Mā te oranga o te taiao, ka ora ai te iwi, mā te takitini kāore mō te torutoru anake. It is through the wellbeing of our environment that we sustain our people, for the many and not just for the few.
Tēnei ō Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou me Ngāti Tahinga e mihi kau ana ki a koutou.
The above whakatauki is one I wrote for the Green Party back in my first General Election campaign in 2014.
This year will be my fourth general election standing as a candidate for the Green Party - this whakatauki remains my steadfast political vision.
My privilege serving as your MP, your Co-leader and now your Minister have been some of the most difficult but most steadfast times in all my life.
This next election is one of the most crucial for planet and people, in a political context of widening disunity and disengagement.
We will need a strong, bold, values-led vision for people to feel inspired that we are the best choice for enduring justice to protect our humanity and living systems for generations to come.
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