Green Party Candidate. Authorised by: Miriam Ross, Level 1, 17 Garrett Street, Wellington.
2 hours ago
I’m in Rotorua for the National Māori Housing Conference. There’s a rich programme and I’m particularly interested in the panel discussion on climate impacts this evening. We could see #ClimateSafeHousing be part of a kaumātua housing solution while managing coastal setback.. ... See MoreSee Less
20 hours ago
Our rural communities are at the frontline of climate discussions. We can create thriving rural communities where nature is valued, ecosystems restored and climate pollution reduced. But by listening to lobbyists and remaining in sway of extractivism we limit opportunities now and for the future.We've heard how the Minister of Forestry Stuart Nash, who received campaign donations from forestry-related companies has argued that the forestry industry was best placed to self-regulate. As Dame Anne Salmond argues, "Rather than parroting words put into their mouths by forestry lobbyists, our politicians need to serve local communities and defend them from the kinds of ravages and losses they have suffered in Cyclone Gabrielle. Otherwise, they deserve to be voted out of office."We can't continue down this path. Only with more Green MPs to shape the next Government can we implement the changes needed. Let's bring some transparency to lobbying, let's re-clothe the whenua with permanent native forests and support our rural communities with ecosystem restoration and energy farming in addition to regenerative organic food and fibre.#VoteGreen2023 ... See MoreSee Less
Greenwashing and the forestry industry in NZThe inquiry into forestry slash destruction in Tairāwhiti, and review of the Emissions Trading Scheme, should prioritise the state of the planet not the balance sheets of global corporations, writes ...
21 hours ago
Cheeky piwakawaka! It’s not the global industrial forestry of pine monoculture that supports birdsong and healthy nature. We need to re-clothe more of the whenua with permanent native forests to store carbon and restore homes for birds, spiders, beetles, lizards/mokomoko and skinks and even the lowly velvet worm!#green2023 ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
A dusting of snow on Maukaatua makes for a chilly start to the day here in Ōtepoti Dunedin. We need #warm #cosy #climatesafehomes to keep us warm, lower costs, reduce climate pollution and provide shelter. This is something a bigger stronger @nzgreenparty will deliver when part of the next Government with enough numbers to implement our plans. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
It’s a rare and wonderful thing to encounter a Totara in all its magnificence. It’s more common to find a piece of totara as a windowsill in an old villa than a 1000 year old Totara tree. The ‘Big Walk’ in Mt Peel Forest Reserve is a short walk in the presence of giants. We can invite the birdsong back by re-clothing the whenua and restoring ecosystems. More Green MPs can shape the next Government and care for Papatūānuku. Let’s make 2023 the year we vote #ClimateJustice![Video of a 1000 year old Totara tree in the Mt Peel Forest Reserve, accompanied by birdsong] ... See MoreSee Less