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Even the lawyers say stock numbers should come down

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:55 pm | Green Party

Legal advice that says Hawke’s Bay farmers might have to reduce stock numbers in order to mitigate pollution to waterways, will have implications for water allocation all over New Zealand, the Green Party said today. Earlier this year, a Board of Inquiry ... More >>

Government delay in Māori Language week an embarrassment

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:11 pm | Green Party

Government MPs inability to make a decision today about an inquiry into Te Reo in schools is an embarrassment in Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) the Green Party said today. The Green Party and New Zealand First are jointly calling ... More >>

Cost increase, under TPPA, must come from new funding

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:58 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to guarantee not one cent of the health budget will be funnelled into additional subsidies for Pharmac when it’s forced to pay more for medicines under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). “John ... More >>

Reserve Bank’s failings hurting businesses and households

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 9:52 am | Green Party

New information released by the Green Party today shows that the Reserve Bank has failed to forecast inflation accurately over the last four years meaning interest rates have been kept higher than necessary, hurting businesses and households. More >>

Sick New Zealanders will pay under John Key’s TPPA

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:41 pm | Green Party

The Prime Minister’s admission today that the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will hike the cost of medicine in New Zealand is yet another reason why we need to immediately withdraw from the dead-end deal, the Green Party said today. ... More >>

MPs should back Te Reo in schools

Monday, 27 July 2015, 2:09 pm | Green Party

The Green Party and New Zealand First are jointly calling for a Select Committee inquiry into the capacity to deliver and support Te Reo Māori within New Zealand schools. On Wednesday, the Education and Science Select Committee should tautoko ... More >>

Privatising environmental decisions will cost

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 12:16 pm | Green Party

Forcing councils to contract out regulatory functions such as issuing resource consents is likely to cost the environment and the public, the Green Party said today. More >>

Environment at risk as GE advocate chosen to head the EPA

Friday, 24 July 2015, 2:46 pm | Green Party

An ardent advocate of genetic engineering (GE) should not be heading the body charged with protecting the environment, the Green Party said today. More >>

Prisoner voting ban needs to be repealed

Friday, 24 July 2015, 2:28 pm | Green Party

National needs to immediately bring legislation to the House which lifts the ban on the right of prisoners to vote, said the Green Party. More >>

SERCO contract could have been cancelled earlier

Friday, 24 July 2015, 1:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is demanding to know why SERCO’s contract has not been terminated yet despite at least six Performance Notices in the last three years. More >>

Compromised charter board should go

Friday, 24 July 2015, 1:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to cancel its latest charter school application round, and disestablish the Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua Authorisation (PSKH) board, following the bail out of a problem-plagued Northland charter school. More >>

New health and safety law worse than what it replaces

Friday, 24 July 2015, 1:33 pm | Green Party

Workers have been let down by the National Government’s new Health and Safety Reform Bill which in many ways is worse than what it replaces, the Green Party said following the release of the Select Committee Report into the bill today. More >>

Time to consider cancelling SERCO contract

Friday, 24 July 2015, 9:13 am | Green Party

Fresh revelations of violence and injuries at Mt Eden Prison should prompt the Government to consider cancelling SERCO's contract to run the prison, the Green Party says. “It's time for the Corrections Minister to stop protecting SERCO and the Corrections ... More >>

Questioning of Lotu-Iiga reveals more SERCO failures

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 3:02 pm | Green Party

The Government should not renew SERCO’s contract to run Mt Eden Prison, following confirmation from the Corrections Minister today that SERCO has been fined $300,000 for a myriad of failures in the last financial year. More >>

Government must act to fix ACC rot

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:31 am | Green Party

Government must act to fix ACC rot The Green Party is calling on the Government to permanently ditch its plans for an ACC appeals tribunal and act immediately to ensure ACC has fairer and more just processes. The call comes after the release of ... More >>

OCR drop exposes National’s failed economy

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 9:41 am | Green Party

The cooling New Zealand economy has prompted the Reserve Bank to continue its stimulatory stance by dropping the OCR further, in the absence of any long term plan for economic resilience from National, the Green Party said. “With the economy slowing down ... More >>

Key needs to refer SERCO scandal to Ombudsman

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 5:20 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on John Key to refer the SERCO prison scandal to the Ombudsman given there is no other proper agency to investigate the matter. More >>

PM’s “belief” that Kiwis can buy a home an insult

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 10:15 am | Green Party

PM’s “belief” that Kiwis can buy a home an insult Prime Minister John Key’s comment that he “believes” low income New Zealanders could one day buy a home is an insult to Kiwis who have been priced out of the market by Government inaction ... More >>

Government should review benefit levels

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 3:44 pm | Green Party

The Government should review benefit levels, following official advice showing that a family of four on welfare is likely to have $72 less per week than what they need to provide for the core essential items, the Green Party says. Advice provided by ... More >>

Govt can raise the 2030 climate target

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 3:10 pm | Green Party

The National Government ought to listen to the public and raise the ambition of its climate change target, the Green Party said today. “The Government is out of touch with the public’s desire for a cleaner, low-carbon New Zealand,” said Mr Shaw. ... More >>



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