Written By: - Date published: 11:07 pm, June 3rd, 2016 - 277 comments
Categories: Andrew Little, Environment, greens, james shaw, labour, Metiria Turei - Tags: #ChangeTheGovt, memorandum of understanding
The Green Party AGM and Conference is on this weekend.
Saturday 4 June
• 1.15pm Keynote speech by Labour Party leader Andrew Little
• Streaming live from the Green Party Facebook page
• Keynote speech by Green Party Co-leader James Shaw
• Joint media stand-up
“We have 18 months to change the government and we will make use of every single day of those 18 months,” said Mr Shaw.
“This is an exciting time to be part of the Green Party. We’re coming into this AGM with real momentum from our recent state houses and freight policy launches, and, of course, the signing of our historic agreement with Labour.
“We’ve been putting the foundations in place – renewed leadership, talking about the issues that matter to New Zealand, and with this week’s announcement, a clear movement to change the government.”
Sunday 5 June
• 1pm Launch of a centrepiece environmental campaign by Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei
• photo-op and media stand-up
“The Government thinks the environment is there to make a fast buck,”
“Look at the situation with freshwater: John Key says that most of our water just runs out to sea, when in fact it sustains native species and ecosystems, as well as communities who swim in and gather food from rivers.
“But because those things don’t make export dollars, the National Government doesn’t see any value in them, and our environment suffers.
“We are excited to be launching a new campaign that will bring New Zealanders together and fight for our beautiful outdoor spaces,”
Lincoln Events Centre, 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln, Canterbury
Update: James Shaw and Andrew Little on The Nation