling for a regulation bonfire, but it isn’t clear what will be different from their failed Rules Reduction Taskforce in 2015. ... More >>

An Open Letter To John Mcdonald Re: Dancing With The Stars Vacancy

Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:31 pm | The Opportunities Party

Apparently you have a vacancy on your programme after Kanoa Lloyd decided she didn’t “need to see a homophobic Pasodoble or a xenophobic Cha Cha.” Now, we have to admit we don’t know what a Pasodoble is. But we do know xenophobia when we see ... More >>

New NZ Super Figures Show Need For Change

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 11:11 am | The Opportunities Party

Reform of superannuation is overdue, with new figures showing more than 30,000 superannuitants are earning more than $100,000 per year. This number is growing fast as more people keep working past 65. More than 126,000 superannuitants (17% of the total) are earning ... More >>

TOP Announces First Candidates For 2020 Election

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 12:27 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party (TOP) today proudly announced the first tranche of candidates that will contest the upcoming 2020 New Zealand General Election. After two successive “smile and wave” governments Kiwis can see through the charade. Politics has ... More >>

Top Calls for Royal Commission into Australian-Owned Banks

Saturday, 30 November 2019, 12:14 pm | The Opportunities Party

TOP began a guerilla campaign against New Zealand’s Australian-owned banks last night, stickering over a hundred ATMs in Auckland and Wellington. More >>

TOP Brand Launch: Speech

Saturday, 5 October 2019, 12:11 pm | The Opportunities Party

As an economist one of my pet peeves is lack of competition. Monopolies I don’t mind, at least people understand they are a bad idea. What really bugs me is duopolies and oligopolies, where you have a few big businesses in an industry that they look ... More >>

TOP Brand Launch

Saturday, 5 October 2019, 12:10 pm | The Opportunities Party

On Thursday, 3 October 2019, TOP unveiled its new look and focus for the 2020 election to a packed venue. It is a complete departure from the 2017 election in look, feel and focus. More >>

0800 JACINDA, the Opportunities Party and What Happens Next

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 5:14 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party is serious about communicating with New Zealanders about important change. We’re changing too, to better reflect our messages and strategy to 2020. More >>

TOP Announces Board Member Changes

Monday, 12 August 2019, 7:07 pm | The Opportunities Party

TOP Announces Board Member Changes The Opportunities Party announces changes to its Board following its Annual General Meeting. More >>

Re-energised TOP Targets Environmental Vote for Election

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 11:50 am | The Opportunities Party

TOP is gearing up to contest the 2020 election with plans for a rebrand and a renewed focus on the environment. More >>

Open minded party seeks meaningful relationship

Friday, 28 June 2019, 12:37 pm | The Opportunities Party

New Zealand’s dry and dowdy political scene is like Tinder paper crying out to get lit by real change. The Opportunities Party is firing up for 2020 - we’re looking for spokespeople and candidates from all across Aotearoa who can get some sparks ... More >>

GE-FREE NZ response to Gene Editing policy is Anti-Science

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 12:43 pm | The Opportunities Party

Last month Australia allowed the use of gene editing in cases where no new genetic material is added. The Opportunities Party has called for New Zealand to follow Australia’s lead . More >>

The Opportunities Party releases a gene editing policy

Monday, 29 April 2019, 9:32 am | The Opportunities Party

New Zealand’s outdated legislation for genetic modification is hindering our ability to effectively solve major environmental challenges such as predator control and kauri dieback. More >>

Gareth Morgan, Opportunities Party founder has resigned

Sunday, 31 March 2019, 11:49 am | The Opportunities Party

Party Leader Geoff Simmons has accepted the resignation of Dr Morgan from all roles, including the Policy Committee. It seems that politics is too similar to herding cats for his liking, and he can’t wait to sink his claws into his many other interests. More >>

Opportunities Party Declares Drought over Decent Tax Ideas

Monday, 11 March 2019, 12:19 pm | The Opportunities Party

“The debate over the Tax Working Group’s recommendations will not quench Kiwi’s thirst for a decent tax system” says Opportunities Party Leader Geoff Simmons. More >>

Tax Working Group Report: The Good, The Bad, the Predictable

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 3:07 pm | The Opportunities Party

Let’s start with the good stuff, and there is a bit of that, mainly around the environmental tax proposals. The Tax Working Group has acknowledged that the notion of a ‘circular economy’ has informed their recommendations. More >>