Yesterday the Green Party's Executive met to consider Dr Graham's request, but found he had breached the Party's Candidate Code of Conduct in a serious manner. Some of you will remember we used it in 2014.
Green Party leader James Shaw has unveiled a new election slogan "Love New Zealand" at the party's relaunch in Auckland.
In the meantime, Mr Perley said new billboards had been ordered to replace the ones featuring the two party co-leaders, some of which were still standing in areas around Hawke's Bay.
On Wednesday last week, Green Party MP Metiria Turei resigned as co-leader following her earlier revelations about historical benefit fraud, which were aimed at opening a conversation about the reality of poverty in New Zealand.
Former Greens co-leader Metiria Turei talks to media after meeting with Work and Income investigators about her benefit fraud. Today we move forward and re-focus on ending poverty, stopping climate change, and cleaning up our rivers.
James Shaw: "For the next six weeks we will be reminding voters of the core values and priorities of the Green Party and of the green heart we bring to government".
"I didn't come to Parliament to act like other political parties, but over the past week that's where we've ended up", he said.
He headed a cross-parliamentary group of MPs, GLOBE New Zealand, that past year released a report mapping out a way for New Zealand to meet its emissions target.
Shaw also unveiled a new-look senior leadership team, giving more responsibility to the top-ranked MPs including the party's chief whip Eugenie Sage and Marama Davidson.
"We have got the fight of our lives on our hands".
The party has a familiar "new" slogan too.
New candidates Chloe Swarbrick and Golriz Ghahraman have moved up into seventh and eighth on the list, nearly guaranteeing them a seat in Parliament post-September.
Mr Shaw announced a number of changes for the Greens, including running a positive campaign and the reused slogan.