Thought for the Week

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Each week we produce a Thought for the Week. It is not a press release as such, which seldom get seen in the mainstream media, but another way of keeping our members and supporters informed about our thoughts on various topical subjects.

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Universal Firearms Register for NZ – A good idea?

May 16, 2020

The universal register is being strongly opposed by many within the civilian licensed firearms owning community. But why? It would appear to be a good idea to have a record of every firearm in the country, surely?

Three Things the Budget Achieved

May 16, 2020

Throwing money around by the billions is not the way to stimulate the economy and recover from a crisis that could have been avoided by quick action early. The Government’s role is to provide the environment where growth can happen, not just hand out money.

Let Freedom Return

April 17, 2020

New Conservative hopes the government will remember the principles they have stood firmly on during their term in government in their decision making processes as it considers whether or not to move from level 4, and if so, to which level.

Optomists Spot Silver Lining to Covid-19 Outbreak

April 14, 2020

Spotting silver linings to something like a pandemic is the job of optimists. There are still a few in existence and here are some positive observations.

Remember the Farmers

April 08, 2020

As the world continues to fight Covid-19, it is our farmers and primary producers who are providing the food we need, as well as valuable international exports that bring some revenue into the economy.

Welcome to 2020!

January 08, 2020

2020 has started with a boom, literally, and the world now waits, with apprehension, the ramifications of the elimination of Qasem Soleimani, and the subsequent targeting of US bases.

Selfishness vs Selflessness

December 17, 2019

Misty eyed grey-heads reminisce over times gone by when a handshake was an unwritten guarantee, when people would give you the shirt off their back, and when we left our houses and cars unlocked. Did ever such a time actually exist, and if so, what happened to it?

New Zealand Needs Binding Referenda

December 15, 2019

Binding Citizens Initiated Referenda gives the population the ability and power to hold politicians to account for decisions that are unpopular and contrary to the will of the majority. It should never have to be used, as a representative government should not be passing legislation that is clearly contrary to the will of the majority. 

Curtailing the CO2 Gravy Train

November 25, 2019

New Conservative is concerned the recently endorsed Carbon Zero Bill will have little, if any, measurable benefits to New Zealand, and would remove New Zealand from the Paris Accord, abandon the ETS, and rescind the Carbon Zero Bill for the following reasons.

Touring the Country

November 19, 2019

Sue and I have had a fantastic time touring part of the North Island over the last week and getting to see the amazing countryside that makes up New Zealand.

2019 Annual Conference Report

October 15, 2019

Energized and encouraged from our fantastic conference in Wellington this weekend this thought of the week has been a couple of days in the making. Our theme………Let’s Fix This in 2020.

Seasoning Extremism With Realism

October 02, 2019

With new "data" continuing to emerge in regards to the effects of climate change on our nation, it is important that we don’t portray the extreme, almost impossible scenarios as inevitable reality.

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