The Opportunities Party exists to provide genuine opportunities for everyone.
The cost of living, housing, and climate change crises continue to worsen.
For too long political parties have been unwilling to take the bold action needed to properly address these issues. This disproportionately impacts our most vulnerable.
We will establish a fairer tax system, improve housing affordability, and support real action on climate change.
Now is not the time for complacency. We have the means to address these problems, all we are missing is the political will.
The status quo must go.
TOP's 2023 policy priorities
Meet TOP's leader
Raf is a multi-disciplinarian with a background in finance, governance, strategy, policy and risk.
He spent two terms as a Christchurch City Councillor from 2013 to 2019. As Chair of the Finance Committee, his main focus was the Council's financial position and insurance settlement, as well as its post-earthquake strategic direction and engagement with Central Government. Since leaving Council, he has worked with the Human Rights Commission and the NZ Police Assurance and Risk Committee.
Raf spent 11 years trading global markets and providing high-level macro-economic advice for investment banks in London. In 2002, he moved to New Zealand and has since been actively involved in governance, strategy and social enterprise. He has worked with the AsianNZ Foundation, the Volunteer Army Foundation, Refugee Resettlement Services, Christchurch Budget Services, Pillars, and the Christchurch Arts Festival as both a volunteer and board member. He also worked with the Christchurch Foundation to support...