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New Conservative Party Leadership Change

After a thorough and robust review of the party leadership by the New Conservative Board, we have come to the difficult decision to look for a fresh approach to the leadership of New Conservative and have relieved Leighton Baker of the leadership of the party at this time. Elliot Ikilei will step into the position

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Show me the Logic!

(Originally released on October 24, 2020.) News came out this week that a shearer was given a 16 month prison sentence for killing a lamb, because it frustrated him while shearing it. Christopher Tredinnick received the sentence in Cromwell this week, according to the New Zealand Herald. Meanwhile, only a few months earlier, the New

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Mindless Attacks Continue on New Conservative

New Conservative leader, Leighton Baker says they are the voice of middle New Zealand and will not be silenced. This is despite New Conservative’s election campaign suffering death threats, assaults, defamation, mis-representation, false accusations, court cases, fake news, journalists digging back decades for dirt, cyber hacks, dog bites – even attempts by those in powerful

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Harassment of New Conservative Candidate in Taupo

New Conservative’s Taupo candidate, Jan-Marie Quinn, is being harassed by the convicted, small-time financial fraudster and maker of ‘harmful digital communications’ – Tracey Livingstone. Unfortunately an NZME journalist has leapt into the fray, delving decades back to find anything to help discredit the party’s candidate, chasing down Quinn’s ex-husband and the New Conservative leader for

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TVNZ Ruling – Where Does That Leave Our Democracy?

New Conservative today put a case to the high court in Auckland seeking to be included in the scheduled Multi-Party debate by state broadcaster TVNZ. The case was turned down by Justice Woolford, and the debate will proceed with the initial list of participants, unless another party polls at or over 3% in tomorrow’s Colmar

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New Conservative Forced to Court by TVNZ Inaction

The lack of a robust media is a major reason why MMP is performing so poorly in New Zealand, according to New Conservative Leader Leighton Baker, as lawyers today file court documents against the publicly-owned TVNZ’s refusal to include New Conservative in their 8th October Multi-Party debate.   “The 5% threshold of MMP is a

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New Conservative Challenges TVNZ to Honour Fairness, Free Speech and Democracy

New Conservative is preparing a legal challenge over the publicly-owned TVNZ’s right to pick and choose which political parties get election coverage in their televised debate planned for 8th October. New Conservative’s action is a last resort, taken after several attempts to discuss the issue with TVNZ executives. New Conservative is the 5th highest polling

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No Foreign Interference in NZ

The most recent move by China to initiate simultaneous military activity in 4 seas (Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea, East China Sea & South China Sea), while the economies of the region and around the world are struggling under the effects of COVID-19, is a stern reminder that New Zealand must not tolerate foreign interference in

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Managing NZ Game Animals For Best Outcomes

New Conservative believes that game animals must be treated as the valuable resource they are. Game animals underpin a buoyant commercial sector which contributes greatly to our economy and supports hundreds of Kiwi jobs. Hunting is embedded in our national psyche, our culture, and our heritage. It attracts diverse people from across New Zealand who

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Fresh Water Management and Winter Grazing

The new Fresh Water Management legislation became law on the 5th August 2020 and parts of the policy are impractical, with changes already being undertaken to try and improve it. It is clumsy, heavy-handed and will require most farmers to get a consent for winter grazing which could well be a waste of time as

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Regulating Free Speech leads to Brutality

The NZ Labour/Greens/NZ First coalition government has again heralded their incredibly dangerous push towards further restrictions on free speech. New Conservative, first and foremost responder in the attacks on free speech since the current government took power in 2017, identifies Ms Ardern’s words as the latest announcement to remove the most important freedom we have

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Media and Fake News

In a time of growing ideological conformity within the New Zealand media, a backlash from the public has seen media outlets seeking to proclaim themselves as the arbiters of truth. The New Zealand media industry, once renowned for impartial journalism, groundbreaking investigative articles and solid, balanced information, has become a carnival-like atmosphere of entertainment-style gossip,

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New conservative supplies real world experience – 2020 party list announced

New Conservative is incredibly proud to announce its 24-strong party list for the 2020 General Election, and to confirm that the party is standing a candidate in every electorate. This includes candidates in every Maori electorate, at the request of voters wanting to show their support. The party list (and electorate candidates line-up) is extremely

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New Conservative Announces Number 8 List Candidate

Alan Tāne Solomon has been announced as New Conservative’s number 8 list candidate. Prior to relocating to Rotorua, he served as a physical training instructor in the Royal NZ Air Force and has travelled to more than 40 countries. Devoting 20 years to working in leadership and personal development, Alan found success as a regional

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New Conservative Announces Number 7 List Candidate

Bernadette Soares has been announced as New Conservative’s number 7 list candidate. Bernadette is a mother, wife, business entrepreneur, motivational speaker, property investor, author, counsellor and a passionate Christian. As the owner of a successful business encompassing iconic beauty brands, Bernadette has a Masters in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a Degree in Economics and

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Fiona Mackenzie is New Conservative’s number 5 list candidate.

Her broad business background started young with early work experience covering the spectrum from hospitality, retail, nurse aiding, cleaning, and travel to being a postie. Fiona’s formal career started with teaching before moving into finance while gaining a BA and MBA from Auckland University, mostly through part-time study. She subsequently became NZ General Manager for

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New Conservative Announces Number 4 List Candidate

Lachie Ashton has been announced as New Conservative’s number 4 list candidate. As New Conservative’s spokesman for Primary Industries and Racing, Lachie sees himself as a loyal ally to the agriculture sector having been there on the ground as a farm worker, casual musterer, head shepherd, farm manager, contract fencer, leasing a farm and finally,

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Fake News by Stuff Targets Napier Candidate Deborah Burnside

Fake News by Stuff Targets Napier Candidate Deborah Burnside New Conservative’s candidate for Napier (and cancer survivor), Deborah Burnside, has been the target of a fake news article by Stuff, which has made false allegations regarding her association with the Cancer Society, and specifically her role as an Ambassador. Ms Burnside has been a Cancer

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New Conservative Announces Number 3 List Candidate

The firearms community has been impacted by poor legislation, undemocratic process, and as a political scapegoat. New Conservative acknowledges this is a national issue that impacts not only the rights and freedoms of firearms owners, but also the way of life for many New Zealanders. It is a specialist issue and having a representative for

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