Chris Simmons

ACT Annual Conference 2013 - Important Update

ACT Conference 2013 – Friday 22- Sunday  24 February

With only one week to go until the ACT Party Conference on 23 February at the Gibbs Farm in Kaukapakapa, the conference program has been upgraded and extended until Sunday lunchtime.

The theme of the Conference is “Rejuvenation”

You will be treated to an excellent line-up of speakers and will also have the opportunity to state your views in the breakout sessions.

Friday 22 Feb: Party Office, 27 Gillies Ave, Newmarket

New Board Members Announced

Dear Members and Supporters,

Last week, the ACT Party was pleased to announce the election of Hon John Boscawen to the position of Party President.  

John has done so much for the party over the years and continues to show his passion and belief in ACT by making this latest commitment.

This week, I am pleased to announce a number of changes to the Board.  All of the new Board Members were elected unopposed and I believe they will make a great contribution to the Party.

The new Board Members are:

ACT Mourns Loss Of Former Party President Michael Crozier

The ACT Party was today deeply saddened by the news that former ACT Party President Michael Crozier has passed away.

“Michael lived a full life with many fine adventures, and he died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 21 2012, with his family by his side,” ACT Party President Chris Simmons said.

“Michael grew up in Christchurch and completed a PhD in Physics before going on to work in the US, and the UK.  He moved back to New Zealand where he eventually became Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Defence.

Performance Based Pay for Teachers Long Overdue

ACT New Zealand today welcomed Education Minister Hekia Parata’s serious consideration of performance based pay for teachers, which is best practice in industries all around the world and is long overdue in the education sector.