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New Parties with True Environmental Credentials Welcome

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 2:01 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party is committed to doing what works for the long term good of Aotearoa New Zealand. Giving young people opportunities means we need an economy, environment and society that are sustainably run. More >>

TOP Leadership Election Winners Announced

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 3:49 pm | The Opportunities Party

The winner of the Leader position is Geoff Simmons. Geoff has been acting as the interim leader and was formerly General Manager of the Morgan Foundation. He brings with him a rock-solid background in TOP’s policy as well as excellent communication ... More >>

TOP Leadership Election Candidates announced

Friday, 16 November 2018, 1:05 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party has announced candidates for the Leadership and Member Representative roles in the party elections to be held in early December. More >>

TOP runs NZ’s first Blockchain political party election

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 11:13 am | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party (TOP) will run their first ever leadership election on the emerging global technology, Blockchain. Horizon State , a New Zealand technology firm based in Porirua, will provide the mobile election services with which members ... More >>

TOP calls on Govt to take Cannabis Referendum seriously

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 2:45 pm | The Opportunities Party

After a disappointing year of inaction by the coalition government, the Opportunities Party calls on the Government to give New Zealand a plan for the Cannabis Referendum. More >>

Too Little Too Late - Government's policy on Freshwater

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 5:28 pm | The Opportunities Party

On Monday the Government released their response to our freshwater crisis. The upshot is that very little will be achieved in this term except more talking. The Government expects to start seeing improvements in the swimmability of our rivers by 2023, but ... More >>

New Leadership for The Opportunities Party

Monday, 20 August 2018, 9:57 am | The Opportunities Party

Geoff has been intimately involved in developing TOP’s policies over the past ten years as part of the Morgan Foundation and was Deputy Leader in the 2017 campaign. More >>

The Opportunities Party Will Not Contest 2020

Monday, 9 July 2018, 4:07 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Board of The Opportunities Party (TOP) has decided to request that the Electoral Commission cancel TOP’s registration as a political party. More >>

Weak Analyses Plus Political Bias

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 3:15 pm | The Opportunities Party

Weak Analyses Plus Political Bias: Failure Inevitable for the Tax Working Group? The TWG has been set an impossible mission – improve the tax regime, make it more efficient and fair, but don’t recommend any changes to the tax treatment of owner ... More >>

Hats Off To David Parker

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 11:36 am | The Opportunities Party

One of the biggest frustrations with partisan politics is that very rarely do we see good ideas acknowledged as good ideas. Every now and then we get a policy announcement that simply makes sense. Environment Minister David Parker’s recent comments regarding ... More >>

The Winners and Loser of our tax system

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 11:13 am | The Opportunities Party

Taxation has very much been in the limelight in recent weeks. We have the seen the government chastised for a plan to implement increased taxes on fuel by around 10c per litre over the next few years. There has been the constant spectre of the Tax ... More >>

Gareth Morgan - Jonathan Colman resignation an insult

Friday, 30 March 2018, 12:19 pm | The Opportunities Party

National MP and former Minister of Health Jonathan Colman has decided to step down from his role as Northcote MP in order to take up a position in the private sector. Mr Colman maintained it was a hard decision, “ But when you get offered opportunities ... More >>

Morgan wants the Greens to give their PQs to his party

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 4:17 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party founder Gareth Morgan is calling on the Greens to really take a principled stand and give their parliamentary questions to his party. More >>

The Opportunities Party - Gareth Morgan's Superannuation

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 1:45 pm | The Opportunities Party

Gareth has just reached that golden age that allows him to jump on the gravy train that is NZ Super. The fact that he will receive around $20k a year of Government welfare raises an important question that seems to get swept under the rug as soon ... More >>

The 100-day plan: 3 out of 10

Monday, 12 February 2018, 11:04 am | The Opportunities Party

The Labour /NZFirst collation has been given a 3/10 for its first 100 days in office by the Opportunities Party. More >>

Voters deserve clarity over cannabis reform

Friday, 2 February 2018, 2:58 pm | The Opportunities Party

The new Labour bill for cannabis reform is another in a growing list of policy that has failed to live up to its pre-election billing. Asked in an election debate whether Labour would legalise cannabis for medicinal use, for pain relief or extending life, ... More >>

The myth of the lazy poor

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:20 pm | The Opportunities Party

I always think twice before diving into the weird and wonderful world that is the comments thread on Stuff, but after a recent article that linked the increase in food parcel deliveries to growing inequality in NZ I felt compelled. My optimism ... More >>

Keep Calm & Support TOP

Monday, 18 December 2017, 8:21 am | The Opportunities Party

Firstly, in response to a small group of former Opportunities Party (TOP) candidates that have made personal grievances public. This has been disappointing for all our members still very committed to our party’s future. On behalf of TOP I would like ... More >>

The Opportunities Party to Contest Next Election

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:30 am | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party will contest the next election as it continues its campaign for best practice policy to address the economic and social challenges facing New Zealand. More >>

TOP Dubs Labour’s Tertiary Policy as Middle Class Welfare

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 11:50 am | The Opportunities Party

Labour has committed to free tertiary education – including 3 years of free post-school education over a person’s lifetime. As an added sweetener they have boosted student allowances and loans by $50 per week in a package that will cost $2b over 4 years ... More >>