Phil ‘All Talk’ Twyford Should Get Off Twitter and Replace RMA

BY ACT at 12 March, 2018


“Phil Twyford needs to end his petty Twitter spat with Judith Collins and team up with Environment Minister David Parker to replace the Resource Management Act”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“While Phil and Judith are trading insults online, Kiwis are hurting big time.


ACT can reveal from Written Parliamentary Questions that Cabinet hasn’t even decided whether to think about the RMA, after more than four months in the Beehive.


“Twyford and

Housing Issue Will Define This Government

BY ACT at 22 January, 2018


“Another Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey has shown what ACT has long said: New Zealand has some of the most unaffordable housing in the world,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Out of nine English speaking countries studied, New Zealand Housing Affordability was the second worst. The Aussies beat us to the dubious honour of having the least affordable housing in the English speaking world by only a fraction.


“The Ardern Government was elected

Environment Ministry Endorses ACT Policy to Scrap the RMA

BY ACT at 7 December, 2017


“The Environment Ministry has endorsed ACT policy to scrap the Resource Management Act in its Briefing to the Incoming Minister”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“David Parker’s officials have told him that the RMA has completely failed to deliver sufficient housing and infrastructure for New Zealanders and needs to be reformed root and branch. 


“The cost of housing is unacceptably high and has widened the gap between those who own houses and those

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,

Chaos on the left creates huge opportunity on red tape, tax

BY David Seymour at 31 July, 2017

“With the political left in chaos, there’s a massive opportunity to replace the RMA and cut taxes. Yet National muddles,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“While the parties of the left cannibalise each other, National should be blindsiding them with radical announcements of cutting tax and red tape. They probably wouldn’t even notice.

“Instead, National offers us tinkering (yet another infrastructure agency) and election bribes (increases to Working for Families Payments).

“This is why we