We’re all in this together — and we will get through this together. 

The connectedness and compassion of Aotearoa New Zealand has never been clearer. Our communities have come together to overcome something that is bigger than each of us alone, powering us forward on the resilience of our collective human spirit. A chorus of collaboration that is chanting we won’t just survive, but thrive. 

The health and wellbeing of our families, our friends and our communities is our main priority. The Greens are working hard with our Government partners to ensure that every single one of us has access to good healthcare, financial support, and the paid time off that we need to get through this. 

But the pandemic has exposed on a grand scale the chronic problems in our public services and the consequences of what happens when they are missing. Because there isn’t equality for all, some of us are more vulnerable to getting the virus or being pushed further into poverty.

We must build back stronger. This crisis has shown what we can achieve when we all work together. Sliding backwards into business as usual is not an option, but building a future that embraces us all is.Together we can rewrite the rules so that people and planet thrive more than ever. 

If you are in need of support, you can find out what’s available and how to access it here

If you aren’t getting the support you need, please email us at info@greens.org.nz and we’ll take it to our Government partners.