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Part 3: How Will the 2020 NZ Election Affect the Nonprofit Sector?

This is the last post of our three-part series dedicated to the policies of registered political parties in New Zealand. Here we bring you an overview of seven other parties and include links to the resources outlining their beliefs and prospective work on strengthening our communities.

Monday 5th October 2020

This is the last post of our three-part series dedicated to the views and policies of registered political parties in New Zealand. You can read about the NZ parties that are currently in Parliament in Part 1 of the series, while Part 2 covers the policies of five other major parties. Part 3 highlights the policies of seven more political parties. While some of their policies are still in the works and being updated in the weeks leading up to the General Election, we thought it would still be beneficial to include links to the resources outlining their views and beliefs.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that infoodle is not campaigning for any particular party or trying to convince you which party to vote for. We are simply trying to point you to resources that will help you to make an informed decision.

Advance

Advance New Zealand is bringing out new policies weekly in the light of the upcoming election. Among other solutions, they are planning to manage the COVID-19 situation, update the finance policy, fight the housing crisis and implement new policies supporting the agricultural sector.

We believe in a New Zealand that stands up for our nation's freedom and sovereignty, forging ahead as an independent country delivering high-quality public services, investing in infrastructure to create jobs and better prosperity for citizens, and providing solutions for our economic, social and environmental well-being.

https://www.advancenz.org.nz/our_policies

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

While Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party’s main focus is to support the Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill. Their mission statement mentions that apart from legalising cannabis for medicinal, recreational and industrial use, they also seek

To Empower people to work together,To balance the power of the state,And protect the rights of the individual.

https://alcp.org.nz/about/

The New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit

Social Credit’s core beliefs are listed in their Fundamental Tenets page and explain that the party is dedicated to building systems that serve the country’s citizens:

The economic, political and social system should be established and built on the foundations of loving care, truth, justice and honest endeavour.

They also have an extensive list of policies covering issues from economic development, finance and taxes and supporting small enterprises to environment protection, health care and housing. For more information, consult the link below:

https://www.socialcredit.nz/policies

HeartLandNZ Party

HeartLandNZ clearly state their goals that are focused on sustaining communities:

We want to provide a voice in Parliament that reflects the needs of families, communities, workers and businesses.

Regarding the nonprofit sector, they acknowledge that the sector plays a key role in the the NZ society and are willing to support organisations that are currently contributing to the wellbeing of New Zealanders:

We need to foster a culture that promotes and supports volunteering as a key part of community life.

https://www.heartlandparty.org.nz/about

https://www.heartlandparty.org.nz/community-and-vo...

NZ Outdoors Party

NZ Outdoors Party’s vision lies mainly in protecting and enhancing NZ natural environment while building thriving communities:

We want our communities and society to be self-reliant and resilient.

They are also devoted to supporting the vulnerable in our society. Other policies that are mentioned include a housing reform, an empowering education system, and improvements to the health and wellness sector.

https://www.outdoorsparty.co.nz/policy/

https://www.outdoorsparty.co.nz/thriving-communiti...

Sustainable New Zealand

Sustainable NZ specify that, being a minor party, they do not intend to “have policy on anything and everything”, and will instead prioritise ten areas which focus primarily on creating a sustainable economy and conserving the environment.

https://sustainablenz.org.nz/policy/

TEA Party

Taxpayers and Entrepreneurs Alliance has a vision of a more inclusive community where all members are treated fairly, supported and given a voice. While they do not explicitly mention the voluntary sector, their goals lie in building an enriched and flourishing community and a healthy economy, promoting equal opportunities for all, and assisting struggling families and individuals.

https://www.teaparty.org.nz/policy/


We sincerely hope that you enjoyed this blogpost and found the entire series thought-provoking. We also hope that this was helpful in making an informed decision regarding placing your vote