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Demonstration in Parliament: Brian Tamaki announces the new political party “Freedoms NZ”

Brian Tamaki led a protest outside Parliament today in a bid to call a snap election. Video / NZ Herald

Brian Tamaki announced a new political party called “Freedoms NZ”.

At today’s anti-government demonstration in Parliament, Tamaki said the New Nation Party, Vision NZ and the Outdoors and Freedom Party had joined Freedoms NZ. One of the parties was based in London and two had signed a memorandum of understanding.

Tamaki, who said he was not running for political office, encouraged other parties to join the “umbrella of hope”.

He cited the Democracy NZ party and the New Conservative Party, whose co-leader Ted Johnston is running for mayor of Auckland in October’s local elections.

Sue Gray, co-leader of the NZ Outdoors and Freedom Party.  Photo / Provided
Sue Gray, co-leader of the NZ Outdoors and Freedom Party. Photo / Provided

The new parties would help ensure the closures and separation of vaccinations would never happen again, he said.

Vision NZ was created by Brian and Hannah Tamaki and competed in the 2020 general election where it only got 0.1% of the vote.

The New Nation Party believes in protecting the rights and freedoms of all New Zealanders and says New Zealand is “blindly handcuffed” to the United Nations and should leave the world body.

The party fielded Andrew Hollis in the Tauranga by-election in June. He got 260 votes.

Party leader Michael Jacomb says the umbrella party will ensure a formidable alternative is available to serve all New Zealand people in next year’s general election.

“I am proud that a great organization like The [Tamakis’] The Freedom and Rights Coalition recognizes that the policies, promises and principles of the NNP are the right ones to free New Zealanders from the undemocratic and centralized control imposed by this terrible government. »

Jacomb said his party will work with others to ensure that disenfranchised people, who are so desperate for a political home, have a single, clear alternative to vote for in the next general election.

Party Secretary Melissa O’Hagan said: ‘For so long the general public has been calling on smaller parties to come together and I am proud that the NNP has been a major driving force in realizing this call for unity. .”

Sue Grey, an independent lawyer from Nelson and co-leader of the NZ Outdoors and Freedom Party, moved to Tauranga for the by-election where she came fourth with 1,030 votes.

It started as the NZ Outdoors Party but changed its name in April this year to the NZ Outdoors and Freedom Party after becoming active during the nationwide lockdown.

Party supporters claimed the 9/11 attacks were a false flag operation, promoted flat earth theories and denounced “mind control” and 5G technology.