Free Press – 1/08/2016

BY ACT at 1 August, 2016

Coming to Christchurch If you have been missing ACT events in Christchurch this year, fear not.  David Seymour will address a gathering of ACT supporters and ACT-curious Cantabrians at Procope, 165 Victoria St, 7pm this Thursday August 4th.

For Just $1.56 The National Party has announced a plan to eradicate rats, possums and stoats by 2050.  They are committing $28 million over four years, or $1.56 per person per year, to the task. 

Free Press – 25/07/2016

BY ACT at 25 July, 2016

David vs Jacinda This week David Seymour takes aim at the teacher unions’ bullying tactics, and Jacinda Ardern is a pyromaniac in a field of strawmen.  The full Sunday Star Column is here.  The Labour Party need to show they are capable of criticising the unions’ movement when it is out of line.

But they Can’t Labour’s 2012 leadership changes gave the unions a 20 per cent vote on the leader.  It is

Free Press – 18/07/2016

BY David Seymour at 18 July, 2016

Jennings for PM Expat Kiwi billionaire Stephen Jennings made $5 billion as the only non-Russian oligarch in post-Soviet Russia.  Now he has a more ambitious plan to transform Africa as an urban developer, creating modern satellite cities for 70,000 people outside major African conurbations.  When he spoke in New Zealand last week, the most popular question was, when are you running for PM?

Homecoming He gave New Zealand politics a lovely jolt last week.  Building

Free Press – 12/07/2016

BY ACT at 12 July, 2016

Tête-à-tête In the Sunday Star this weekend, David argued: “The message would be simple. If you want to have children while receiving a benefit that’s fine, but the Government will give entitlements in a form that puts the needs of the children first.” Bonus Content Jacinda completely evades the argument, but that doesn’t save her from an evisceration by welfare policy commentator Lindsay Mitchell.  Mitchell is a national treasure for her

Free Press – 5/07/2016

BY ACT at 5 July, 2016

The ‘Others’ In the cult television series Lost, the characters are tormented by the ‘others.’  Parliament recently has felt a bit like that with the Keep Kiwibank Bill, Foreign Homebuyer Bill, Panama Papers and even Tobacco Plain Packaging debates being turned into exercises in xenophobia.

Worldwide Trend Brexit, Trump, and even Pauline Hanson are riding a worldwide trend where people don’t seem to like the others very much anymore.  There are legitimate concerns too, such