Chris (65) Rotorua
The massive cost of housing is the single largest cause of poverty and inequality in New Zealand. ACT says it’s crazy to ban people from building homes during a housing shortage. We would restore affordability by cutting red tape in land use and construction, allowing new homebuilding on an epic scale.
Lyn (53) Auckland
ACT welcomes peaceful and productive immigrants. Many businesses rely on immigrants to fill specific skills shortages. Instead of scapegoating immigration, ACT would ensure housing and infrastructure responds to a growing population. We would do this by giving half the GST from building to local councils for use on basic infrastructure. This would also encourage councils to approve new housing initiatives.
John (41) Dunedin
Going to kids’ sports on Saturday morning and seeing people from all walks of life come together for a fair game. It shows that, as a country, we have a common bond and understanding, even when we’re competing with each other.
Waikato ACT will replace the Resource Management Act, a huge source of red tape, costs and delays. And we’ll review other laws like the recent Health and Safety changes to ensure the silliest rules are thrown out. We’ll also pursue trade opportunities, and cut personal and company taxes.
Wellington I make sure that at least once a week I spend time with family and friends, especially on special occasions like Father’s Day. Regular catch-ups are very important, so I try to make it a habit.
Anonymous (56) Auckland
I think housing is the biggest issue this election. Other parties focus on short-term fixes (taxes on investors, grants for homebuyers, etc), but ACT says we need to knuckle down, cut red tape and start building homes at the rate we managed back in the ‘70s. That will bring down prices permanently.
*Matthew (11) Auckland
Younger people need a voice too – I’m the youngest party leader in more than a decade and am closest to facing the same issues people your age will face
in the future.
Jenny (73) Tauranga
Natural and black.
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