We have a practical economic plan that creates decent jobs, adds resilience to our economy, and protects our natural environment. It is a plan for clean green prosperity for all New Zealanders.
Our plan will create 100,000 new jobs through direct government investment in housing, by ensuring our state-owned energy companies capture the massive export opportunities in the renewable energy sector, and, most importantly, by shifting the drivers for green jobs in the private sector.
Our Green Jobs Initiative complements plans we've already announced to address child poverty in New Zealand and clean up our rivers and lakes.
Jobs, rivers, and kids: It's a pretty compelling vision for a richer New Zealand.
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Recent news about Green jobs
The National Government's failure to contain rising house and power prices is to blame for the coming increase in interest rates that will cost up to 30,000 jobs, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
Business New Zealand has finally admitted that the Green Party's plan for cheaper power for families and businesses will be good for the economy, but they need to stop downplaying NZ Power's benefits, Green Party energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today. More
John Key and Steven Joyce are stuck in the dark ages, making ridiculous arguments to try to defend the power of big electricity companies, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
Gareth Hughes speaks on the Prime Minister's statement and espouses the Green vision for a richer New Zealand. More
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Is his Government's emissions trading scheme working, given hundreds of thousands of seedlings are being destroyed across the country due to the collapsed carbon price? More
The Green Party is looking forward to engaging with all New Zealanders about a smart and sustainable economy and a compassionate economy, strategies that will actually reduce inequality and protect the environment, because the environment is what sustains everything and everyone in this country. It is just the Government who has not understood that yet. More
You are invited to "Meet Your Greens" with Green MP Gareth Hughes. Gareth will share with you an update of his work around healthy oceans, clean energy and the ICT sector. All welcome. More
New figures showing a net decrease in manufacturing companies of nearly one per day, along with statistics showing that manufactured exports have reached a seven-year low, highlight the ongoing crisis in manufacturing, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
John Key has broken his promise of a brighter future for New Zealanders with incomes lagging as rocketing house prices put home ownership further and further out of reach for families, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today. More
Manufacturing output is down 6% in the past five years and shows no sign of recovery under National's neglectful economic policies, Green Party associate finance spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said today. More
The recent Manuka honey labelling issue gives us a chance to focus on increasing the value we get from exports, and creating jobs here in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. More
The National Government's high dollar policy has killed another 180 high-wage, high-skill New Zealand jobs, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
National are not doing enough to create jobs, the Green Party said today.
Household Labour Force statistics out today show that unemployment remains at high levels, rising to 6.4 percent for the June 2014 quarter. More
The Green Party candidate in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti by-election, Marama Davidson, has launched a jobs package for the electorate that will deliver thousands of sustainable jobs. More