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Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 16:02

E te Māngai o te Whare, tēnā koe.

Ki a koutou ōku hoa Pāremata, huri noa i te Whare, ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa.

Mr Speaker,
It makes me immensely proud – and my Green Party colleagues immensely proud – to be a part of this Government.

To have had a hand in the development of this Budget – the Greens’ first Budget in Government.

To be laying the foundations for a truly sustainable economy, a healthy environment and a fair society.

Mr Speaker,
This is a budget for every kiwi.

And every takahē.

And every kākā.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 14:24

The Green Party has secured a historic suite of budget wins valued at $618 million that prioritises protecting nature and backing the transition to a green economy.

The budget package comes in addition to funds already going towards green public transport projects valued at up to $13.5 billon, including light rail from the Auckland CBD to the airport and a new billion dollar fund for safe cycle and walkways in the Government GPS. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:31
James presented the Green Party's fiscal plan for the 2017 election on 18 September 2017 at Biz Dojo, Wellington.

Tena koutou katoa.

Thank you so much for joining us here today, online or in the room.

I am unreasonably excited about this event and the document that we’re launching tonight.

Because what we’re doing is bringing together every policy proposal and plan that the Green Party has offered to the country, about how to make the promise of 100% Pure New Zealand a reality, into one place.

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 18:05

The Green Party today published its fully costed policy manifesto along with an independent analysis of its fiscal implications.

The independent fiscal analysis, by economics consultancy Infometrics using Treasury data, shows that in government the Greens will be able to deliver real action on climate change, cleaner rivers, and significant poverty reductions while running surpluses and paying down debt, as per the party’s Budget Responsibility Rules.

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 10:42

Winston Peters needs to show us how he plans to pay for his $10 billion of recent election promises before he attacks Labour on their fully-costed plan, the Green Party said today.

Winston Peters set out another new condition of going into government with Labour this morning, saying that Labour must tell him what its tax plans are.

“Winston Peters needs to explain what new taxes he plans to raise to pay for his $10 billion of election promises before he can attack Labour’s fully costed fiscal plan,” said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:23

A bigger surplus will allow a new government to manage the economy responsibly while making the changes people know are needed, like lifting kids out of poverty, cleaning up our rivers, solving the housing crisis, and tackling climate change, the Green Party said today.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:16

The Green Party in government will end the tax advantages property speculators currently enjoy under National by implementing a comprehensive tax on capital gains, the Green Party said today.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:20

The Green Party welcomes today’s announcement that the New Zealand Superannuation Fund has dumped $950 million of high-risk fossil fuel investments, despite a National Government that is still backing oil and coal.

The $35 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund announced today that it has sold off $950 million of companies with high exposure to carbon emissions and fossil fuel reserves due to the significant long-term risks they present to investors. The selloff includes New Zealand companies Genesis Energy and NZ Oil and Gas.

8. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister for the Environment: Tū ai a ia i runga i te mana o tana korero: "There is a real fairness problem with charging bottled water for export"?

[Does he stand by his statement that "There is a real fairness problem with charging bottled water for export"?]

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 13:07

The OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of the New Zealand has highlighted a significant need to green New Zealand’s economy if we want to sustain our current growth into the future, the Green Party said today.