Posts Tagged ‘Election 2017’

Exclusive Brethren asked to pray for National Party victory

Monday, July 17th, 2017

The Exclusive Brethren has included in its prayer agenda a request to its members to pray for a National Party victory in the coming general election. The prayer agenda, a confidential document, is distributed world-wide. The actual words in the prayer agenda are for the “right Government which maintains Christian principles” to win the New Read more

Social media a lazy way for politicians to communicate with young

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Social media is a lazy and ineffective way for politicians to communicate with voters says Tino Mahowa, a student at St Bernard’s College in Lower Hutt. “If any politician were to use social media as a way to communicate, it would be to their detriment. It’s a terrible means of conveying detailed information.” “Candidates could Read more

Election 2017 – Bishops say make sure you vote

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Even when the choices to be made seem difficult or the questions to be asked too tough, are we tackling some of the big challenges facing us as a nation and as part of a global community? With the 2017 General Election in just over two months, this is the message of the New Zealand Read more

Retired Judge gives $115k to Labour: ‘Socialism closer to Gospel than free enterprise’

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

A retired High Court judge who donated $115,000 to Labour says the party’s principles reflect those of his religion. In Labour’s first large donation for some time, Robert Smellie, QC, gave $100,000 this month, on top of the $15,000 he gave in December. Smellie told the Herald one reason was his religion. “[Former PM] Michael Read more

New Christian party seeks clarification – not right wing or anti-refugee

Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Claire Holley, co-founder of GOdsownnz wants to make it clear that the graphics on the party’s website were not sourced from Freedom of Speech Productions FaceBook pages, as  reported by CathNews. She said GOdsownnz did not source the graphics on their website from either of the Facebook pages mentioned in the news item. “I purely copied the images from Read more

New “non P.C.” Christian political party tests the water

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

GOdsownNZ is yet another attempt to establish a Christian political party, but it wants to appeal to all New Zealand voters that have felt let down by their previous parties of choice. The party is based in Greymouth. The party is currently on an enrolment campaign to reach the threshold of 500 registered financial members that Read more