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Destiny NZ acknowledges Christian Heritage Party

Published: Wed 4 Oct 2006 02:19 PM
Destiny New Zealand acknowledges Christian Heritage Party
Destiny New Zealand leader Richard Lewis has acknowledged the hard work of Christian Heritage leader Ewen McQueen and his party in light of the news that the party has closed down.
“Extracting Graham Capill from the equation, I believe it is appropriate to acknowledge the hard work of those who have been committed to CHP’s cause over 17 years,” says Lewis.
Destiny New Zealand contested its first election in 2005 and was the highest polling party outside of parliament. Standing 42 candidates in electorates nationwide, including all seven Maori seats, the party campaigned on a broad policy platform with a central focus on traditional family values. Several of its candidates faired admirably, such as its leader who beat seasoned parties such as NZ First, United Future and ACT to place third in his electorate only behind Labour and National.
“We are excited about moving forward as New Zealand’s only Christian based political vehicle. Having established a nationwide framework with a sound policy platform, our aim is to achieve a broader representation of candidates from within the Christian community and we are presently working towards that end.”

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