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Opportunities Party Candidate Reveals Takapuna As The Centre Of Burgeoning Cannabis Trade

Sunday, 1 October 2023, 7:44 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party (TOP) candidate for North Shore, Abe Gray, is proud of his electorate's outsized role in the burgeoning, newly legal trade in high THC cannabis flower. Did you know that millions of dollars worth of cannabis has been sold in ... More >>

The Opportunities Party (TOP) Announces Sweeping Changes To NZ’s Electoral, Parliamentary & Local Governance Processes

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 7:38 am | The Opportunities Party

“Our democracy needs a comprehensive review and a reset”, says TOP’s deputy leader Natalia Albert. TOP’s Democracy and Governance policy suite proposes a range of actions designed to improve engagement, trust and transparency in Local and Central ... More >>

Joining-up The Four I’s For NZ Innovation To Thrive

Tuesday, 5 September 2023, 11:29 am | The Opportunities Party

Raf Manji  The Opportunities Party (TOP) announces a comprehensive economic policy suite covering action on infrastructure, investment, innovation and immigration. “New Zealand has the potential to be a global leader in innovation” says TOP ... More >>

TOP Launches Petition To Introduce Stronger Anti-vaping Laws, Calls For Vapes To Be Sold At Pharmacies Only

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 4:48 pm | The Opportunities Party

Over 250,000 New Zealanders vape daily, many of whom have never smoked before. And in five years, the proportion of year 10 students who vape regularly has tripled, now at 18%. Despite the Government’s recent changes to vaping regulations, Dr Nina ... More >>

The Opportunities Party Announces A Fresh Team To Bring New Ideas To Parliament At The 2023 General Election

Friday, 4 August 2023, 11:44 am | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party (TOP) has today announced its list for the 2023 General Election. “This election New Zealanders are looking for a Party that’s not left, nor right, but forward looking and future focused. And today, The Opportunities Party ... More >>

Raf Manji Proposes $1b Investment For Christchurch

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 9:48 am | The Opportunities Party

Today Raf Manji, Candidate for Ilam and Leader of The Opportunities Party (TOP), is pleased to announce his Christchurch Pitch, an investment in the future of Christchurch. Mirroring his 2017 Christchurch pitch, he proposes a $1b investment in key infrastructure ... More >>

TOP Party: Shaking Up Politics In A Good Way - Vote For A New Zealand That Embraces Fairness, Courage And Change!

Friday, 9 June 2023, 10:35 am | The Opportunities Party

By Natalia Albert – TOP candidate for Wellington Central And hey, let’s address the elephant in the room—some of you might be thinking “Is voting for TOP just throwing my vote away?” Well, I’m here to tell you, absolutely not! In fact, ... More >>

The Opportunities Party Calls For A Referendum To Lower The MMP Threshold

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 10:48 am | The Opportunities Party

Today, the Independent Electoral Review released its interim report which proposes several key updates to the Electoral Act, with a strong focus on enhancing fairness in the electoral system. The Opportunities Party (TOP) is happy to see that many ... More >>

Housing In New Zealand, Who Is Doing What And Why It Matters

Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 1:31 pm | The Opportunities Party

By Natalia Albert – TOP Candidate for Wellington Central Crikey! If you’ve been contemplating the state of housing in New Zealand, you've probably noticed it's much like trying to play rugby against the All Blacks blindfolded. Every Kiwi dreams of ... More >>

The Opportunities Party Announces ‘Climate Opportunities’ Policy To Build Resilience

Friday, 26 May 2023, 11:51 am | The Opportunities Party

Today, The Opportunities Party (TOP) announces its 2023 climate policy ‘Climate Opportunities’. The policy suite includes three ‘system-level’ policies for emissions reduction and several areas of focus for climate adaptation. The policy ... More >>

Integrity Of Parliament Is Under The Spotlight Following The Speaker’s Questionable Ruling On Whaitiri’s Resignation

Thursday, 4 May 2023, 3:07 pm | The Opportunities Party

Leader of the Opportunities Party, Raf Manji believes the Speaker needs to come clean on exactly what happened with Meka Whaitiri, following her resignation from Labour to join Te Pāti Māori. Recent events in the House show that once again the ... More >>

Enough Talk, It’s Time For Action:

Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 1:20 pm | The Opportunities Party

Today, Revenue Minister David Parker announced the results of a long-awaited IRD report which showed the tax system was unfair. This has been well known for a long time. Yet, Kiwis are left waiting for an actual plan from the Government to build ... More >>

The Opportunities Party Urges Reserve Bank To Relax As Inflation Falls Below Expectations

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 2:14 pm | The Opportunities Party

The latest annual inflation data of 6.7%, which fell well short of the Reserve Bank’s own projections of 7.3%, shows the Reserve Bank needs to chill out, says Raf Manji, Leader of The Opportunities Party. The inflation figures show the Reserve Bank needs ... More >>

The Opportunities Party Says Enough Is Enough, Calling For Real Action To Solve Our Nursing Workforce Crisis

Sunday, 16 April 2023, 10:17 pm | The Opportunities Party

Following yesterday’s nationwide rally demanding fairer pay and an end to chronic understaffing, Leader of The Opportunities Party Raf Manji calls for essential nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants to be shown the respect they deserve. The Opportunities ... More >>

Kiwis Deserve More Than A Band-aid Fix To The Broken Three Waters Proposal

Thursday, 13 April 2023, 1:46 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Government’s recent announcement to push ahead with Three Waters, and creating ten new water entities instead of the previously announced four, is just another band-aid solution, says The Opportunities Party. Leader of The Opportunities Party, ... More >>

PM's Reforms To Increase Transparency Don't Go Far Enough, Says The Opportunities Party

Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 4:04 am | The Opportunities Party

The recent announcement by Prime Minister Chris Hipkins around lobbying in Parliament is a positive step towards greater transparency of our elected officials. However, The Opportunities Party believes the proposed changes don't go far enough. The changes ... More >>

The Opportunities Party Launches A Petition To Establish An Anti-Corruption Commission

Friday, 31 March 2023, 9:59 am | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party is calling on the New Zealand Government and Parliament to create an Anti-Corruption Commission - an independent agency with the power to detect, investigate, and take enforcement action against corrupt conduct in our public ... More >>

The Opportunities Party Announces A $1.5b Investment In Our Future Generations With The Teal Deal

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 12:09 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party have proposed a new Teal Deal between taxpayers and young Kiwis - which includes fully-funded healthcare and public transport, and a Kiwisaver kickstarter in exchange for national civic service. Raf Manji, Leader of The Opportunities ... More >>

Cyclone Gabrielle Shows Climate Resilience Should Be Front And Centre In The Recovery Effort

Friday, 17 February 2023, 12:23 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party renews calls for the Upper North Island Development Alliance in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle. The damage that Cyclone Gabrielle has caused over the last week has been devastating for many North Island communities. Our thoughts ... More >>

TOP Proposes Upper North Island Development Alliance, Post Flooding

Friday, 3 February 2023, 10:19 am | The Opportunities Party

This month’s flooding across Auckland and the upper North Island has shown just how devastating the effects of climate change are to New Zealanders. Not only in people’s homes and livelihoods but also on the country’s critical water and transport ... More >>





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