Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson is facing intense backlash from members threatening to quit over a decision made by one of her ministers to allow a Chinese water bottler to expand.
Davidson has said she “doesn’t like” the decision after the co-leader of the Young Greens Max Tweedie wrote on an internal Facebook page that that he was “extremely disappointed” in the decision.
Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage, one of three Green ministers, announced the decision on Tuesday which allows in principle a Chinese water bottling giant to purchase land in order to expand their existing Otakiri Springs water bottling plant near Whakatane.
Welcome to the reality of Government. The Greens railed against both bottled water and foreign investment in opposition. Then in Government one of their Ministers approves the expansion of a Chinese water bottling operation.
So we have a co-leader attacking the decision of one of their own Ministers. More Mickey Mouse behaviour.