Co Leader Metira Turia

Metiria Turei MP

Co-leader, spokesperson on child poverty, Māori affairs

James Shaw MP

Co-leader, spokesperson for economic development, commerce, trade & investment, tourism, small business, sustainable business, SOEs, open government, electoral reform.


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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 June 2, 2015

The Government’s plan to allow foreign banks and big money investors to profit off mentally ill New Zealanders is a part of an ongoing plan to privatise public services, that will see more vulnerable Kiwis hurt, the Green Party says today.

In the House today, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman refused to rule out the possibility of social service providers being driven to the wall by new social investment bonds that see organisations denied payment for not meeting the Government’s targets

Kennedy Graham
Kennedy Graham MP on June 2, 2015

The intelligence and security review panel needs to look overseas and realise that unbridled power for spy agencies to undertake mass spying is no longer acceptable, and ensure that New Zealanders do not have less privacy protections than American citizens, said the Green Party today.

James Shaw MP on May 31, 2015

Hi. I’m James.


It is a huge privilege to be speaking here today.


I want to start by paying tribute to Russel and all the work he’s done for our party and our cause.


There’s this cliché about politics that all political careers end in failure. And it’s because the leaders of most political parties always cling onto their power until someone snatches it from them.


The Green Party and Russel are different.


When Russel became Co-leader we were always hovering around the 5% threshold of political oblivion.

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