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29/06/2020

Neither Left Nor Right But Out In Front

This statement is an inspirational and visionary ‘green movement’ proposition that the Sustainable New Zealand Party embraces and is founded upon. It is one that the Green Party have used from time-to-time but failed miserably in delivering. This message of hope and positivity faded into the background over a period in which the NZ Green Party was increasingly dominated by the ‘Red Green’ brigade. Placing themselves to the left of Labour, they have alienated the majority of New Zealanders, limited their partnership options and, as a consequence, become an ineffectual plaything for their coalition partner to exploit and toy with.   Sustainable New Zealand, on the other hand, can genuinely proclaim and embrace the fact that we are ‘neither left, nor right but out in front’. We are a true party of sustainability – environmental, social, cultural and economic – willing and able to be an independent…

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10/08/2020

Putting New Zealand Back on Top

The Sustainable New Zealand Party are proponents of the ‘bright green’ environmental movement taking the position that the convergence of technological change and social innovation provides the most successful path to sustainable development.  Our Innovation Policy provides a plan to effectively harness the creativity and synergy between business, academia and government to deliver a sustainable, prosperous future for all New Zealanders and return us to the top of the international environmental, economic and innovation rankings The Problems we need to address The world continues to become more interconnected and complex. New Zealand’s growth model, based largely on exploiting natural resources,…

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07/08/2020

Sustainable Development and Its Discontents

Sustainability is our chosen name and the cause to which we are dedicated. Quite simply this is because it provides a critically essential framework for humans to live in harmony with nature, rather than at nature’s expense. We believe it is an idea or principle of the same level of fundamental importance as freedom, equality, and justice and one of the most important ideas to come out of the 20th century. However, as sustainable development (or sustainability) has grown in prominence, its critics have equally become more numerous and more vocal. We propose that these criticisms arise from either misinterpreting…

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15/11/2019

Sustainable NZ leader blasts Greens and ‘xenophobic’ NZ First in message to Jacinda Ardern

Sustainable New Zealand leader Vernon Tava has blasted the Greens and New Zealand First in a message to the Prime Minister in which he appeals to work with Labour.  Tava, a former Green Party member, posted the video on Facebook in response to Prime Minister and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern throwing doubt on the newly established party earlier this week.  Zane Small Read the full article and watch the video on Newshub.

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