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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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TOP Launches Stop Peters Campaign

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on TOP Launches Stop Peters Campaign

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: TOP Launches Stop Peters Campaign With the polls closing in just ten days The Opportunities Party has launched a strategic voting campaign designed to remove Winston Peters and New Zealand First from their position as monarch makers in the New Zealand election. While still hopeful of a […]

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Peters’ Porkies

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Peters’ Porkies

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Peters’ Porkies Populist politicians always invoke pork-barrelling promises (election bribes) as a way to make themselves popular. In recent NZ political history the master of the craft was Muldoon whose 1975 NZ Superannuation election bribe was the bribe of all bribes. 42 years on his political successors have still […]

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National’s stories of strong economic performance designed to mislead

By   /  September 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on National’s stories of strong economic performance designed to mislead

MIL OSI – Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: National’s stories of strong economic performance designed to mislead Steven Joyce and Bill English like to parade the ”strong economy” as one of National’s achievements. I’m not sure what the boys are on, but any robust appraisal of New Zealand’s economy since the Key […]

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3 Reasons Why Public Service should Vote TOP

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why Public Service should Vote TOP

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: 3 Reasons Why Public Service should Vote TOP TOP promises to be a fearless advocate for an independent, transparent public service. Here’s three reasons for the public service to Vote TOP.  Free, Frank & Fearless Part of the reason our country is in this mess is because […]

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Winston And Our Broken Welfare System

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Winston And Our Broken Welfare System

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Winston And Our Broken Welfare System Full credit to Winston Peters for paying back the extra money he received from the taxpayer through superannuation over payments. But doesn’t the fact that he didn’t even notice the mistake show how broken our benefit system really is? We don’t […]

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