News

  • Budget 2022: James Shaw Budget Speech

    CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Mr Speaker, It has taken four-and-a-half years to even start to turn the legacy of inaction and neglect from the last time they were in Government together. And we have a long journey in front of us!
  • Budget 2022: Greens MP Dr Elizabeth Kerekere says wins for health not enough for Māori or Rainbow

    Today Greens Te Mātāwaka Chair and Health Spokesperson, Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, said “The Greens have long campaigned for an independent Māori Health Authority and pathways for Takatāpui and Rainbow healthcare. “We welcome the substantial funding going into the new health system, Pae Ora, particularly for the Māori Health Authority, Iwi-Partnership Boards, Maōri health providers and workforce. The $191 million for PHARMAC will also improve the lives of many who cannot access the medicine and treatment they need.
  • Budget 2022: Greens call for urgency with nature-first climate investments

    Budget 2022 shows progress on conservation commitments in the Green Party’s cooperation agreement Green Party achievements in the last Government continue to drive investment in nature protection Urgent action needed on nature-based solutions to climate change Future budget decisions must reflect the role nature plays in helping reduce emissions and adapt to climate change The Green Party welcomes investments in Budget 2022 to protect and restore nature, and wants urgent action to develop nature-based solutions to climate change to match...
  • Budget 2022: Greens celebrate landmark investment in climate action

    Landmark week for climate action concludes with climate budget Largest ever investment in climate action one of many Green Party wins throughout Budget 2022  Budget 2022 delivers progress on every part of the cooperation agreement with Labour Budget 2022 is a climate budget that caps a landmark week for climate action in Aotearoa - and delivers progress on all areas of the Green Party’s cooperation agreement with Labour. 
  • Budget 2022: Govt must build on half price fare extension and make public transport free

    Green Party welcomes extension to half price fares Permanent half price fares for Community Services Card holders includes many students, which helps implement a Green Party policy Work to reduce public transport fares for Community Services Card holders started by Greens in the last Government Budget 2022 should be as a stepping stone towards free fares for everyone The Green Party welcomes the support in Budget 2022 to help one million people access more affordable public transport, and says it...