It seems that the Greens want to move away from having a military defence capability.
The Labour-led coalition’s move to place a $2.3bn order for new Poseidon anti-submarine hunters has opened the biggest split so far among the parties supporting the coalition.
Green Party defence spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman says her party opposes the purchase because it is a continuation of the old “war-style” obsession with weapons.
“They’re incredibly expensive because they’ve got that war-making capability that we feel New Zealand really needs to lead the way in moving away from.”
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