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New Zealand’s outdated legislation for genetic modification is hindering our ability to effectively solve major environmental challenges such as predator control and kauri dieback.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

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 >>