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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Gareth Hughes MP
Gareth Hughes MP on August 28, 2015

New analysis of the financial statements of Genesis, Mighty River Power, and Meridian released by the Green Party today shows that National’s partial privatisation of power companies has cost New Zealand taxpayers $871 million, the Green Party said.

“The latest data shows that National’s sale of 49 percent of shares in the power companies was a massive transfer of wealth from the people of New Zealand to a few select investors, many who live overseas,” Green Party energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes said.

Co Leader Metira Turia
Metiria Turei MP on August 28, 2015

Housing Minister Nick Smith should revoke the approval for parts of a new Special Housing Area in Auckland which some local iwi say is unacceptably close to waahi tapu, the Green Party said.

“Auckland Council have given the go ahead for houses to be built despite serious local concerns about the land being close to waahi tapu,” Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Tūrei said today.

“This land is not critical to Auckland’s housing needs, and has significant cultural heritage value.

“The drive to resolve the housing crisis doesn’t require the demolition of waahi tapu.

Northland candidate David Clendon MP
David Clendon MP on August 28, 2015

Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga needs to follow the lead of overseas authorities and get rid of SERCO for serious and continued breaches in their management of Mt Eden Correctional Facility, said the Green Party today.
“Just two months ago, the Western Australian (WA) Government dumped SERCO as the prison transport provider halfway through an inquiry into SERCO’s services,” said Green Party corrections spokesperson David Clendon.

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