Our policies

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Funding Review

We will balance the ever-increasing demand for more health expenditure and better healthcare for New Zealanders by emphasising individual-led healthcare and cutting waste. We will work to:

  • Accelerate the current slow progress to create an e-health environment to enhance the quality and safety of health services.
  • Provide all New Zealanders with an electronic personal health record that they own, control, and can choose to share with caregivers, family members and providers.
  • Cut waiting lists by improving operations at a whole-of-system level, and eliminating waste.

Medicinal Marijuana

We recognise that current approaches to cannabis do not work. We will promote an evidence-based approach to cannabis law reform and treat cannabis use as a health issue instead of a criminal issue. We will work to:

  • Legalise medical use of cannabis and set up a licensing system to regulate and administer the cultivation of natural cannabis for medical use.
  • Decriminalise personal use of cannabis so that possession and cultivation of cannabis for personal use will no longer carry a criminal penalty.
  • Develop and promote a model for regulating the legal production and distribution of cannabis for personal use to enable the taxation of cannabis and the monitoring of its supply.

Our Own E-Records

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Public Insurance

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No More Hungry Kiwis

We will implement a practical, win-win solution to feed all New Zealanders that both decreases the welfare burden and saves businesses money. We will:

  • Follow the lead of countries that have required all supermarket surplus food stock - usually stored in dumpsters then shipped to waste refuse centres - be redirected to food banks for distribution to those in need.

Issue-based E-Voting

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Human Rights Review

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Rehabilitation Support

We believe in a fair, restorative, balanced and solutions-focussed system of justice for New Zealand. We will work to:

  • Increase the use of non-custodial, rehabilitative and restorative approaches to overcoming crime in the community, through a series of actions based on international evidence and best practice.
  • Improve prison systems and programmes so that, when released, prisoners will have access to jobs, education, housing and other services, and will be less likely to re-offend.
  • Investigate the procedures used in sexual assault cases.

Reinstate Privy Council

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Rape Crisis Funding

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Sentencing Review Panel

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Public Inquiry

We believe that Cantabrians must have the opportunity to have their voices heard in the rebuilding of Christchurch and that their democratic rights must be restored. We will:

  • Advocate strongly for transparency and accountability from all institutions and organisations involved in the city rebuild.
  • Strengthen democratic governance in Christchurch by reinstating a democratically elected Environment Canterbury council.
  • Support the continued development of Christchurch’s tech sector, including the establishment and development of tech hubs such as EPIC, and direct a portion of the already-committed central government funding to rebuilding Christchurch as a world-leading smart city.

Independent Support Service

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Reinstate EC Council

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Review Public Services

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