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.


Co leader Dr Russel Norman MP
Russel Norman MP on February 26, 2015

The Green Party is calling for cross-party support to agree on a system of indexing MPs’ salary movements to median income, following the announcement of a significant pay rise for MPs, the Green Party said today.

“The Green Party is proposing that MPs’ salaries should be indexed to movements in the nominal median individual income,” Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman said.

“The system needs to change. Every year MPs across Parliament say ‘oh it’s too much’, but then nothing changes. It’s embarrassing, and it’s time for it to end.

Jan Logie MP on February 26, 2015

26 February 2015

The Green Party said today that it is challenging the Government to follow Wellington City Council’s lead and make children’s needs a priority in decision-making.

Today (26 February) attendees at the Child Friendly Cities Forum co-hosted by UNICEF and Wellington City Council (WCC) will hear about how the capital city can benefit from including children’s rights and interests in decision-making processes, something the Green Party commends.

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