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ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

Ensure that foreign policy puts more weight on improving relationships with our traditional allies and our most important trading partners in the Asia-Pacific region
Review New Zealand's foreign aid programme in order to better foster the economic, political, social and security development of Pacific Island countries
Resist the use of foreign treaties to impose illiberal policies on New Zealanders that have not be properly tested for their conformity with rigorous constitutional, regulatory and parliamentary scrutiny
Achieve free trade for New Zealand, seek to negotiate a free trade agreement with the United States, and support the WTO's endeavours in respect of free trade
Seek to rebuild diplomatic and political relationships with Australia and the United States

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Keith Locke

Encourage commitment to international human rights as contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international conventions
Support citizens within all countries to move to become free of poverty and attain greater control of their own destinies towards peaceful and sustainable futures
Finalise an urgent timetable to reach the United Nations target of 0.7% of GNI (Gross National Income) being devoted to overseas aid by 2015
In all dealings with countries in which human rights violations occur keep the interests of disadvantaged and disempowered communities in the forefront
Trade agreements must respect democracy and sovereignty, and promote good international governance

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Phil Goff

Take a lead role in the Doha round negotiations, in particular to obtain a fair trading environment for agricultural exporting nations
Pursue the objective of a single economic market with Australia while maintaining New Zealand's sovereignty and protecting our national interests
Increase funding for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to expand and diversify exports
Monitor and evaluate the returns to New Zealand of closer economic partnerships and assist New Zealand firms to take full advantage of the opportunities they create
Attracting and retaining high-value but mobile human, knowledge and financial capital in New Zealand

Maori Party Dr Pita Sharples  
National Party of New Zealand Hon Murray McCully

Work with Pacific Island nations to strengthen their skills and capacity to trade to enhance economic and political stability in the Pacific.
Build on CER to a new level of economic harmonisation.
Work with China, India and other Pacific Rim countries to enhance our relationships.
Increase efforts at the World Trade Organisation.
Push on with existing bilateral negotiations and pursue others

New Zealand First Rt Hon Winston Peters

Continue to be a strong supporter of the United Nations
Provide the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade with adequate resources to promote NZ's trade interests internationally
Focus on facilitating NZ's trading performance: seeking improved trade access, developing emerging markets, and promoting industries where there is a clear competitive advantage
Promote diplomacy as the first option to resolve international conflict with the use of military force only to be used as a final resort when all other means have been exhausted
Ensure that no political appointments will be made to overseas governmental positions

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

Support free trade and embrace free trade agreements and pacts where there is a reasonable opportunity for New Zealand to benefit.
Further New Zealand's interests through independent representatives and the United Nations
Retain New Zealand's nuclear-free status and international leadership on disarmament issues, actively striving to achieve a world free from nuclear weapons
Establish overseas aid at 0.5% of GDP, moving toward the accepted international millennium goal of 0.7% by promoting a multi-party accord
Support the rights of new democracies, such as Taiwan, to participate fully in the work of international organisations

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

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