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,

Turns out burgers aren’t killing people, Minister

BY David Seymour at 27 June, 2017

ACT Leader David Seymour today challenged the Minister for Food Safety on current and proposed red tape on chefs serving burgers.

National, NZ First crush FinTech innovation

BY David Seymour at 22 March, 2017

National is suffocating the emergence of a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry in New Zealand, says ACT Leader David Seymour. National and New Zealand First last night voted to continue treating P2P lending platforms as though they are traditional lenders.

“P2P companies like Harmoney and PledgeMe are very different to regular lenders, because they don’t actually lend any money,” says Mr Seymour. “They simply facilitate lending between consenting individuals, cutting out the middleman. They make

Statutes Amendment Bill – Supplementary Order Paper 257

BY David Seymour at 14 December, 2016

DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): I think what we just saw was actually a window into Chris Hipkins’ character, which is nasty, vindictive, and somewhat overwrought, when, in reality, what we have achieved with this Supplementary Order Paper is to save the House the 7 hours of parliamentary time that would have been required to put a whole bill through, and, instead, pass a Supplementary Order Paper in a matter of minutes, which is all that

National try to bury weak RMA reform

BY Danae Smith at 9 November, 2016

National have proven how embarrassed they are of their ineffectual RMA reform by announcing it during the climax of the US election, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“They couldn’t have buried their deflated reform better if they’d announced it on Christmas Eve. If the RMA Emperor had any clothes he would’ve announced this any other day of the year,” says Mr Seymour.

“There’s no reform of the principles of the Act. It is a significant