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ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

Uphold the sanctity of property rights. [We] will oppose any legislation that will deny farmers the right to say who may enter their property.
Reduce compliance costs, particularly the RMA. Reform of local bodies to remove a layer of government and confine activities to core services. End ACC’s monopoly.
End the confiscation by regulation of rural development rights under the guise of resource management, by adopting the principle that development rights should be purchased, not appropriated by regulation.
Fund roading through fuel taxes, road user charges and tolls rather than land-based rates.
More effort from both the public and private sectors towards promoting free trade.

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Sue Bradford

All land-based primary production should be ecologically sustainable.
Animals have an intrinsic worth that is above and beyond that of a human resource. Animals, like humans, experience pain and pleasure, and should be able to live without suffering inflicted by humans.
Single-desk seller co-operatives and producer boards ... will be retained.
We all share a common duty to protect & enhance indigenous ecosystems.
The RMA needs the active involvement of both central government and local communities to make it work.

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Dr Michael Cullen

Take a lead role in the Doha round negotiations, in particular to obtain a fair trading environment for agricultural exporting nations

Maori Party Dr Pita Sharples  
National Party of New Zealand Katherine Rich

Prevent any erosion of private property rights
Move quickly to pass legislation exempting farm dogs from being microchipped, as presently required by the Dog Control Act
Sell down Landcorp farms over time
Ensure the use of 1080 is governed by ERMA
Investigate innovative programmes to encourage young New Zealanders to choose farming as a career

New Zealand First Doug Woolerton

Ensure that agriculture and horticulture receive the emphasis and priority in science funding and strategy that they deserve
Provide base funding to develop and promote organic farming options
Promote policies that recognise that because of varying international commodity prices
Build on the 1997 New Zealand First initiative to reduce the sale of land to overseas interests
Focus taxation policies on incentives for key developmental initiatives leading to rapid export growth with a 20% tax rate on 'new export' net income

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

Support the family farm concept
Ensure majority New Zealand ownership of agricultural land.
Strengthen the ability of the Overseas Investment Commission to protect the interests of Kiwi landowners, particularly farmers
Promote a strong and viable economic policy framework to underpin the role of primary industries as our major export earners
Introduce intensive opossum eradication policies to protect forests, and introduce greater monitoring of other forest pests, weeds and diseases

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
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