Stability, Prosperity and People
The One New Zealand Party is an exciting new political movement that recognizes the need for positive change in New Zealand. It acknowledges that over the past 50 years of governance by successive Labour and National governments, there have been challenges that have impacted the social and economic fabric of the country. However, the party firmly believes that a brighter future is possible.
In the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, New Zealand was a nation to be proud of. It led the world in terms of stability, productivity (prosperity), and prioritizing the well-being of its people. During that era, New Zealand gained international recognition for having the highest standard of living. These achievements were made possible by embracing the nation-building principles outlined in the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi. The treaty brought together separate nations under a single entity, the Crown, with sovereignty resting completely within it (article one). It introduced property rights (the law) (article two) and promised protection and equal citizenship rights (article three).
In essence, article three ensured that ordinary people (maori) had the same rights as those in authority (rangatira). These rights were equivalent to the rights enjoyed by British subjects.
The One New Zealand Party aims to revive these values by advocating for a single source of sovereignty. It will do so by withdrawing from international treaties and pacts that compromise our sovereignty. The party is committed to protecting property rights and preventing race-based entities from entering agreements with the Crown. Additionally, it will restore a single standard of citizenship, thereby reinstating the template that enabled New Zealand to lead the world as a stable, safe, and prosperous place to raise a family.