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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 >>

TOP announces formation of a Public Policy Unit

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 1:20 pm | The Opportunities Party

Opportunities Party leader Dr Gareth Morgan today announced the formation of a public policy research unit that the party will use to further develop its evidence-based, best practice policy for the 2020 election. More >>

TOP Congratulates New Government on Cannabis Stance

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 1:17 pm | The Opportunities Party

Cannabis law reform is finally gaining momentum under the Labour/ NZ First Government. TOP’s policy on this issue – advocating legal, regulated and taxed cannabis, a grow-your-own allowance and a legal use age of 20 – was one of the most clearly ... More >>

Kudos on Zero Carbon Commitment

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 11:50 am | The Opportunities Party

Labour has begun to make its way through their list of promises for the first 100 days in office. So far we have been somewhat underwhelmed by the policy announcements made; you can see our thoughts on Labour’s minimum wage increases and their foreign ... More >>

Foreign Buyers – The Villain or the Scape Goat

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 7:02 pm | The Opportunities Party

Does anyone seriously think that Labour’s first loud policy initiative is anything but window-dressing for the masses, a solution chasing a problem that hasn’t even been evidenced? Sure, Phil Twyford doesn’t like Chinese-sounding names, but that ... More >>

Final Campaign Meeting for Gareth Morgan And TOP

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 3:45 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party Leader Gareth Morgan will hold his final campaign rally at Victoria University at 6pm this evening. More >>

Top Slams All Water Taxes. It's About Setting a Price

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:31 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party has joined farmers across the country in rejecting Labour and other parties plans to tax water. More >>

NZ's Leading Fresh Water Scientist Endorses TOP

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:11 pm | The Opportunities Party

The country’s leading freshwater scientist, Dr Mike Joy, has endorsed The Opportunities Party ahead of Saturday’s general election. More >>

People Are Dying - Cannabis Reform Must Be High Priority

Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:58 am | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party will make cannabis reform a high priority if elected to Parliament, and calls on all other Parties to do the same. More >>



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