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Friday, July 06, 2007

ACT Wellington Regional Conference

ACT New Zealand will hold its Wellington Regional Conference this weekend at the Museum Hotel on Cable Street.

Conference speakers will include political commentator Colin James, Former ACT Leader Richard Prebble, ACT Party President Garry Mallett - as well as ACT Leader Rodney Hide and ACT MP Heather Roy.

ACT New Zealand Wellington Regional Conference; 11am-4pm, Saturday July 7 2007; the Museum Hotel, Cable Street, Wellington.

Media wishing to attend are asked to register with Dave Moore by emailing


Anonymous Anonymous said...

is the group going to announce when it will split up? or if that after it fails to get any seats in the next election :P

3:54 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

ACT will dissolve the day there are more millionaires in Porirua, then there are bureaucrats in Wellington.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the decisions here will be crucial for the next election considering nationals leftward tack.
Watching national and labour agreeing over the party pill ban shows act will have to talk with other minopr parties to have any legislative effect.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does act have policy on climate change?

does it suport DOC and have environmental policy? if so what

does it have a position on the war in iraq waged by america? is it against it or pro (oil)

will act work with the greens - is that possible act is about economics first - the greens is about the environment and social justice.

does act have policy on youth rates and student debt (pro debt and pro youth rates?)

does act recognise maori as indiginous people of aotearoa?

does act want to fix aucklands traffic problem, tackle climate change, reduce pollution, and increase biodiversity? no? yes?

if so how?

how many members does act have?

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you think you should sign you name, and justify your beliefs before you start asking so many questions? And even then I don't think this is the correct place to be making your political points.

The irony is obviously lost on you that you start talking about social justice before starting on about youth rates - instead favouring more people being out of work, and implying that middle-class students should get free teritary education, rather than the heavily subsidised tution they recieve now, at the expense of health, education, etc of those that choose not to go to university. Some social justice you want. Sounds like you are after social justice for the rich anon...

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like you made a lot of assumptions. i want more equality - ie a re distribution of wealth - if the rish have more than enough they should share it out - if some people have great skills they should shared them.

the point of university is for people to learn and gain skills to better society. youth wages descriminate against young people - theres no such thing as elderly wages - or handicap wages. if they can do the same job as good - give them the same pay.

i dont use my name on this site cause it is like redwatch - however i do think there is decent debate at times and people learn off each other - even when they dont agree.

i think act should enter the debate on climate change and biodiversity if it wants to remain relevant - liberty and buisness is only one little part of life. wouldnt you agree?

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I'm hoping is that act has dedication to an underlining philosophy of freedom.
I hope that the interaction with other parties doesn't lead to the inconsistency/ flip flopping/ selling out for power obvious in the current goverment and no doubt prolific in the blue camp.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

redistribution of wealth ie. theft
sharings great when its other peoples money being shared.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no equal pay for equal work - why does the CEOs earn so much and all the polits in wellington get massive salaries - there are people who own more wealth than entire countries. that if theft.

stealing iraqs oil with an army if theft. the forshore and seabed act - and not the opening up of it to the worlds largest mining company Rio Tinto without consulting any local communities of councils is THEFT.

equality is about looking after the whole community not just the most greedy. theft can be corporate theft or more aggressive like the theft that colonial powers like spain commited in south america with the local populations or that european powers did when they stole people from africa and forced them into slavery. THAT IS THEFT.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Anon-ACT is about freedom and personal responsibilty-business is a bye product of freedom, not its raison d'etre.

ACT certainly cares about the environment-Rodney was an environmental scientist before he became an economist you know.

The difference is that we believe freedom, private ownership and personal responsibilty are the only real solution to environmental probles.

Regulation tends to make such problems worse.

Freedom allows people to solve problems. Regulation encourages people to shirk responsibilty.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cleaner at my workplace cleans a toilet which at times resembles a rubbish dump for minimum wage. I wouldn't do it for triple that.
A women at my wife's beauty clinic waxes her for $25 an hour and yet I'd do it for free.
The reason ceo's get paid what they do is because they have voluntarily agreed to it.
To achieve the socialist myth of equal pay for equal work requires the violation of everyones freedom of choice.
Theft is taking something from someone without thier consent. The point is that theft has a definition seperate from your feelings and it applies to everyone equally, including goverments. The equality you talk about is an equal outcome, not equality before the law. Equal outcomes are another socialist myth as it ignores peoples different skills and weaknesses and the fact some peoples choices lead them into poverty no matter how much they start with.

3:38 PM  

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