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The Elephant in the Classroom – NZ’s Broken Education System

We are failing a generation of children in academics when schools are expected to address every social issue of the day. Many educators are fed up with the constant push to deliver more content that addresses sexuality over the critical sliding ranking of our students in maths, reading and science. While NZ students have the

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5% Threshold a Labour/ National Monopoly

The Electoral Commission has impartially recommended a reduction of the 5% MMP threshold to 4%, to improve NZ’s voting system. Justice Minister Fa’afoi’s comment that it would have “significant implications,” amounts to tossing it away for another decade, much to the benefit of his Labour government. ACT wants no change as they benefit from seats

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Housing Still Needing Real Solutions

After the failure of Kiwibuild to deliver 10,000 houses per year, the government has announced its latest plan to solve the housing crisis. There are many facets that work together to create the housing crisis we face today.  Price, affordability, demand and supply are all issues. The latest announcement focuses on attempting to remove competition

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Democratic Process Ignored Again

The Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill has now passed through parliament.  While there are many things that have caused consternation with people, like previously held referenda being disregarded, the process this bill followed has exposed the agenda that the Labour/Greens government is working to.  Firstly the disregard of the democratic (and

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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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New Conservative Update – 30/12/20

After a tumultuous period of change, Elliot has tendered his resignation from the leadership of the party and from the New Conservative Board. He has been on the board now and as a leader of various areas for over five years, and those of us close to the board know he has put huge effort

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What Is Behind Stuff’s “Truth”?

Yesterday, Stuff media released an ‘investigation’ titled “OUR TRUTH“. Their investigation claims to go into how Māori have been reported on in racist ways, how racism is at the core of media bias, and how Stuff has failed. A cursory look through the article exposes an incredible pattern and one that I was shocked to

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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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