Co Leader Metira Turia

Metiria Turei MP

Co-leader, spokesperson on child poverty, Māori affairs

James Shaw MP

Co-leader, spokesperson for economic development, commerce, trade & investment, tourism, small business, sustainable business, SOEs, open government, electoral reform.


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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

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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.


Kennedy Graham
Kennedy Graham MP on July 6, 2015

The Green Party is calling on the New Zealand Government to use its presidency of the UN Security Council to introduce a determination, in the form of a presidential statement or resolution following the Open Debate, that climate change is a threat to international peace and security.

“New Zealand can use its UN Security Council presidency to highlight the threat that climate change poses to international peace and security,” said Green Party global affairs spokesperson Dr Kennedy Graham.

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

The Government’s newly announced Special Housing Areas in Drury and Glenbrook will condemn thousands of Aucklanders to a life of “transport poverty”, the Green Party said today.

“Nick Smith is trying to sell these SHAs as the magic bullet to ‘fix’ the Auckland housing crisis, but the real cost of these homes can’t be measured just by their over-inflated sale prices,” Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.

“These houses are going to be built on land miles away from the city with no viable public transport links in sight.

Eugenie Sage MP on July 3, 2015

The rebuild of Christchurch offers a unique opportunity to plan for more extreme weather events, and for rising sea levels caused by climate change,” Green Party Christchurch spokesperson Eugenie Sage said today.


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