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This is an update to the www.nzpensionprotest.com newsletter I sent out a few days ago.

I got feedback from the Labour and the Green Party and have updated the Pension Protest website with all the information. You find it on the Homepage www.nzpensionprotest.com (right margin) and in the Section:

“Letters from Wellington” [Update Feb. 2018] in the meantime renamed into: The Actors in Wellington] under the respective parties.

While Labour has been very vague and were not even able to distinguish between portability and the Direct Deduction Policy, the Greens were crystal-clear that the theft of overseas pensions has to stop.

Labour: http://www.nzpensionprotest.com/Home/letters-from-wellington/from-the-labour-minister (Don’t be irritated by the name, it is from the Labour Party and Jacinda Ardern’s office)

Greens: http://www.nzpensionprotest.com/Home/letters-from-wellington/from-the-green-party (right margin)

We also got the news that NZ First has refunded donations to donors who went through the process several times because they didn’t get a confirmation after donating, and repeated it because they thought it had not worked.

After the complaints, the website has been adjusted. After signing the petition (Abolish Section 70) you are led straight to the donation page but it now says at the top: “Thanks for signing. Now, consider a donation.”

I think this is clear enough to not mislead people who have signed the petition into believing they have to make a donation in order for being represented.

http://www.nzpensionprotest.com/Home/letters-from-wellington/from-new-zealand-first (mainly right margin)

I also wrote about the demise of Peter Dunne:


Now let’s wait for the result of the General Election and then see which next steps have to be taken.