The Party's mission shall be:
- to be a broad-based New Zealand political party; and
- to achieve political and social change based on the Party's values and principles set out in clause 4 and the specific policies that arise from those values and principles.
The Party is united in seeking to create a better New Zealand for future generations. United Future assesses political policies by their effect on future generations and believes that the key to improving the long-term future for all diverse communities within New Zealand are policies that help families form a solid basis for our society.
The key principles that United Future is based on are:
- A fair, democratic and open society, founded on the rule of law, integrity and justice, committed to the fundamental values of respect for life, liberty, equality and community, including:
- Freedom of political choice through free elections;
- Freedom of speech, information and assembly;
- Freedom of belief and religious expression;
- Integrity and truth as essential to all relationships between individuals, communities and Government.
- Self-reliance, personal responsibility and independence, and proper reward for effort.
- Economic freedom through an open market economy, and the promotion of innovation, creativity and wealth for the individual and collective benefit of both employers and employees, balanced by a recognition of wider social responsibility and the need to protect the natural environment.
- The family (including wider family and whanau) as the primary unit for a sustainable society and its interdependence with strong, caring and compassionate community organisations, such as churches, schools, charitable and other service groups.
- A modern multicultural society which encourages social harmony and unity through respect for individual differences and cultural diversity and:
- Which recognises New Zealand’s bicultural heritage arising from the Treaty of Waitangi;
- Which encourages responsible citizenship based on mutual respect;
- Where the framework and rule of law applies equally to all.
- Where no one is enslaved by poverty or ignorance, and every child has the best possible start in life.
A partnership between New Zealanders and their Government where:
- Individuals balance freedom of choice and opportunity with the responsibility of living in community with other people;
- The Government seeks to empower individuals, families and communities through values based leadership including protecting the weak and those at risk and requiring responsible behaviour of all people.