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

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.

News

Co leader Dr Russel Norman MP
Russel Norman MP on May 24, 2015

Figures in National’s 2015 Budget revealing that nearly $31 million is being spent on increasing greenhouse emissions show just how much the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is unfair to New Zealanders who are trying to do their bit to prevent climate change, the Green Party said.
 
“All New Zealanders are essentially giving climate polluters almost $31 million via the tax system, whether they like it or not,” Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman said.
 

Jan Logie MP on May 22, 2015

Pink Shirt Day is the perfect time for politicians of all stripes to launch a cross-party LGBTI working group. MPs put aside their differences today and donned pink shirts to take a stand against the bullying of LGBTI people in New Zealand.

The group has been established to provide education, leadership and legislative progress on LGBTI rights. It was initiated by Green Party MP Jan Logie and includes 12 members from National, Labour, NZ First, Act and the Greens.

“We are hoping others will see the importance of the work we are tackling and want to join us,” says Ms Logie.

Eugenie Sage MP on May 22, 2015

The Green Party is disappointed that Budget 2015 continues Government cuts to conservation spending, increasing the risks to our native species. 

The Department of Conservation’s operational funding has been cut by $8.7million down from a budgeted $352million last year to $343 million, with funding for natural heritage management slashed by $7million.

Saving our threatened species and protecting and restoring habitats and ecosystems deserves more not less funding said Green Party conservation spokesperson Eugenie Sage.

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