The 16 policies NZ First and the Greens disagree on

Winston Peters (left) and James Shaw (right).
Winston Peters (left) and James Shaw (right). Photo credit: Getty

If New Zealand First ends up backing a Labour Government, they will have another party to contend with - the Greens. Labour would need both NZ First and the Greens to form a Government.

The Greens and NZ First haven't engaged in talks, and the two parties' ideologies and policies clash all over the place.

Here are 16 policies the Greens and NZ First disagree on:

1. Whānau Ora

Greens - Support and strengthen Whānau Ora.

NZ First - Abolish Whānau Ora.

The 16 policies NZ First and the Greens disagree on
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2. Māori Seats

Greens - Entrench Māori Seats and oppose any referendum to remove them.

NZ First - Abolish Māori seats via a binding referendum.

3. Treaty settlements

Greens - Put an end to 'full and final' Treaty Settlements.

NZ First - Fully, fairly and finally complete the settlement of all outstanding claims.

4. Māori wards in local Government

Greens -  Introduce Māori wards at local government level.

NZ First - Remove racial separatism from Local Government Act.

5. Irrigation

Greens - Wind up Crown Irrigation Ltd, and halt all new big irrigation projects.

NZ First - Support water-efficient irrigation and economically viable water-storage schemes.

The 16 policies NZ First and the Greens disagree on
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6. Rail to the airport

Greens - Light rail to Auckland Airport.

NZ First - Heavy rail to Auckland Airport.

An example of light rail.
An example of light rail. Photo credit: Getty

7. Navy

Greens - Phase out the Navy's frigates, and replace with multi-role peaceful vessels.

NZ First - Enhance offensive capabilities of the Navy.

The 16 policies NZ First and the Greens disagree on
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8. Mining

Greens - No new coal mines, fracking or deep-sea oil/gas drilling and mining on conservation estate.

NZ First - Support the extractive industries while ensuring core conservation values are maintained.

The 16 policies NZ First and the Greens disagree on
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9. Water tax

Greens - Nitrate levy for farmers.

NZ First - Reject the taxation of water.

Irrigation on a dairy farm.
Irrigation on a dairy farm. Photo credit: Getty

10. Beneficiaries

Greens - Increase benefit payments by 20 percent and remove all sanctions and obligations for beneficiaries.

NZ First - Require greater scrutiny of the benefit system, adjustment benefits and abatement levels.

The 16 policies NZ First and the Greens disagree on
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11. Cannabis

Greens - Legalise cannabis.

NZ First - Law change only via referendum.

12. Immigration

Greens - Treat all migrants with respect, dignity and compassion.

NZ First - Substantially increase the minimum English requirement and reduce net migration to 10,000 a year.

13. Same-sex relationships

Greens - Support same-sex marriage and relationships and adoption.

NZ First - Protect our social fabric and traditional family values from temporarily empowered politicians.

Labour MP Louisa Wall, whose Marriage Equality bill passed into law.
Labour MP Louisa Wall, whose Marriage Equality bill passed into law. Photo credit: Getty

14. Māori involvement in immigration policy

Greens - Māori have a say in developing New Zealand's immigration policy.

NZ First - No racial separatism.

15. Gambling

Greens - Crackdown on gambling, including advertising of gambling and pokie machines.

NZ First - Defend the racing industry and lawful gambling proceeds against unreasonable attacks.

16. Taxation

Greens - Introduce a top tax rate of 40 percent for all incomes over $150,000 and introduce a capital gains tax.

NZ First - No income tax increase and no capital gains tax.

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