Comparing deliverables: Green party vs Maori party

 

The Greens and their rabid and feral supporters are really communists in drag.

Here is a list of their achievements after 18 years in Parliament:

  1. Nada, zip, zilch, goose egg, nil, nothing, zero, nought

That’s it…nothing.

Here is a list of some of the achievements of the Maori party after 12 years in parliament:    

  1. Pita Sharples made Minister of Maori Affairs and Associate Minister of Corrections and Associate Minister of Education.
  2. Tariana Turia became Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment.
  3. Whanau Ora: Around $400 million of extra spending on Maori initiatives since 2008.
  4. Many more policy wins and influence over government policy. They influenced more than $3 billion for kaupapa Māori initiatives and almost $3 billion for all New Zealanders.
  5. Arguably they’ve done more for rivers and waterways than the Greens, where they “set up a fund to support iwi and hapū to improve the quality of their ancestral waters – rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes – including the country’s most polluted river, the Manawatu.”
  6. The Māori Party influenced the Government to invest more than $300 million in emergency housing for homeless families
  7. The Maori party was a key driver in anti-smoking policy including plain packaging
  8. Secured funding to support kaupapa Māori programmes run by Māori to tackle high suicide rates among Māori youth.
  9. Initiated the largest trades training programme in more than two generations for Māori and Pasifika youth, which so far has created more than 8000 trade training places for them
  10. Secured $60 million for building three new kura kaupapa Māori, Māori language medium schools.

That is just ten tangible deliverables that the Maori party achieved, and their electorates thanked them by voting them out. That said, the Maori party actually delivered.

The difference between the Maori party and the Green party is obvious.

What separates them is that the Maori party took a risk and joined a government. Only in government can you deliver on things for your core constituency. The Maori party delivered.

The Green party has never been in government, and refuse to be in government with National and as a consequence, after 18 years, they have delivered precisely nothing for their voters.

The Green party exists, it seems, solely for the purpose of preventing a National led government. It most certainly isn’t for any tangible environmental benefits.

Government is where it is at. If NZ First goes with Labour then the Greens will again be frozen out and they will lurch towards 21 years of achieving nothing.


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