Williams v Craig

Colin Craig founded the Conservative Party 5 years ago. His voice on democracy and accountability resonated with thousands of people, with the Conservative Party gaining more votes than Act, Future NZ and the Maori Party at the last election. He has invested hugely, into the Party since it began. Many people support the values and Read More

Conservative Party 2016 AGM Date Announced

The Conservative Party have announced the date and venue for the 2016 Annual General Meeting. It will be held this year at the Holiday Inn, Auckland Airport on November 12 2016. More details to follow when finalised.

A covenant for our nation’s children

The Conservative Party honours our Maori leaders for giving all New Zealanders leadership in this vital area of our life as a nation. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our children are our greatest treasure. In them lies our future and they have the privilege of upholding our legacy as a nation. They deserve the Read More

Traditional Family the Best

The Conservative Party is not surprised to read in Lindsay Mitchell’s report on “Child Poverty & Family Structure: What is the evidence telling us?” that the decreasing occurrence of the natural and traditional family unit of a loving dad and mum with children, has seen a corresponding increase in child poverty and income inequality. There Read More

Government Should Give Authority Where Needed

The Conservative Party fully supports Sensible Sentencing Trust’s call for Police and Corrections to have the authority to drug test offenders on Probation, Home Detention and Bail. “It seems bizarre that convicted criminals, with drug histories, are allowed on the streets with no way of monitoring their drug use. We call on the government to Read More

Prostitution Law Reform Needs Serious Reform

The Conservative Party believes we have dropped the ball in leading the world in the area of protecting the vulnerable from exploitation and abuse. While countries like Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Northern Ireland, Canada and now France, have introduced the same legislation we had the opportunity to introduce in 2003, our most vulnerable continue to suffer Read More

CYF Reform Won’t Work Without Accountability

Whist the Conservative Party are pleased to see that CYF are looking to make many changes in an attempt to address serious issues that were highlighted in a report conducted last year, there are still major concerns regarding the huge lack of accountability for CYF. The Conservative Party believes that until there is an Independent Read More

Flag Referendum Great. Process Wrong!

The Conservative Party’s number one policy is Binding Referenda. We applaud the fact that an issue as important as our National Flag was put to the people to vote on via a referendum. However, the Conservative Party totally disagrees with the process in which it was done, and the unnecessary financial costs involved. “Imagine how Read More

National not in touch with the majority

The results are in on the flag referendum, and the Conservative Party is pleased to see that so many people have participated, and that Government has, in this case, accepted that the will of the people is binding. We have no reason to fear binding referenda. It is democracy in practice. This has shown us Read More

1080 abuser held to account

The Conservative Party is pleased to see that the 1080 blackmailer has been held to account for his actions. We read: “It’s hard to imagine a worse threat to children and families,” said Fonterra’s managing director of people, culture and safety Maury Leyland. “It can’t be forgotten [the letter] was accompanied by deadly quantities of Read More

Treatment of NZ Youth Criminals a Joke

As reported recently, and on numerous occasions, burglaries and crime are at unacceptable levels. Sadly, many youth and young people are becoming more and more actively involved in committing criminal offences, and the Conservative Party is concerned that lack of consequences for actions is only feeding the problem. “There is no real incentive for youth Read More

John Stringer Expelled from the Conservatives

Mr Stringer’s complaints to the Police, the Electoral Commission and the Privacy Commission have all been overruled after thorough investigation by these bodies. The Board has sought to work constructively with Mr Stringer with respect to any ongoing status within the Party, but his ongoing actions and public communications have denigrated the current Board members Read More

Less Loving Correction Equals More Abuse

he Conservative Party is horrified at the latest statistics brought to light in the Family First report “Defying Human Nature: An Analysis of New Zealand’s 2007 Anti-Smacking Law”. Alarming findings such as Police stats which show there has been a 136% increase in physical abuse, and more than 1 million notifications of abuse to CYF. Read More

Conservative Party Confirms New Board


At the AGM held in Auckland on Saturday Nov 7 the following were announced as the new members of the Board, following a democratic election. The process followed for the election, in the absence of a Board, was ratified by an overwhelming majority of those present. The names of those on the Board are: Leighton Read More

Conservative Party Leadership

Earlier this year, on 19th June, it was announced that the Board of the Conservative Party would undertake a review of the leadership of the Party. The former Leader of the Party, Colin Craig, stood down to allow the board to explore all possible leadership options going forward. The newly elected Board has decided, in Read More