Category Archives: New Zealand Politics

Final Speech to the Green Party Annual General Meeting for the Male Co-Leader Contest

It has been a privilege to stand for Male co-leader. In fact, I would like to take this moment to acknowledge the fact that I can stand before you here at all. It is a unique strength of our party … Continue reading

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Speech to the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Auckland Province Co-Leader Candidate Meeting

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Why I Am Standing for Green Party Male Co-Leader

I am excited by the opportunity to stand for Male Co-Leadership of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. I believe it is important to use the opportunity of a leadership contest to generate a debate within the Party, and beyond … Continue reading

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Greens in Local Government

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand has followed an unusual progression when compared to other Green parties around the world. Generally, Green parties have built strength at the local and state levels before ‘matriculating’ to central government. In Aotearoa … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Social Responsibility and Social Justice

My recent post on why the Green Party is not truly a left-wing party  provoked a lot of debate and was timely given the popular speculation in the wake of the 2014 general election that the time has come for a blue-green party. I’m … Continue reading

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Is the Green Party of the Left or is it a Party for Sustainability?

The Greens can be described as ‘left’, just as the colour of a puriri tree can be described as ‘dark’, but not adequately so. The Greens have an uncompromising commitment to fairness and equality. They also have a commitment to … Continue reading

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