Ohariu MP welcomes Khandallah School New Year boost

A newly announced $6 million investment in Khandallah School has been welcomed by local Ohariu MP Peter Dunne. A new nine-classroom block will be built to address structural issues in the school’s current main teaching block. Mr Dunne said it was excellent to see this commitment from the Government, in particular the support from the […]

Read more
Dunne Speaks: The Farce of State of the Nation Addresses

There used to be a State opening of Parliament every year, complete with a Speech from the Throne setting out the government’s agenda. That was followed by a full Address-in-Reply Debate, where most MPs spoke, on what was said or not said, as the case may be. Nowadays, we have an annual Prime Minister’s Statement. […]

Read more
United Future Backs Free Trade

United Future supports free trade and the opportunities agreements like the TPPA and all the other Free Trade Agreements successive New Zealand governments have made over the last 50 years or so because they create opportunities for manufacturers and exporters to sell their products overseas and create jobs and wealth for New Zealanders in return. […]

Read more
January Newsletter – more than just a flag referendum

January – more than just a flag referendum The quality of the contributions to this month’s newsletter show just how far the party has come  since the last election. We’re more confident than ever that UnitedFuture’s principles, the people we represent and the solutions we advocate for will continue to have a meaningful place in New […]

Read more
Dunne Speaks – Flag referendum an opportunity for wider discussion on identity

Welcome to 2016! May the year ahead fulfil your dreams and aspirations. 2016 has begun with New Zealand continuing to tiptoe – always seemingly reluctantly and certainly gingerly – around the issues of its identity and future. The upcoming vote on the flag is the obvious current example. Changing our national ensign to represent something […]

Read more
Three Core Issues UnitedFuture Will Own in 2016

For my first four editorials of 2016, I will address the three themes our members have decided need to be a priority focus for New Zealand’s future: Practical solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change Overcoming the challenges of increasingly diverse communities Recognising the long term negative consequences of wealth inequality A fourth theme, empowering our regions to […]

Read more
Off to a great start in 2016 with new marine protected recreational fishing areas

Happy New Year! I hope 2016 lives up to all your expectations. For UnitedFuture, the year promises to be a busy one, as we continue to refresh and renew. We have to refresh and renew party memberships, and our organisation as we prepare for the next election. And we have the new challenge of contesting […]

Read more
Fighting for a shrinking middle class?

“…the middle class is shrinking“ In an article titled “The Strange Case of Americas’ Disappearing Middle Class” by Paul Mason (economics editor of Channel 4 News) it is reported that “…..the middle class is shrinking. A report from the Pew Research Center last week found that, for the first time since the 1970s, families defined […]

Read more
An Action Plan for Electoral Success in 2017

Last year was a big one for us and for all the right reasons. We re-established our purpose, our direction and our vision. This is a challenge that all parties face (some more than others).   Our challenge has always been to explain what our party stands for in a short, impact statement without it […]

Read more
Auckland UnitedFuture Wants Action Now

Following the AGM discussion of the Auckland Branch’s proposed platform for the Council election this year we’d like to encourage members to come forward from all parts of Auckland to put their name on the voting papers on behalf of the party. Now is the time for us to get our message out, so that we […]

Read more
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Youtube