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August 13, 2014

Tēnā koutou Tēnā koutou Tēnā koutou katoa.

Like you, the Green Party loves New Zealand.

We want to help build a fairer, greener, and smarter society.

Our transport policy, which we are launching today, encapsulates all three of these aims.

We want to make getting places easier, without costing the earth.

For more than half a century, New Zealand has planned primarily for cars.

Now we are vulnerable to rising oil prices and our cities are congested, expensive to get around and increasingly polluted.

August 13, 2014

The Green philosophy is about sustainability. It takes, as its worldview, the environment, within which human society and its economy operate. It places the soaring human population within Earth’s finite capacity for resource-use and waste-disposal. If there is one thought that underpins Green belief, it is that we have one planet, to share.

The Green political movement is newer than the other two major philosophies. It gained parliamentary representation about 20 years ago. It has recently entered government in Europe. It is ready to do so, here.

August 9, 2014

Yet again we have a round of mutual lethality between Israel and Hamas, except that the military asymmetry means that the death toll runs against Palestinians by a factor of several hundred to one.

June 1, 2014

Tēnā koutou Tēnā koutou Tēnā koutou katoa.

Thank you very much Jeanette for that introduction and thank you, all of you, for the very warm welcome.

Greetings Green Party members and friends, greetings to those here today from the wider green movement, to our guests from the diplomatic community, and an especially warm welcome to senator Scott Ludlam from Western Australia.

Tēnā koutou.

They used to call climate change the biggest issue of our time.

More recently I've heard it described as the biggest issue of all time.

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 00:00

KEVIN HAGUE (Green) to the Associate Minister of Health: What steps will he be taking to ensure New Zealand drug laws are still fit for purpose given the recent findings by Johns Hopkins University and British medical journal The Lancet that the punitive approach to drug offending has done more harm than good?