Jul'19 - Sept '19 Press Releases

Publicly funded election broadcasting should be turned on its head

20 September 2019

Chris Leitch, Leader

The allocation of money for publicly funded broadcasting for election campaigns should be turned on it's head according to Massey University professor of communication design Claire Robinson. Read more ...

Complaint to Ombudsman over OIO’s Failure to Provide Official Information

20 September 2019

Chris Leitch, Leader

Social Credit has lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman over the way the Overseas Investment Office is handling its official information request for disclosure of documents on the sale of Westland Milk Products to Chinese company Inner Mongolian Yili. Read more ...

Wellington Electricity Network should be in NZ ownership

20 August 2019

Chris Leitch, Leader

 Social Credit is calling for the Wellington electricity network to be returned to New Zealand ownership.

It is sheer madness for the electricity supply of critical infrastructure such as the New Zealand Parliament, Wellington Airport, all major government institutions including the Police and Security Intelligence Service, andnetwork security-sensitive customers such as Datacom and the Department of Corrections to be in the hands of an overseas owner. Read more ...

Government Responsible for Westland Milk Sale

16th August 2019

Chris Leitch, Leader

The responsibility for the fact that Westland Milk Products is now in the hands of an overseas conglomerate 25% owned by the Chinese government can be laid fair and square at our government's doorstep.

Successive New Zealand governments have not only actively sold off publicly owned assets but have thrown open the doors to foreign takeover of New Zealand's most productive businesses. Read More ...

OCR cut action called for

8th August 2019

Chris Leitch, Leader

Now that the shock horror merchants and doom and gloom predictors have had their say on the Reserve Bank's cut in the OCR to 1%, it's time for action.

The Bank itself could start the process by offering to fund government infrastructure projects and investments that would boost the productivity of New Zealand businesses. Read more ...

Update on injunction to stop Westland Milk takeover

31st July 2019

Chris Leitch, Leader

Social Credit has been seeking financial and legal support to lodge an urgent injunction to stop the takeover of Westland Milk Products by Chinese conglomerate Inner Mongolian Yili which is 25% owned by the Chinese government.
That application for an injunction needed to be lodged before August 1st – the date the Scheme of Arrangement for the sale kicked in. Read more ...

Help us stop the Chinese takeover of Westland Milk

28th July 2019

Chris Leitch, Leader

We are seeking urgent financial and legal support to lodge, before August 1st, an injunction to stop the takeover of Westland Milk Products by Chinese conglomerate Inner Mongolian Yili which is 25% owned by the Chinese government.

There are a number of grounds the party is considering for the injunction ... Read more ...

Call for hold on Westland Milk sale

21st July 2019

Chris Leitch, Leader

Social Credit Party leader Chris Leitch is calling on the sale of Westland Milk to Chinese company Yili to be put on hold pending an approach to the Government by Westland Milk for funding assistance. Read more ...

Tweets trump government interest in Westland Milk

17th July 2019

Chris Leitch, Leader

The government's silence on the fact that the country's second-largest milk processor is on the brink of becoming 25% Chinese Government owned has been deafening.

It has had much more to say about US President Donald Trump's most recent tweet than it has about the whole of the Westland Milk situation.

Its silence is a clear statement that it would rather have overseas governments owning a key slice of New Zealand agriculture and ...  Read more ...

Government enquiry into DHB handling of Preece case called for

13th July 2019

Chris Leitch, Leader
Social Credit is calling for a Government enquiry into the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board over it's handling of the Sarah Preece attack in 2017 and its subsequent report.

Party leader Chris Leitch says Nelson MP Nick Smith is right to call on the board to formally apologise to Sarah Preece but that doesn't go anywhere near far enough. Read more ...

An open letter to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

9 July 2019

From Chris Leitch, Social Credit Party Leader

Dear Jacinda Ardern, Winston Peters and Grant Robertson,

The dairy industry is New Zealand’s largest exporter, bringing in our greatest amount of overseas exchange.

You must be aware the second largest processor of milk in the country is about to be sold to a Chinese conglomerate substantially owned by the government of China.

The farmer shareholders in Westland Milk have been left in a situation where they have little option but to sell their shares... Read more...

Authorised by Anne Leitch, Secretary, 42 Reyburn House Lane, Whangarei

secretary@socialcredit.nz

Copyright Social Credit Party 2019