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ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

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Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Nandor Tanczos

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New Zealand Labour Party Hon David Cunliffe

Complete the implementation review of Telecommunications Act 2001 and pass any resulting legislation
Address key regulatory concerns, especially the effectiveness of wholesale telecommunications markets
Establish a telecommunications complaints resolution service

Maori Party Hone Harawira  
National Party of New Zealand Hon Maurice Williamson

Maintain the office of the Telecommunications Commissioner, but ensure his rulings can be challenged by way of appeal
Insist that all players co-operate in the immediate implementation of full number portability, and regulate an outcome if necessary

New Zealand First Hon Brian Donnelly

Improve electronic and traditional access to government information and services including improved telephone directory listings
Conduct an analysis of the current telecommunications regime, evaluate the effects of deregulation, investigate and overcome barriers to competition, and address interconnection issues
Investigate Kiwi Share, its valuation, its application to internet services, and consider its replacement and its application to Telecom's competitors
Implement the 'unbundling' of Telecom's networks to ensure true competition across all communications technology
Provide a long term solution for the total portability of telephone numbers

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Hon Peter Dunne

Fight for ‘number portability’: the right of telephone customers to be able to change providers and to take their phone number with them
Break the monopoly over the copper wire network, by unbundling the local loop
Strike a regulatory balance between promoting competition through providing access for competitors to network assets, and maintaining the incentives for operators to invest in new networks

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
Libertarianz
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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