Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Greens celebrate Values' anniversary

Greens celebrate Values' anniversary

The Greens honour their political heritage tonight with a dinner to celebrate two significant milestones in the movement's history.

The Green MPs have invited former Values Party members to join them for a dinner in the Green caucus room, 14th Floor Bowen House, starting at 6pm, to acknowledge the link between Values and the Greens.

It's the 30th anniversary of the first election that the Values Party contested (25th November, 1972) and the third anniversary of 'Green Day,' when seven Green MPs were elected to Parliament (December 7th, 1999.)

"Values is where we began," said Green Co-leader Rod Donald. "The fact that we have nine MPs today is testament to the vision, idealism and determination of the people who founded Values 30 years ago."

Green MP Mike Ward was a co-leader of Values and the Green Co-leaders, Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donald, were both members.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods (is the dollar up or down?) the outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country... More>>




Submissions Summary: The People's Commission On Public Media

This Summary is a preliminary report from the People’s Commission. It brings together views and aspirations of the hundreds of people who made submissions, attended public meetings, filled out the online survey and made speeches to our Panel. More>>

Housing Plans: Protest Over Ihumatao Development

Ihumatao in Mangere, next to the airport in Auckland, holds the archaeological remains of 1000 years of food production; from when Maori first landed in the area, through to early European settler agriculture and right up until today. More>>


Negotiations: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word.. More>>


Contains Highly Colloquial Language: Your F**king Guide To Government Formation

The following message is in no way endorsed by the Electoral Commission. They are f**king done with this election. More>>

NZ Emissions Up 50% 1990-2013: Report Confirms CLimate Change Impacting NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: Inland Revenue Steps Back From Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election