It's time for new and independent voices to emerge
The Advance New Zealand Party was founded in 2020 by Jami-Lee Ross, the current Member of Parliament for Botany, and an MP since 2011. Advance NZ exists to give a voice to the voiceless who are being ignored by the two big party blocs sitting on the left and right of politics.
Many New Zealanders are dissatisfied with the offering of current political parties in New Zealand. Our politics has become a division between the two party blocs sitting at opposite ends of the table, never working together. There are no calm, common sense voices, existing in the middle-ground, advocating ideas and policies for everyday New Zealanders.
Politics doesn't need to be about partisanship and parties constantly attacking each other. We can come up with political solutions and achievements that deliver real long term wins for Kiwis.
The most serious issue to emerge off the back of the Coronavirus pandemic is how our country deals with China. No one seems willing to address this.
Like it or not, the World ended up in that mess because the Chinese Communist Party dealt with Coronavirus like a political problem. They threw western journalists out of the country, ramped up their propaganda machine, and hid their real problems away so the World never could see.
Unfortunately for New Zealand, we have become so dependent on Chinese Communist Party-linked money that no political leader will ever stand up to China. The main parties are heavily funded by foreign influences, or they have signed agreements that they won’t depart from.
The once courageous political leaders of the past have disappeared. The current ones are quiet, hiding behind fear of a backlash from China. In the last year, I have been the only MP to properly vote for a ban on foreign donations. I’ve seen up close the damage it does.
Here’s the reality for 2020 – only two MPs out of 120 currently sit in Parliament outside of the government and outside of the National Party. And then one of those, ACT, only survives through National gifting him a seat.
The previously independent voices of the Greens and NZ First are now subservient to Labour. The middle of the road parties like United Future, the Alliance, and the Maori Party, are gone. In National’s case, they may have 55 MPs, but no one is ever willing to stand up to the Leader and it has become a one-man régime. A poorly performing one at that.
Politics doesn't need to be about parties constantly at war, forgetting who they serve. We can come up with political solutions that work for New Zealanders without resorting to Wellington's political games.
Advance NZ wants to see a democratic country that has brave voices in the middle that speak truth to power. People that stand up for freedom, sovereignty and independence.
New Zealanders deserve a new fresh group of MPs that will support fellow Kiwis, advance good policy, and who will give a voice to the voiceless.
Advance NZ is fast preparing for Election 2020. We need your support to join our party, volunteer your time, and contribute great ideas for policies for the future.
We live in a great country, and we must be proud to be New Zealanders. But we can be even better. We need to keep standing up for ourselves. Complacency is the enemy of progress.
Advance NZ welcomes New Zealanders that support the creation of new political party to contest the General Election in 2020 to join.
Joining Advance NZ is confidential and only costs $2.
Advance New Zealand wants a fairer New Zealand with a political system that is focussed on solutions for Kiwis, not politicians.
We believe in a New Zealand that stands up for our nation's freedom and sovereignty, forging ahead as an independent country delivering high-quality public services, investing in infrastructure to create jobs and better prosperity for citizens, and providing solutions for our economic, social and environmental well-being.
It’s time to talk about the state of our democracy. It’s time for new voices in Parliament.
Election 2020 on the horizon
Very soon the country will also start thinking about the election in September. When MMP was first established, nearly a quarter-century ago, the vision was for a Parliament with many voices, representing different segments of society. The Labour vs National politics that existed for decades wasn’t working.