Why I’m running
Leading 80,000 people at the Auckland School Strikes 4 Climate made me realise that our country and our people want action on climate change. It made me realise that where we were lacking the guts to fight the climate, poverty, and ecological crisis wasn't on the ground, but in parliament. It was then that I decided to run, to get as many party votes Green as possible. Because I know, that as coalition partners, the Greens can push labour to go further and faster to fight for our futures.
He uri tēnei no Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Rarawa, me Ngāpuhi. In any caucus, in any government, you need a diversity of perspectives to get sound decision making. The Green party and I, bring those perspectives. I am not trying to unseat Jacinda, we love working alongside her. I'm here to get party votes for the Greens so we can push the government she leads to be more progressive, and to take climate change and poverty seriously. Ka whawhai tonu matau, ake, ake, ake.