Lolly Mixes Fall Foul to Loopy Law

BY ACT at 20 September, 2018


“$1 and $2 lolly mix bags are on the way out as dairy owners fall foul to loopy labelling laws,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. 


“Dairy owners around New Zealand are being told by representatives of confectionary companies in a recent push that their $1 and $2 mix bags don’t meet the labelling laws introduced back in 2002.


“These Kiwi classics haven’t been a problem for 16 years but dairy owners are

Massey VC’s Shocker Emails Show Calculated Suppression of Free Speech

BY ACT at 19 September, 2018


“Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas must resign after fresh evidence shows the lengths at which she was willing to go to bar free speech and rational inquiry at the University,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. 


“In emails spanning weeks, Ms Thomas was fishing for any excuse to bar Dr Don Brash from speaking due to her intolerance to views different to the ones she holds.


“I’m astonished that Professor Thomas was more

Nats Last Presser Richer than a Cashed Up Corporate Welfare Recipient

BY ACT at 18 September, 2018


“The National Party’s support for the New Zealand Initiative’s Fit for Purpose report is richer than a millionaire pensioner with a winter heating payment,” according to ACT.


“The report rightly identifies that Governments of all stripes in New Zealand tax too much of our money, and spend it poorly. However, one group that has no right to claim this is the New Zealand National Party. If it wasn’t so expensive to the taxpayer, National complaining about

Govt Admits Charter Schools Success

BY ACT at 17 September, 2018


The Government today admitted defeat on Charter Schools by giving the stamp of approval to the final two of 12 Charter Schools that applied to become designated character or state integrated schools. 


Waatea School in Auckland and Tūranga Tangata Rite in Gisborne will now continue to open in 2019 and 2020 respectively.


“Last year Education Minister Chris Hipkins, with the backing of the Teachers Union, made it his mission to abolish Charter

Profligate Govt burning taxpayer cash

BY ACT at 14 September, 2018


The Government has shown its utter contempt for taxpayer money by botching the Chief Technology Officer hiring process and paying Derek Handley out, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Not only has the Government created an unnecessary and wasteful job, it has botched the process and wasted another $100,000 of taxpayer money in the process.


“If asked, the average New Zealander would not be able to explain what the Government Digital Services Minister