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Havelock North investigation must be truly independent

Friday, 26 August 2016, 1:28 pm | Green Party

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council must stand aside and let the Attorney-General lead an independent investigation into the gastric illness outbreak at Havelock North to be independent to avoid conflicts of interest, the Green Party said today. Hawke’s ... More >>

National’s housing boom claim laid bare

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 4:28 pm | Green Party

National’s claim that record numbers of houses are being built is nonsense, the Green Party said today. More >>

Clean drinking water must come before irrigation schemes

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:06 pm | Green Party

Resolving the issues affecting Hawkes Bay’s drinking water must come before pushing ahead with irrigation schemes that will do more harm to the environment, the Green Party said today. More >>

Bill could influence decisions on destructive seabed mining

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:36 pm | Green Party

The National Government's proposed changes to the law governing seabed mining could make it easier for Trans-Tasman Resources to carry out destructive seabed mining off the South Taranaki coast, the Green Party said today. More >>

Number of homeless working people a national shame

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:58 pm | Green Party

Number of homeless working people a national shame Research released today showing more than half of all homeless New Zealanders are working or studying is a clear sign of just how bad the housing crisis has become, the Green Party said today. Otago ... More >>

Online charter schools not the answer

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 3:47 pm | Green Party

Online charter schools not the answer Government plans to open up the Correspondence School Te Kura to corporate entities or charter schools could have terrible consequences for the quality of education that children receive, the Green Party said today. National’s ... More >>

Survey shows sense on housing affordability

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:14 pm | Green Party

A new poll shows New Zealanders have grasped the realities of the housing crisis better than the Prime Minister and his Government, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt default KiwiSaver funds must be responsibly invested

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:20 pm | Green Party

The Government should follow the actions of Grosevnor and take swift steps to ensure its default KiwiSaver funds meet minimum ethical standards, the Green Party said today. More >>

Gastric outbreak inquiry avoiding the issue of land use

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 9:29 am | Green Party

Gastric outbreak inquiry avoiding the issue of land use The Government’s Inquiry into the Havelock North gastric outbreak is squandering an opportunity to address how land use affects drinking water, the Green Party said today. “The inquiry should ... More >>

Time to commit to learning support

Monday, 22 August 2016, 5:29 pm | Green Party

Proposals to change special education funding to learning support needs to ensure access, equity, and sustained support, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt should back Bill to stop compulsory land confiscations

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 9:37 pm | Green Party

The Government can end compulsory land confiscations of whenua Māori by voting for a Green Party Members’ Bill that will come before the House next week, the Green Party said today. More >>

Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry

Friday, 19 August 2016, 1:56 pm | Green Party

This Monday is the first day of public hearings of the Cross-Party Inquiry into Homelessness. The Auckland hearings will be held at Te Puea Memorial Marae, which opened its doors to homeless people earlier this year. More >>

Govt must look at causes of contamination country-wide

Friday, 19 August 2016, 1:06 pm | Green Party

The Government must look at how different land uses contribute to the contamination of drinking water supplies in its inquiry into the Havelock North drinking water debacle , the Green Party said today. More >>

Green Party congratulates Kingi Tūheitia

Friday, 19 August 2016, 12:42 pm | Green Party

The Green Party extends its congratulations to Te Arikinui Kingi Tūheitia and the Kingitanga movement as they mark the King’s 10th koroneihana celebrations. More >>

Serco should go same way as US private prisons

Friday, 19 August 2016, 12:29 pm | Green Party

Today’s decision by the United States to end the use of private prisons should be a wake-up call for the National Government’s reliance on Serco, the Green Party said today. More >>

Has the Govt lost its moral compass?

Friday, 19 August 2016, 12:07 pm | Green Party

National’s decision to dismiss concerns about default KiwiSaver funds being invested in the manufacturing of cluster bombs, landmines, and nuclear weapons shows it’s lost its moral compass. More >>

New Ministry should be for all children

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 2:40 pm | Green Party

The newly named Ministry of Vulnerable Children Tamariki Oranga could stigmatise the very children it should be helping, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt must set the ethical standard on KiwiSaver investments

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 12:08 pm | Green Party

The Government needs to set higher ethical investment standards for its default KiwiSaver providers, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt should show compassion and resettle Australian refugees

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 11:46 am | Green Party

John Key needs to do the right thing and offer to resettle refugees and asylum seekers from Australian detention centres, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt can’t take credit for Olympics captioning

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 10:41 am | Green Party

The Ministers of Broadcasting and Disability Issues need to publically acknowledge who is really funding captioning for the Rio Olympic Games, the Green Party said today. More >>

 

 

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