ACT New Zealand

New Zealand political party

ACT New Zealand, known simply as ACT (/ˈækt/), is a right-wing, classical-liberal political party in New Zealand. According to former party leader Rodney Hide, ACT's values are "individual freedom, personal responsibility, doing the best for our natural environment and for smaller, smarter government in its goals of a prosperous economy, a strong society, and a quality of life that is the envy of the world".[1]

ACT was briefly led by former National Party leader Don Brash for the 2011 election, after which the party caucus was reduced to one seat.


  1. Rodney Hide Archived 20 September 2006 at, "Speech to ACT Auckland Regional Conference, 30 July 2006"