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February 24, 2016

Date submitted: Friday 19 February 2016

0.0 Executive Summary

This submission sets out the Green Party’s view of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Notwithstanding paragraph 8 in the terms of reference, this submission will comment on (1) the review process itself and (2) whether the ETS is the most appropriate tool for responding to climate change in New Zealand.

The Green Party considers it unlikely that the fundamental problems with the ETS can be fully resolved by the reforms outlined in the discussion document.

January 26, 2016

Live stream Metiria's State of the Nation Speech as she sets the political agenda for 2016.

For the Greens, that agenda is focused on building a better New Zealand. Where our precious environment is protected and where every New Zealander has a chance at a good life. 

December 2, 2015

Dr Kennedy Graham's supplementary questions begin at 8:18

Dr Kennedy Graham: Has the Government made any estimate of the percentage reduction required in our emissions in order for New Zealand to have its fair share of the global carbon budget consistent with 2 degrees?

October 22, 2015

EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: What new policy initiatives, if any, will he be making in response to the Environment Aotearoa 2015 report released yesterday in the areas of fresh water, biodiversity, and greenhouse gas emissions?

September 14, 2015

Youth Parliament is an opportunity for young New Zealanders to experience what it’s like to be an MP. It’s also a great way to bring the voice of young people to parliament. More information on Youth Parliament can be found here.

Apply to be a Green Youth MP here.

September 11, 2015

The Green Party is offering former Co-leader Dr Russel Norman a very warm thank you and congratulations following his announcement this morning that he will be taking up the position of Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director.

Dr Norman will take up his new position with Greenpeace at the beginning of November and will conclude as a Green Party MP at the end of October.

Dr Norman's departure means Marama Davidson from Manurewa, Auckland will become the Green Party’s 14th MP.

August 30, 2015

Thousands of state houses being placed on the asset sales block tomorrow for overseas buyers is a move that is deeply unpopular with New Zealanders, the Green Party said today.

“That the Serco boss was here offering to buy up more state assets like housing is unacceptable and Government needs to rule out Serco as a purchaser,” Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Turei said. 

“Serco have proven themselves incapable and cannot be trusted with the welfare of New Zealand families.

August 19, 2015

The Green Party is calling on the Government to disclose any financial penalties Landcorp could be subject to if it stopped converting land to dairying in the Waikato, as Ministers today confirm the cost of the conversions could force the SOE to sell its farms overseas.


Today State Owned Enterprises Minister Todd McClay confirmed that the hundreds of millions it would cost Landcorp to continue with converting land in the Waikato to dairying was adding to the company’s debt and could lead it to sell its farms to local or overseas buyers.


September 19, 2014

The Green Party campaign this election is about three main priorities: a cleaner environment, a fairer society and a smarter economy. Our success depends on just one thing: we need you to Party Vote Green.

A change in Government can’t come soon enough. New Zealand faces real challenges that the Green Party is ready to address – but John Key won’t.

August 13, 2014

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