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Top Target market vs Greens

Top Target market vs Greens

So as a group we have been initially attracted to this vibrant startup party. We seem to have a green slant .. I love it and about opportunity found in diversity and the opportunity to be dug out of the meeting the uncertain future head on. Im worried now that there is an overlap with the green party so much so that the vote would be split such that both parties fall below a 5% threshold. I think its Gareths point of view now to clearly differentiate us . or possible we can have some comment in how we might differ from the Green Party.

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    • Brendan Clarke
      commented 2016-12-07 11:41:01 +1300
      Agree with many of the comments here. It doesn’t matter who we take votes from – provided we create policies that we genuinely believe in then it shouldn’t matter who we overlap with.
      I do however think we need to be careful to not become an ‘activist’ party. I daresay a number of people agree with some of the environmental policies of the Greens but don’t believe with the other stuff they push, or their approach to politics. If we keep our policies evidence based and avoid activism speak (I really hate the term ‘establishment’, but that seems to have taken hold already) we stand the best chance of being a legitimate political force.
    • Brendan Clarke
      tagged this with important 2016-12-07 11:41:00 +1300
    • Ben Mayson
      tagged this with essential 2016-12-02 03:29:34 +1300
    • Otis Shirley
      commented 2016-12-01 10:02:35 +1300
      I Agree with Tim, TOP will stand out because it will take an evidence based approach to pick policies that will benefit New Zealand in the long term rather than trying to come up with vote winners every four years. I also think a large majority of voters feel like they are choosing between a bunch of bad options and will love a fresh positive influence in government.
    • Robert Murray
      commented 2016-11-30 21:31:21 +1300
      I don’t think we should care who we take votes from – a vote is a vote regardless of the colour of the voter’s previous affiliation. TOP is not anti this government as much as its anti general govt inertia/stupidity.
    • John Rusk
      commented 2016-11-30 21:18:57 +1300
      I suspect there may be quite a few voters who care about the environment, but don’t vote Green because they aren’t comfortable with how far to the left the Greens are, and also aren’t comfortable with changing cannabis laws. Maybe TOP will attract those voters from the major parties, with relatively little impact on the Green Party vote.
    • John Rusk
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-30 21:18:57 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-30 11:00:24 +1300
      Get the policies, the areas where out if date, legacy, non-existence based thinking is hurting society. Then do some polling and research. Then work out any strategy in relation to other parties. Also these are the scratchings, not the finalised policy areas.
    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-11-29 21:22:50 +1300
      It’s about policy not about sides. The Greens are just a part of Labour & I want a party not affiliated with any side. Greens have done little because they either don’t get in power or if they do they don’t have no bargaining power because everyone knows they won’t deal with National.
    • Tim O'Donnell
      tagged this with dislike 2016-11-29 21:22:49 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-29 20:38:32 +1300