New Zealand First will enhance and protect the rights of all New Zealanders to access their cultural heritage sites and clarify and amend legislation associated with protecting these heritage sites, buildings, and objects.
Having lived through the turbulent times of the Roger Douglas reforms and then the Ruth Richardson era Tracey saw what the move from valuing people to valuing money above all things did to our nation.
Tracey saw the divide grow between those that have choice because they have money and those that do not even have hope because they have no money.
Tracey saw New Zealanders and their well being be placed second to rounds of applause at the UN and claps on the back at the New York stock exchange and it was these things that brought her to volunteer her time and skills to support New Zealand First.
Free, open and affordable access to information and communication technology is the foundation of the democratic state.
New Zealand First believes that education is a critical social and economic investment.
The key to a successful research and development policy is the maintenance of balance between genuine blue sky research and research activity which will directly lead to economic advancement.
New Zealand First will ensure that safety considerations are paramount in funding decisions relating to maternity care services and require improved provision of ante-natal classes, maternity services for rural, Maori and Pacific Island women, and the improved monitoring of maternity services.
Young people today face a far more complex and challenging social environment than past generations. New Zealand First will introduce new education and training programmes for teenagers and provide a subsidy to employers prepared to offer apprenticeships, trade training and employment.
The Government is forcing schools into debt to pay for the repeated mistakes of its education payroll system Novopay, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First is alarmed overseas companies are circling to snap up taxpayers’ dollars for a slice of the charter school pie.