New Zealand First believes in policies that value our rural communities and restores confidence and vigour to the farming and land-based sectors.
Richard Prosser was born in West Auckland in 1967 and grew up in the Waikato, attending Hauraki Plains College. He moved to Central Otago in 1994 and now lives near Rangiora in North Canterbury, with his partner Mel and their daughters Olivia and Gabrielle.
Richard has travelled extensively overseas, living in Britain for several years before returning to New Zealand in 1990. He is a qualified winemaker and viticulturist and has worked in a variety of industries in New Zealand and abroad.
New Zealand must take all practicable steps to protect its borders and export base from unwanted threats and be a responsible international citizen by ensuring such threats do not leave our shores.
International concerns, fishing patrols, and voluntary conformity with an agreed quota management regime need to be addressed.
New Zealand First will provide conservation authorities with the necessary resources and legislative framework to ensure that the role of protecting the conservation estate is not at odds with commercial ventures which utilise that estate including the tourism industry, or outdoor recreational groups.
It is a basic right of all New Zealanders to live in a safe society.
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Our defence objectives are best achieved through trade, diplomacy, economic and technical aid, continuing support for the United Nations, and in peace-keeping and peace-making operations.
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.
New Zealand First says that cuts to Customs and Biosecurity in the Budget will create gaping holes in New Zealand’s defences against foreign pests and diseases.
New Zealand First says a bottom line cut of $36 million from the Police budget shows the Government pays only lip service to law and order.