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

Policy

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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.

News

Kevin Hague MP on April 21, 2015

The Government has already broken a key election promise by reneging on a pledge to make all doctors’ visits for under 13 year olds free, the Green Party says.

Documents obtained by the Green Party show that the Government decided to fund only 90 percent of doctors’ visits for children suffering from an injury in an attempt trim the cost of the so-called “free” visits.

“This makes a lie of the promise to provide free doctors’ visits for all children under 13,” Green Party Health and ACC spokesperson Kevin Hague said.

Eugenie Sage MP on April 20, 2015

Any measures to stop the sale of Christchurch’s assets, including the proposed Common Sense Plan, should be carefully considered by the Christchurch City Council, the Green Party said today.

“Christchurch residents have been telling us that they absolutely do not want asset sales,” said Green Party Christchurch spokesperson Eugenie Sage.

“They recognise asset sales for what they really are – short-term, stop-gap thinking – and know they will do little to secure Christchurch’s long-term financial future.

Co leader Dr Russel Norman MP
Russel Norman MP on April 20, 2015

Today’s record low inflation figure of 0.1 percent for the year to March 2015, well below the Reserve Bank’s target band, gives the Bank scope to cut the Official Cash Rate later this month but it is unlikely to given National’s failure to address Auckland’s housing crisis, the Green Party said.

A lower Official Cash Rate (OCR) would likely to lead to lower domestic interest rates which would lower the costs of borrowing to help businesses, exporters, and those with mortgages.

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