Mining Policy

The Green Party envisions a society in which:

  • Mining in New Zealand only happens for materials which serve a socially useful purpose, when renewable materials are not available, and when mining is the best means of obtaining the material; 
  • Renewable and recycled materials and forms of energy production are maximised, reducing the demand for new extraction activities;
  • All extraction is within acceptable environmental limits; and
  • All adverse effects are remedied as far as reasonably possible, both during a mining operation and after decommissioning.
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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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