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Gareth Hughes: Debate on Prime Minister's Statement

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 5:00 pm | Green Party

Prime Minister, I’ve sat and listened to all your speeches opening Parliament and I’d like to congratulate you on delivering your 8th speech. More >>

SkyCity profit no cause for celebration

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 12:36 pm | Green Party

SkyCity’s 30 percent profit increase comes at the cost of problem gambling affecting Auckland families and is no cause for celebration, the Green Party said. More >>

Education Minister proven wrong

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 11:14 am | Green Party

The Education Minister’s repeated denial that a family’s income and background have the biggest impact on a child’s education has been demolished by a major international education study, the Green Party says. New findings by the OECD today found that ... More >>

ECan are failing the farmers who have done the right thing

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 1:20 pm | Green Party

ECan has failed farmers who have securely fenced their waterways and provided water for stock on their farms by letting Lakes Station off with no fine, the Green Party said today. Lakes Station cows were photographed wading in Lake Taylor last month, ... More >>

Govt needs to restore confidence in fisheries management

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 10:19 am | Green Party

New Zealand needs to halt the substantial under-reporting of commercial fish catches and dumping that a new report suggests is widespread in the fishing industry, the Green Party said today. More >>

James Shaw's Commencement Debate Speech

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 3:02 pm | Green Party

Ki a koutou ōku hoa Pāremata, huri noa i te Whare, ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa. More >>

The Government is ripping off children with special needs

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 10:47 am | Green Party

New research shows the Government is ripping off children with special needs, who are being denied access to the education they need because specialist teachers are not being adequately funded, the Green Party said. More >>

National off-side with business over agriculture

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 10:44 am | Green Party

The self-proclaimed ‘business friendly’ National Government is out-of-step with its own bank and the wider business community who want stronger action to reign-in climate damaging pollution, the Green Party said today. More >>

Report into diplomat debacle shows Ministers’ failures

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:51 am | Green Party

The report into the treatment of a diplomat found guilty of indecent assault highlights a failure of Government Ministers to show political leadership over sexual violence, the Green Party said today. More >>

Report into Malaysian diplomat debacle must be released

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 12:31 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for the immediate release of the Government report into the treatment of a Malaysian diplomat convicted of indecent assault now that the diplomat has been found guilty and sentenced. More >>

TPPA clashes with human rights and international law

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:38 am | Green Party

The latest critique of the TPPA, as an old fashioned agreement inconsistent with human rights, is a timely warning that the signing of the deal in Auckland today is not in the interests of New Zealanders, the Green Party said. More >>

Govt must be clear about TPPA medicine protections

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 11:09 am | Green Party

Govt must be clear about TPPA medicine protections The Government must be 100 percent clear with New Zealanders about whether it’s preparing to cave in to US pressure over extending patent protections in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) ... More >>

Greens welcome new head of Sustainable Business Council

Friday, 29 January 2016, 11:45 am | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed the appointment of Abbie Reynolds as Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Council (SBC). More >>

Climate change should be a factor in mine consenting process

Friday, 29 January 2016, 11:06 am | Green Party

A proposed new coal mine at Mokau, South Waikato, shows why the Resource Management Act (RMA) should allow local authorities such as regional councils to take the causes of climate change into account, the Green Party said today. More >>

NZ can lead the way with organic milk

Friday, 29 January 2016, 10:58 am | Green Party

The Government should help cash strapped dairy farmers by assisting them to transition to higher premium organic milk production, the Green Party said today. More >>

Implicit police threat appalling

Friday, 29 January 2016, 8:45 am | Green Party

Reports of the police visiting known activists to ask their plans for the TPPA show appalling judgement and are a poor attempt at a chilling effect, said the Green Party. More >>

Lax response to cows in waterways

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 11:36 am | Green Party

Environment Canterbury’s (ECan) lax attitude to cows polluting our waterways is a symptom of a council which is more responsive to central government’s agricultural intensification agenda than the public’s concern for the environment and water ... More >>

Govt is failing to protect our waterways

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 11:14 am | Green Party

28 January 2016 ‘Stock in lake’ incident shows Govt is failing to protect our waterways More >>

Kids bear the costs of Govt’s charter school experiment

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 11:11 am | Green Party

The Minister of Education must step up and take responsibility for the children at Whangaruru School who have been failed by her charter school experiment, the Green Party said today. Education Minister Hekia Parata has today confirmed her earlier ... More >>

New UN report a concern for NZ-Saudi relationship

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 10:54 am | Green Party

The New Zealand Government cannot genuinely hold Saudi Arabia to account over a new UN report that has found they bombed civilian targets, while at the same time trying to foster a closer relationship with Saudi Arabia by gifting them a $3 million slaughterhouse, ... More >>

 

 

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