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Greens urge Govt to help eradicate polio

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:47 pm | Green Party

On World Polio Day, the Green Party is urging the National Government to resume funding for polio eradication. The New Zealand Government stopped contributing to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 2010. More >>

National’s failed commodities export strategy exposed

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:34 pm | Green Party

National’s strategy to rely on commodities such as milk powder and logs has been exposed in the September trade figures released today, the Green Party said. More >>

Power price rises more than double the inflation rate

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:04 pm | Green Party

Power prices have risen at more than double the inflation rate since National took office, showing National’s hands-off approach to the electricity market is a failure, the Green Party said today. More >>

Green Party expresses sympathy for Canadian shooting victims

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:43 am | Green Party

The Green Party expressed its solidarity with Canadians and the Canadian Parliament today, offering its sympathy for family and friends of the soldier killed in the attack. More >>

EPA finds Shell Oil illegally drilled two wells

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 6:50 pm | Green Party

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded that Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) broke the law by drilling two wells without a marine consent off the coast of Taranaki, the Green Party said today. More >>

Aucklanders’ train use shows they need City Rail Link now

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:10 pm | Green Party

News that Aucklanders overtook Wellingtonians as the biggest train users is further evidence the Government needs to start work on the Auckland City Rail Link now, the Green Party said today. More >>

Key incompetent or misleading over war coalition meeting

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:33 am | Green Party

Analysis released by the Green Party shows multiple international news organisations were reporting on United States President Barack Obama’s attendance at an ISIS war coalition meeting at Andrews Air Force Base up to twelve hours before the meeting ... More >>

Metiria Turei to lead fight on feeding hungry children

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:15 am | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. Mrs Turei, who leads the Green Party’s work on child poverty, will pick up Mr Harawira’s ... More >>

Turei: Address in reply speech, 21 October 2014

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 4:27 pm | Green Party

The other day I had a moment of genuine inspiration while watching The Paul Henry Show. Clearly, this was a unique moment. Paul and I get along, but to tell you the truth the most inspiring thing about his show is usually the urge I get to change ... More >>

Refreshed Green Party portfolios reflect emphasis on big issues

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:02 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has today begun the new Parliamentary term with a refreshed caucus and portfolio list focussed around leading on the two most important issues facing New Zealand and the world – Inequality and Climate Change. More >>

New Analysis Shows Government Cut Tertiary Education Funding

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:41 pm | Green Party

New analysis done by the Green Party today shows the Government has made cuts to funding of tertiary education since 2008. More >>

NZ has opportunity on UN Security Council

Friday, 17 October 2014, 10:10 am | Green Party

New Zealand has an opportunity to make a major contribution to the strengthening of international law and institutional capacity through its upcoming two-year tenure on the United Nations Security Council, Green Party spokesperson on global affairs, ... More >>

Treasury officials should try working without food

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:43 am | Green Party

The Green Party is challenging Treasury officials to work for a week without eating properly, in light of their advice to Government that a food in schools programme is not needed. More >>

National needs to commit to making NZ workers safe

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 2:15 pm | Green Party

The National Government must do more to help make New Zealand workplaces a safer place to work in, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today. Data released by Statistics New Zealand today showed that workers in the fishing ... More >>

National must end ideological opposition to raising income

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 11:56 am | Green Party

If John Key is serious about tackling child poverty he must approach it with an open mind, and overcome his ideological block to raising incomes as a solution, the Green Party said today. More >>

Green Party calls for consultation over terrorism law change

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 2:29 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has today written to the Prime Minister asking him to engage in wider consultation prior to changing any laws as a result of the recently announced terrorism law reviews, said the Green Party today. More >>

Key dishonest about terrorism law changes

Monday, 13 October 2014, 12:20 pm | Green Party

John Key is misleading the public to push through terrorism law changes under urgency, the Green Party said today. More >>

‘Blame the planner’ approach to poverty bizarre distraction

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 5:09 pm | Green Party

The National Government is stooping to a bizarre new low in blaming “planning processes” for poverty and inequality, after spending six years doing nothing about either the housing market or child poverty, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt must lift social housing supply

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 11:27 am | Green Party

National’s decision to shift the state provision of housing to third parties is a smokescreen for the Government decreasing the provision of affordable housing, the Green Party said today. More >>

National spending less than half needed on urban cycleways

Monday, 6 October 2014, 9:16 am | Green Party

National ignored official advice and is spending less than half what was originally recommended by the Ministry of Transport on urban cycleways, the Green Party has revealed today. More >>

 

 

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