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ACT The Liberal Party Heather Roy

Reduce income taxes and promote full employment to facilitate retirement savings
The long-term solution to superannuation is funded super. Everyone with their own account in the superannuation scheme of their choice
There has been too much party politics on super, causing great or unnecessary worry. ACT would seek a genuine multi-party accord and the parties are not as far apart as they pretend
[The parties] should attempt to agree on as much as possible
Pursue a 'no surprises' policy on superannuation

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Metiria Turei

Maintain universal New Zealand Superannuation for all New Zealanders 65 years and older, adjusted annually in accordance with movement in the Consumer Price Index published by the Department of Statistics

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Michael Cullen

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Maori Party Tariana Turia  
National Party of New Zealand Judith Collins

Guarantee the continuation of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Provide New Zealand Superannuation at 65% of the average wage from age 65

New Zealand First Rt Hon Winston Peters

Ensure the needs of retired New Zealanders are met through a sustainable superannuation scheme
Incrementally raise the base minimum level of New Zealand Superannuation to 72.5% of the net average wage
Cement in place the age of entitlement at 65 years
Ensure that purchasing power remains constant
Facilitate the transition from the pay-as-we-go scheme through the cost smoothing mechanisms of the newly established fund to a new save-as-we-go scheme

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Judy Turner

Change the formulation of NZ Super, by calculating it based upon the anticipated forecasted changes to the CPI and increases in the average wage for the following 12 months
Make the first $3000 of earned income tax-free
End the disparity between the single and married rate of superannuation, by progressively equalising the rates
Support the pre-funding of a portion of New Zealand Superannuation to help cope with the retirement of the baby-boom generation, but review the relative merits of converting the fund to personal accounts
Support the KiwiSaver Scheme for workplace superannuation, including the ability to withdraw funds for the purchase of a first home

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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