Free Press, 28 May 2018

BY ACT at 29 May, 2018




Advance voting starts today in the Northcote by-election. Those registered to vote in the electorate can find their nearest voting place here:




ACT’s candidate, Stephen Berry, is a maverick. He finished third in the Auckland mayoralty race and led the ‘Len Brown Stand Down’ protest march.


Stephen’s also a self-made man. He left school at 16 to work at a supermarket. Now he

Millions in handouts for well-off Kiwis

BY ACT at 24 May, 2018


The Government is set to give away tens of millions in ‘winter energy payments’ to well-off older New Zealanders, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Almost 9 per cent of superannuitants earn over $60,000 a year – more than New Zealand’s median income and three times the pension.


“Yet the Government will give tens of millions to this group because it believes they need help to pay their power bills.


“This epitomises a Government that taxes

Seymour challenges Twyford to front up to Banff Avenue residents

BY ACT at 24 May, 2018


Epsom MP David Seymour has today called on Housing Minister Phil Twyford to front up to Banff Avenue residents to discuss their concerns about a proposed five-storey housing development.


Last week, Mr Seymour organised a community meeting at the request of local residents in response to the lack of consultation from Housing New Zealand.


“Rather than resorting to cheap politicking, Mr Twyford needs to concern himself with the performance of Housing New Zealandand its

Free Press, 21 May 2018

BY ACT at 24 May, 2018


Politicians have a tendency to accuse others of their own worst faults.


Finance Minister Grant Robertson in the Budget quoted Albert Einstein: “No problem can be solved by the same kind of thinking that created it.”


That is exactly what is wrong with the coalition’s budget.


Tired solutions


The Government is yet to see a problem that it believes cannot be solved by spending more money and setting up a

No transformation in pillaging the taxpayer

BY ACT at 17 May, 2018


Grant Robertson’s first Budget uses ‘transformation’ as a buzzword but offers only to spend more of taxpayers’ money, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The former university politician has today shown himself to be a poor student of economic history. Higher taxes and greater government spending has never fixed our problems.

“Income tax was introduced at 5 per cent on the highest incomes. Now it’s 33 percent.

“In the early 1900s, government spending was a one