There are three reasons why people living in Upper Hutt should give their party vote to ACT.
Education – I have five schoolage children who attend five different schools in the Hutt.
I know how difficult it can be to move children if the school they are attending is not right for them and how the quality of teachers makes a huge difference.
I want more choice in the ways our children get educated and to attract and keep more top quality people to the teaching profession. ACT’s policies of partnership schools and allowing schools the ability to pay quality teachers more will enable this to happen.
Housing – Even in Upper Hutt owning a house is moving beyond the reach of many. It is the main driver for inequality in our country.
There is only one solution to this - we need to release more land for housing purposes and cut the red tape that slows the building of new houses and increases the cost of homes via increased land and building costs.
GovernmentWaste – Every single other party is promising to spend even more of your money. ACT is the only party that thinks government should spend more wisely and stop wasting it on corporate or middle-class welfare.
We will look to ensure the welfare state is targeted towards those it was designed for (the poor and needy) and not the people who don’t need it.
If we cut waste we will even be able to give some of the money back to those who earned it in the first place.
I want a government that works for us and allows us to help ourselves rather than us working for government. If you agree give your party vote to ACT this election.
Walk down Main Street, Upper Hutt and you can feel a buzz in the air, thanks to over 400 new jobs created in the past two years by business owners who are optimistic and confident about the future.
While this has happened through the hard work of everybody in our community, there is no doubt that the National Government is backing businesses to succeed: it’s never been easier to do business, taxes are lower, and free trade agreements have opened up newmarkets for New Zealand products.
When our businesses do well, it means New Zealand can afford to invest in the things that matter to Rimutaka.
Our National-led Government has already invested $56 million in Rimutaka school buildings; built the $43 million Haywards Interchange and is constructing Transmission Gully and the Peka Peka–Otaki Expressway; increased Hutt Valley DHB’s funding by $102 million since 2008, resulting in 13 per cent more elective surgeries and 44 per cent more cataract surgeries; and provided free GP visits and prescriptions for more than 10,000 children in Rimutaka.
Building commenced on a further 330 new homes and refurbishing 383 existing Housing New Zealand homes across the Hutt Valley.
A National-led Government will reward people for hard work – our Family Incomes Package will boost incomes for 1.3 million Kiwi families by $26 a week on average from April 1, with flow-on benefits to retirees and tertiary students.
We are committed to building infrastructure for our growing economy including upgrades to the Hutt Valley and Melling rail commuter lines.
We will deliver broadband to more houses, 62 more police for the Wellington Police District and cheaper doctors’ fees for households on community services cards. There will not be more taxes.
All of this adds up to a great reason to Party Vote National in 2017!
The Conservative Party’s aspirations for the voters in Rimutaka are in line with those for all electorates.
New Zealand has many excellent features and is still one of the best countries in the world by a range of indicators.
But the areas in which we fail, including violence within the home and in wider society, suicides disproportionately accounting for young people, males and Maori, dishonest business practices and the high rate of imprisonments tell us that something is broken.
We need to hit the reset button and reinvest in the natural nuclear family of Dad, Mum and the children and give them the tools and assistance to prosper.
These formthe foundation stone of a stable society, and multigenerational family structures are the pillars which support a successful nation.
A key component of this renaissance is to confirmrespect for all human life, the absence of which is a root cause of many of our problems. The Conservative Party is the only one which is committed to protect all human life from conception to natural death.
This contrasts with Labour and the Greens, in particular, which have stated intentions of decriminalising abortion.
They would treat the killing of the unborn as merely a health service.
The cost to society of such a retrograde step cannot be overemphasised.
We have lost 500,000 children to abortions in the last 40 years, a quarter of two generations.
We taxpayers have had the dubious privilege of paying $500 million to fund this loss.
The long termfiscal negative is much more disturbing.
At a time when many are questioning the affordability of universal superannuation, the projected loss to Treasury is estimated to be at least $250 billion.
By any measure it is lunacy to be killing the next generation of taxpayers, something which Labour and the Greens seem determined to perpetuate.
NATIONAL CONSERVATIVE PARTY