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Green MPs go without food to highlight climate change

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 1:10 pm | Green Party

All 14 Green Party MPs are fasting today to highlight the devastating effects of climate change, particularly the threat it poses to our food supply. More >>

Child poverty must not be second broken Budget promise

Monday, 4 May 2015, 12:39 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is challenging the Government to make good on its promise to tackle child poverty in this month’s Budget, as its other promises fall by the wayside to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. “The Government has promised two key things ... More >>

Russel Norman comments at Twin Coast Cycle Trail

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 10:43 am | Green Party

This funding will make a truly great ride from coast to coast and offers great tourism opportunities for this region. More >>

Ruataniwha decision a win for the environment

Friday, 1 May 2015, 9:37 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes a decision by the Board of Inquiry into the Tukituki Catchment Proposal that calls for a limit on nitrogen entering the waterway. More >>

Green Party MPs to attend indigenous rights protests

Friday, 1 May 2015, 10:55 am | Green Party

To support a global day of action in solidarity with Australia’s First Nations’ communities, Green MPs will be speaking at community protests in Wellington, Auckland and Dunedin today. More >>

Green Party media comment: Wharf decision unwise

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 5:53 pm | Green Party

“It seems like a very unwise move to continue building part of the extension to the Bledisloe Wharf without the outcome of the study to determine whether the wharf is necessary,” said Green Party environment spokesperson Julie Anne Genter. More >>

Government to blame for Auckland rates rise

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:39 pm | Green Party

The National Government is letting down Auckland by delaying funding for critical rail and bus projects, the Green Party said today. More >>

Intensive dairying is causing an environmental catastrophe

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 12:35 pm | Green Party

A report into dairying shows how the environment is being milked by the industry for all it’s worth - and that’s before taking the use of herbicides and pesticides into account, the Green Party said today. More >>

Housing crisis hurting mortgage-payers and businesses

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 10:11 am | Green Party

The Government’s failure to take action on the Auckland housing crisis is keeping interest rates high and hurting households and businesses, the Green Party said today. “The Reserve Bank’s ability to lower the OCR to help businesses invest and households ... More >>

Rock star economy hits rocks

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 1:34 pm | Green Party

Falling exports and rising imports have led to the largest annual trade deficit since July 2009, the Green Party said today. More >>

John Key’s trip marred by absence of leadership

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 11:08 am | Green Party

John Key’s choice not to raise women’s rights with the Saudi King and to reveal New Zealand troop’s location to international media instead of telling New Zealanders first are the latest in a series of leadership lapses by the Prime Minister, the ... More >>

Public to be involved in question time today

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 9:48 am | Green Party

Today the public will have a voice in Parliament’s question time in a way they have never had before. More >>

Government must help Christchurch keep Public Assets

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 2:08 pm | Green Party

The Government needs to renegotiate the cost sharing agreement with Christchurch City Council rather than force the city to flog off its valuable assets, the Green Party said today. More >>

John Key’s Saudi trip now about women

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 12:33 pm | Green Party

John Key’s trip to Saudi Arabia has now become about women’s rights, as the world watches whether New Zealand’s Prime Minister will stand with or against women, the Green Party said today. “John Key said on the weekend he ‘may’ bring up ... More >>

Key should not trade with nations that behead

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:32 am | Green Party

John Key should not be considering a trade deal with a country like Saudi Arabia where women are not allowed out without male supervision, let alone drive cars, said the Green Party. More >>

Green Party to get public involved in question time

Friday, 24 April 2015, 5:26 pm | Green Party

In a first for New Zealand, the Green Party is giving the public a unique chance to be more involved in Parliament’s question time by having their own question on climate change asked of the Government. More >>

Greens Call For Remembrance of Armenian Genocide

Friday, 24 April 2015, 9:35 am | Green Party

The Green Party is the first New Zealand political party to call for the remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the genocide of the 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman government. More >>

Record migration means we need more houses, now

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 2:16 pm | Green Party

New immigration numbers out today show John Key needs to get his act together and solve the housing crisis in Auckland. “John Key loves crowing that high immigration is great for New Zealand but where is everyone going to live?” said Green Party ... More >>

John Key should be judged by his own ‘high’ standards

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 12:40 pm | Green Party

John Key should be judged by the “high” standards that have been the downfall of MPs and state sector bosses, instead he is trivialising his harassment of an Auckland woman, the Green Party says. “Backbench MP Aaron Gilmore lost his job for abusing ... More >>

Government must act on climate change

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 12:31 pm | Green Party

A report released today by WWF about the massive wealth of our oceans and the threat of collapse they now face underlines that the Government is being economically reckless by failing to act on climate change, the Green Party said today. The report, Reviving ... More >>



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