Green Party

With a much narrower timeline thanks to the Rugby World Cup, election campaigns need to pack a punch this year and the Green Party is pinning its hopes on a plan to create a new economy based on the establishment of 100,000 new green jobs. Under the overarching campaign slogan ‘For a richer New Zealand’, the green job initiative ties in with the party's other goals of clean rivers and bringing children out of poverty.

Environmental Reporting

When it comes to the Government and the Green Party, it’s not a common occurrence to see the two agreeing on policy relating to the environment. But why has a proposal put forward by environment minister Nick Smith yesterday, to move national environmental reporting to the independent Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE), struck a harmonious chord with the Green Party?