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Bluegreens Newsletter - Forum 2024

April 16, 2024 Share

The 26th Bluegreens Forum was held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in Paihia over the weekend of 24th & 25th February. Once again the keynote speaker was our Leader Hon Christopher Luxon. He was accompanied by 11 National Party MPs, with an outstanding attendance of 160 members and NGO representatives.

Prime Minister Luxon and his team set the tone, both recognising the strength of the Bluegreens as a Policy Advisory Group and his commitment to a strong, science-based decision-making sustainable environment. He also reiterated that you can’t have a strong environment unless it is coupled with a strong economy. This message was warmly received by all attending this Forum.

The Sunday field trip was to Top Energy’s Ngawha Geothermal Power Station.

You can read the Bluegreens 2024 Forum Newsletter here


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2024 Forum

January 18, 2024 Share

We invite you to join us in Paihia (Northland) for National’s Annual Bluegreens Forum.

Bring your ideas and energy for a weekend of fun politics.

BOOK NOW for the Weekend of 24th & 25th February 2024. 

2023 has been a huge year for both the National Party and the Bluegreens. The National Party won an outstanding vote to ensure we “Get Our Country Back on Track” for all New Zealanders 

This upcoming Bluegreens Forum will celebrate 26 years of the Bluegreens, making us National’s longest running Policy Advisory Group. Bluegreens are part of a new generation of thinkers who believe that successful economic and environmental policy can and must go hand in hand, in order to provide a cleaner, greener, brighter future for all New Zealanders.

The weekend will be an opportunity to engage with the our Leader, Hon Christopher Luxon PM, plus National Party Ministers and MPs, as well as many of New Zealand’s leading environmental organisations, to have input as to how we can better deliver on our Bluegreens vision for a prosperous and clean, green country.

Click here to register online  or click here to download the registration form.

2023 Forum

March 21, 2023 Share

The 2023 Bluegreens Forum, held in Blenheim on the 25th of March, was one of our best yet. Both the Leader and Deputy delivered keynote addresses, with Christopher Luxon taking the opportunity to announce National's flagship Three Waters policy.

We also heard from keynote speakers Josh Ellison at Re-wiring NZ, and Richard Dawkins - Marlborough's Sheep and Beef Farmer of the year for 2021.

There were also several pitch a policy sessions from Forest & Bird, Energy Resources Aotearoa, EnviroSolve, WWF-NZ, Irrigation NZ, Greenpeace, and the Packaging Forum.

We ran three panel sessions - RMA reform, Agriculture and the Environment, and a session with our new 2023 candidates led by our newest MP, Tama Potaka.

You can read more in our Newsletter - we look forward to welcoming you to our forum next year!

Bluegreens Newsletter

February 21, 2021 Share

The 23rd Bluegreens Forum has just concluded in Masterton. Held over the 20th & 21st February it was attended by close to 100 Environment and Conservation minded members of the Party, NGO’s and major industry groups including farming, forestry, tourism and waste. This was another extremely successful Forum, and as such won accolades from many of our attendees – from both the left as well as the right politically.

We also welcomed two new members to the BlueGreens Caucus - Simon Watts and Christopher Luxon!

The Bluegreens are the ‘practical environmentalists’ who have a core value of using strong evidence-based science to improve sustainable environmental outcomes.

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Campbell Island decision shows Government failings on conservation

July 01, 2020 Share

Green Party Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage has failed to take an opportunity to further protect one of the most pristine places on earth, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says.

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22nd Annual Bluegreens Forum Update

March 01, 2020 Share

The 22nd Bluegreens Forum has just concluded in Nelson. Held over the 29th February and the 1st March it was attended by over 100 Environment and Conservation minded members of the Party, NGO’s and major industry groups including farming, forestry, tourism and waste. The Bluegreens are the ‘practical environmentalists’ who understand that change will not come about without consultation with the electorate and strong evidence-based science.

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