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Press Release – ACT New Zealand Does Government Waste Taxpayers Money? In the lead-up to the Budget, David Seymour asked Bill English why his government gives taxpayer money to fund Jane Kelseys research, programs such as X-Factor season two, and the Ultimate Waterman Stand Up …Free Press ACT’s regular bulletin Does Government Waste Taxpayers’ Money? In the lead-up to the Budget, David Seymour asked Bill English why his government gives taxpayer money to fund Jane Kelsey’s research, programs such as X-Factor season two, and the Ultimate Waterman Stand Up Paddle Boarding contest. David’s Sunday Star Times column lists more government waste. It is easy to find once you start looking. Jacinda Jumps the Shark The normally sanguine Jacinda Ardern has gone off the reservation in her reply to David this week (printed in the paper but not online). Among other things she says she doesn’t care if she’s misrepresented ACT. Most politicians at least keep up the pretence of being honest. What’s up Jacinda? Partnership Schools are Go The Budget contained an announcement that seven more Partnership Schools will be funded, with at least seven to open in 2018 and 2019, in addition to those set to open in 2017. The policy has serious positive momentum. Partnership Schools are changing kids’ lives for the better. E Tipu E Rea Sir Apirana Ngata understood the value of education and his...

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Press Release – ACT New Zealand Campaigning from the Right, Governing from the Left In the past week National have announced they will not cut taxes before the election, when they could do so, but will campaign to cut taxes after the election. Who would trust them? ACT now stands …Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin Campaigning from the Right, Governing from the Left In the past week National have announced they will not cut taxes before the election, when they could do so, but will campaign to cut taxes after the election. Who would trust them? ACT now stands alone in parliament advocating for the taxpayer. More Corporate Welfare Steven Muldoon Joyce has announced that the Government will spend another $15 million on boosting tech businesses. How do Government employees have so much extra insight into high-tech industries? And why can’t they just tell the rest of us where to invest instead of using our taxes? Housing Armageddon The Government is preparing for the nuclear option on Auckland housing. Having thought that the market would cool before the election, they are now preparing to legislate over the top of the Auckland Unitary plan. It will be very untidy. New Zealand’s Trump Movement The political left in New Zealand look on in horror as Donald Trump sweeps American politics. They, of course, oppose everything he stands for. In this week’s...

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Press Release – ACT New Zealand After giving the country a two month break, parliament will resume tomorrow. Your property is no longer safe. The parliamentary year begins with debate on the Prime Ministers Statement, set down for 13 hours. ACTs Agenda David Seymour is scheduled …Free Press ACT’s regular news bulletin Parliament Resumes After giving the country a two month break, parliament will resume tomorrow. Your property is no longer safe. The parliamentary year begins with debate on the Prime Minister’s Statement, set down for 13 hours. ACT’s Agenda David Seymour is scheduled to speak for ACT in the debate a little after 3pm. New Zealand is stuck in a Holyoakian period of policy drift. At least there will be one voice in parliament for improving New Zealand’s policy settings with lower taxes such as indexing tax brackets to inflation, reigning in damaging regulation such as that strangling the housing market, and choice in social services such as Partnership Schools. Ride the Tesla A generous donor has gifted rides in a Tesla S at ACT’s February 27 conference. It is an electric sports car that accelerates from 0-100 in 3.2 seconds (faster than most Ferraris).Find out how you can get a ride here. Don’t Forget There is a brisk trade in conference registrations but it is not full yet. With less than three weeks to go, please remember...

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Free Press October 12 2015

Press Release – ACT New Zealand We Picked It Dakang have pulled out of an Overseas Investment Office application to buy $42 million of dairy farms in Northland. The most capital-starved region in the country just lost $42 million. No amount of government programs in Northland …Free Press October 12 2015 ACT’s regular bulletin We Picked It Dakang have pulled out of an Overseas Investment Office application to buy $42 million of dairy farms in Northland. The most capital-starved region in the country just lost $42 million. No amount of government programs in Northland can substitute for a place to do business. As ACT has said, we are now paying the price for ad hoc departures from the rule of law such as blocking the Lochinver sale. Don’t Take Our Word for It The investors themselves are quoted saying they have been chilled by the Lochinver decision. Free Press wonders if they have not interpreted the memo as saying: don’t invest here if your money is Chinese. This is what happens when the rule of law is replaced with arbitrary discretion. Tinfoil Hat Sales Plummet Not everything the Government’s been doing is bad for investment. The TPP is here, and the Government is able to reveal details. The Pharmac model will remain, an extra $2.7 billion economic growth is forecast by 2030, and the sky is still suspended well...

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ACT welcomes important progress for our trading nation

Press Release – ACT New Zealand ACT Leader David Seymour welcomed New Zealands signing of the TPP agreement, freeing up trade amongst the twelve signatory countries across Asia and the Pacific.ACT welcomes important progress for our trading nation October 6, 2015. 9:15am ACT Leader David Seymour welcomed New Zealand’s signing of the TPP agreement, freeing up trade amongst the twelve signatory countries across Asia and the Pacific. “ACT is committed to free trade between nations, and this is another important step in that direction. Tariffs will be eliminated on 93% of our trade with these nations, once the agreement is fully phased in. “New Zealand is a trading nation. International trade is the foundation of our nation’s wealth and the basis of our standard of living. “This deal will be good for New Zealand. It will be even better for some of the developing countries involved, giving them access to developed markets and an opportunity to boost their living standards with faster growth. “Now the deal is concluded the scaremongers can no longer make things up. They are faced with the reality that trade is a win-win, and are looking very silly. “I congratulate the government, the Ministers involved, and the many public servants who have worked on this deal for many years.” ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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