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Earlier this week Billy Te Kahika informed Advance NZ candidates that he has decided not to continue with the party. Naturally this is sad for us all, given the huge effort we all put into the 2020 Election Campaign. Billy has inspired many people around New Zealand, and I will forever be grateful for the time working alongside him after he chose to join with Advance NZ for the election.
This is not the end of our party - we are all only beginning the work we need to do now, to plan, prepare, and work towards Election 2023.This Government needs to be held to account, and we must keep standing up for Kiwis rights and freedoms. Your rights and freedoms in your own country.
Advance NZ will be continuing, and will be restructuring into the next phase of our journey. The haste of the election campaign meant everything was done in a hurry. Our reconstituted party, with more time now, will be the democratic, transparent and professional party that members, supporters and candidates deserve.
Click to download the Advance NZ COVID-19 Response Policy in PDF
The COVID-19 virus has led nations around the world to take radical action to prevent its spread. In New Zealand, the Labour Government has adopted an approach of eradication at any cost. That strategy has failed.
In the false hope of eradicating the virus, we now face Labour’s Second Wave of Lockdowns. There is no end in sight for the current lockdown or for ending COVID-19 restrictions at lower levels. Labour’s plan is for years of rolling lockdowns.
Click to download the Advance NZ Housing Policy in PDF
New Zealand has a major housing crisis with an immediate high demand. This has been caused by high immigration numbers and many returning Kiwis who are entering the housing market.
The Government currently spends up to $600 Million dollars a quarter on ‘Emergency and Temporary’ housing which is literally money down the drain. When houses are built they are cheap, unhealthy and do not last for very long.
Labour’s promise — through their much heralded Kiwibuild program to provide 10,000 houses per year — has failed. They have only produced approximately 150 houses each year.
New Zealand needs a Government with experienced housing industry professionals, who know how to work with key stakeholders involved in the three Ministry portfolios of Housing, Building and Construction, and Urban Development.
There is a need for residential sections in many regions. Emergency housing is at an all-time high. Property values have continued to climb during 2020 because supply has not met the demand.
Click to download the Advance NZ Agriculture Policy in PDF
Farming is the backbone of New Zealand. For generations, tangata whenua and farming families have sweated and toiled to turn this nation into a fertile and rich garden. Outside of the few large cities, most people live close to the land that feeds them, and in turn, are blessed to enjoy our tiny corner of paradise.
Successive governments have acted to destroy that legacy. Policies are being implemented that will, according to Federated Farmers, “end pastoral farming in parts of the country.
The Covid Response has shown us that simply focusing on medical issues fails to fully address what makes us healthy. Treading the current narrow path with a model that focuses on disease and pharmaceutical treatments, which fails to meet the wider public needs, is limited and outdated.
The Medicines Act 1981 legislates against alternative medicines and treatments when a person should have the right to choose their own healthcare. We will restore that right. The Medicines Health Act 1981 is out of date and requires modification. Advance NZ considers it requires urgent review and clarification in areas that cover the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder.
Advance NZ aims to promote true wellness —hauora — within New Zealand, to improve quality of life, and reduce the need for medical intervention.
Our party’s health policies are based on the holistic view of health, taking into account the four main cornerstones of well-being: Physical, Mental, Family and Spiritual. This Te Whare Tapa Whā model, developed by Mason Durie, is already promoted by the Ministry of Health, but not followed by our medical or legal systems.
Click to download the Advance NZ Democracy Policy in PDF
Democracy is precious and must be protected so future generations can enjoy the same rights and freedoms previous generations, at great cost, fought to protect.
Our elected representatives are under a clear obligation to speak for their constituents in Parliament, to represent the will of the people and make laws in the people’s best interest.
The Co-Leaders of Advance NZ, Billy Te Kahika and Jami-Lee Ross called for a National Rally for Freedom in Auckland yesterday (Saturday 12 September). The peaceful rally took place at Aotea Square with a march on Queen Street in Central Auckland calling for an end to ongoing rolling lockdowns in dealing with Covid-19.
Appearing alongside the leaders was the mother (whose name remains suppressed) who was unjustifiably jailed under COVID-19 laws last month. She appeared at the rally in solidarity with those protesting.
The rally was a resounding success with thousands turning out to protest Labour and National’s failed lockdowns strategy. Speakers shared that new evidence is showing lockdowns don’t work and that COVID-19 is no where near as lethal as we were misled to believe.
Jami-Lee Ross said “New strategies show we can and must learn to live with the virus as a nation, just like we do with every other seasonal illness that comes our way. Lockdowns at any cost are not sustainable." He asked fellow New Zealanders whether they were prepared to endure years of this strategy, or did they want to rally together to say we have had enough: “Freedom, liberty, and human rights are not luxuries that we give away to Government whenever we are told to."
The people of Aotearoa New Zealand have a rich history of gun ownership and hunting in the outdoors. The rural environment and provincial areas of New Zealand offer great access to hunting and outdoor pursuits.
As an outdoors, agriculture, and gun-collecting people, there are approximately 300,000 licensed firearms owners in our country.
There are recognised issues with the way our Government manages the firearms topic. The new law was introduced on the back of a great tragedy, the high emotion this horrible crime generated led to a knee-jerk reaction in the creation of the current Firearms law
We want to protect our community as well as our democratic rights that include safe and legal gun ownership.