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The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand (Rōpū Kākāriki o Aotearoa, Niu Tireni) is a left-wing political party in New Zealand.wikipedia
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The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand (Rōpū Kākāriki o Aotearoa, Niu Tireni) is a left-wing political party in New Zealand.

James Shaw (New Zealand politician)

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James Shaw is the party's male co-leader.
James Peter Edward Shaw (born 6 May 1973) is a New Zealand politician and a leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Marama Davidson

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The party's female co-leader is Marama Davidson, who was announced as the new co-leader on 8 April 2018.
Marama Mere-Ana Davidson (née Paratene) is a New Zealand politician who entered New Zealand parliament in 2015 as a representative of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand and is also the female co-leader of the Green Party.

2017 New Zealand general election

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In the 2017 general election, the Green Party secured 6.3% of the party vote and returned eight MPs. The party said that if it formed a government in the 2017 election, it would legalise cannabis.
The main opposition parties to the National government were Labour (the official opposition), led by Jacinda Ardern, the Green Party, and New Zealand First.

2014 New Zealand general election

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This is down from 10.7% and 14 seats in the 2014 general election.
The Green Party dropped in the party vote from 11.1% to 10.7%, but remained steady on 14 seats.

City Vision

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In addition, the Green Party contests local government elections throughout New Zealand, including Auckland where it campaigns under the City Vision banner together with the Labour Party.
City Vision is a centre-left coalition of two political parties, the New Zealand Labour Party and the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, and community independents who contest Auckland Council (and previously Auckland City and Auckland Regional Council) elections every three years.

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It is currently the fourth largest political party in the House of Representatives, and has agreed to support the Sixth Labour Government.
Following the 2017 general election held on 23 September 2017, the New Zealand First party held the balance of power between the sitting centre-right National Party government, and the left bloc of the Labour and Green parties.

Global Greens

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Internationally, it is affiliated to the Global Greens.

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Like many Green parties around the world it has four organisational pillars: ecology, social responsibility, grassroots democracy, and nonviolence.
In New Zealand the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand currently holds 8 seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives after the 2017 general election.

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It is currently the fourth largest political party in the House of Representatives, and has agreed to support the Sixth Labour Government.
The current government is a minority coalition government consisting of the Labour Party and New Zealand First, with confidence and supply provided by the Green Party.

Rod Donald

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Some of the founding members of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, notably Jeanette Fitzsimons, Rod Donald and Mike Ward, had been active members of the Values Party at the outset of the Green movement in the 1970s.
Rodney David "Rod" Donald (10 October 1957 – 6 November 2005), was a New Zealand politician who co-led the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, along with Jeanette Fitzsimons.

Jeanette Fitzsimons

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Some of the founding members of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, notably Jeanette Fitzsimons, Rod Donald and Mike Ward, had been active members of the Values Party at the outset of the Green movement in the 1970s. Metiria Turei was elected at the 2009 annual general meeting after former female co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons left the party in February 2009.
She was the co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand from 1995 to 2009, and was a Member of Parliament from 1996 to 2010.

Mike Ward (New Zealand politician)

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Some of the founding members of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, notably Jeanette Fitzsimons, Rod Donald and Mike Ward, had been active members of the Values Party at the outset of the Green movement in the 1970s. The other contenders for the position were Nándor Tánczos, David Clendon and former MP Mike Ward.
Michael Grahame Ward (born 18 July 1942) is a former Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand politician.

Keith Locke

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Conversely, some of the Alliance party members who joined the Alliance via other parties decided to leave the Alliance and join the Green Party, notably Sue Bradford and Keith Locke, who both joined the Alliance via NewLabour.
Keith James Locke (born 1944) is a former New Zealand member of parliament who represented the Green Party, being first elected to parliament in 1999 and retiring from parliament at the 2011 election.

Sue Bradford

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Conversely, some of the Alliance party members who joined the Alliance via other parties decided to leave the Alliance and join the Green Party, notably Sue Bradford and Keith Locke, who both joined the Alliance via NewLabour.
Sue Bradford (born 1 July 1952 in Auckland) is a New Zealand activist, academic, and former New Zealand politician who served as a list Member of Parliament representing the Green Party from 1999 to 2009.

2002 New Zealand general election

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In the 2002 election, the Greens polled 7.00%, increasing their strength in parliament to nine seats, although they lost the Coromandel electorate.
A controversial issue in the election campaign was the end of a moratorium on genetic engineering, strongly opposed by the Green Party.

Russel Norman

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The co-leader position remained vacant until a new co-leader, Russel Norman was elected at their 2006 annual general meeting.
He was a Member of Parliament and former co-leader of the Green Party.

David Clendon

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The other contenders for the position were Nándor Tánczos, David Clendon and former MP Mike Ward.
David James Clendon (born 11 September 1955) is a New Zealand politician and member of the Green Party.

1999 New Zealand general election

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In the 1999 election, the Greens gained 5.16% of the vote and seven seats in Parliament.
It was able to form a new government with support from the Green Party, which entered parliament for the first time as an independent party (having previously been a part of the Alliance).

Cannabis in New Zealand

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The party said that if it formed a government in the 2017 election, it would legalise cannabis.
In 2006, Green Party MP Metiria Turei's Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill was drawn from the member's ballot.

2005 New Zealand general election

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In the 2005 election, the Greens won 5.30%, returning six of their MPs to Parliament.
The Green Party which had supported Labour before the election received no cabinet post (see below), but gained several concessions from the coalition on matters such as energy and transport, and agreed to support the government on matters of confidence and supply.

Metiria Turei

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Metiria Turei was elected at the 2009 annual general meeting after former female co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons left the party in February 2009.
She was a Member of Parliament from 2002 to 2017 and the female co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand from 2009 to 2017.

2008 New Zealand general election

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In the 2008 election the Greens increased their share of the vote to 6.72%, enough for 9 MPs, even though there was a swing throughout the country to the National Party.
The Green Party became the third-largest party in Parliament, with nine seats.

Nándor Tánczos

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After Donald's death the day before Parliament was due to sit, Nándor Tánczos took up the vacant list position.
He was a member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1999 to 2008, and represented the Green Party as a list MP.

Auckland Council

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In addition, the Green Party contests local government elections throughout New Zealand, including Auckland where it campaigns under the City Vision banner together with the Labour Party.