Local Platform

Policies for North Island

* defend and enhance public recreation access to public lands

* improve small-operator access to timber

* revive regional log market auctions

* create Ministry of Marine Affairs

* take jurisdiction of inshore waters and aquaculture

* roll back ferry fares, improve and extend ferries’ frequency

* add new coastal ferry services to better enable circle tours

* improve road maintenance, improve secondary roads

* re-establish Government Agent offices in remote communities

* assist the provision of banking services in remote communities

* improve broadband internet services to remote communities

* invest more in more fish and aquaculture hatcheries

* enhance local food security

* increase and improve social housing in all communities

* more provincial tourism promotion of North Island attractions

* more job training for regional industries

* develop micro-hydro power projects where feasible

* hold regular public forums for local input