TOP's policy priorities

 "It’s time we rebalance the system to work for everyone, and TOP has the courage and policy to do so." - Raf Manji 

TOP's policies are evidence-based, and focus on what works.

  • All of TOP's policies are thoroughly researched via our expert Policy Committee.
  • They look at the best evidence from overseas and locally, to craft policy based on what works.
  • TOP's policies focus on solving Aotearoa's biggest challenges, rather than just treating the symptoms.
  • At TOP, our policies are thoughtfully costed so when we put a policy forward, we can afford it.

We encourage you to have a read, provide us feedback, debate them with friends, and start the conversation about the positive change coming.

Universal Basic Income

TOP will do a fundamental overhaul of the tax and welfare system in New Zealand to make it modern, simple and fair.


Affordable Housing and Rent

TOP will make housing affordable again, introduce fairer rights for renters, and encourage the building of liveable cities.


Climate Friendly Recovery

TOP will put climate at the front of the agenda, no matter who is in power.


Productive And Innovative Economy

Small businesses are the real backbone of the New Zealand economy, and TOP will help them succeed.


Building strong communities

TOP stands for a fair society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. We have a number of policies to achieve this vision spanning democracy, early childhood education, education, criminal justice, alcohol, cannabis and health.