Co Leader Metira Turia

Metiria Turei MP

Co-leader. Spokesperson for Inequality, Building and Housing (inc. Social Housing, Housing NZ), and Maori Affairs

James Shaw MP

Co-leader. Spokesperson for Climate Change and Economic Development


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For a cleaner environment

We love Aotearoa and we want to protect it. Our kids have a birth right to swim in clean rivers, fish in the sea, and walk in pristine forests.

For a fairer society

The Green Party envisions an Aotearoa New Zealand which celebrates diversity and encourages appreciation between groups.

For a smarter economy

The Green Party has a plan to create a smart economy that will deliver real prosperity for everyone and help the environment.


Jan Logie MP on October 2, 2015

New data released today shows that the difference between median hourly wages for men and women is the largest since National took office in 2008 – evidence that National’s hands-off approach to closing the gender pay gap has failed, the Green Party said.

The difference between men’s and women’s median hourly wages was 11.8 percent in the June quarter 2015, according to the Statistics NZ New Zealand Income Survey, an increase from 9.9 percent in June 2014.*

James Shaw MP on Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:13

The Government must listen to Pacific leaders and start taking climate change seriously on the international stage, the Green Party said today.

"In addressing the United Nations today, John Key said he hoped Paris would amount to a meaningful agreement on climate change,” said Green Party co-leader James Shaw. "And yet the emissions reduction target that New Zealand is taking to Paris is embarrassingly weak.”

Northland candidate David Clendon MP
David Clendon MP on Friday, October 2, 2015 - 11:04

The Green Party will return all prisons to state control because a person’s liberty should not be monetised.

Fresh allegations have been made against our failing private prison system about beatings and lockdowns at Wiri Prison which is run by SERCO. This comes after the Department of Corrections had to take over Mt Eden Correctional Facility after serious reports of failures by SERCO emerged.

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