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119 years of the New Zealand Pension

New Zealand Superannuation has been a hotly debated topic in recent years. Our ageing population has put into question how New Zealand is going to afford to look after its older people, if we can at all? How have we gotten to this point – let’s take a look: 1890s …

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Don’t know who to vote for?

To finish off our series on the 2017 Election we have tried to summarise the main points in regards to our 5 top issues: superannuation, housing, healthcare, immigration, aged care. Superannuation – Age of eligibility – Raise – Same – Does not specify – Raise – Same – Flexible retirement …

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The Opportunities Party

Gareth Morgan heads The Opportunities Party with Geoff Simmons as deputy. Their vision being that “all people have aspirations, and all of us have a right to fulfil those aspirations. We also have a responsibility to ensure others have the same opportunity.” Superannuation: The Opportunities Party will provide all citizens over …

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Maori Party

Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox co-lead the Maori Party in this year’s election. The Māori Party is born of the dreams and aspirations of tangata whenua to achieve selfdetermination for whānau, hapū and iwi within their own land; to speak with a strong, independent and united voice; and to live …

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United Future

With the shock resignation of Peter Dunne, it will be interesting to see what the wider implications are on the party in the coming days and weeks. Damian Light has been appointed new leader of United Future. United Futures is a socially liberal and economically rational political party focused on …

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NZ First

Winston Peters leads NZ First with Ron Mark as his deputy. The first principle of New Zealand First is to “Put New Zealand & New Zealanders First.” Superannuation: NZ First want to keep the eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation at 65. They would also make contributing to KiwiSaver compulsory. Raise the minimum …

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ACT

David Seymour heads ACT. The ACT Party was founded upon classical liberal principles which form the basis for free and prosperous communities. Free speech, free trade, limited and smarter government, the rule of law and secure property rights are at the core of these principles. They believe that New Zealand …

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The Green Party

James Shaw leads the Green Party. James Shaw strongly believes that New Zealand can lead the world in transitioning to a high-value, clean-tech, post-carbon economy that works for everyone. Labour and the Greens have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to try and change the Government this election Superannuation: …

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The Labour Party

Jacinda Ardern leads the Labour party into the 2017 election. Her new leadership may come with some changes to the below policies and this article will be updated as they are announced. This election Labour is backing “the Kiwi dream.” “It’s a home to call our own. Opportunities for everyone’s …

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