Green Party co-leader Russel Norman said the election night was historic for the Greens and for New Zealand.[image:3903:full]
For the first time, the party broke through the 10% threshold and has increased ing its number of MPs from nine to 13.
Dr Norman said the party went into the election hoping to get 10% of the party vote and exceeded expectations.
He said the Greens had cemented their place as the third party of New Zealand politics.
Dr Norman said it had taken a fair while to get to this point but had been a worthwhile struggle.
He said the Greens will use their mandate to push for good, green change and the result shows the values of the Greens are widely shared.