Dr Muriel Newman
Education has long been described as a passport to a better future, but with increasing numbers of students leaving school with no qualifications at all, the system appears to be failing the very children for whom it was traditionally a lifeline .
I wonder if Jacinda Ardern understands that governing for every New Zealander means setting aside policies that are driven by extremism in favour of those that represent the public interest?
Let's make no mistake that behind the smiles, sits the most radical socialist government in our history, with a Prime Minister intent on embedding the objectives of the world’s most socialist organisation into our policy and legislative framework.
The reality is that New Zealanders do not want to be defined by race – including most of those of Maori descent. The only people who want to divide the country by race are a small but vocal minority of dangerous activists pushing for Maori sovereignty.
The freedom of expression is a bedrock New Zealand value. The last thing we need is the chilling effect of Big Brother watching - policing our speech and monitoring our every utterance, telling us which words we can and cannot use.
Labour has been given an historic mandate to govern alone. They have committed to rebuilding the economy through economic growth. How well they can achieve that goal will determine whether they deserve to govern in three years’ time.
It was Labour’s handling of the pandemic that has played a central role in creating the country’s worst economic outlook in nearly a century.
Labour and the Greens are proposing higher taxes because they believe they know best how to spend your money. National and ACT want families to keep more of what they earn so they can use it to build a better future for themselves and the country.