February 2021 - New Conservative NZ

Month: February 2021

Property Investors and Housing

While New Conservative appreciates the initiative taken by certain banks to raise the deposit required by investors to 40% to be eligible to apply for a mortgage, we believe it is the role of government to control property speculation which is inflating the price of houses. While these measures may slow the investors down a

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Loving Parents in Danger Again

The demands by the Greens on Labour to hasten their promise to ban Conversion Therapy, and the PM’s response that they will deal with this later this year, will be a further unjust intrusion into family relationships. While the bill is still to be written, Labour MP Marja Lubeck’s private member’s bill has been referred

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Support Needed for Small Businesses

New Conservative is concerned at our government’s continuing lack of support for small businesses. Small businesses in New Zealand employ 650,000 people (at Feb 2019) and contribute about 25% of GDP. At the start of Waitangi celebrations, another public holiday was announced celebrating Matariki. Although this sounds a great idea, it will add another financial

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Climate Change Costs

The Climate Change Commission has released its 180 page Draft Advice for Consultation.   It talks about the “need to change how we get around, and rethink what we produce and how we produce it. (The) need to reconsider what we buy, what we do with what we have used, and how we can reuse more

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Deadly Virus in Government

The announcement on Monday by Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta that the Government will be moving under urgency to change the law to stop people having their say on Māori wards for local government, is another nail in the coffin for democracy. Democracy is defined in Oxford Languages as “a system of government by the

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Turning Heroes into Victims

Our congratulations and commiserations go out to our nation’s primary producers, those who make us a prosperous country, those on whom we depend in times of economic hardship, those who toil seven days a week, almost every day of the year, our farmers. Congratulations because recent thorough research by AgResearch shows that our “New Zealand

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