Make history tomorrow: vote Green

It is election day eve and the Green Party has been polling at record highs over the past few weeks. We need your help to turn those polls into seats in Parliament. You can make history tomorrow and get more Green MPs than ever before.

A vote for the Greens is a vote for a richer New Zealand in the things that really matter. A richer New Zealand will have clean rivers, healthy kids, and jobs that are good for our environment and our economy.

We are ready and rearing to get back into Parliament with more MPs and more energy than ever before to start working on our priority areas of jobs, rivers, and kids.

We’ve got costed plans to bring 100,000 children out of poverty by 2014, clean up our rivers, and to create thousands of new green jobs.

The Green Party will make Working for Families work, provide better study support for sole parents and beneficiaries, raise the minimum wage to $15, and make sure rental properties are warm and healthy. By doing this we will reduce inequality and make sure our kids get the best start in life possible.

We will create thousands of new green jobs because it is vital for New Zealand’s families, environment, and economy. A reminder: a vote for the Greens is the best way to keep state assets in Kiwi hands.

We will create green jobs by ensuring our state-owned energy companies capture the massive export opportunities in renewable energy. We’ll also shift the drivers in the private sector towards sustainability and increased productivity.

The Greens will also clean up New Zealand’s rivers and lakes to make sure we can swim in them again. Over half of our monitored rivers are unsafe for swimming, one third of our lakes are unhealthy, and two-thirds of our native freshwater fish are at risk or threatened with extinction.

We will set standards for clean water, introduce a fair charge for irrigation water, and support water clean-up initiatives.

So there you have it. Jobs, rivers, and kids: It’s a pretty compelling vision for a richer New Zealand and with your support we can make it happen.

Let’s make history tomorrow,

Russel and Metiria

11 thoughts on “Make history tomorrow: vote Green

  1. If the latest poll, the Roy Morgan one last night, comes through, the Greens will have 18 or 19 MPs.

    Let’s hope for the best, unlike last time when the Greens ended up significantly below poll projections. This time there has been an improving trend, rater than stuck at about 8% in the polls, so I am hopeful.

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  3. We can only hope that your costings are a little bit more realistic than the transport calculations of Gareth Hughes.
    He managed, on National Radio’s Morning Report on 15 Nov. at about 7.22am to argue that to carry 46,000 people/day by train would, if they went on the road, require 23 motorway lanes. Given that the Auckland harbour bridge carries 200,000 vehicles on a busy day, and each has to have at least one passenger (the driver) he appears to think that the Auckland harbour bridge has at least 100 lanes. The last time I looked there were only 8 lanes on the bridge.
    If all your other figures are as silly as his what chance is there that any of the “costed plans” you talk about are within an order of magnitude of being correct?

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  4. @phil u 8:32 PM

    as in the opening spiels…labour has come up with the goods….a literate well-produced exposition of what labour did last time in power.. ..and what they promise this time.. ..the thing is..they managed to make it not boring.. .with clear/concise explanations..

    So one good speech makes up for 27 years of betrayal, Phil? Remember, Goff was there in the thick of it during the ’80s privatisations and redundancies.

    The challenge for the Greens, and for Mana I would suggest, is to replace Labour as the alternative government to National, rather than snuggle up to Labour.

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  5. Yes.. Party Vote GREEN !
    But where to now ? 3 more years of the cross benches & listening to the right-wing ranting of the ‘Key-party’ !

    Kia-ora

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  6. it was a review of a video-presentation..there..toad..

    ..not an endorsement of the last decades of labour..

    ..(are you unable to tell the difference..?..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  7. “Given that the Auckland harbour bridge carries 200,000 vehicles on a busy day, and each has to have at least one passenger (the driver) he appears to think that the Auckland harbour bridge has at least 100 lanes.”

    I’d guess Gareth is talking about one-way trips, rather than return trips(which would account for a lot of the 200,000 trips on the bridge)and I would imagine that what matters is the ability to carry a certain amount of people over the couple of hours of peak commuter time, not a ‘per day rate’.

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