Face of the Day

The Green Party may have secured a number of ministerial roles in the new Parliament with Labour and NZ First, but they’re struggling to pay their campaign bills.

It was a heated election campaign, which saw polling numbers rise and plummet over the course of the months, and co-leader Metiria Turei resign in the wake of revealing she had previously defrauded Work and Income NZ.

And while it had a good result in the end, securing eight seats, it came at a high cost.

Party leader James Shaw confirmed the financial struggles in an email sent to all Green Party members, saying despite fundraising, they’re still trying to pay off campaign bills and ongoing administration cots.

“We have already trimmed any excess expenses and with fewer MPs to pay tithes into the Party coffers, we are experiencing a significant shortfall,” he said.

“If each person receiving this email donates $100 we would be in the clear.

“After all, we must continue to campaign outside of Government to ensure the big issues like climate change, cleaning up our rivers and ending poverty are in the nation’s top priorities and to continue to create a mandate for action on critical issues.”

Gob smacking.  They lost a co-leader through trying to use her self-admitted fraud as a policy plank, take a hit in the polls, get in with fewer MPs, therefore had budgeted to tithe money of more parliamentary salaries, and now they are down a red hole.

These people want to run the country.

And, apparently, voters wanted them more than National as more people “voted for change”.

That’s me for the day.  I need a lie down.  The inmates are in charge of the asylum.


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