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July 31, 2019

A note from the Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage, thanking the work of rangers on World Ranger Day. 

Tēnā koutou,

On World Ranger Day thank you for the amazing work you do to give nature a helping hand every day and making sure visitors from near and far are able to get out into nature and connect with it.

March 16, 2019

from Golriz Ghahraman and Marama Davidson

The Green Party is shocked and heartbroken by the terrorist incident in Christchurch.

Today, we are filled with aroha and compassion for our Muslim communities, for all migrants, for refugees and for Christchurch. We hear your voices and feel your deep hurt and fear today.

We will stand with you to confront the grief and aftermath of this tragedy together.​ We both attended the Auckland vigil in support of the victims today. James Shaw visited communities in Christchurch with other Ministers today.

Gareth Hughes MP
February 15, 2019

We must stop cruelty in the name of ‘entertainment.’ 

The Green Party's rodeo animals protection bill would amend the Animal Welfare Act to outlaw the rodeo activities that cause the most pain and distress to animals - specifically calf roping, steer wrestling and the use of flank straps.

New Zealand law acknowledges animals as sentient and it’s unacceptable in 2019 to have animals hurt, scarred and killed for fun. How we treat our animals is a reflection on our values as a society.

October 12, 2018

The Government is currently taking public submissions on what its proposed trade agenda – Trade for All – should look like. I’ve submitted calling for 21st century trade policy that moves New Zealand into a new era of international trade, and focuses on prioritising the things that really matter to New Zealanders.

If you’re interested, you can make a submission yourself, closing Sunday 14 October. 

Here's my submission as Green Party Trade Spokesperson:


November 16, 2016

Submission on the intention to grant a lease, licence and easement concession for a term of 49 years under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Westpower Limited to construct and operate a run of the river hydro scheme on the Waitaha River on the West Coast. 

The West Coast branch of the Green Party has members from Karamea to Haast, and the Waitaha River falls within our area.

November 3, 2016

7. BARRY COATES (Green) to the Minister of Trade: Why is he advancing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, when it is widely reported that the agreement will not get through the US Congress this year and countries like Canada, Australia, and Vietnam have delayed their ratification processes?


November 2, 2016

The Office of the Auditor General’s (OAG) report into the Saudi sheep deal makes it clear that Murray McCully has misled the New Zealand public and Cabinet, and for that reason John Key should ask him to resign, the Green Party said today.

The OAG’s report, released this afternoon, considered numerous complaints about the Saudi Arabia Food Security Partnership and found significant shortcomings in the purpose, process and outcome of the deal.

October 8, 2016

Below are the successful Green Party local body candidates who stood across the country either for the Green Party, on an aligned ticket with the Green Party, or that we thought shared our values.

The Green Party is also part of combined group tickets in Auckland, and so Aucklanders should visit: City Vision and/or Future West for more information.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
June 16, 2016

Green MP Marama Davidson will be sleeping in her car tonight to show solidarity with homeless New Zealanders, and to send a message to the Government that more needs to be done to address the growing housing crisis.

Ms Davidson will be joining hundreds of other Aucklanders who are sleeping in their cars as part of the Lifewise Park Up For Homes Māngere event, to demand Government action on homelessness.

March 3, 2016

7. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM (Green) to the Minister of Trade: Why does he continue to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in light of the analyses in the Expert Paper Series supported by the New Zealand Law Foundation?