Press Releases

Golriz Ghahraman MP on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 18:22

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa.

Te mana whenua o tēnei wāhi, Te Āti awa, tēnā koutou.

Otirā ngā iwi whānui tēnā koutou katoa

Mr Speaker I congratulate you on your election and look forward to your guidance in this house.

I begin by acknowledging what a breathtaking honour it is to sit among this Green caucus.

Chlöe Swarbrick MP on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 18:17

E te Māngai -

E te Māngai, tēnā koe

Tuatahi, ki te mana whenua o tēnei rohe, Te Ātiawat

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

Mr Speaker,

Golriz Ghahraman MP on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 15:15

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand maintains its strong opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). 

“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 12:21

Today on the 136th anniversary of the invasion of Parihaka, the Green Party is strengthening its call for a national Parihaka Day, announcing that Marama Davidson will re-enter the Māori Party’s Te rā o Parihaka Bill into Parliament’s Member’s Bill Ballot.

The Bill, which was previously in the name of former Māori Party MP Marama Fox but never drawn, would establish a national day of commemoration to recognise the Crown invasion of Parihaka on the November 5 1881 which was met with non-violent resistance.

James Shaw MP on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:59

The Green Party is today confirming that four of its MPs will hold ministerial and undersecretary roles in the new Labour-led Government.

They are:

James Shaw MP on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 16:02

The Green Party has today formally signed an agreement to support a Labour-led Government that will achieve environmental, economic, and social progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The agreement lays out the ministerial and undersecretary roles the Green Party will hold, and 20 policy goals that the new Government will pursue across our priority areas.

“The Green Party’s agreement with Labour is built on shared values and principles,” Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said.

James Shaw MP on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:34

The Green Party is today announcing the people who will have Ministerial and Undersecretary roles in the Labour-led government.

These will be Green Party Co-leader James Shaw and MPs Eugenie Sage, Julie Anne Genter, and Jan Logie.

Gareth Hughes will be the party’s chief musterer (whip) and Marama Davidson will be deputy musterer, together driving the ambitious legislative agenda over the next parliamentary term.

Portfolio responsibilities will be confirmed at a later date.

James Shaw MP on Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 23:17

The Green Party is pleased to support a Labour-led Government that will deliver on the Green Party’s goals, following agreement from the Party’s delegates this evening. The Green Party will support the Labour-led Government on confidence and supply.

“We campaigned with Labour to change the Government and that’s what we’ve delivered tonight,” said Green Party co-leader James Shaw.

“I am confident the agreement reached with Labour will deliver the most green change of any Government in New Zealand’s history.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 13:27

A new official report detailing potentially irreversible impacts of climate change in New Zealand show why the next government must act urgently to cut climate-damaging pollution, the Green Party said today.

The 2017 Atmosphere and Climate report states that climate change is already potentially irreversibly affecting New Zealand. It says that climate impacts to date include:

·         Our glaciers shrinking by almost a quarter of their volume.

·         Coastal seas rising by 22 cm.

Eugenie Sage MP on Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:37

New research showing that three quarters of fresh water pollution is coming from streams exempt from fencing requirements means that new measures are needed to stop the pollution of our waterways, the Green Party said today.

A new study, led by the principal scientist for Ag Research Invermay’s Environment Group, shows that streams currently exempt from fencing regulations contribute 73 percent of total nitrogen and 84 percent of dissolved reactive phosphorus into waterways.