1 Oct 2018

NZ First members vote for migrants to sign 'NZ values' contract

From Morning Report, 8:21 am on 1 October 2018

New Zealand First members at their annual conference have voted to require migrants and refugees to sign up to rules respecting core New Zealand values. These values would include respect for gender equality, sexual preferences, freedom of religion and a commitment not to campaign against alcohol consumption. Remits passed at today's party conference still have to be signed off by the caucus before they become party policy. Roger Melville from Wairarapa told RNZ political reporter Jo Moir that new migrants should be required to abide by New Zealand rules or go back to where they came from.