Co Leader Metira Turia

Metiria Turei MP

Co-leader, spokesperson on child poverty, Māori affairs
Co leader Dr Russel Norman MP

Russel Norman MP

Co-leader, spokesperson on climate change, finance, economics


Our policy guides how our MPs vote in Parliament. Green Party policy is shaped by our members, who actively share expertise on critical issues.

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.


Kennedy Graham
Kennedy Graham MP on April 24, 2015

The Green Party is the first New Zealand political party to call for the remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the genocide of the 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman government.


“The 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide is an opportunity to start real and significant reconciliation between Armenia and Turkey,” said Green Party global affairs spokesperson Dr Kennedy Graham.


“The Green Party supports the European Parliament’s call for a proposal to establish an ‘International Remembrance Day for Genocides’.


Co Leader Metira Turia
Metiria Turei MP on April 23, 2015

John Key should be judged by the “high” standards that have been the downfall of MPs and state sector bosses, instead he is trivialising his harassment of an Auckland woman, the Green Party says.

“Backbench MP Aaron Gilmore lost his job for abusing a waiter, and Former CERA chief Roger Sutton lost his job for behaving in a way that women in his office found offensive. The Prime Minister of New Zealand should be held to a higher standard than either of them, the problem is he’s only answerable to himself,” Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

Auckland Central candidate Denise Roche MP
Denise Roche MP on April 23, 2015

The Green Party is calling on the Government to develop a plan for reducing plastic bag use following a report out today from the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) that shows public support for adding plastic bags to their list of priority products.


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