Press Release Archives - New Conservative NZ

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Belated Action on Terrorism Laws

New Conservative believes that Labour has delayed on very important terrorism safety legislation, because of its constant focus on laws grounded in their ideology.  The terrorism laws have needed urgent action since at least March 2019, and only this recent stabbing incident has made the government speed up its action. It highlighted the weak, inadequate

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Why Not Trust the Team of Five Million?

New Conservative recognises the need for caution and the focus on containing this virus in the fastest and best possible way, but we are concerned that the people of New Zealand are not being trusted by this government to join them in treating this seriously. Yes, there is a very small proportion of people who

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The Fall of Afghanistan

New Conservative agrees that what the world has witnessed in Afghanistan is a tragedy. Twenty years of Western investment – time, money and most significantly life – has been undone in just three weeks.  The ability of the Taliban to regain control of the whole country so quickly appears to have caught much of the

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Heterophobic Bill A Further Deconstruction of Family

New Conservative is deeply troubled and concerned over the tabling of the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill in parliament by the Minister of Justice, Kris Faafoi. Not only is this Bill a further intrusion into the whole area of freedom of speech, it is also, and more worryingly, a further intrusion into the freedom and the

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Building Industry in Crisis

Materials shortages, labour shortages, supply delays and increased costs are now all part of the everyday experience of those in the building industry. From talking to people across the industry, I have heard of issues like: Merchant shelves are almost empty of timber framing, plywood and engineered timber beams.  Concrete can take weeks to arrive. 

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Freedom for All

New Conservative stands for Human Rights, freedom for all, our freedom, and freedom as stated in the NZ Bill of Rights Act. Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is working hard to silence the words we speak through so-called ‘hate speech’ laws so we do not cause any emotional harm to others, yet she ignores the

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NZ Freedom of Speech in Peril

“I hate you, you’re the worst parents.”“Conservatives are bigoted and living in the 18th century.”“A woman’s place is in the home.”“The Holocaust never actually happened.”“There are only two genders (male and female), all others are a fabrication.”“The Bible says all sinners including homosexuals will go to hell.” Are any of these statements hate speech?  Will

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Time to Review Lockdowns

Let’s think again about lockdowns and their widespread impact. After one couple caused 500,000 people in the wider Wellington region to be in level 2 lockdown for a week, it is time to ask “are lockdowns the best response to Covid?” The initial concept of flattening the curve to avoid overloading our hospitals 15 months

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Safe Schools Please!

The celebration of PRIDE week in child centred environments has led to the victimisation and humiliation of at least one Christchurch teen last week. We ask how many other children out there are feeling uneasy because some schools forced them to participate in ‘non educational’ celebrations.  The child made a conscious decision not to wear

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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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