Making New Zealand proud
It is time for a new kind of government that builds an even better New Zealand we can all be proud of, through modern, compassionate leadership that recognises the value of every New Zealander and backs all our people.
A. Deliver open, transformative and compassionate government
You will see our enduring Kiwi values of fairness, equality and openness reflected by this Government. We are not afraid to do what is right, and we will make sure New Zealanders know exactly what we are doing and why we are doing it, every step of the way. We also want to address issues of the past: through things like an inquiry into the historical abuse of children in state care, and re-entry into the Pike River drift.
B. Build closer partnerships with Māori
Our first trip to Waitangi made it clear we want to build a new, enduring relationship between Māori and the Government. That means listening, working together, and committing to improve services and outcomes for tangata whenua through:
- Working to settle all historical Treaty settlements by 2020
- Building new partnerships with Māori for the future
- Upholding Treaty Settlement commitments
- Improving how the public sector responds to Māori issues
C. Value who we are as a country
Our stories and history are unique, and it is right that we celebrate them. Our priorities are ensuring there is more quality local broadcast content – about New Zealanders, made by New Zealanders, marking 125 years of universal suffrage, celebrating 250 years of contact between Maori and Europeans, and securing the future of te reo Māori.
D. Create an international reputation we can be proud of
As New Zealanders, we have a lot to be proud of, whether that be establishing the world’s first universal healthcare system, or our nuclear-free policy. This Government will continue our tradition of standing up on the world stage and upholding our special values. Our priorities are:
- The Paris Accord climate change work programme
- Hosting APEC in 2021
- Rebuilding our role in the Pacific through the Pacific Reset
- Supporting international disarmament efforts