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.

 

 

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Latest Environment Announcements

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OIA reforms mean more attention to nature and cultural values

The Green Party welcome proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act (OIA) that will see stronger controls on applications by overseas interests...
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Policy

Environmental Protection Policy

Our kids have a birth right to swim in clean rivers, fish in the sea, and walk in pristine forests. Real prosperity means clean rivers, clean air, ...
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Sea and Oceans Policy

Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand should be able to swim, fish, and collect kai moana in our waters, free from pollution. When we use the sea’s reso...
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Greens sign agreement to govern based on shared values

The Green Party has today formally signed an agreement to support a Labour-led Government that will achieve environmental, economic, and social pro...
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Thriving Nature

Our kiwi, our kōkako, and our mountain kea are some of the greatest living treasures on Earth. Nearly half our birds are found nowhere else on the ...
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Turning Trash Into Cash

We love New Zealand and we love our beaches, our oceans, and our waterways. That’s why we’re committed to protecting them from pollution. By 2050, ...
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Latest Conservation Announcements

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Boost for Rēkohu/Wharekauri/Chatham Islands Community Conservation

Community conservation in Rēkohu/Wharekauri/the Chatham Islands is receiving a boost, with grants to support local projects announced today by Mini...
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Minister opens new ecosanctuary at Cape Farewell

A new ecosanctuary with a predator proof fence on Golden Bay’s Cape Farewell, which will restore a safe home for sea birds, rare native plants, gia...
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Plans to protect the future of whitebaiting announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve ...
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Southland’s Waituna Lagoon vulnerable to changing climate

The vulnerability of New Zealand’s aquatic environments to climate change is highlighted in a new report on Waituna Lagoon in Southland’s internati...
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Plan of action to protect seabirds

A proposed national plan of action to reduce the number of seabirds caught in fisheries is being circulated for public feedback.
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Historic Ripapa Island open for summer visitors

Steeped in Māori and European history, the recent reopening of Banks Peninsula’s Ripapa Island has been celebrated today by Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke a...
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