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Coalition Promises

For a Government committed to equal rights that has pledged not to advance policies “that ascribe different rights and responsibilities to New Zealanders on the basis of race”, including iwi appointees on Fast-track expert panels represents a gross betrayal.


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Activist Capture

New Zealand is suffering from ‘activist capture’. As a nation, we’ve allowed this to happen because some at the top of the political pyramid have themselves been activists, while others have lacked the backbone and focus to say "enough is enough".


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Spotlight on the Courts

New Zealand’s Supreme Court – the highest court in our land - has been captured by activist judges. What is heartening, is the emergence of a wide range of eminent legal voices all openly criticising the Court and calling for this problem to be addressed..


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A Media Reset

Democracy is undoubtedly enhanced by a strong media landscape. But if New Zealand is to return to having that, there needs to be a reset. The media needs to commit to their own principles to “be bound at all times by accuracy, fairness and balance." A balanced approach to climate change may well have prevented the damaging policies that are now in place.


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Moratorium on Coastal Claims

If the Marine and Coastal Area Act is not fixed Maori will become the legal owners of virtually of the entire coastline and Territorial Sea of New Zealand - including vast reserves of the invaluable minerals such as rare earths in the seabed.


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Investigating Covid

There's no question that NZ, like many other countries that used lockdowns and mRNA vaccines, has experienced “excess” deaths following the pandemic. Waikato University’s Economics Professor John Gibson has just published new research showing that in 2023, “the excess mortality rate corresponds to about 3,000 more deaths than would be expected.”


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Waitangi 2024

While sovereignty now rests with Parliament to govern on behalf of all New Zealanders, it is voters who have the democratic power to decide who should rule the country: government of the people, by the people, for the people. And every three years we exercise that power at the ballot box, when we decide whether the old Government should carry on - or be replaced.


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Derailing the Treaty Gravy Train

None of these measures promised by the Coalition Government changes the Treaty itself. Those making such claims are deliberately scaremongering and misleading the public. They don’t want New Zealanders to have a debate about where the current Treaty arrangements are taking the country. Nor do they want public scrutiny of the vast array of race-based privileges that have already been established.


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2024 – a Year of Reckoning

The Coalition needs to remember that they have been delivered a strong mandate to reset the country and get us back on track. That means ignoring the pleadings of noisy vested interests and standing firm to deliver on the promises they made at the 2023 election.


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

On behalf of the New Zealand Centre for Political Research I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!