New Zealand Vol.4 (Manifesto 2014 of New Zealand National Party)

Here is Our 2014 Election Policies | @NZNationalParty in September 2014. Excerpts are on our own.

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Economy
Commerce & Consumer Affairs (PDF)
HELPING BUSINESSES THRIVE WHILE PROTECTING CONSUMERS
NATIONAL IS…
– LIFTING CONFIDENCE IN OUR FINANCIAL MARKETS
– EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTORS
– MAKING IT EASIER TO DO BUSINESS
– MAKING IT EASIER TO DO BUSINESS IN AUSTRALIA
– MAINTAINING NEW ZEALAND’S GOOD GLOBAL REPUTATION
– IMPROVING KIWISAVER RULES
– PROVIDING MORE PROTECTION FOR CONSUMERS
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…
1. COMPLETE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS CONDUCT ACT
2. ENSURE COMPETITION RULES PROTECT CONSUMERS AND ENCOURAGE INNOVATION
3. IMPROVE REGULATIONS THAT GOVERN BUSINESS

Energy and Resources (PDF)
Energy and Resources
SAFELY DEVELOPING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES
NATIONAL IS…
– REALISING OUR ENERGY POTENTIAL, SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY
– PROTECTING NEW ZEALAND’S OCEANS
– ESTABLISHING A COMPETITIVE, SECURE AND SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICITY MARKET
– SUPPORTING ENERGY EFFICIENCY
OUR RESULTS SO FAR
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…
1. ENCOURAGE RESPONSIBLE ENERGY EXPLORATION
2. MAKE HOMES WARMER, DRIER, AND HEALTHIER
3. ENSURE COMPETITION AND INNOVATION IN THE ELECTRICITY MARKET
4. IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Finance (PDF)
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RESPONSIBLY MANAGING A GROWING ECONOMY
NATIONAL IS …
– RESPONSIBLY MANAGING THE GOVERNMENT’S FINANCES
– BUILDING A MORE COMPETITIVE & PRODUCTIVE ECONOMY
– REBUILDING CHRISTCHURCH
DELIVERING BETTER PUBLIC SERVICES
OUR RESULTS SO FAR…
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…
– RETURN TO SURPLUS
– DELIVER FISCAL PRIORITIES
– CONTINUE RESPONSIBLY MANAGING THE GOVERNMENT’S ASSETS

Immigration (PDF)
SEEKING THE RIGHT MIX OF SKILLS AND INVESTMENT
NATIONAL IS…
– TARGETING IMMIGRATION TO BENEFIT NEW ZEALAND
– ADDRESSING PEOPLE SMUGGLING
– PROVIDING BETTER REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
OUR RESULTS SO FAR…
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…
1. HOLD JOB FAIRS IN AUSTRALIA
2. CONTINUE TO STREAMLINE THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
3. SUPPORT TOURISM, EXPORT EDUCATION, BUSINESS LINKS AND INVESTMENT

Maori Economic Development (PDF)

Primary Industries (PDF)
STANDING BY OUR REGIONAL COMMUNITIES
NATIONAL IS…
– GROWING THE EXPORT SECTOR
– SUPPORTING INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
– BOOSTING BIOSECURITY
– INVESTING IN THE REGIONS
– BOOSTING THE PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY OF AQUACULTURE
– RESPONSIBLY MANAGING NEW ZEALAND’S FISHERIES
– IMPROVING ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…
1. BOOST PRIMARY SECTOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
2. INVEST IN WATER STORAGE
3. ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF OUR WATERWAYS
4. EXTEND THE RURAL BROADBAND INITIATIVE
5. SUPPORT THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY
6. WORK TO INCREASE EXPORTS
7. GROW OPPORTUNITIES FROM MAORI FREEHOLD LAND
8. CONTINUE TO CAREFULLY MANAGE NEW ZEALAND’S FISHING STOCKS
9. INTRODUCE TWO RECREATIONAL FISHING PARKS

Science & Innovation (PDF)
AN INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE ECONOMY
NATIONAL IS…
– LIFTING GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT IN SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
– ENSURING SCIENCE IS AT THE HEART OF GOVERNMENT
– ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING BUSINESS-LED R&D
OUR RESULTS SO FAR
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…
1. INCREASE BUSINESS-LED R&D
2. INVESTIGATE REGIONAL SCIENCE INSTITUTES
3. BOOST PRIMARY SECTOR R&D
4. SET UP FOUR NEW CORES
5. ENSURE THE PROMINENCE OF SCIENCE

Small Business (PDF)
PROVIDING SMALL BUSINESS WITH THE CONFIDENCE TO GROW
NATIONAL IS…
– REDUCING THE BURDEN ON SMALL BUSINESSES
– MAKING DOING BUSINESS EASIER
– IMPROVING EMPLOYMENT LAW
– INVESTING IN R&D AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…
1. REDUCE TAX COMPLIANCE COSTS ON SMALL BUSINESSES
2. STREAMLINE CIVIL COURT PROCESSES
3. EXTEND THE USE OF THE NZ BUSINESS NUMBER
4. IMPROVE NEW ZEALAND’S BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Tourism (PDF)
GIVING VISITORS THE BEST POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE
NATIONAL IS…
– BOOSTING NEW ZEALAND’S TOURISM PROMOTION
– SUPPORTING CANTERBURY TOURISM
– IMPROVING OUR TOURISM OFFERING
– SUPPORTING CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015
OUR RESULTS SO FAR…
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…

Workplaces (PDF)

Education
21st Century Schools (PDF)
Early Childhood Education (PDF)
Schooling (PDF)
Tertiary Education and Skills (PDF)

Environment & Local Government
Conservation (PDF)
A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO TACKLING CONSERVATION CHALLENGES
NATIONAL IS…
– FOSTERING A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH
– CONSERVING MARINE WILDLIFE
– INTRODUCING SAFEGUARDS FOR FLORA AND FAUNA
– PROTECTING AND IMPROVING OUR LANDSCAPE FOR TODAY AND FUTURE GENERATIONS
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…

Environment (PDF)
Environment
PROTECTING & MANAGING OUR ENVIRONMENT
NATIONAL IS…
– IMPROVING FRESHWATER MANAGEMENT
– INCENTIVISING BETTER WASTE MANAGEMENT
– IMPROVING INFORMATION ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
– DELIVERING CLEANER AIR
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…
1. REFORM WATER MANAGEMENT
2. REFORM RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
3. PROVIDE MORE ROBUST AND INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION

CLIMATE CHANGE
NATIONAL IS…
OUR RESULTS SO FAR
– ON TRACK TO MEET OUR INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS
– CONTINUING TO WORK TOWARDS OUR FUTURE COMMITMENTS
– OUR FARMERS ARE BECOMING MORE CARBON EFFICIENT
Between 1990 and 2011, real agriculture GDP increased 48 per cent. Over the same period, agriculture emissions increased by just 12.1 per cent.
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…

Local Government (PDF)
WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES
NATIONAL IS…
– REDUCING BUREAUCRACY & RED TAPE
– ENSURING BETTER VALUE FOR RATES MONEY
– ADDRESSING HOUSING SUPPLY & AFFORDABILITY
– REDUCING DELAYS AND COSTS OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DECISIONS
– LETTING REGIONS DECIDE THE FUTURE OF THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
– SUPPORTING CHRISTCHURCH AND CANTERBURY
– ADDRESSING EARTHQUAKE-PRONE BUILDINGS WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…

Water (PDF)
IMPROVING WATER QUALITY
NATIONAL IS…
– IMPROVING FRESHWATER MANAGEMENT
– CLEANING UP HISTORICAL CONTAMINATION
– USING WATER TO MORE EFFICIENTLY GROW OUR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
OUR RESULTS SO FAR
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…

Foreign Policy
Defence and Security (PDF)
STRENGTHENING NEW ZEALAND’S DEFENCE FORCE
NATIONAL IS…
– STRENGTHENING THE NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE
– ENSURING NEW ZEALAND CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL SECURITY EFFORTS
– LOOKING AFTER OUR PEOPLE
OUR RESULTS SO FAR…
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT

Foreign Affairs (PDF)
CONFIDENTLY PURSUING NEW ZEALAND’S INTERESTS

Trade (PDF)
Trade
GROWING OUR EXPORTS
NATIONAL IS…
– OPENING UP MARKETS
– CONTINUING EFFORTS TO SECURE FREE TRADE
– HELPING EXPORTERS MAXIMISE THEIR OPPORTUNITIES
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT …
1. Deliver further free trade agreements
2. Support New Zealand Exporters
3. Lead new trade missions

Health
Accident Compensation (PDF)
Aged Care (PDF)
Healthy Communities (PDF)
High-Quality Services (PDF)
Mental Health (PDF)
Health Workforce (PDF)

Infrastructure
Communications and Information Technology (PDF)
ICT
TRANSFORMING NEW ZEALAND’S FUTURE
NATIONAL IS…
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…
1. EXTEND ULTRA-FAST BROADBAND
2. PROVIDE A $150 MILLION BOOST TO RURAL BROADBAND

Housing (PDF)
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MORE AFFORDABLE HOMES
NATIONAL HAS…

Transport (PDF)
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Transport4
KEEPING NEW ZEALAND MOVING
NATIONAL IS…
– BUILDING ROADS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE
– INVESTING IN URBAN AND REGIONAL ROADS
– INVESTING IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT, WALKING AND CYCLING
– MAKING TRANSPORT SAFER, CHEAPER & MORE EFFICIENT
WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT…

Law & Order
Corrections (PDF)
Justice and Courts (PDF)
Safer Communities – Policing (PDF)

Social Issues
Children & Families (PDF)
Community & Voluntry (PDF)
Ethnic Affairs (PDF)
Māori Affairs (PDF)
Pacific Affairs (PDF)
Senior Citizens (PDF)
Social Housing (PDF)
Veterans’ Affairs (PDF)
Welfare Reform (PDF)
Women’s Affairs (PDF)

Other
Arts, Heritage & Broadcasting (PDF)
Racing (PDF)
Sport and Recreation (PDF)
Treaty Negotiations (PDF)

cf. 2011