Free Press 16/03/2015

BY ACT at 16 March, 2015


A Good Keen Man Robin Grieve continues to get rave reviews around Northland.  He has the best one-liners of any candidate.  Free Press followed him around Mangawhai on Sunday where he pointed out that shooting oneself in the foot would not send much of a message.  We understand loyal ACT voters may vote strategically for the National candidate, but Robin’s campaign shows ACT is strong.

Resource Management or Revenue Gathering? Radio New Zealand reports on an


Free Press 9/3/2015

BY ACT at 9 March, 2015


The Jetsons are Coming We predict that technology will blur the line between public and private transport. This week Uber have launched Uber Pool in East Los Angeles.  Up to four people going to similar places at similar times can share an Uber car by tapping their destination on their smart phone.  Is this a taxi service or a bus?  Google is also working on driverless car projects that would do the same thing, only


Free Press 2/03/2015

BY ACT at 2 March, 2015


Only Businessman Robin Grieve, an orchardist and health and safety consultant, is the only Northland by-election candidate who’s supporting himself in the private sector. “A council bureaucrat, a career politician, a district councillor, and a self-employed businessman walk into a bar…”

Breathtakingly Short-sighted National isn’t taking advice on the tough issues.  Last Wednesday in Parliament a National back bencher was asking Hon Anne Tolley soft pedal questions so she could hold forth on the generosity


Free Press 23/2/2015

BY ACT at 23 February, 2015


Conference Success ACT’s conference was attended by 230 people. Usually drawing a crowd is hardest after an election.  This crowd was larger than last year’s. ACT Leader David Seymour’s speech has been widely reported as a new beginning for a new party.  The tone of the conference and reporting of it heralds a new zeitgeist for ACT.  Read David’s speech here: http://www.act.org.nz/posts/speech-our-classical-liberal-tribe

Become a Member Many conference attendees joined ACT to get the attendance


Free Press 16/2/2015

BY ACT at 16 February, 2015


Not Too Late ACT’s conference is heavily subscribed.  Thankfully the venue is a 1000 hectare sculpture park.  It could fit 10 million people at one person per square metre.  Tickets are still available.

New Zeitgeist This will be a new type of ACT conference.  Tight blues band Monty and the Hawkes are the entertainment.  The number of entries to the New Zealand the Way You Want It competition has overwhelmed judges trying to