New Zealand First believes that the role of local government must be aimed at achieving the best return for ratepayer and taxpayer money.
As a former mayor for North Shore, Andrew understood very clearly what was needed for our communities and recognised that New Zealand First’s policies and principles have been of great assistance to many people.
Andrew is a 5th generation New Zealander. He is married with three children and lives on the North Shore, Auckland. In his spare time Andrew enjoys tramping, boating, camping, fishing, swimming and golf
New Zealand First will address the supply-side pressures of the housing market by building or buying sufficient low income houses to address New Zealand's current rental housing crisis. We will also promote apprenticeships in industries such as building and construction.
New Zealand First will amend the Commerce Act and provide the resources to the Commerce Commission to protect New Zealanders from monopoly pricing and anti-competitive behaviour in communications, energy, transport, and other key industries, and ensure it can regulate where necessary.
The conservation of our country's natural and cultural heritage has international significance, and is a New Zealand First priority.
Key elements of a developed economy include the quality assurance of the goods and services sold and the fairness of the rules and regulations regarding market activities.
All environmental policies will be proactive with a view to creating employment and sustainable wealth whilst improving one of our few competitive advantages.
New Zealand First will take steps to ensure that electricity is delivered to all New Zealanders at the lowest reasonable price that is consistent with the maintenance of a viable industry.
Internal Affairs covers a diverse range of policy areas affecting New Zealanders including censorship, community development, gambling, citizenship, passports, births/deaths/marriages/civil unions, archives, public records, public enquiries and commissions of inquiry. New Zealand First vigilantly monitors all these areas which affect our daily lives to ensure that New Zealanders are put first.
New Zealand First supports serious reform of the taxation system, the simplification of tax processes, and the clarification of tax legislation.
New Zealand First places great value on the service given by our veterans and accepts that the nation has a special obligation to them, particularly if they have suffered as a result of their service.
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New Zealand First promotes a balanced and flexible monetary policy of lower exchange and interest rates conducive to real export and employment growth.
New Zealand First's approach to international relations is tough-minded, independent, and integrated.
New Zealand First stands firm against state asset sales to foreign ownership.
I hope my voice holds out for this debate. This is not a bad Government. It is not a mediocre Government. This is an awful Government.
I take a call on the Kaipara District Council (Validation of Rates and Other Matters) Bill on behalf of New Zealand First. New Zealand First cannot support this legislation.