August Newsletter – a singleminded focus on our nation’s children
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UnitedFuture is embracing the recently launched Covenant for Children. We recognise that governments must deliver a better deal for future generations, starting with today’s children. This is a mission that will continue to be our key focus as a party. Ensuring that, no matter their origins or circumstances, every child has the chance to get the best start in […]

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Democracy in action: calling for new party leaders
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We’re fast approaching the local body elections and our thoughts are turning to who we want to lead our cities and regions. At the same time, we’re looking to our own leadership – last week we called for nominations for the board and party president. We’ve got three vacancies on the board and for the […]

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Voting in your local election is more important than ever
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Since coming to power in 2008, the current government has almost obsessively tinkered with the Acts that provide the legislative direction to Local Government. To date, successive amendment bills (by my reckoning about 11) have progressively limited the scope of Councils’ work, reduced the requirements to consult with our ratepayers, changed the basis for Councils […]

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Embracing a Covenant for Children
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Last week, a group led by Judge Carolyn and Sir Mark Solomon launched a Covenant for Children, to focus on ensuring that every child in New Zealand is treasured and respected, and has the opportunity to enjoy a good life. About 60,000 children are born in New Zealand each year, and nearly a quarter of […]

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July newsletter – a better deal for future generations
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UnitedFuture voters believe we must deliver a better deal for future generations of New Zealanders This month’s newsletter clearly reinforces UnitedFuture’s focus on implementing smart policy today that will ensure future generations of New Zealanders (that’s our children and grandchildren) will have the opportunity to thrive. The world is changing more quickly than ever, with […]

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Preventive heath care improves outcomes and saves money
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As someone who is coming to the end of her first term as an elected member of the Bay of Plenty Health Board and seeking a second term, I thought I might spend a few words on this very important portfolio. Firstly I think that our health system performs reasonably well but could and should […]

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Good people looking forward to the future
Damian-Light

Over the past 18 months the UnitedFuture has been on a journey of rediscovery. This has involved engaging members through surveys and focus groups in a way that we’ve never done before. It was challenging at times but we distilled what we believed in and what makes us unique. We’re the party that is looking […]

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Give young people a chance
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Young people are being excluded from economic life by a combination of joblessness and barriers to the creation of start-ups. But, unleashing the energy, entrepreneurial spirit and technological genius of our youth is not just a moral imperative, but an economic necessity! We are at a crisis point in relation to our young people. According […]

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Auckland update: we’re fighting the local election
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The branch meeting held in Auckland held on 3 July began with remembering our colleague Ken Smith who had died since the previous meeting.  Ken was a stalwart of the party and had been active for many years, especially at election times.  He will be sorely missed. The team reviewed an updated policy document created by […]

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A better deal for future generations on housing
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UnitedFuture has always focused on what is best for future generations. At a time of international uncertainty, as we have now, it would be very easy to pull back from that goal, and retreat to the “it’s all about me” selfishness we are seeing emerging in other countries. Unfortunately, that approach is a quick cause […]

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