New Zealand First is the third largest party in the New Zealand Parliament. The Party was formed in 1993 to represent those New Zealanders concerned about the social and economic direction of our country, and who were seeking pragmatic, common-sense representation in Parliament.

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New Zealand First · [email protected]
January 21, 2021 at 8:17 AM

New Zealand First Needs You!

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    We hope your break over the summer was a good one, relaxing, and spent with family and friends. 2021 is here and now we need your help. We are needing funds to assist us to ensure we have the ability to continue to plan through to 20…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
December 20, 2020 at 3:26 AM

A Message from the Acting President

New Zealand First Good afternoon?Friend,? ? On behalf of the board, I would like to take this opportunity to firstly acknowledge the outgoing President and Secretary-General for their service to the party over the last term. It was a very challenging period for the pa…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
October 18, 2020 at 11:24 PM

Thank you for your support

New Zealand First Hello Friend,  To our members, volunteers and supporters - thank you for your hard work. This has been a gruelling campaign, having travelled 11,000km, over a prolonged campaign period. Our many members, volunteers and supporters have suppor…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
October 16, 2020 at 3:54 AM

We are in our final day until voting closes

New Zealand First Hello Friend,      Voting closes at 7 pm tomorrow. With our nation's future facing economic uncertainty, our country needs experience and commonsense now more than ever. COVID-19 has drastically changed our economy and without the right balance of p…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
October 6, 2020 at 4:00 AM

Never has an election been so critical, so get yourself some insurance

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    WATCH this video on Facebook Never has an election been so critical. We’re facing enormous economic and social damage from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our government needs experience, commonsense and an understanding of our nation's town…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
October 5, 2020 at 5:00 AM

Announcing our 'Healthy Kiwis Package'

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    READ more about this package Today, the Rt Hon Winston Peters announced our 'Healthy Kiwis Package' during a public meeting in Rotorua. We commit to: Increase Pharmac funding to 1.4% of GDP by 2023, in line with OECD average Expand…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 5:29 AM

New Zealand First will reduce excise tax on tobacco and cigarettes

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    WATCH this video on Facebook New Zealand First will lower tobacco excise so that the average pack of cigarettes is no more than $20. We need to stop punishing smokers with high excise tax and help them quit by making affordable alte…
Winston Peters · [email protected]
September 28, 2020 at 9:57 PM

Help New Zealand First stop the Sell-Out at Ihumātao

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    WATCH this video on Facebook   At Orewa I told the troubling story of Ihumatao. New Zealand First has blocked Labour from selling out on Ihumatao three times because it would allow any ragtag bunch of protesters, who have failed in …
New Zealand First · [email protected]
September 25, 2020 at 4:56 AM

We stopped Labour from doing a deal over Ihumātao three times

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    SHARE this post on Facebook Winston Peters revealed today that New Zealand First stopped Labour from making a deal over Ihumātao three times. A deal going through would have opened a flood of reopened Treaty claims. The whole Treat…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
September 23, 2020 at 5:28 AM

The Provincial Growth Fund is making a huge difference in regional New Zealand

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    WATCH this video on Facebook The Provincial Growth Fund is making a huge difference in our regions. Our 'Back Your Future' tour was a great opportunity to see the opportunities being created by our flagship policy for the regions. I…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
September 16, 2020 at 6:29 AM

There has never been an election where your vote is so critical

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    WATCH this video on Youtube There has never been an election in New Zealand where your vote is so critical. Don't let them stuff the country. How our country’s economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic will be front and centre in …
New Zealand First · [email protected]
September 10, 2020 at 3:36 AM

New Zealand First is committed to Back Your Future

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    WATCH this video on Facebook Our ‘Back Your Future’ team has spent the week in the South Island talking to everyday New Zealanders while in COVID-19 Alert Level 2. Many of them are concerned about their future livelihoods as we cont…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
August 31, 2020 at 5:35 AM

Help us spread our message this Election 2020

New Zealand First Hello Friend,      Covid-19 has changed the way that we campaign with the Alert Level 2 social distancing and social gathering restrictions in place for the entire country. In the meantime, there are other ways that we can get our message across the…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
August 28, 2020 at 6:11 AM

We are 50 days away from Election Day!

New Zealand First Hello Friend,      New Zealand First is improving the lives of New Zealanders with common sense policies, bringing balance to the Government and working effectively in it. With 50 days to go to Election Day, we’re calling on our members and supporte…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
August 27, 2020 at 5:25 AM

New Zealand First welcomes greater role of NZDF to secure quarantine facilities

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    WATCH the Rt Hon Winston Peters discuss the latest COVID-19 alert level extension The Government announced that Auckland's Alert Level 3 will be extended until midnight Sunday, the 30th of August. This decision is about putting our …
New Zealand First · [email protected]
August 25, 2020 at 2:41 AM

Back your Future. Back New Zealand First.

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    We need your help. This election is pivotal in New Zealand’s history. The Covid-19 crisis has dramatically changed our economy. Our proud record of protecting retirees, opposing selling out to foreigners and maintaining a strong publ…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
August 20, 2020 at 4:49 AM

New Zealand First calls for a single, centralised Border Protection Force

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    The latest COVID outbreak means we again all have to live with the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic. There are real lessons to be learnt. The government has a duty to save lives. And a duty to protect the economy, with all the jobs, …
New Zealand First · [email protected]
August 5, 2020 at 6:53 AM

Join Winston Peters at a place near you

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    The Bus is Back! This election, the most important person is you – and you deserve to hear the facts. Come and hear the leader of New Zealand First, Rt Hon Winston Peters, as he travels the length of the country through this electio…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
July 29, 2020 at 6:33 AM

Winston Peters announces suspension of extradition treaty with Hong Kong

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    SHARE this post on Facebook Winston Peters announced yesterday that New Zealand is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong. This is in light of China’s decision to pass a national security law for the former British protect…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
July 24, 2020 at 3:09 AM

Our immigration policy needs a fundamental reset

New Zealand First Hello Friend,      An Immigration Reset Covid-19 has changed our world. We need to look after our own people first, helping hard working New Zealanders get ahead. New Zealand First believes immigration should be about the people we want in New Zeala…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
July 16, 2020 at 6:00 AM

Our Force for the North rally was a huge success

New Zealand First Hello Friend,      Our "Force for the North" rally was a huge success Northland candidate Shane Jones and Whangarei candidate Dr David Wilson wowed a crowd full of party supporters and members during last Sunday's "Force for the North" rally. Speaki…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
July 8, 2020 at 5:40 AM

Creating jobs and connecting our regions

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    SHARE this post on Facebook Shane Jones and Fletcher Tabuteau announced today an investment to improve the rail connection between Christchurch and the West Coast. This project will create local jobs and enhance connectivity between…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
July 1, 2020 at 8:35 AM

Creating jobs by building infrastructure, Campaign Launch 2020

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    New Zealand First Campaign Launch 2020   WATCH the Rt Hon Winston Peters' video message The New Zealand First Party will be having its Campaign Launch on Sunday, 12th of July, 1 p.m. at the Captain Bougainville Theatre in Forum Nort…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
June 24, 2020 at 8:12 AM

Rebuilding our regions in our post COVID-19 recovery

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    The COVID-19 crisis demonstrated to us that our provinces matter. Regional New Zealand is essential for our Covid-19 recovery and New Zealand First will back our regions every step of the way. Our provinces are the lifeblood of New Z…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
June 11, 2020 at 3:56 AM

We are 100 days away from Election Day!

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    100 days to Election Day!     New Zealand First is improving the lives of New Zealanders with common sense policies, bringing balance to the Government and working effectively in it. With 100 days to go to Election Day, we’re callin…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
June 9, 2020 at 5:10 AM

Alert Level 1: A Commonsense Approach

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    We are officially under Alert Level 1. Today is the first day under Alert Level 1. This is a milestone in our COVID-19 fight, the sacrifices we all made as a team of five million made this moment possible. New Zealand First welcomes …
New Zealand First · [email protected]
June 2, 2020 at 6:58 AM

Should we be at Alert Level 1?

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    Should we be at Alert Level 1? Yesterday, thousands of protesters flocked to Auckland's Aotea Square to show their solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. Exercising our freedom of expression is fine, but…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
May 26, 2020 at 7:00 AM

A refocused Provincial Growth Fund will help rebuild our regions

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    The Provincial Growth Fund will play a vital role in New Zealand’s post-COVID-19 recovery. In light of the upheaval our regions will face as a result of COVID-19, it is essential the PGF reflects the new environment it will operate i…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
May 19, 2020 at 5:01 AM

Budget 2020: Jobs, Business and Balance

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    Budget 2020 is a key milestone in our response to the COVID-19 crisis. When the lockdown started New Zealand First knew that the country faced a massive economic downturn. We also knew the government would need to intervene to keep b…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
May 12, 2020 at 5:43 AM

Thanks to you, we are soon moving to Alert Level 2

New Zealand First Hello Friend,  Thanks to you, we are moving to Alert Level 2. From Thursday, retail stores, shopping malls, hairdressers, cafes, cinemas, and other establishments can reopen. This is a testimony to the success we have had as a nation in tackling the …
New Zealand First · [email protected]
May 5, 2020 at 7:23 AM

We want greater autonomy for the New Zealand economy

New Zealand First Hello Friend,  New Zealand has recorded no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row. These are encouraging results, but we should still remain vigilant or else risk a potential second wave of infections. Under Alert Level 3, many b…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
April 28, 2020 at 6:27 AM

New Zealand First News

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    Rt Hon Winston Peters’ first speech back today in parliament Now is the time for New Zealand’s economic future “If New Zealand can grow it, or make it, then we should…” Watch the Rt. Hon. Winston Peters' speech in Parliament today…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
April 23, 2020 at 12:51 AM

Level 3 hunting rules confirmed

New Zealand First Hello Friend,? ? Alert level 3 hunting rules confirmed ? The government has announced a confirmation of hunting rules during Alert level 3. Hunting has been banned for the last 4 weeks due to Alert level 4 restrictions. New Zealand First fought for…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
April 21, 2020 at 7:25 AM

New Zealand First News

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    The sacrifices we are making under alert level 4 lock-down is making New Zealand one of only a handful of countries able to prevent an uncontrolled COVID-19 outbreak. Thanks to our collective efforts as a nation we have one of the lo…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
April 17, 2020 at 6:21 AM

NZ First News

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    On the 25th of March at 11.59 p.m, New Zealand went into lockdown under alert level 4 until at least the 22nd of April. A decision about what happens next will be made on the 20th, but this week we saw what life may look like under a…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
April 7, 2020 at 8:31 AM

April Newsletter

New Zealand First Hello Friend,      The threat of COVID-19 is at the fore front of everything we do. Many of us may have been greatly inconvenienced by the alert level 4 lockdown. Though we must recognize that taking such measures is necessary to preserve the health …
New Zealand First · [email protected]
March 27, 2020 at 4:57 AM

Thank you to our essential workers

New Zealand First Hello Friend,  Share this post on Facebook to thank our essential workers.   Every New Zealander must do their part to save lives. For many of us that is by staying home. However, there are many Kiwis who have to leave the safety of their home to pr…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
March 25, 2020 at 7:02 AM

Stay at home - protect our people from COVID-19

New Zealand First Hello Friend,? Watch the Rt. Hon. Winston Peters advise all New Zealanders to stay home during alert level 4. ? Over the next four weeks, we must do all we can to protect our people from COVID-19. This is plain common sense. Those in essential servi…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
March 23, 2020 at 4:43 AM

Backing our regions during the COVID-19 pandemic

New Zealand First Hello Friend,      FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK   URGENT DIRECTION - Party Annual General Meeting & Convention, Electorate Annual General Meetings    23 March 2020 Greetings everyone   We are all very well aware of the current extraordinary situatio…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
March 20, 2020 at 4:02 AM

Backing our regions during the COVID-19 pandemic

New Zealand First Hello Friend,  Watch the Rt. Hon. Winston Peters and Hon. Shane Jones discuss support for our regions during the COVID-19 pandemic.   We New Zealanders are facing an unprecedented economic and health crisis from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coalition …
New Zealand First · [email protected]
March 17, 2020 at 4:08 AM

COVID-19 – Protecting New Zealanders and business

New Zealand First Hello Friend,  watch here Some things are sent to try us. COVID-19 is the latest. The Coalition is determined to do all it can to protect the health of New Zealanders and cushion the disruptive effects of coronavirus on the domestic economy. The fir…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
February 28, 2020 at 4:00 AM

Regions to benefit from the New Zealand Upgrade

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    Regions to benefit from the New Zealand Upgrade   Our regions will be a hive of activity in the coming months, as Minister Shane Jones unveiled the first package of regional projects under the New Zealand Upgrade Programme. From Nor…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
February 21, 2020 at 4:00 AM

Help us build a Fighting Fund

New Zealand First Dear Friend,    New Zealand First has been under attack from the media in the last few weeks. The ‘Media Party’ have not liked it when we have told the truth about them, and we expect them to continue campaigning against us in the lead up to the elec…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
February 18, 2020 at 4:06 AM

NZF Leader’s Message to Supporters

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    NZF Leader’s Message to Supporters   Watch here   Since late last year two journalists have been running a smear campaign against New Zealand First. After receiving stolen information, donors’ private information was published. Innu…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
January 29, 2020 at 4:00 AM

Biggest infrastructure investment in decades

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    The big New Zealand upgrade Today, we have announced the biggest infrastructure investment in decades to modernise New Zealand’s transport network, hospitals and schools. Upgrading our infrastructure will facilitate economic growth a…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
December 18, 2019 at 2:00 AM

Public submissions are open for Protection for First Responders and Correction Officers Bill

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    We’ve got some great news. Public submissions are open for Darroch Ball’s Protection for First Responders and Correction Officers Bill.The Bill proposes a mandatory minimum sentence of 6 months’ imprisonment for those who assault fir…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
December 13, 2019 at 4:00 AM

Protecting our first responders

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    Protecting our first responders Darroch Ball’s Protection for First Responders and Prison Officers Bill, which toughens penalties for assaults on first responders and corrections officers, passed its first reading in Parliament this …
New Zealand First · [email protected]
December 6, 2019 at 4:01 AM

Tobacco tax hike will only lead to more crime, hurt hard-working Kiwis

New Zealand First Hello Friend,? ? New Zealand First opposes the additional 11.5% excise tax on cigarettes and tobacco. This tobacco price increase will take from the pockets of hard-working Kiwis and will only lead to more crime. ? Donate $3.00 Donate $5…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
November 29, 2019 at 4:27 AM

New Zealand First opposes tobacco excise increase

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    New Zealand First opposes tobacco excise increase New Zealand First has invoked the “agree to disagree” provision of our Coalition Agreement with the New Zealand Labour Party to oppose the planned 11.46% increase in tobacco excise fr…
New Zealand First · [email protected]
November 29, 2019 at 4:00 AM

New Zealand First opposes tobacco excise increase

New Zealand First Hello Friend,    New Zealand First opposes tobacco excise increase New Zealand First has invoked the “agree to disagree” provision of our Coalition Agreement with the New Zealand Labour Party to oppose the planned 11.46% increase in tobacco excise fr…