The Policy Advisory Groups are a collection of members with a particular policy interest or common background that provide policy proposals and substantive research to the National Party alongside the Parliamentary Section.
The BlueGreens PAG focuses on environmental policy discussions with the understanding that New Zealand’s environment is at the core of our quality of life, our national identity, and our competitive advantage. They recognise that good environmental practice is not only important to protect our natural heritage, but is crucial in securing the sort of future we want for our children.
The Blue Libs PAG focuses on progressive policies ranging from topics such as the economy, justice, and social investment.
Defence, Foreign Affairs & Trade
The Defence, Foreign Affairs & Trade PAG focuses on policy which impacts both our national and international security, reputation, and competition.
The Disabilities PAG works in conjunction with the Health PAG to create policy specifically tailored towards those with disabilities, ensuring they have increased opportunities, better healthcare, and less discrimination.
The Economy PAG formulates fiscally responsible policy focused on developing a sustainable, enterprising, and competitive economy that delivers for all New Zealanders.
The Education PAG works closely with sector leaders and professionals to develop policy that is internationally competitive and forward-looking.
The Health PAG works closely with sector leaders and professionals to generate policy that creates a more efficient, state-of-the-art health system that provides for the most vulnerable.
The Immigration PAG focuses on policy that takes into consideration New Zealand’s sustainability, economic competitiveness and international trends of immigration.
The Infrastructure PAG works with the Economy PAG to with the focus of policy that provides value-add infrastructure, is environmentally friendly, and keeps up-to-date with international codes.
Law & Order
The Law & Order PAG focuses on policy that ensures the protection of New Zealanders.
The Local Government PAG focuses on policy that enables Local Government to work constructively in their areas, collaborate with Central Government, and effectively deliver for their constituents.
The Maori Issues PAG partners with the Kahurangi Blues to provide policy and advocacy for the Maori community.
The Primary Production PAG works with sector leaders to develop policy that reflects the sustainability and competitiveness of one of New Zealand’s most profitable sectors.
Research & Science
The Research and Science PAG focuses on policy to ensure New Zealand’s R&D is globally competitive. They recognise that intellectual property is one of our largest exports, and a strong investment in Research and Science develops our immense potential.
The Social Development PAG focuses on policy which provides positive change directly in the lives of New Zealanders, from children, to families, to communities generally.
The SuperBlues PAG promotes policy solutions to issues that will enhance a quality environment for senior citizens.
The Digital Technologies PAG focuses on policy that means our digital technology sector remains competitive internationally.
The Young Nats are involved in a broad spectrum of policy discussions: from economic reform to liquor law reform. They also focus on policy which directly impacts the lives of New Zealand’s younger generations.