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Opportunities Party Announces David Hay as List Candidate

By   /  July 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Opportunities Party is pleased to announce Auckland Policy Researcher David Hay as a list candidate for the 2017 General Election. “David joins an ever-growing group of Kiwis from all backgrounds who are picking TOP as the party for real change this election.” Says TOP Founder and Leader Dr Gareth Morgan, “His policy background and […]

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Unconditional Basic Income for Youth Launched – TOP

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Opportunities Party today launched its policy of an unconditional basic income (UBI) for all New Zealanders aged 18 to 23. Set at a rate of $200.00 after tax per week the Youth UBI is designed to give all young New Zealanders a safety net of income to allow them to pursue their dreams. TOP […]

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The Opportunities Party Announces New Candidates

By   /  July 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

As support for The Opportunities Party (TOP) grows, more people are putting themselves forward as candidates and volunteers for TOP for the 2017 election. Today the Party is pleased to announce five new candidates who will help present TOP’s evidence based policies for New Zealand’s economic and social problems to voters. Each of them brings […]

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TOP says it can work with Greens on water

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on TOP says it can work with Greens on water

The Opportunities Party welcomes the Green Party fresh water policy “Protecting Drinking Water”. The issues they have raised – charging commercial water users and resolving Treaty issues – are all aligned with TOP’s Clear Water Action Plan. There is clearly enough common ground to work with them on these issues.   It is interesting that […]

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THE OPPORTUNITIES PARTY CALLS FOR A REAL ACTION ON TEEN ALCOHOL ABUSE

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on THE OPPORTUNITIES PARTY CALLS FOR A REAL ACTION ON TEEN ALCOHOL ABUSE

As establishment politicians gather at Parliament to catch up with The Opportunities Party’s harm reduction based Real Deal Cannabis Reform, TOP is moving forward to tackle the serious issue of alcohol related harm amongst young people.   After analysing all the evidence since then Prime Minister Jenny Shipley cynically lowered the age of purchase to […]

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Mika Haka says Legalise cannabis or help gang lords kill – TOP

By   /  July 2, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Mika Haka says Legalise cannabis or help gang lords kill – TOP

“Cannabis in New Zealand is controlled by gangs – legalise it now so a government can control it, tax it and use that money to do cool things, like water fountains”, says Mika Haka. “The government is aiding criminal gangs by allowing unregulated cannabis markets to flourish” Speaking on the eve of the Medicinal Cannabis […]

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TOP Voting Guide

By   /  July 2, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on TOP Voting Guide

TOP Voting Guide

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The Opportunities Party Clear Water Action Plan for preserving and enhancing New Zealand’s waterways.

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

New Zealand’s environment is at the very core of our economic and social wellbeing.  Without total commitment to preserving and enhancing the environment we rely on for the bulk of our national income (agriculture and tourism) and our unparalleled quality of life we are lost. Short-sighted governments past and present have ignored sustainability in the […]

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MIKA HAKA reacts to Parliament Legislation to wipe Gay Convictions – The Opportunities Party

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on MIKA HAKA reacts to Parliament Legislation to wipe Gay Convictions – The Opportunities Party

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TOP – Letter to Shayne Currie regarding cadet sports reporters, Steve Braunias

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on TOP – Letter to Shayne Currie regarding cadet sports reporters, Steve Braunias

Shayne Currie Editor NZ Herald Dear Shayne I write concerning one of your cadet sports reporters, Steve Braunias. This young man contacted me recently to challenge me to a game of table tennis which I had to decline as I am busy campaigning for The Opportunities Party in the 2017 General Election. Cadet Braunias responded […]

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A REPORTERS GUIDE TO THE OPPORTUNITIES PARTY (straight answers to simple questions that will let us talk about important stuff)

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Q: Is the Opportunities Party left or right wing? A: Yes.     Q: Who are TOP’s core supporters? A: Everyone who cares, thinks and votes     Q: Is Gareth Morgan really serious about getting into Parliament? A: Yes, he will be TOP of the party list and has been working non-stop since November […]

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Opportunities Party Announces Mika X Candidate for Auckland

By   /  June 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Opportunities Party Announces Mika X Candidate for Auckland

Activist, performer, community worker and fashionista Mika X has today been confirmed as The Opportunities Party candidate for the Auckland Central Electorate. Mika is standing in Auckland Central, New Zealand’s very own metropolis. He has spent years on the front line, working and helping youth through his foundation. Mika sees TOP as a kindred soul […]

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Gareth Morgan Ping Pong Journalism

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

I have been challenged to a game of table tennis by a NZ Herald sports reporter. Personally, I have better things to do with my time – talk about issues which are important to NZ. I think a better way to measure a person’s character is to know what they stand for rather than how they play a game of table tennis.

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TOP donates $1 million to charity to protest political ad allowances – The Opportunities Party

By   /  June 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Hey folks, in case you missed it taxpayers have just given millions of dollars of broadcasting time to establishment politicians so they can tell you to vote for them. National gets $1.3m, Labour $1m, Greens $0.5m, NZF $0.4m and even the one-man bands Act and United Future receive around $100k each. The Opportunities Party gets […]

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Gareth Morgan Welcomes PCE’s Stance on Feral Cats – TOP

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Gareth Morgan Welcomes PCE’s Stance on Feral Cats – TOP

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has today issued a major report highlighting the need for urgent action on the control of feral cats to protect and preserve New Zealand’s unique and diverse birdlife.   Her report comes four years after Dr Gareth Morgan launched a philanthropic campaign to address this very issue […]

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Gareth Morgan Announces The Opportunities Party (TOP) First Set of Candidates

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

“I’m proud to announce our first set of candidates,” says The Opportunities Party Leader Dr Gareth Morgan. “They are all top quality people who are committed to offering Kiwis evidence based solutions to the problems we face. These are the kinds of people we need in Parliament.”   The candidates announced today are:   Jessica […]

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