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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RMA reform must ensure a healthy environment and community wellbeing

The Green Party welcomes the release of the first draft of part of new legislation to replace the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), and urges the...
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Greens welcome progress on hard to recycle and single use plastics, but more needs to be done

The Green Party welcomes progress on the phase-out of some hard to recycle plastics and some single-use plastics, but says more must be done.
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Stronger biosecurity protections at our border and for our iconic kauri

$28 million (as part of $32 million over five years) to roll out a National Pest Management Plan to protect kauri from dieback. $8.9 million for a...
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Green Party dismayed at delay in intensive winter grazing regulations

“The Government’s decision to cave into agribusiness and delay the implementation of critical regulations on intensive winter grazing is a bad outc...
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Seaweek: Green Party calls on New Zealanders to make submissions supporting Waiheke Rāhui to protect declining kaimoana

The Green Party supports the Rāhui placed around Waiheke Island by Ngāti Pāoa to protect declining kaimoana and as part of Seaweek, is asking New Z...
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Green Party calls on Government to stop dirty fishing practice of bottom trawling

The Green Party is calling on the Government to urgently stop dirty, degrading fishing practices in areas most vulnerable to destruction.
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Latest Conservation Announcements

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Greens call for more protection of native whitebait species at risk of extinction

The Green Party is pleased to see new whitebaiting measures, announced today, to establish a more consistent management regime across the country, ...
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Greens urge Government to stick to no new mines commitment in stewardship land review and reclassification

The Green Party is urging the Government to stick with its 2017 commitment to no new mines on public conservation land, as the Government speeds up...
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Seaweek 2021: Green Party call on Fisheries NZ and DOC to do better to stop by-kill of our precious NZ seabirds

The Green Party can reveal that in 2019/2020, more seabirds were reported as killed by fishing than the previous four years.
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Green Party commits to stronger urban tree protection and no new mines on public conservation land

The Green Party is the only party in Parliament which is explicitly committing to protecting public conservation land and the indigenous plants and...
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Green Party releases tourism policy

Today the Green Party’s conservation spokesperson Eugenie Sage went kayaking on Akaroa Harbour to highlight the greater protection achieved for Hec...
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Greens would go further and faster for kauri protection

The Green Party says Labour’s commitment to protecting kauri is a good start, but the Greens would go further and faster to keep our kauri standing.
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