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Labour Folds to Farming Lobby

Labour folds to farming lobby, leaving The Opportunities Party alone in advocating polluter pays to clean up rivers. 

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Is the Health Sector Underfunded?

The Ministry of Health funding blunders have once again shone a spotlight on health sector funding. Labour is now claiming that National has underfunded the sector by $2.3b. The size of that number is very debatable, and has been made to look as scary as possible, but Labour seems to have a good case for their claim of underfunding. Regardless of the quibbling over health funding, the real issue is that none of the establishment parties are dealing with the long-term issues faced by the health sector.

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Real Commitment to Refugees

The Opportunities Party is committing to quadrupling New Zealand’s refugee quota to 3000 per annum over the term of the next Parliament.

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TOP’s Fair Tax Reform – Expert Reaction

Our flagship policy is tax reform. The problem we’re solving is that there’s a huge loophole in the income tax regime that leads to a number of problems;

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Ping Pong Politics

Shayne Currie

Editor

NZ Herald

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A Reporter's Guide To The Opportunities Party

Straight answers to simple questions that will let us talk about important stuff

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Advertising salesmen circling as New Zealanders take time to get their heads around giving away someone else’s money.

The Leader of the Opportunities Party Dr Gareth Morgan fears being besieged by fast talking advertising agents as the public react slowly to the Party’s million-dollar Care Think Vote Campaign.

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What are you Hiding Mr Bridges?

It is appalling enough that Mr Bridges tried to suppress the release of the Wiri to Westfield rail line business case, particularly given that we are all shareholders in KiwiRail. This is yet another example of Establishment Parties slowly bending the public service to their own ends, instead of doing what they should do; serve the public. 

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Super for the wealthy part of the child poverty problem

We all think New Zealand is a great place to raise a family. However, a new global report card from UNICEF shows that for many New Zealanders this isn’t the case. We are failing our children, and one of the key reasons is because we give so much of our money to the elderly.  

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Don’t Turn Your GP into a Dealer

The Greens’ private members bill on legalising medicinal cannabis has been drawn from the ballot in Parliament. It sounds like a great idea, but in reality it just opens up a huge can of worms that would be better solved by legalising cannabis entirely. What the bill shows though is that even the Greens aren’t above putting political opportunism ahead of evidence.

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