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Philosophy - 'what we stand for'

ACT New Zealand Rodney Hide

Individuals are the rightful owners of their own lives and have inherent freedoms and responsibilities.
The proper purpose of government is to protect freedoms and not to assume such responsibilities.
A prosperous, well-educated, healthy, and open society where all achieve their full potential.
Social policy that promotes and rewards hard work, enterprise, thrift, and personal responsibility.
A standard of living, and quality of life, that is the envy of the world.
A growing, dynamic, and open economy, in which individual choice is paramount.

Green Part of Aotearoa New Zealand Jeanette Fitzsimons

Human needs can only be met without damage to other species that share the earth.
Ecological wisdom.
Social Responsibility.
Non Violence.
Appropriate decision-making.

New Zealand Labour Helen Clark

The New Zealand Labour Party accepts the following democratic socialist principles-
All people, either individually or in groups, may own wealth or property for their own use, but in any conflict of interest people are always more important than property and the state must ensure a just distribution of wealth.
Co-operation, rather than competition, should be the main governing factor in economic relations, in order that a greater amount and a just distribution of wealth can be ensured.
The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand and that the Treaty should be honoured in government, society and the family.
All people are entitled to dignity, self-respect and the opportunity to work.

Maori Party

Dr Pita Sharples

Dr Pita Sharples

New Zealand National John Key

Choice, not compulsion
A hand-up, not a hand-out
Self-reliance, not dependence
Competition, not state monopoly
Speaking honestly, not political correctness
Equal opportunity, not special preferences
Strong families, safe communities
One standard of citizenship

New Zealand First Winston Peters

Put New Zealanders and New Zealand first.
Immigration not to be used as an excuse for the failure to train and employ our own people.
Cease the sale of strategic state assets.
New Zealanders should pay less tax, and tax law should apply equally to all.
Social welfare must assist recipients to become independent of the state.

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Peter Dunne

A fair, democratic and open society, founded on the rule of law, integrity and justice, committed to the fundamental values of respect for life, liberty, equality and community.
Economic freedom through an open market economy.
The family as the primary unit for a sustainable society.
A modern multicultural society which encourages social harmony and unity through respect for individual differences and cultural diversity.
Self-reliance, personal responsibility and independence, and proper reward for effort.

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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