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Navigating Our Future Conference: Leaders’ Dialogue

Navigating Our Future Conference: Leaders’ Dialogue and Political Update

As pre-election positioning heats up and the environment has emerged as a key issue, the Leaders’ Dialogue at EDS’s annual conference next week will be an opportunity to interrogate the main parties. What are their respective positions on RMA reform; on offshore extractive industries; on New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis; and on housing and urban sprawl?

Gary Taylor will moderate a discussion on Wednesday 6 August at 5pm featuring:
Maggie Barry, National Party Chairperson of the Local Government and Environment Committee
Hon David Parker, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Te Ururoa Flavell, Co-leader of the Māori Party
Dr Russel Norman, Co-leader of the Green Party
Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First
and audience participation will be on offer.

Also hear Hon Dr Nick Smith (Thursday 7 August, 11am) make some new announcements, and outline what we might expect from a third term of a National-led government in the conservation portfolio. Will National be moving into full-blown Oceans Reform as advocated by EDS?

Programme Outline
An updated programme is available here.

Online Registration
Register now! Visit the conference website.

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2017 General Election - Preliminary Count

National won 46% of the vote with Labour on 35.8%.

NZ First won 7.5%, with the Greens on 5.8%.

ACT held on to Epsom, but failed to get more MPs.

The Maori Party were wiped out of Parliament.

There are still special votes to be counted, but clearly National is in the box seat to form the next Government.

The Greens can not contemplate a deal with National.

So, Winston Peters will have to make a choice and could back National or a combined Labour/Green coalition.

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