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Protect Education From Far-Left Activists

“Activists are targeting our children with harmful ideologies. They’re indoctrinating kids with anti-biology teaching on gender and are now attacking religious schools like Bethlehem College for their beliefs. This has to stop,“ says Helen Houghton, a former teacher and New Conservative Co-leader and Education Spokeswoman. New Conservative is calling for the following to be implemented:

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Insulation Heating Up

New Conservative notes the proposed changes to the Building Code Insulation standards are causing a lot of heated debate.  These were due to come into force in November but may now be delayed to May 2023. So what’s the problem?  Surely more insulation is better and saves our heating costs. The proposal was in essence

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Call for Debate Re Children’s Mental Health Service

New Conservative spokesman for Mental Health, Stephen Taylor, has issued a challenge for anyone to debate the effectiveness of our current Mental Health system, and what is required to fix it, with him. Taylor is seriously concerned about the complete lack of effectiveness and the misuse of resources Mental Health has been operating in for

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New Zealand Needs Plunket

New Conservative believes that healthy families make a healthy nation, and as such is committed to funding much needed parental support. Over 100 years old, Plunket, known to three generations of women and their families, is a household name that Kiwis trust, an institution where most New Zealand mums were able to gain peace of

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New Zealand Throws Away its Energy Advantage

11 April 2022 New Conservative observes that since the advent of the Russia/Ukraine war, countries of the world have been rushing to restore and improve their energy independence and resilience.  Especially as regards oil and gas. Meanwhile, our government goes blindly in the opposite direction.  First they imposed a moratorium on new oil and gas

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New Conservative Announces Tauranga Candidate

11 April 2022 New Conservative has consulted its members in Tauranga and has decided it will stand a candidate in the Tauranga By-Election. The members there have overwhelmingly supported New Conservative Co-Leader, Helen Houghton, as their first choice, and look forward to backing her in her campaign. While Helen currently lives in Christchurch, she will

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Lockdown was Too Costly

7 April 2022 New Conservative asks, “Two years on from the first lockdown, how well have lockdowns served us?” The initial covid elimination policy had the goal of limiting pressure on our hospital system from covid patients.  This has been successful.  Even now with high numbers of Omicron cases we are managing.  However, the flip

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Counselling Support for Students in Need

1 April 2022 New Conservative supports the New Zealand Independent Practitioners Collective (NZIPC) initiative to source affordable counselling services for students in need. New Conservative was recently shocked to discover that the $25m Te Pukenga Mental Health fund (signed off by the Ministry of Health and 16 Polytechnics in April 2021), has only delivered 304

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Education is Not Rocket Science – KISS

28 March 2022 New Conservative is very concerned that this government is about to unleash an over complicated thoughtless reaction to what is a simple problem to solve. Additional, ‘new assessment tools for measuring kids’ abilities? Exactly what is the Labour government’s ‘strategy’ they have revealed, because Chris Hipkins says turning around our failing reading,

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Women’s Swimming Sessions, or Are They?

7 March 2022 New Conservative notes that transparency is a constantly growing concern for the NZ public around central government, but we must also be vigilant about how our local government manages our resources and rights. Last week Helen Houghton, Co-leader for New Conservative, and several other women were involved in a meeting with the

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Government Spurns our Most Vulnerable

New Conservative is very concerned with the findings of the State of the Nation 2022 Report. There is an increase of 21 000 benefit-dependent homes, where children have been living since before Covid began. An increase of 37 000 since the Labour government came to power 4 years ago, yet the government recently boasted in

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“Safe Areas” Bill An Attack On Human Rights

New Conservative believes that the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Bill, shortly to undergo its second reading in Parliament represents a direct attack on the human rights of freedom of speech, assembly, communication, and religion. The Health Select Committee dealing with this bill completely ignored the overwhelming opposition to the bill made by the public

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Parliament Ignores its Electors

New Conservative is very concerned that the Beehive’s elected representatives arrogantly turned their backs on ‘citizen’s rights’ protesters. Thousands of protestors, opposing government mandates for vaccination, converged on parliament today. They came to show the government, the other parliamentary parties, and the citizens of New Zealand, the strength of their convictions, and their deep disagreement

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MSM Blind or Too Kind?

Where was the Mainstream Media today? My wife and I took our caravan to Gulf Harbour for a night on Saturday night. After walking some trails in Shakespear Regional Park we headed home at around 4pm Sunday. We reached State Highway 1 and discovered traffic was thick and almost stopped. It didn’t take us long

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NZ Next to Scrap Vaccine Passes?

The United Kingdom has announced that mandatory vaccine passes will be scrapped, as will the mandatory wearing of masks. Sweden has announced that negative Covid tests will no longer be required to enter the country. What will it take for New Zealand to do the same? In the last week, Pfizer, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the

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Hands Off Our Kids!

New Conservative wishes to sound a note of caution against vaccinating healthy children for Covid. The equation is simple: what are the benefits, and what are the risks? The risks to healthy children who catch the virus approach zero.  In other countries (e.g. Sweden, Germany), children are simply not dying from Covid. Children have a

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Overseas Kiwis are in an Abusive Relationship with the NZ Government

There are a million New Zealanders living abroad, most of them in Australia.  At any one time, 30,000 want to come home.  Families are separated.  Workers cannot return to their jobs.  People cannot access medical care in New Zealand. The government has once again messed overseas Kiwis around, this time by refusing to open a

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Government Mandates Are Leaving Children Behind

Anxiety. Fear. Depression. These should never be terms used as norms for the youth in our communities. Yet the reality is that these words have shifted from rare to a more common theme of what we are witnessing in our children and young adults. Then if we throw exclusion into the mix we have some

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Democracy Spurned in Iwi Control of Water and Infrastructure

New Conservative is deeply concerned at the demise of democracy the nation is experiencing under this Labour Government.  In an absolute sideshow, the Minister of Local Government Nanaia Mahuta has established a Three Waters working group. It is supposedly tasked with reviewing how it might strengthen representation, governance and accountability in the four Water Services

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A Democratic Government Listens To Its People

“Labour and Parliament have shown a completely arrogant disregard for the public,” says Ted Johnston, Co-Leader of New Conservative.  Thousands of people marched to parliament in Wellington on 9th November 2021.  It was a huge protest against the lockdowns, the loss of livelihoods and businesses, and the abuse of the Labour government’s power by removing

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