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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 »

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 »

Stacey Kirk: Honour above the environment? Greens hold a deck of aces they're refusing to play - Stuff.co.nz

A man happy to have his party back in Parliament, but Greens leader James Shaw holds more power than his party will allow him to wield. OPINION: There is no way the Greens can work with National. Get that out of your head right now. They should, and ...and more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

All this 'teal deal' talk is empty posturing - Newsroom

Speculation about a National-Green deal is wishful thinking for this electoral cycle and a distraction in coalition-forming talks that are likely to drag into mid-to-late October, Bernard Hickey writes. There's a catchphrase in the Australian comedy ...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 »

Winston Peters a 'tough' negotiator - former PM - Newshub

Winston Peters is tough when it comes to government negotiations, according to former New Zealand Prime Minister Jim Bolger. Mr Bolger negotiated a coalition with Mr Peters, when the MMP was introduced in 1996. Behind closed doors Mr Peters is "tough" ...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 »