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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James Shaw MP on August 4, 2015

The Green Party is calling on John Key to develop a clear plan to reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, following US President Barack Obama’s announcement of a plan to drastically cut emissions from the US energy sector.

“It’s great to see President Obama showing real leadership with a plan to act on climate change. The New Zealand Government also needs to develop a plan to ensure we do our fair share in the global effort to prevent climate change,” Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said.

Catherine Delahunty MP
Catherine Delahunty MP on August 4, 2015

It is disappointing the New Zealand Government has failed to achieve real progress on human rights during its term so far including a month as President of the Security Council, said the Green Party today.

Amnesty International today released its report card into New Zealand’s contribution to protecting human rights during its term on the United Nations Security Council thus far.

Co Leader Metira Turia
Metiria Turei MP on August 3, 2015

The Salvation Army’s Hard Times report into homelessness in West Auckland shows an urgent need for more emergency accommodation in the area, as well as increased financial assistance from Government for our most vulnerable people, the Green Party said today.

“This piece of work shows just how grim the situation is for people sleeping rough in West Auckland and, no doubt, in other areas of our country too,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

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