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TOP dubs Labour’s tertiary policy as middle class welfare

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on TOP dubs Labour’s tertiary policy as middle class welfare

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: TOP dubs Labour’s tertiary policy as middle class welfare Labour has committed to free tertiary education – including 3 years of free post-school education over a person’s lifetime. As an added sweetener they have boosted student allowances and loans by $50 per week in a package that […]

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TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit Opportunities Party leader Dr Gareth Morgan today announced the formation of a public policy research unit that the party will use to further develop its evidence-based, best practice policy for the 2020 election. Now that TOP has experienced and survived […]

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TOP Congratulates New Government on Cannabis Stance, Urges Boldness

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on TOP Congratulates New Government on Cannabis Stance, Urges Boldness

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: TOP Congratulates New Government on Cannabis Stance, Urges Boldness Cannabis law reform is finally gaining momentum under the Labour/ NZ First Government. TOP’s policy on this issue – advocating legal, regulated and taxed cannabis, a grow-your-own allowance and a legal use age of 20 – was one […]

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There are better ways to help children than extending Paid Parental Leave

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on There are better ways to help children than extending Paid Parental Leave

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: There are better ways to help children than extending Paid Parental Leave By the time the election rolled around both Labour and National were promising extensions to paid parental leave. So it is no surprise to see Labour extending the policy within their first 100 days. Their […]

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Kudos On Zero Carbon Commitment

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Kudos On Zero Carbon Commitment

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Kudos On Zero Carbon Commitment Labour has begun to make its way through their list of promises for the first 100 days in office. So far we have been somewhat underwhelmed by the policy announcements made; you can see our thoughts on Labour’s minimum wage increases and […]

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Will Labour’s Increase in the Minimum Wage lift Incomes?

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Will Labour’s Increase in the Minimum Wage lift Incomes?

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Will Labour’s Increase in the Minimum Wage lift Incomes? The new government has taken no time extolling its desire for a higher minimum wage. $20 by 2020 is the number they’ve chosen, probably more for marketing purposes than anything evidence based. In a world of casualised and contract […]

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Foreign Buyers – The Villain or the ScapeGoat

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Foreign Buyers – The Villain or the ScapeGoat

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Foreign Buyers – The Villain or the ScapeGoat Does anyone seriously think that Labour’s first loud policy initiative is anything but window-dressing for the masses, a solution chasing a problem that hasn’t even been evidenced? Sure, Phil Twyford doesn’t like Chinese-sounding names, but that is hardly evidence. […]

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New Government is here and all that matters is policy

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on New Government is here and all that matters is policy

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: New Government is here and all that matters is policy Dear Members, Candidates, Supporters and TOP Voters Well we’ve arrived, a new government has been announced – congratulations to our new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The next relevant event will be what policy has been agreed on. At […]

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Help Us Move Forward

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Help Us Move Forward

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Help Us Move Forward As most of you who have followed along will know, we are driven by evidence based policy that will make New Zealand better for all those living here.  In the aftermath of the election, we want to find out how successful we were […]

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Moving Forward

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Moving Forward

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Moving Forward That was a disappointing outcome for TOP from my perspective, but at least we now know that there are 50,000 early adopters out there for TOP & our best practice, evidence-based policy which promotes economic growth, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Thank you for caring […]

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The New Way To Save The World.

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on The New Way To Save The World.

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: The New Way To Save The World. ACT and the Green Party’s idea of putting a tax on carbon isn’t the best way to fix our emissions problem. Nor for that matter is a nitrogen tax the best way to solve our fresh water woes. Cap and […]

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Dear Green Party – We Can’t Pay People With Your Values

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Dear Green Party – We Can’t Pay People With Your Values

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Dear Green Party – We Can’t Pay People With Your Values On Backbenches last night Green Party candidate Golriz Ghahraman refused to be drawn on any details of the Green Party immigration policy. Their policy appears to be to talk about it in terms of values only, […]

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Why TOP is the best thing the NZ dairy industry could wish for

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Why TOP is the best thing the NZ dairy industry could wish for

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Why TOP is the best thing the NZ dairy industry could wish for The future for New Zealand dairy products remains providing ingredients to global markets. Consumer goods and the so-called “high value” those products offer remains a fanciful destination for our dairy industry as it is […]

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We Have Plenty Of Affordable Housing

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on We Have Plenty Of Affordable Housing

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: We Have Plenty Of Affordable Housing With all the talk of the housing crisis, here’s a few facts to bear in mind. According to the last census, we have an estimated 185,000 unoccupied dwellings – just over 10% of all houses. That is more empty houses as […]

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Water Tax: A Dirty Word?

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Water Tax: A Dirty Word?

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Water Tax: A Dirty Word? It isn’t a Water Tax, it is a Water Price. Farmers and their mates in the National Party have been quick to label any charge on water a ‘tax’, and claim it will push up the cost of everything from a glass […]

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New Zealand’s leading fresh water scientist endorses TOP.

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on New Zealand’s leading fresh water scientist endorses TOP.

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: New Zealand’s leading fresh water scientist endorses TOP. The country’s leading freshwater scientist, Dr Mike Joy, has endorsed The Opportunities Party ahead of Saturday’s general election. In a statement sent to TOP today Dr Joy says,  “I don’t like to endorse political parties but TOP has made […]

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How Published Polls Corrupt the Democratic Process

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on How Published Polls Corrupt the Democratic Process

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: How Published Polls Corrupt the Democratic Process There has been some talk about a vote for TOP being a wasted vote. Let’s look at what the evidence actually tells us. We commissioned a market research company to investigate voters’ attitudes to our party. (1)  Their polling indicates […]

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Why Young Farmers Should Vote TOP

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Why Young Farmers Should Vote TOP

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Why Young Farmers Should Vote TOP Currently young people are locked out of owning their own farm. They have to buy a farm at an exorbitant price, chalking up a huge debt in the process. They can never expect to generate enough income to pay off the debt […]

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Labour’s Tax Troubles And A Timid National

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Labour’s Tax Troubles And A Timid National

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Labour’s Tax Troubles And A Timid National Tax has become a lightning rod in this election. It’s a worry, therefore, that Labour has been caught out for making up its tax policy on the hoof and have rapidly back-tracked. Meanwhile National are too timid to move from […]

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Labour Abandons Any Real Chance Of Change Till 2021

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Labour Abandons Any Real Chance Of Change Till 2021

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Labour Abandons Any Real Chance Of Change Till 2021 The Opportunities Party Leader Dr Gareth Morgan says today’s decision by the Labour Party to abandon any major reforms of the tax system until 2021, is a betrayal of those who have already cast their votes expecting any […]

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