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Young Kiwis and the post COVID economy

April 27, 2020 Share

If you asked anyone at the beginning of the year what they thought 2020 would look like we doubt many would have pinpointed a world-wide lock-down. Many would have highlighted the various trips they were planning around New Zealand and abroad, the turning of a new leaf on the eve of a new decade and would have proudly boasted about the New Year’s resolutions they were set to embark upon.

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An open letter to Victoria University

April 25, 2020 Share

Dear Professor Guilford,

We are writing today to express the immense disappointment of both ourselves and the wider student population at Victoria on the decision made by the University to reinstate weekly fees for halls of residences from the 29th of April.

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Turning up the hype, down south

February 24, 2020 Share

Few things fill me up with more pride for our national beauty quite like staring out across Lake Wakatipu at the Remarkables in the gorgeous city of Queenstown, and nothing gets me more hyped for an election year than being there with 60 other Young Nats preparing for the campaign ahead!

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Proud to be women in National

September 19, 2019 Share

In 1893, the women of New Zealand, as we often do, led the world. We led the charge that resulted in a world first. A woman’s right to vote. 

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Budget 2019: The wins and loses for young New Zealanders

June 19, 2019 Share

There was a lot of hype around last Thursday’s “Wellbeing Budget” (just maybe not for all the reasons the Government wanted). While there’s a few goodies in there for us youngsters, we reckon that overall, this budget fails to deliver for the majority of young New Zealanders.

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Let them buy houses!

May 28, 2019 Share

I hear a lot of stories these days about the so called ‘entitled’ millennial. The latte-sipping, avocado toast eating young person who would rather spend $250 on a pair of jeans, than save for a house deposit. The old chestnut that young people just need to stop wasting money, work harder and stop complaining about house prices if they want to pull together a deposit.

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Elections and how to win them

May 17, 2019 Share

Needless to say that the Victorian Division of the Australian Liberal Party hasn’t had a fun time over the last 18 months. Bouncing from the resignation of Malcolm Turnbull, to the historic defeat in the Victorian state election to what Liberal pundits have previously described as the ‘impossible’ federal election. The Liberal Party knows what defeat and disappointment looks like, yet beneath this dark outlooks lies a positivity that is inherently Australian. Despite the awful year they have had so far, every day they get up and fight hard for their vision of Australia.

 

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Don't write ScoMo off, just yet

April 28, 2019 Share

The polls are bad, they have been for a while. The Coalition’s had resignations, more than a few. The unions and Labor are organised, well organised.

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What's the deal with a capital gains tax?

April 15, 2019 Share

So let’s be real, aside from the odd accountant, taxes aren’t a very interesting issue for most kiwis, let alone young ones. They’re the thing we just kind of ignore off the top of our pay cheque or the extra cost on your weekly grocery shop. They’re not very interesting, but that said, they can have massive effects on how we operate as a country and our day to day lives.

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The Gay Young Nat

July 29, 2018 Share

Anyone who has met me or has the misfortune of being my friend on Facebook, knows how much I love politics. However, what less people may know is that I am gay. When I first came out I had been an active Young Nat for over two years. I knew everyone I needed to know, and was friends with most of them.

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