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Govt must not backpedal on cycle safety

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 4:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to follow through with a recommendation from the Cycling Safety Panel to protect people who cycle with mandatory safe passing distances. More >>

PM must ensure NZ takes in full 825 refugee allocation

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 9:51 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Prime Minister to guarantee that the refugee quota will be filled to the maximum this year in light of the growing crisis around the world. More >>

Coromandel says No Way to TPPA

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 8:53 am | Green Party

John Key must listen to the people of Coromandel and walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations because of the power the TPPA could give overseas corporations like Oceana Gold over the New Zealand Government, the Green ... More >>

Protect bees from pesticides this spring

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12:44 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is encouraging gardeners to use untreated seed for their spring planting to protect bees from pesticides this September, which is Bee Aware Month. More >>

John Key once again wrong on refugee numbers

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12:41 pm | Green Party

John Key has once again been caught overstating how many refugees New Zealand has accepted under his Government. More >>

National’s empty economic complacency fails today and future

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12:37 pm | Green Party

New data that shows slowing economic activity and record low business confidence confirms that National’s brand of complacent economic management and protecting the status quo isn’t working, the Green Party said. More >>

Govt needs to rule out Serco buying our state houses

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12:36 pm | Green Party

Thousands of state houses being placed on the asset sales block tomorrow for overseas buyers is a move that is deeply unpopular with New Zealanders, the Green Party said today. More >>

Investigation by Auditor General on Saudi Agri-hub

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 4:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the decision by the Office of the Auditor General to investigate our complaint to the Saudi Agri-hub Partnership. More >>

Landcorp farms must stay in NZ hands

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 4:06 pm | Green Party

The Government must rule out mass sales of Landcorp’s 137 farms to overseas interests, following suggestions that the state-owned farmer is under pressure from the falling dairy price, the Green Party said. “The Government needs to rule out sales of Landcorp’s ... More >>

Health Minister misled Select Committee over Pharmac funding

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 1:21 pm | Green Party

Jonathan Coleman misled a health Select Committee in June when he claimed that Pharmac was happy to work within the Government’s flat-line funding of the drug-buying agency, the Green Party revealed today. More >>

Govt must keep Lochinver Kiwi

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 1:20 pm | Green Party

The National Government must not allow one of New Zealand’s largest, most productive farms – Lochinver Station – to fall into foreign ownership, the Green Party said today. More >>

Pre-paid power parity needed

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 1:19 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on all power companies to follow Contact’s lead and equalise pre-paid power prices with post-paid prices. More >>

Govt being left behind on clean energy transition

Monday, 17 August 2015, 11:39 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to set a goal of 100 percent renewable electricity generation or risk being left behind as industry leads the transition from dirty fossil fuel electricity generation to clean renewable power, the Green ... More >>

Overseas ownership undermining economic sovereignty

Monday, 17 August 2015, 10:29 am | Green Party

New Zealand’s ability to add value to primary products and develop our economy is being undermined by selling land and productive assets offshore, the Green Party said. More >>

Govt should abandon state-house sell-off

Monday, 17 August 2015, 10:21 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to go back to the drawing board on state housing, following Bill English’s admission that he’s now looking at leasing the houses out because there’s little interest from community groups in buying ... More >>

Government needs to get its story straight on Landcorp

Monday, 17 August 2015, 10:08 am | Green Party

Prime Minister John Key and Finance Minister Bill English need to get their stories straight over Landcorp’s large scale dairy conversions, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt must turn concern over dairy conversions into action

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 12:42 pm | Green Party

The Government must immediately introduce a moratorium on dairy conversions and call on its legal heavyweights to help Landcorp stop converting forestry to dairy farms, after admitting for the first time today that the conversions are a problem, the ... More >>

Hekia Parata has broken her word

Friday, 14 August 2015, 12:37 pm | Green Party

Hekia Parata has broken her word not to open another round of charter school applications this year, the Green Party said today. More >>

Solar bill will help power NZ’s transition to green economy

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 1:17 pm | Green Party

Parliament will get to vote on a simple amendment to the Electricity Industry Act that would guarantee households a fair price for any excess renewable electricity they supply back to the grid, the Green Party said today. More >>

Solid Energy reprieve should spur Govt action

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 12:33 pm | Green Party

The Government has forced Solid Energy to the point of no return with a deliberate series of actions and policies, and now wants to sell it off, the Green Party said today. More >>



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