A huge hi to all our Members, supporters and friends,
Gosh can you believe another election is only 7 months away.
We in the Outdoors & Freedom Party have well prepared for it having had an important planning get together last month. Part of the planning has included our efforts to get a coalition together with as many of the smaller parties as signaled by the membership at large. In each case it has caused nothing but delay after delay only to come to a fruitless conclusion. We have tried to talk to everyone and tried all sorts of formulas but apart from the Yes Aotearoa Party (whom we are working with) little has been achieved. So we are now at full speed getting our party into full election mode. The NZ Outdoors & Freedom party is now officially a Component party so any party who wishes to talk to us in the future about a coalition please do.
A number or party stalwarts have been helping out in the Hawkes Bay cleanup and we are all juggling our lives to accommodate the ongoing tsunami of issues and jobs so don't hesitate if you can help.
A number of things come to mind that need attention from members.
With an election coming up we need funds. How you can donate is in a link under this. We do not accept funding from large corporates and rely on our membership to help. The reason is that we need to retain our independence and not be beholding to anyone but our members.
So much has happened in the last few months. Last week we presented our submission to the select committee on the Therapeutics bill now before parliament. You can see our facebook live stream of it here. https://www.facebook.com/NZOutdoorsandFreedomParty/videos/164026966497003
Parliamentary Petition. Board Member Aly Cook has managed to get a parliamentary petition going and is urgently looking for signatures to get this over the line. It is not easy to get a parliamentary petition going so please support it now. https://petitions.parliament.nz/7e760f56-5aa0-448e-8c2b-9652f7fe3215
Waitangi Speakers Tent. We put in a big showing in Waitangi and our co leaders scrapped it out in the speakers tent, with the Greens actually singing over the top of us to drown out our speech. https://www.facebook.com/NZOutdoorsandFreedomParty/videos/1525437011310076
Sue Grey, co leader and Liz Gunn championed the Baby W case in the Auckland high court which bought a storm of media inquiries even from overseas in the UK and the USA. We found out NZ media had been told by management not to publish anything about the Outdoors Party or report anything so our news blackout continues for what reason is lost on me.
While on that subject we also found we had been assigned a police detective to keep an eye on what we publish. We really do feel big brother does not like our party as we don't get published in the polls or in the media. We must be really rattling the cage.
Co Leader Donna Pokere Phillips stood in the Hamilton By Election and you can check out a good interview with Donna here on joining the Outdoors & Freedom Party. https://www.facebook.com/NZOutdoorsandFreedomParty/videos/657506009180129
Pine Forests and Carbon Credits. I wrote a paper on the effects of pine trees on our environment after giving a small speech at a meeting at Manakau Heads. That paper will be below in a link. I personally would like to do more on the fishing industry but oh gosh there are too many issues to deal with. If anyone with expertise in this area wants to delve into that minefield then please do and report back with a paper for us to publish.
Image required. If you have an image that depicts a family group or some mates in a rockpool gathering kaimoana or in a pipi bed or like then please we would love to have a look at it as we have a need for something like that. It needs to be NZ of course. Send to me email@example.com