Destiny Church and prominent New Zealander Brian Tamaki are urging expatriate New Zealanders living in Australia to participate in the upcoming New Zealand elections on 14th October. The appeal is specifically targeted at those who have left their homeland due to dissatisfaction with the current government and National Party policies.
Tamaki, a vocal advocate for social conservatism, believes that expatriates should ensure that their vote is counted, as their participation could help “make New Zealand great again” and potentially pave the way for their return. He sees this as an opportunity for disillusioned Kiwis to have a say in shaping the country’s future.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Kiwis living in Australia experienced frustration as they were unable to return home or visit their families due to strict travel restrictions. This situation further fueled their dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs in New Zealand and increased their desire to make a difference through the electoral process.
Tamaki hopes that Kiwis who are eligible to vote in Australia will seize the opportunity to influence the upcoming election. The main focus is on the Labour Party, which is currently being led by stand-in Prime Minister Chris Hipkins after Jacinda Ardern’s sudden resignation. The party’s popularity has been declining in recent polls, providing an opening for expatriate Kiwis to have a meaningful impact on the election outcome.
By encouraging expatriate Kiwis in Australia to exercise their right to vote, Tamaki aims to channel their frustration and disillusionment towards tangible political change. He believes that their votes can potentially sway the outcome of the election, leading to a shift in government policies and a positive change for New Zealand.
The call to action from Tamaki and Destiny Church comes as the New Zealand election season heats up. With the country facing various challenges, including the ongoing recovery from the pandemic and economic uncertainties, the outcome of the election holds significant implications for the future direction of New Zealand.
In addition to urging expatriate Kiwis in Australia to participate in the election, Tamaki and Destiny Church are also advocating for increased awareness and engagement among New Zealanders as a whole. They aim to galvanize citizens to take an active role in shaping the future of their country and to support political candidates who align with their values and vision for New Zealand.
As the election draws nearer, the message from Tamaki and Destiny Church serves as a reminder for New Zealanders, both at home and abroad, to exercise their democratic right and participate in the electoral process. Their voices and votes have the potential to shape the future of their country and create the change they desire.