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What the Green Party has achieved in 18 years - Radio New Zealand

Analysis - The Green Party has been in Parliament for 18 years, and while it has had deals in the past with both National and Labour, none of its MPs have ever held ministerial posts. Former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons and the Greens ...and more »

As New Zealand waits for a new Govt, more come out in support of National-Green deal - New Zealand Herald

More high-profile political figures are getting behind the idea of a National-Green government, including a former Green MP who says it would be "suicide" this year but should be considered in future elections. As the country waits for negotiations on ...and more »

Nandor Tanczos says Greens must deal with National - but not now - New Zealand Herald

Former Green MP Nandor Tanczos has warned his party against a deal with the National Party this year - but says it has to be an option in the future. Tanczos, an MP from 1999 to 2008 who is now a Whakatane district councillor, said during a campaign to ...and more »

Green refusal to work with National 'pathetic' - Bolger - New Zealand Herald

The Green Party has a responsibility to negotiate with National if it wants to clean up New Zealand's environment, former National Prime Minister Jim Bolger says. The party's reluctance to consider a blue-green coalition because it could go the way of ...and more »

How special votes could change the election - Newsroom

On the provisional result, the 2017 election is New Zealand's closest MMP election yet in terms of the gap between the Left and Right blocs. With a record 384,072 special votes (around 15 percent of the total) still to be counted, the final result will ...and more »

Greens have a responsibility to talk to National: Jim Bolger - Stuff.co.nz

Bolger: "What I'm really hoping is that the Green Party will step up and accept that opportunity and … the responsibility." The Green Party has a responsibility to talk to National about forming the next government if it's serious about a clean, green ...and more »

Q+A: Jim Bolger interviewed by Jessica Mutch - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Greens fail to understand MMP says former PM. Former Prime Minister Jim Bolger, who has first-hand experience of negotiating with Winston Peters, appeared on TVNZ 1's Q+A programme this morning. He successfully formed a coalition government with ...and more »

Nandor Tanczos: the Greens need to figure out a way to talk to National - The Spinoff

Former Green MP Nandor Tanczos writes that while it would be unconscionable to go with National now, the Greens need to prepare for a future where that's on the table. This originally ran on his own blog, Monkeywrenching. There is a lot of talk in the ...and more »

Politically Correct: Green Party won't pick up the phone - Stuff.co.nz

A week on from the election the corridors of power are still empty while everyone waits on Winston Peters to tell us who he will put into Government. But while we wait there is another question on everyone's lips - "why won't the Greens pick up the ...and more »

Teachers want Greens or NZ First influences - Otago Daily Times

Primary teachers say they are pinning their hopes on New Zealand First or the Greens becoming part of the next Government. Lynda Stuart, president of the primary teachers' union, the NZ Educational Institute, told the union's annual conference in ...and more »