DUNNE – KEEP KIWIBANK BILL UNNECESSARY
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UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne said today the ‘Keep Kiwibank Bill’, a private Members’ Bill sponsored by Labour’s David Parker, is unnecessary and consequently, UnitedFuture has voted against it at its Second Reading. “As part of the 2011 Confidence and Supply Agreement between UnitedFuture and National it was agreed there would be no sale of Kiwibank […]

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UnitedFuture urges more women to stand for local council
Judy Turner

UnitedFuture is urging ALL New Zealand women to get more involved in this year’s local body elections.What do think YOU can offer your local community trust, health board, community board or council. Many of you have the right skills, experience and attributes for these roles, but may not know it.  Equally, every day, there are […]

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June – Immigration debate sign of a failure to plan
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UnitedFuture’s monthly newsletter for members and fans. View this email in your browser UnitedFuture voters believe we must embrace the modern, changing face of New Zealand We acknowledge that New Zealand’s demographic make up is and will continue to change as our population grows. Understanding and welcoming unfamiliar faces, cultural practices, languages and values is essential […]

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Diversity is more than just a buzz word

Diversity is more than just a buzz word, it’s an opportunity and a challenge. For some it’s met with fear and hatred. It’s hard to ignore the news from the United States of unspeakable horrors of the Orlando murders or the absurd legislation around which bathrooms people can or cannot use. It’s easy to sit back […]

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An effective way to increase our organ donation rates

The Minister of Health has just announced his intention to see renewed efforts put in to increasing our organ donation rates in NZ. His media release suggests that the Ministry of Health plans to… raise awareness by standardising the way hospitals identify potential donors and how donation is discussed with families. And suggests that… we […]

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A week is a long time in politics
Peter Dunne

Politics is a process of constant change. Harold Wilson coined the phrase “a week is a long time in politics” in the 1960s – but in today’s version, the week has certainly been reduced to days, if not hours, in some cases. All of which makes the game (I hesitate to glorify it as an […]

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Calling for a National Housing Summit
Peter Dunne

I have always seen UnitedFuture as a party of ideas and practical solutions. While others play politics, our unrelenting focus has been on trying to promote real solutions to the issues of the day, in line with our principles, and always looking ahead to the New Zealand of the future. So it is with the […]

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Today’s Starter for 10: Have you ever heard of the D5?
Peter Dunne

Earlier this week, in my capacity as Minister of Internal Affairs responsible for the delivery of on-line government services, I hosted officials from the D5 group of countries at a planning meeting in Wellington. Now, most people will not have heard of the D5, or know anything about it, but it is arguably one of […]

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