ACT Leader David Seymour Pledges a Shift

New Zealand is ready for “real change”, David Seymour the leader of the country’s Libertarian ACT party has said after polling suggested it could be a possible kingmaker in October’s elections. The Telegraph’s Roger Maynard spoke with Seymour after an opinion poll found increased support for ACT and the National Party.

Palmerston North-born Seymour, 40, who has spearheaded the ACT’s Libertarian agenda since becoming party leader in 2014, pledged to reunite a divided New Zealand and address the crime wave and cost of living crisis, Maynard writes.

Seymour said: “A strong ACT presence means real solutions to the cost of living that keeps rising, the crime that is out of control and an end to dividing New Zealand with co-government.”

Seymour has been under fire in recent weeks after suggesting that Guy Fawkes might help him deliver on his pledge to abolish the Ministry of Pacific Peoples as a way of reducing government spending.

Original article by Roger Maynard, The Telegraph, August 26, 2023.

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Unique Prehistoric Dolphin Discovered

Unique Prehistoric Dolphin Discovered

A prehistoric dolphin newly discovered in the Hakataramea Valley in South Canterbury appears to have had a unique method for catching its prey, Evrim Yazgin writes for Cosmos magazine. Aureia rerehua was…