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Health - Sport

ACT The Liberal Party Heather Roy

Celebrate sport at every level, for its performance values, for the unapologetic drive to compete and to be the best
Reinforce our volunteer culture with new law to protect all sports people, organisers and sports volunteers against unfair liabilities for risks willingly assumed by players and spectators
Inform sportspeople about the costs and chilling effects of carelessness and OSH liability and allow them to choose their level of personal exposure
Give teachers back the time they had for coaching, by allowing schools to dump NCEA in favour of national competitive exams
Restore competition in state schools, to help kids learn sports values like persistence, tactics and practice and about trying and losing, and to know early what they are not so good at

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Keith Locke

Promote greater participation of all children in a wide range of sporting and outdoor activities
Ensure beaches, rivers and streams are clean and safe for children to swim and play
Make sure children have access to parks, playgrounds, skateboard parks and other challenging activities

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Clayton Cosgrove

Continue to back New Zealand sport on the international stage so our athletes can continue to produce their world-class performances
Continue to increase funding for sport and recreation, from $50.83 million in 2005-06, to $59.76 million in 2008-09
Introduce a new Prime Minister’s Scholarship initiative for the specialists who support our high performance athletes
Work to build further links between SPARC and the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards and health agencies to jointly combat health issues
Continue to use major events such as the Lions Rugby Tour to raise the profile of sport in New Zealand and in turn raise the profile of New Zealand on the world stage

Maori Party Te Ururoa Flavell  
National Party of New Zealand Hon Tony Ryall

Enable the active involvement of deer, tahr, chamois and wild pig hunters in the management of these game animals on conservation lands
Strengthen the advocacy for recreational fishers in decision-making, particularly in respect of marine reserves, catch allocations and the review of amateur fishing regulations
[We] will not introduce any fee or licence for marine recreational fishing

New Zealand First Ron Mark

Strongly protect the heritage of all New Zealanders to catch a fish or collect shellfish within limits needed for maintaining stocks into the future
Revise legislation to transparently target policies which will focus on enhancing performance of New Zealand individual and teams in international competition
Further develop scholarship schemes for promising young sportspeople
Protect access rights of hunters and fishers without breaching property rights of landowners

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Judy Turner

Legislate to enable outdoor recreation event participants to sign a binding organiser’s liability waiver to take effect in the event that something not easily foreseeable goes wrong
Form an independent statutory body with responsibility for the promotion, support and safety of outdoor recreation for the New Zealand public
Review and amend the Fisheries Act to ensure that recreational fishers have a priority right over and above the commercial fishing sector to free and unrestricted access to a reasonable daily bag-limit of shellfish and finfish

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