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  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
December 6, 2020 at 10:41 PM

Free Press: A Week Of Reckoning

NationBuilder A Week Of Reckoning It is 20 months since ACT stood alone against the madness of rushed gun laws. We are not pleased to be vindicated. The spate of gun violence shows how irrelevant the Government’s laws were to those who would do harm with guns. Imagine un…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
November 29, 2020 at 11:40 PM

Free Press, 30 November 2020

NationBuilder A Million Views This week, an ACT MP had a video viewed a million times, worldwide. It was James McDowall swearing allegiance to the Queen in Parliament. He swore in English and Cantonese, his wife’s language. Hong Kong legislators are forced to go to Beiji…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
November 23, 2020 at 2:42 AM

Free Press, 23 November 2020

NationBuilder The Most Technical And Worthwhile Free Press Ever This week, Parliament resumes and select committees are set up. Free Press delves into a subtle change to Parliament’s rules that could seriously improve the culture of our politics, and quality of MPs and l…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
November 16, 2020 at 2:28 AM

Free Press, 16 November 2020

NationBuilder We’re Number One …in the Global Index of Economic Mentality! The Atlas Network is an umbrella group of free market think tanks. It’s measured how strongly people in different countries favour free markets and personal responsibility. The number one country?…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
November 8, 2020 at 11:02 PM

Free Press, 9 November 2020

NationBuilder Founding Fathers 45, Tyrants 0 Another person has held the highest office in the US without becoming a tyrant. It’s an extraordinary record. Trump thought himself bigger than the system, but the Founding Fathers broke him. America’s founders knew English an…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
November 5, 2020 at 10:45 PM

We want to hear from you !

NationBuilder Hi Jack  Now the election is over, the ACT Party are conducting a nationwide survey to help us understand: Our customers – that is, New Zealand voters, and What you think our focus and priorities should be, now that we have 10 members in Parliament. We would love to hear from …
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 2:29 AM

Free Press, 2 November 2020

Free Press Thank You Tour Starts Today It’s been a fortnight, and ACT misses campaigning. Plus, there are so many people to thank for contributing to ACT’s 2020 success. There are new MPs to meet. Then there’s the question: What Happens Next? So, David Seymour and new …
  David Seymour · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 2:11 AM

We did it

NationBuilder Dear JackToday, the Electoral Commission announced the preliminary result for the End of Life Choice Act referendum.The result is: Yes: 65.2% No: 33.8%The special votes are still to come, but we can be confident that this is a resounding victory.It is a vic…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 2:37 AM

Free Press, 27 October 2020

NationBuilder Thank You in a Town Near You David Seymour and ACT's new MPs will be touring New Zealand to say thank you, and to prepare for the next three years, starting in the Wairarapa on 2 November. More details will be published shortly. Watch your email for details…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
October 19, 2020 at 4:11 AM

Free Press, 19 October 2020

Free Press Thank You If you are a Free Press reader, ACT’s record showing on Saturday is your success. Analysts tell us that Free Press readers are most likely to donate to ACT. You are the core of ACT’s support and we invite you to be the core of ACT’s fightback. Plea…
  David Seymour · [email protected]
October 16, 2020 at 3:09 AM

Party Vote ACT ... and tell a friend to do the same

NationBuilder Dear Jack, If you do one thing in the next 36 hours, please give your Party Vote to ACT. If you can do two things, please also forward this email to as many people as possible who might give their Party Vote to ACT. For the past three years, one party has stood on principle and …
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
October 12, 2020 at 2:08 AM

Free Press, 12 October 2020

Free Press Don’t Forget To Vote It’s been a long road. Thank you for reading Free Press. This week is our chance to give themes familiar to Free Press readers a far bigger voice in Parliament and perhaps government. More speeches and questions in the House, more ACT MP…
  David Seymour · [email protected]
October 9, 2020 at 8:50 PM

One Last Big Push (and Your Invitation for Election Night)

NationBuilder Dear Jack, Colmar Brunton shows 11 ACT MPs, our the best in two decades. But, we are still pushing to raise our vote. Please donate for our final push. People want a genuinely independent team in parliament to hold them ALL accountable, and ACT is that team. The thing…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
September 28, 2020 at 8:52 AM

Help us spread the word

NationBuilder Dear Jack Two polls over the past 48 hours show ACT’s policies continue to resonate with voters. But we can’t take these results for granted. We’re in this position because of your support and we need to keep up the momentum. Can you help spread the word by…
  David Seymour · [email protected]
September 22, 2020 at 6:20 AM

A momentous result

NationBuilder Dear Jack Tonight’s 1 News-Colmar Brunton poll has ACT on 7 percent, a result that would elect 9 MPs. This is a momentous result - our best since July 2002 - but we can’t afford to take it for granted. Can you help us make this poll a reality on Election Da…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
September 21, 2020 at 9:13 AM

Free Press, 21 September 2020

Free Press 12 Days To Go We are at the business end of the election. The first votes will be cast on the morning of 3 October, 12 days away. Of course the election is still 26 days away on 17 October, but some votes will already be decided in 12 days.David At Home A sn…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
September 14, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Free Press, 15 September 2020

Free Press Can’t Have It Both Ways The Government would have it that we went hard and early, then achieved gold standard contact tracing. But six months in, we require six weeks of nationwide restrictions to contain a single outbreak. Either we do need the restrictions…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
September 7, 2020 at 7:48 PM

Free Press, 8 September 2020

Free Press The Debt Destroyer ACT has always had a bigger mission than popularity for its own sake. The party exists to shake up the establishment and put forward better roadmaps for our future. Enter ACT’s interactive ‘Debt Destroyer.’ It puts you in charge of the kin…
  David Seymour · [email protected]
September 7, 2020 at 8:47 AM

Labour is in la-la land

NationBuilder Dear Jack Labour is in la-la land. With the economy in recession, they’re offering voters a holiday. It’s cynical, superficial, populist, and it treats voters like kids. But the mainstream media ooh and ahh, saying it’s ‘smart’. We need your support to push…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
August 31, 2020 at 3:13 AM

Free Press, 31 August 2020

Free Press Next Up, Alert Level 2.25 As recently as last Monday, Auckland needed to stay at Level 3 for another week to defeat the virus. Yesterday it turned out that Level 2.5 was sufficient. New Zealanders want to trust the Government, but changes without rhyme or re…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
August 23, 2020 at 11:45 PM

Free Press, 24 August 2020

Free Press D-Day Today is decision day again. The Government set itself a three-day challenge on 11 August to test, trace and isolate the latest outbreak. Now we are nearing the end of a two-week lockdown and it appears the Government hasn’t managed to test, trace and …
  Brooke van Velden · [email protected]
August 20, 2020 at 1:39 AM

Did you watch David’s speech?

NationBuilder Dear Jack Did you watch David Seymour’s speech in Parliament on Tuesday? It’s been viewed more than 35,000 times and had Mike Hosking and Peter Williams raving. Here it is in case you missed it. David forensically examined the many failures of the Governme…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
August 18, 2020 at 7:48 AM

Free Press: A Wellbeing Approach to Covid-19

Free Press A Wellbeing Approach We thought we could live Covid-free in return for sacrificing international links. ACT argued that price was too high and we needed smarter borders, but now domestic restrictions are added to the price. Free Press believes the price is u…
  David Seymour · [email protected]
August 16, 2020 at 11:20 PM

We can win

NationBuilder Dear Jack Delaying the election was the only decision the Prime Minister could make to ensure a free and fair contest. It also leaves the election wide open: we can win. Now the Government’s failing public health strategy is up for debate. With more time fo…
  David Seymour · [email protected]
August 11, 2020 at 11:06 PM

ACT's response to Covid-19 community transmission

NationBuilder Dear Jack Obviously, last night’s news is something that nobody wanted and there will be a lot of questions about how it happened. I hope you are able to make plans for your business and household to work through this uncertainty. ACT is your party, and I t…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
August 10, 2020 at 10:23 PM

Free Press, 11 August 2020

Free Press We’re Off ACT’s Change Your Future bus tour is off and rolling with the first stop in Whangarei last night and Waipu, Mangawhai and Warkworth today. The list of scheduled events is growing and can be found here. The election cannot just be Auckland, Wellingt…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
August 3, 2020 at 8:07 AM

Free Press, 3 August 2020

Free Press Half Empty Planes Free Press is an avid reader of statistics. We noticed 18,193 passengers departed New Zealand by air last month, while 9,032 arrived. The planes are arriving half empty and leaving full. In January, by comparison, around 740,000 arrived and…
  David Seymour · [email protected]
July 30, 2020 at 8:06 AM

Your support is making the difference

NationBuilder Dear Jack New Zealanders from all walks of life are turning to ACT as we focus on the real issues facing our country. Tonight’s 1 News-Colmar Brunton poll has us on 4.8 percent which would mean 6 MPs. We can’t afford to rest on this result. The other partie…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
July 28, 2020 at 4:57 AM

Free Press, 28 July 2020

Free Press Best ACT Polling in 16 Years Both major TV polls are now showing ACT has its strongest support since 2003 and 2004, respectively. The last three public polls place ACT at 3.1, 5, and 3.3 per cent, enough to elect between 4-7 MPs. The momentum is real with AC…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
July 26, 2020 at 8:14 AM

Send them a message

NationBuilder Dear Jack Tonight’s Newshub poll (Labour 60.9, National 25.1, ACT 3.3) means: (1) ACT has its best result since 2004, and (2) New Zealand needs a strong ACT more than ever. We’ve been the real opposition lately. On issue after issue, we’ve stood on principl…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
July 20, 2020 at 6:16 AM

Free Press, 20 July 2020

Free Press In Your Letterbox The Electoral Commission’s purple flyer on the End of Life Choice Act should be in your letterbox. We know the legislation inside out and we want to tell you it is good, accurate information. However, there is going to be a lot of misinform…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
July 15, 2020 at 3:57 AM

Free Press, 15 July 2020

Free Press ACT’s Best Poll Result In 17 Years Roy Morgan, an Australian pollster, just reported ACT at five percent. Last time ACT polled this high in any poll was 2003. The momentum is real. ACT is packing out pubs every night. People are donating thousands of dollars…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
July 7, 2020 at 2:30 AM

Free Press, 7 July 2020

Free Press Dare To Be Different This week, ACT’s election campaign officially kicks off at Dare to be Different. We’ve now sold more than 500 tickets. This event will sell out. If you’d like to hear from our exceptional new candidates, meet other supporters from around…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
June 29, 2020 at 8:58 PM

Free Press, 30 June 2020

Free Press Roll on September ACT’s next election year stop is July 12. We’ve had another strong week of sales for Dare to be Different, with a sell out in reach. If you’d like to help us sell out the ASB Waterfront Theatre (or you’re worried we will and don’t want to m…
  David Seymour · [email protected]
June 25, 2020 at 6:27 AM

TVNZ Poll: We’re gaining momentum

NationBuilder Dear Jack, Tonight, TVNZ and Colmar Brunton released a poll which put ACT at 3%, giving us 4 seats in Parliament. This excellent result, ACT’s best in the Colmar Bruton poll in a decade, shows that more and more New Zealanders are joining our movement for f…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
June 23, 2020 at 4:27 AM

You're Invited: Our 2020 Campaign Launch

NationBuilder Dare to Be Different Sunday, July 12 2020 at ASB Waterfront Theatre Dear Jack, Authorised by D Smith, Suite 2.5, 27 Gillies Avenue, Newmarket, Auckland 1023. Unsubscribe.
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
June 23, 2020 at 3:16 AM

Free Press, 23 June 2020

Free Press Powering On ACT’s annual conference and election launch is set for 12 July in Auckland. We have already sold more tickets than to any ACT event in a decade. Twice as many, in fact. If you haven’t registered for Dare to be Different, please do, and don’t be s…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
June 8, 2020 at 1:36 AM

Free Press, 8 June 2020

Free Press Eradication And Elimination Far back through the mists of time, the Government said New Zealand’s plan was elimination of COVID-19 from our shores. Then we learned a curious thing about epidemiology. Elimination doesn’t mean elimination. It means reducing a …
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
June 2, 2020 at 10:58 PM

Free Press, 3 June 2020: We Are Not Invincible

Free Press New Zealand First Promotes Capital Gains Tax We couldn’t believe it either, but it has set up a website to ask supporters if they want a capital gains tax or a wealth tax. There are two possibilities. One, New Zealand First has been set up, and someone is br…
  Tim Jago · [email protected]
May 29, 2020 at 5:18 AM

FW: Did you see this?

NationBuilder If you’ve been forwarded this email by Jack, they want you to know that they’re backing ACT this year and they think you might too. You can join Mitchell here. Dear Jack, It's not often the media leaves their comfort zone of being the 'Government ch…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
May 26, 2020 at 10:38 PM

Free Press, 27 May 2020

Free Press Serious Talent ACT has released its first wave of candidates. With more to come, 49 of 65 electorates are covered. They're all campaigning for the Party Vote except David Seymour in Epsom who is asking for the Electorate Vote. Among the group are eleven SME …
  David and Beth · [email protected]
May 21, 2020 at 8:49 AM

ACT’s Best Poll in a Decade

Free Press Dear Jack, Thanks to your support, ACT just had its best poll result in a decade. Tonight’s TVNZ poll has us on 2.2 percent, bringing 3 MPs into Parliament. With the election now 121 days away, the timing could not be better. It’s time to send a message that …
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
May 19, 2020 at 12:09 AM

Free Press, 19 May 2020

Free Press Did We Miss A Stealthy Covid-19 Wave In February? For the five Februaries from 2015 to 2019, an average of 1,114 over 80 year-olds died in New Zealand. This year it was 1270, up 156 deaths or 14 per cent. The same figure was up by 60 (five per cent) in Janua…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
May 14, 2020 at 5:22 AM

Speech: ACT Leader's Budget Address

ACT Press Statement Budget Address - Thursday, 14 May, 2020 David Seymour - MP for Epsom, ACT Leader Mr Speaker, many countries have faced the challenge of rebuilding from destruction. There are two basic strategies they can take. One is the path this Government is goin…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
May 12, 2020 at 4:53 AM

Free Press: ACT's Alternative Budget

Free Press Filling The Vacuum There is not enough debate about the future of economic policy. Labour are about to go on a good old spending spree, New Zealand First want to return to the 1970s, and the Greens keep pushing cycleways as if nothing different has happened …
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
May 4, 2020 at 12:16 AM

Free Press, 4 May 2020

Free Press Level 2 – What’s To Decide? Media reports that the Cabinet is meeting to decide how Level 2 would work. This morning the Prime Minister said there was lots to work out. So we consulted the Government’s table of COVID-19 Alert Levels, published on 16 April. T…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
April 27, 2020 at 12:19 AM

Free Press, 27 April 2020

Free Press War Is Over Peace returns, sort of. The end of lockdown means a return to work for many, but not all, businesses and workers. It is also time to survey the ruins. The Government has belatedly realised how damaging the lockdown is and now seeks Alert Level Tw…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
April 19, 2020 at 10:42 PM

Free Press: Decision Day

Free Press It’s Cut And Dried Since we went into lockdown, two things have become clear. The danger of COVID-19 is much less than first thought. The Prime Minister said without the lockdown ‘tens of thousands would die,’ but the curve was flattening even before the loc…
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
April 13, 2020 at 5:01 AM

Free Press, 13 April 2020

NationBuilder D-Day The Government will tell us on 20 April whether the Level 4 lockdown continues past 22 April. It needs to give clear guidance on what a Level 3 world looks like because business cannot prepare with two days' notice. But there is another problem. Many …
  ACT New Zealand · [email protected]
April 6, 2020 at 2:49 AM

Free Press: Building a Resilient Recovery

NationBuilder It’s Turning Infection rates appear to be turning, but if the Government had its ear to the ground over the weekend, it will have heard the public mood turning, too. "Five of my mates have lost their jobs, it’s really starting to hit home." The reality of s…