Stock rustling set to continue under lax laws

BY David Seymour at 18 November, 2014


The theft and illegal slaughter of farm stock can only be expected to continue if tougher laws are not introduced, said ACT Leader David Seymour today.

NZ Farmer today reported on David Searle, who found three dead ewes on the edge of his property yesterday morning, with another six missing.

“It makes for a grim read, but what’s grimmer still is that this is an ongoing problem for rural New Zealand,” said Mr Seymour.

“It’s


Reply to Prime Minister’s statement on ISIL

BY David Seymour at 5 November, 2014


Delivered by ACT Leader David Seymour to Parliament, 5/11/2014:

I rise on behalf of the ACT Party in support of the proposals announced this morning.

My party believes that the first and most important role of the State is to protect citizens against thugs. This duty applies whether the thugs reside overseas or within our borders.

Given this extraordinary power, however, the State does have a tendency to overreach. Over the past century, much of


Patient residents seek reassurance over Auckland outage

BY David Seymour at 6 October, 2014


“Epsom electorate residents have responded patiently to being without power, but want to see how future outages will be avoided,” said MP for Epsom David Seymour.

“C’est la vie was the most common response from shoppers and shopkeepers in Remuera village this morning, so long as the promised restoration targets are met.

“More acutely affected were the elderly and those with small children, however people appear to have been getting by with help from family and friends.