Mā te oranga o te taiao, ka ora ai te iwi.

We should all be able to enjoy Aotearoa’s precious nature – to hear the dawn chorus in our forests, and see wildlife thrive in our oceans and rivers.

Previous governments have failed to protect our rivers and oceans against pollution,

or invest enough in nature. The Green Party knows we must protect and respect Papatūānuku. A healthy environment is the basis of our wellbeing and an economy that delivers for people and planet.

In Government, we’ve achieved so much for nature. Now we want to go further and faster to protect our forests, rivers and oceans for future generations.

Animal Welfare

Animals are worthy of care and respect, but current rules allow animal abuse and exploitation. Aotearoa could easily have a world-leading animal w...
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Clean Water

From the maunga to moana, water is a taonga which must be protected, but too many rivers, lakes, and wetlands have been polluted over the years, an...
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Everyone should be able to enjoy the dawn chorus in Aotearoa’s forests and have rivers safe for fishing, swimming, and gathering kai. But previous ...
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Oceans are the lifeblood of our planet. Home to a vast array of species and delicate ecosystems, and a source of kai and recreation. Our marine env...
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Reducing waste

There is no waste in nature; only cycles of resource use. The Green Party wants our communities and economy to run on the same no-waste principle. ...
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Tourism is important to Aotearoa, but it’s been hit hard by COVID-19. Our clean, green image and spectacular nature is what draws people to visit. ...
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