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Official advice shows rents could rise following Budget

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:02 am | Green Party

Raising the Accommodation Supplement could push rents up as more than a billion dollars flows from the Government’s accounts to landlords over the next few years, according to official advice from the Treasury and DPMC, the Green Party said today. In a report ... More >>

Port’s decision a win for workers and environment

Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:13 am | Green Party

The Green Party is applauding the decision by the Ports of Auckland to require total recapture of the toxic gas methyl bromide at the port by the end of the year, and says other ports must now follow suit. More >>

New Zealand far off track on climate change

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:57 pm | Green Party

A drop of merely 0.1 percent in climate pollution shows that the National Government is stalling on its commitments to tackle climate change in New Zealand. More >>

Nature short-changed again by National in Budget 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:10 pm | Green Party

Budget 2017 continues the National Government’s shameful underfunding of the Department of Conservation (DOC) and puts our precious flora and fauna at risk, the Green Party said today. More >>

A waterfall of funding to destroy rivers

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:48 pm | Green Party

A waterfall of funding to destroy rivers, and a drop in the bucket to clean them up National’s Budget has delivered a waterfall of funding to destroy rivers, but only a drop in the bucket to clean them up, the Green Party said today. “National ... More >>

Budget a disappointment for Auckland

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:10 pm | Green Party

25 May 2017 Budget a disappointment for Auckland Aucklanders are the biggest losers in today’s Budget, with nothing new that will fix transport and housing problems in the city, the Green Party said today. “National is either ignoring Auckland ... More >>

James Shaw's 2017 Budget Response Speech

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:33 pm | Green Party

Mr Speaker, The big headline in today’s Budget is a $2 billion Family Incomes Package. More >>

National’s pretence of action hides a bribe for the wealthy

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:30 pm | Green Party

Steven Joyce’s first – and final – Budget gives with one hand, takes away with the other, and gives the biggest break to the wealthiest New Zealanders, the Green Party said today. More >>

Call on Government to Condemn Indonesia’s Torture of Gay Men

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:51 pm | Green Party

The Rainbow NZ Parliamentary Network is today calling on the Government to speak out against the recent persecution of gay men in Indonesia including the recent public flogging of two men. More >>

Revised TPPA must come back to Parliament

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:16 am | Green Party

Any new version of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) without the United States (US) must be brought back to Parliament for scrutiny and examination, whether Bill English thinks it’s necessary or not, the Green Party said today. More >>

National ignoring tax advantages of property speculation

Monday, 22 May 2017, 10:58 am | Green Party

The Government was told in 2011 by its own Savings Working Group that property investment enjoyed unfair tax advantages over savings, but National has consistently ignored the advice and the housing crisis it has fuelled, the Green Party said today. More >>

Green Party’s new plan puts Kiwi families first

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:11 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has a plan to help all Kiwi kids have a great start to life, by giving parents more financial support and more flexibility at work. More >>

Primary sector should stay in NZ hands

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:14 pm | Green Party

Laws allowing overseas ownership of key New Zealand companies such as Silver Fern Farms need to be tightened to protect our economy and all New Zealanders, the Green Party said today. More >>

Solving child poverty critical for mental health

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 10:18 am | Green Party

A report released today shows that tackling child poverty is critical to improving the mental health outcomes of our young people, the Green Party said today. More >>

Movement controls critical to stop myrtle rust spreading

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 3:55 pm | Green Party

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) must take every precaution possible to stop the spread of myrtle rust disease, including stronger movement controls, after news of it being detected in a nursery in Taranaki, the Green Party said today. More >>

Having teachers in classrooms will need a plan

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 2:16 pm | Green Party

The Government’s small injection of funding into Teach First NZ won’t address the workforce problems that are affecting New Zealand schools and students, the Green Party said today. More >>

National’s housing policy too little, too late

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 2:10 pm | Green Party

After years of denying there is a housing crisis and refusing to see government building as a solution, National’s U-turn today is too little too late, the Green Party said today. “Auckland is already 40,000 homes short and needs 15,000 more ... More >>

Water bottling hits new low on West Coast

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 12:18 pm | Green Party

New Zealand's water bottling saga has reached a new low with the West Coast Regional Council shutting the public out of its decision to grant consents allowing a bottling operation near Mount Aspiring National Park, the Green Party said today. More >>

National still failing to fund DOC for the long term battle

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 10:45 am | Green Party

National’s plans to boost DOC’s budget with a one-off Budget 2017 lolly of $21.3 million falls well short of the long-term funding commitment needed to protect our birds, the Green Party said today. More >>

Resurrecting TPPA means all the costs and few benefits

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 10:11 am | Green Party

Signing up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) with Japan but without the United States (US) will incur large costs but without many of the supposed benefits, the Green Party said today. More >>



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