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Metiria Turei selected for Te Tai Tonga electorate

Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:18 pm | Green Party

Metiria Turei selected for Te Tai Tonga electorate Metiria Turei MP has been selected as the Green Party’s candidate for the Te Tai Tonga electorate in this year’s general election. Turei, who is the Greens’ Co-leader, stood in the Dunedin North ... More >>

National puts fishing interests ahead of the environment

Friday, 20 January 2017, 11:03 am | Green Party

The National Government has once again shown it’s more interested in plundering the environment than protecting it, the Green Party said today. More >>

Extreme weather sign of things to come

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 11:50 am | Green Party

The extreme weather around New Zealand is a sign of things to come if action isn't taken by governments to halt the climate crisis, the Green Party said today. More >>

Ending homelessness (again)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 5:22 pm | Green Party

“Arriving in London for the first time on my OE, I saw vagrants and beggars everywhere, sleeping rough under bridges, in parks, in any nook that offered a little shelter from the wind and rain. I loved that I came from a country that was better than this ... More >>

It wasn’t all a waste of time

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 4:18 pm | Green Party

A former Soldier, Forensic Human Service worker and Internet Party Candidate, now full time political hopeful, is currently in contention for the Green Party’s Dunedin North nomination for this coming election. With current leader and former candidate ... More >>

Green MP Denise Roche at Pike River mine

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 2:32 pm | Green Party

Green Party workplace relations and safety spokesperson Denise Roche and Green Party supporters will show solidarity and support for the Pike River families tomorrow. “The Green Party will stand with the Pike River families and their communities ... More >>

Fresh start needed for EU trade agreement

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 10:28 am | Green Party

Bill English could use the opportunity of trade negotiations with the European Union (EU) to push for a new type of trade agreement that promotes sustainable economic development and helps create an economy that works for all New Zealanders, the Green ... More >>

New year, new chance to turn the inequality tide

Monday, 16 January 2017, 1:33 pm | Green Party

This year is our chance to turn the tide on growing inequality in New Zealand with a change of government, the Green Party said today. More >>

More burning ethical questions for Steven Joyce

Monday, 16 January 2017, 11:08 am | Green Party

Finance Minister Steven Joyce is failing to show any moral or political leadership by continuing to allow Government-owned funds to invest New Zealanders’ money in some of the world’s most polluting companies, the Green Party said today. More >>

Julie Anne Genter selected for Mount Albert by-election

Friday, 13 January 2017, 8:41 am | Green Party

Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter will be standing in the Mount Albert by-election to be held on 25 February, said the Green Party today. More >>

Green Party mourns passing of Archbishop Brown Turei

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 2:31 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is deeply saddened by the passing of Archbishop William Brown Turei ONZM (Ngāti Porou), who served as the Bishop of Aotearoa – the Tikanga Māori Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in New Zealand, Aotearoa and Polynesia. More >>

Green Party mourns passing of SWAP leader Joe Harawira

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 12:54 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is deeply saddened by the passing of Ngāti Awa rangatira Joseph Harawira QSM, who led the Sawmill Workers Against Poisons (SWAP) organisation. More >>

National letting wealthy tax avoiders off the hook again

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 10:14 am | Green Party

The National Government has failed to stop high income earners from avoiding paying their fair share of tax, the Green Party said today. More >>

Green Party Calls on Israel to respect UN resolution

Monday, 26 December 2016, 2:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has called on the Israeli Government to re-evaluate its negative response to the latest UN Security Council resolution on the Middle East and to respect its provisions, providing an opportunity for the peace process to bear fruit. The ... More >>

Green Party to stand in Mt Albert by-election

Friday, 23 December 2016, 10:26 am | Green Party

The Green Party will be standing a candidate in the 2017 Mt Albert by-election. “2017 will be the year New Zealanders opt for a positive and progressive government. The Mt Albert by-election is the start of that,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria ... More >>

Ditching electric trains massive step backwards

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 10:53 am | Green Party

KiwiRail’s plan to replace its electric locomotives with a dirty diesel-powered fleet is backwards and bad news for New Zealand, the Green Party said today. More >>

Right of First Refusal clause should mean what it says

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 7:42 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to front up to iwi after learning that, going right back to the Ngāi Tahu settlement in 1997, the Right of First Refusal (RFR) clause in Treaty settlements has actually meant right of first refusal for ... More >>

MPI must stop letting commercial fishers off the hook

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 10:09 am | Green Party

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) must stop its light-handed approach to fish dumping by commercial operators or we risk further declines in fish stocks, the Green Party said today. More >>

NZ Govt can do more to help people of Aleppo

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 8:55 pm | Green Party

NZ Govt can do more to help people of Aleppo The New Zealand Government needs to recognise what is happening in Syria right now as a humanitarian crisis and increase its refugee quota to take in more Syrian refugees, the Green Party said today. "What ... More >>

Will Bill and Paula fix Auckland’s transport?

Friday, 16 December 2016, 11:39 am | Green Party

Under John Key, National was slowly becoming more open to investing in high capacity public transport and cycling infrastructure. Now with English and Bennett at the helm what does this mean for Auckland? Are critical projects like rail to the Airport ... More >>

 

 

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