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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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December Newsletter – Core themes for 2016 and beyond and a Christmas message

December – Our Core Focus Areas for 2016 and beyond & a Christmas message After a successful AGM last month, the party has determined to focus on three key themes, which we believe will strongly resonate with voters. These are substantial areas of concern, that affect our future, and that UnitedFuture can bring our innovative, practical approach to solving. THE […]

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The challenges of collaboration

Within the wider social sector in Ministry’s like Health, Justice, Education and Social Services, the catch cry is for moving away from the traditional ‘silo’ approach to service provision, towards a more joined up and collaborative approach to meeting the needs of our most vulnerable families and individuals. This is good news As someone involved […]

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Our 2015 AGM was all about change – and change there is!

We held our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 28 November which was well attended and very positive. Many remarked that it was the most discussion that we’ve had at an AGM for some time. While there was the usual AGM formalities, we spent more time engaged in lively discussion and debate. During the day: we […]

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We end the year on a positive note

UnitedFuture’s recent AGM turned into a lively discussion about the Party, its direction and its policies, all of which bode well for us as we head into 2016. While progress this year has not been spectacular or indeed obvious all the time, most commentators in their end of year summaries have reported more favourably about […]

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In a hot room that was in full blast of the sun

It is always meaningful to assess where one is and intends to go. Our 2015 AGM did exactly that. In a hot room that was in full blast of the sun, we navigated the where we are now, and what we ought to do from here. The one thing that emerged by 3pm, (with much […]

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