Nature sustains us and is the basis of all life. 

In Government the Greens have led the way in making sure our precious plants and animals are protected, and our wild places are looked after for future generations. 

We've achieved a huge amount

Our increased support for the Department of Conservation has led to the biggest funding increase in decades, meaning more rangers can do more work to protect nature for all of us. 

Plastics are being phased out to prevent pollution of our oceans.

Major water reforms are underway to end the destruction of freshwater habitats through pollution and over-use of water. 

Our no new mines policy has protected conservation land from the effects of mining, such as pollution and the destruction of unique plants and animals.

A huge new area of land has been added to the Kahurangi National Park.

And we need to go further and faster

We believe that government must do more, and faster, to protect nature and make sure our grandkids inherit a thriving beautiful natural environment.

Protection for seabirds, dolphins and other ocean animals is critical and we need to see more action on this. 

There's a huge amount to do and we will be announcing new policy and big, bold ideas as part of the general election in 2020.

 

 

Latest Environment Announcements

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Government throws the environment on the scrap heap

The Government has shown its disdain for nature by undermining and cutting programmes which protect and conserve our environment.
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Further environmental mismanagement on the cards

The Government’s resource management reforms will add to the heavy and ever-growing burden this Government is loading on to our environment. 
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Scrapping Significant Natural Areas shows significant neglect

The Government adding Significant Natural Areas (SNAs) to its already roaring environmental policy bonfire is an assault on the future of wildlife ...
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Say hello to NZ’s most anti-environment government in decades

The Government is giving big industry a free pass to bulldoze New Zealand’s precious native wildlife. 
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Govt trashing nature for its industry mates

The Government’s repeal of the Natural and Built Environment Act is rushed, ideologically motivated, and will be hugely damaging to the health of o...
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Green Party calls for stronger action by Auckland Council to protect urban trees and native forest

The Green Party is calling on Auckland Council to do more to protect urban trees and housing developer Aedifice Property Group to restore and repla...
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Latest Conservation Announcements

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Labour must deliver on No New Mines

The Green Party is disappointed tonight that the Government has voted down Eugenie Sage’s members’ bill to stop new mining on conservation land. Th...
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Inquiry into forestry slash and land use welcome, but more needed

Today’s news of a Ministerial inquiry into forestry slash and land use in Te Tarāwhiti/Gisborne and Wairoa is welcome, but the forestry sector shou...
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Time for Labour to deliver on No New Mines

The Green Party is today welcoming reports of Government progress towards having no new mines on conservation land.
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Urgent action needed at home following global deal for nature

The Green Party welcomes an historic new global agreement to protect 30% of the planet for nature by the end of the decade and calls on the Governm...
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Swimmable rivers and healthy lakes could soon be out of reach

The Green Party is calling on the Government to tighten the rules on synthetic fertiliser use and intensive land use, including intensive winter gr...
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Bill to ban mining on conservation land pulled from biscuit tin

Following months of work by the Green Party and community and environmental organisations, Parliament will have the opportunity to pass legislation...
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