The Green Party envisions a nation where Te Tiriti o Waitangi is accepted and celebrated as a founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand and the status of Māori as tangata whenua is recognised and respected.
The many dynamic aspects of Māori life and culture are enhanced for the benefit of us all.
We seek a future where tikanga is respected and enabled, where racism is eliminated, and where the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual effects of colonisation on our people are healed to create a healthy society where everyone thrives.
Recent news about Treaty Issues
It is the birthright of our children to have clean rivers and beaches to swim in, and it is their birthright to have the language of Aotearoa New Zealand accessible to them. We can have a smarter, cleaner, fairer New Zealand where Te Reo can thrive and flourish, and we agree that Parliament can be doing much more to facilitate that. More
We support the legislation because we are aware that Ngāti Koroki Kahukura are looking forward to the settlement of this bill, as it will pave a way forward and place the iwi on a better economic footing. More
It is a pleasure to speak on behalf of the Greens on these bills, the Ngati Toa Rangatira Claims Settlement Bill and the Haka Ka Mate Attribution Bill, not just because this is the most positive experience of Parliament that I have ever had, but also More
My dearest wish is that with the passing of this bill and the many others like it that have been passing through this House that the true history of our country, like the account that is listed in the deed of settlement and in the bill, will be taught in More
I am pleased to stand for the Greens and speak in support of the Waitangi National Trust Board Amendment Bill. On the face of it, typically, the restructuring by some amendments of a Government body might not excite much emotion or passion, except, of More
Gareth Hughes speaks for Catherine Delahunty on the Ngā Punawai o Te Tokotoru Claims Settlement Bill, and explains the Green Party's support for this concept of Te Tiriti negotiation.
In the legislation, it states that "The Crown failed to protect Raukawa from becoming virtually landless. This restricted their ability to participate in new economic opportunities and contributed to the economic, social, and cultural impoverishment of Raukawa." More
In Treaty settlements the commercial redress offers a chance for iwi to start to rebuild their economic base. The cultural redress is an acknowledgment and restoration of the status of iwi in relation to their land, their rivers, their lakes—and I want to note here Lake Tūtira, which is one of the most polluted in the country—the sea, and their role as tangata whenua and kaitiaki. More
If we look at the historical account of this settlement and the battle to be recognised as an iwi, to be recognised by the Crown was indeed a struggle for Raukawa. That was resolved only at the end of last century, so Raukawa know better than many the grievance that is felt from that. More
Iwi in this area lost thousands and thousands of hectares of land, and they get a tiny proportion back. More
Metiria made history today as the first woman party leader to speak at the powhiri during Waitangi celebrations. More
Metiria Turei's Waitangi Day speech for 2014 on Te Tii Marae at the powhiri for party leaders More
Gareth Hughes explains why the Green Party abstained from the vote on the Second Reading of the Royal Succession Bill. More
The Green Party wishes to acknowledge the physical and spiritual journey for justice that you have pursued. We acknowledge this whānau, who have travelled here three times for this bill, the Mokomoko (Restoration of Character, Mana, and Reputation) Bill, and to reach this moment of celebration and sadness here today — inseparable realities. More
It is a great privilege to have spoken on the first reading of the bill and to acknowledge the whānau and the long moments that have led to this moment since the terrible act in 1866. I also acknowledge the issues in 1992 when a first but not sufficiently consultative attempt at redress and apology was made. More