New Zealand now threatened by madman on the loose

BY David Seymour at 19 October, 2017


“With no hints on policy, and vague attacks on ‘capitalism’, New Zealanders now face a weak left-wing coalition beholden to a madman on the loose,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Winston Peters’ perverse marriage with Labour and the Greens threatens countless groups: taxpayers, Auckland infrastructure users, millennials, immigrants and the businesses relying on them, and more.

“If this coalition governs as it campaigned, then New Zealanders face a big-spending, tax-everything-that-moves, 1970s-protectionist, red-tape-loving Government.

“ACT’s role


ACT will declare Housing State of Emergency  

BY David Seymour at 21 September, 2017


ACT will insist the next government declare a Housing State of Emergency in Auckland to allow the building of new homes within the first 100 days, leader David Seymour said today.

“The pipeline and the Kaikoura earthquake has shown the government can swing into action to deal with crises. With children dying and teachers fleeing the city, It is past time we let builders and developers get on with the job of dealing with the housing


Stadiums full of taxpayers enslaved to pay off election bribes

BY David Seymour at 19 September, 2017


Today, at North Harbour Stadium, ACT Leader David Seymour underscored the massive cost of election bribes in this election.

“The other parties want to enslave, in total, 132 stadium-loads of workers in order to pay enough tax to fund their spending promises,” says Mr Seymour.

“The average taxpayer pays $10,000 per year in tax. North Harbour Stadium has 25,000 seats. So a capacity crowd here represents $250 million of taxpayers’ money. $10,000 per year for


Outrageous Daylight Attack Shows Nats, Labour Failure On Youth Crime

BY David Seymour at 18 September, 2017


“The outrageous daylight attack on a train and its passengers in Mt Albert is the final end point of the out of control youth crime problem gifted to New Zealand by National and Labour governments, ACT leader David Seymour says.

“We now have a situation where gangs of masked young thugs can attack a train full of passengers knowing they won’t be touched by criminal law,” he said. “They are laughing at the government and


RMA prevented Marsden pipe upgrade

BY Beth Houlbrooke at 18 September, 2017


The RMA is the real culprit of the current fuel crisis, says ACT deputy leader Beth Houlbrooke, who worked as PA to the project director during the pipeline’s installation in 1982.

“This is just another example of the infrastructure failure that National has allowed to grow over time, due to their reluctance to tackle flawed regulations like the Resource Management Act (RMA),” says Mrs Houlbrooke.

“The RMA bogs down private operators like Refining NZ in red tape,