Co Leader Metira Turia

Metiria Turei MP

Co-leader. Spokesperson for Inequality, Building and Housing and National Intelligence and Security

James Shaw MP

Co-leader. Spokesperson for Climate Change and Economic Development


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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.

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Eugenie Sage MP on Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 15:51

Proposed changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) appear on first reading to be a boon for seabed miners and property developers, the Green Party said today.

The National Government today released a new Bill which proposes changes to the RMA, laws governing conservation lands, and the Exclusive Economic Zone.

Catherine Delahunty MP
Catherine Delahunty MP on Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 15:34

The Government’s new Education bill appears to continue its moves to privatise New Zealand’s public education system, the Green Party says.

The Government today released the Education Legislation Bill, which makes several changes including creating new types of charter schools and paving the way for principals to take over the management of other schools in what appears to be a new franchise-type arrangement.

Co Leader Metira Turia
Metiria Turei MP on November 26, 2015

The Government’s failure to fix the Auckland housing crisis will force more families onto the streets, the Green Party said today, with a new Statistics New Zealand report suggesting Auckland households are paying on average 10% more in rent every week than this time last year.

The latest Household Economic Survey (Income) shows that median household earnings from wages and salaries have increased just 1.8 percent in the last year, while the amount Auckland households are spending on rent has shot up by 10.9 percent.

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