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Declare War On Delta. Don't Wave A White Flag

Monday, 4 October 2021, 5:41 pm | The Opportunities Party

"TOP is furious to see the Government wave a white flag at a time when we should declare war on Delta. The Government won the first battle but now is choosing to lose the war. TOP says the Government should have held its nerve for longer and committed ... More >>

“Purpose-built MIQ facilities are urgently needed"

Monday, 20 September 2021, 12:11 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party (TOP) says the Government must not waste any more time and provide facilities that are fit-for purpose for the long-term management of this persistent virus. “25,000 Kiwis are trapped overseas and unable to return because ... More >>

TOP says purpose-built MIQ Facilities are urgently needed

Monday, 20 September 2021, 11:37 am | The Opportunities Party

“25,000 Kiwis are trapped overseas and unable to return because we have severely limited MIQ spaces. 25,000 Kiwis unable to see terminally ill loved ones, unable to celebrate milestones with friends and families, and unable to return to live in ... More >>

TOP’s Challenge To Grant Robertson: Support Kiwis Or Watch House Prices Soar

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 4:07 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Government’s health response has protected the team of 5 million, but its economic response has been inconsistent and unequal, leaving behind our young people, renters and those on low incomes. A re-think of the Government’s economic recovery ... More >>

TOP Is Calling For An End To Yellow’s Annual Delivery Of Unwanted Waste.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 1:18 pm | The Opportunities Party

“In 2021, in the middle of a climate emergency, it is difficult to see how any company can justify creating thousands of tonnes of waste each year, without having to pay for the costs of that harm.” Yellow has recently carried out its annual ... More >>

Remove Tax From KiwiSaver For Renters Priced Out Of The Housing Market: TOP

Monday, 5 October 2020, 9:36 am | The Opportunities Party

Remove Kiwisaver tax for renters to grant same privileges as homeowners with tax-free property Renters locked out of an unaffordable housing market would have income tax removed from their KiwiSaver earnings by The Opportunities Party (TOP). Homeowners ... More >>

TOP: Immigration System “beyond Broken”, Call For Major Systemic Overhaul

Friday, 2 October 2020, 11:43 am | The Opportunities Party

Weak immigration policy has contributed to the failing house and job markets in Aotearoa, says The Opportunities Party (TOP) in their newly launched immigration policy, Smart Immigration. More >>

Rent Freeze Must Be Extended For At Least 6 Months: TOP

Friday, 25 September 2020, 3:47 pm | The Opportunities Party

The rent freeze needs to be extended for at least 6 months, say The Opportunities Party (TOP), who are calling on the government to protect vulnerable renters experiencing financial instability as a result of Covid-19. The current rent freeze ends on the ... More >>

Transform Mornington Golf Course Into Houses And Parks For All

Monday, 21 September 2020, 9:44 am | The Opportunities Party

Wellington – September 20th 2020: A demonstration has been held by The Opportunities Party (TOP) on Sunday at the Mornington Golf Club in Berhampore to showcase how the golf club grounds, used by approximately 100 members, could instead be used to build ... More >>

Reserve Bank Announcement: Deep Economic Pain, TOP Advocates For A 'debt Reset' As QE Stimulus

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 10:14 am | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party (TOP) is calling on the Reserve Bank to divert its Quantitative Easing programme into wiping out personal and household debt through the introduction of a universal basic income (UBI), following the shocking Reserve Bank figures released ... More >>

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 >>