Environment Hubs Aotearoa reached out to its members and their networks to ask what people wanted to know about different political parties' responses to environmental issues. The crowdsourced responses were whittled down to eleven key questions which were passed on to each party for response. At the time of publication only three of the parties, Labour, National and the Greens, had responded, despite follow-up. We hope you find them useful in thinking about what’s important to you and who you might vote for in the upcoming elections.
The Sustainability Trust published a summary of the responses, commenting that all the parties agree that waterways should be monitored better, that there should be more investment in public transport, that the agriculture sector is important and changes should be led by research, all support Predator Free 2050, the Zero Carbon Act and moving towards sustainable resources. The devil is in the detail, which is why it is important to read what each party is committing to and to look closely at the differences, which are not easily summarised.
Click each question to see the answers given by each of the National, Labour and Green Parties.
ENM recently became a member of Environment Hubs Aotearoa. EHA is a charitable incorporated society whose members are independent local community hubs, each of which has strong local connections and individual strengths. The result is a national organisation that allows the sharing of these assets and on-the-ground experience, to better empower more New Zealanders to create a thriving and sustainable Aotearoa.