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New Zealand criticised by Pacific Island leaders

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:58 pm | Green Party

New Zealand needs to listen to Pacific Island leaders when it comes to climate change action, said the Green Party today. Discontent with New Zealand and Australia is rife at the 2014 Pacific Islands Forum leaders' summit which commenced today in Palau. More >>

Joyce’s heavy hand stifling innovation

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:37 am | Green Party

The National Government should allow scientists and businesses to get on with innovation rather than allow Steven Joyce’s heavy hand to direct it, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Dr Norman was responding to reports today that several ... More >>

Minister shouldn’t stop Fish and Game doing its job

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:19 am | Green Party

It seems that Conservation Minister Nick Smith has again been caught out interfering to allow more pollution in our rivers, the Green Party said today. Last year the Department of Conservation submission on the proposed Ruataniwha Dam was suppressed ... More >>

Green Party launches plan to protect our beaches

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 1:30 pm | Green Party

Green Party launches plan to protect our beaches from oil spills The Green Party today launched its plan to protect New Zealand beaches from oil spills. The plan is the second component of the Party’s environmental priority this election: Rivers ... More >>

Soaring rail use in Auckland shows need for rail link now

Friday, 25 July 2014, 4:55 pm | Green Party

The Green Party today welcomes Auckland Transport figures showing rail patronage has soared by 23 percent in June from June 2013, demonstrating both the value of electrification and the need to immediately get cracking building the Auckland City ... More >>

Puhoi highway won't help Northland roads

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:59 pm | Green Party

The draft decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant resource consent to the proposed $1.65 billion Puhoi motorway doesn’t stop it being a waste of money, the Green Party said today. More >>

Green Party to focus on issues not sideshows

Friday, 25 July 2014, 11:03 am | Green Party

The Green Party has launched its creative for the 2014 election; Love New Zealand. The Green Party campaign focuses on the issues where there is concern that we do not love New Zealand enough; our increasingly polluted environment, increased poverty ... More >>

Solar in Schools launch – Dr Russel Norman

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:34 am | Green Party

Congratulations to all of you for Laingholm’s Green-Gold Enviro school status. No mean feat and clearly the result of a lot of hard work. And big congratulations to Oliver, William, Josh and the rest of the Year 6 kids who’ve been leading the ... More >>

Green Party launches Solar in Schools policy

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:15 am | Green Party

The Green Party will help schools install solar and save money on their power bills by investing $20 million into solar PV systems in schools. The $20 million is expected to: Help around 500 schools install solar over three years • Result in 6.7MW of ... More >>

National refuses meeting with Maui’s advocates

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:41 pm | Green Party

National has refused a briefing from a group of Maui’s dolphins experts, whose research shows 80 per cent of New Zealanders want greater protection for the critically endangered dolphin, the Green Party said today. More >>

Basin Flyover decision victory for common sense

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 2:38 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomed the Environmental Protection Authority's draft decision announced today not to allow the $90 million Basin Reserve flyover in Wellington to proceed. More >>

John Key should apologise over his Government’s failures

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:13 am | Green Party

John Key should apologise to Tania Billingsley for the failures of his Government in relation to her case, said the Green Party today. In his post Cabinet media conference yesterday, the Prime Minister stated that he does not ‘make apologies unless there ... More >>

NZ needs to assist UN with aid for Gaza

Monday, 21 July 2014, 4:22 pm | Green Party

NZ needs to assist UN with aid for Gaza The New Zealand Government should support the United Nation’s efforts to raise money to assist humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza, the Green Party said today. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for ... More >>

NZ needs to assist UN with aid for Gaza

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:25 pm | Green Party

The New Zealand Government should support the United Nation’s efforts to raise money to assist humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza, the Green Party said today. More >>

A fairer society where every child has enough to thrive

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:11 am | Green Party

At the beginning of this year I stood on a windy Wellington foreshore, at the Greens annual picnic and I declared that inequality will be a defining issue this election. More >>

Greens announce 20 hours free ECE for two year olds

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:05 am | Green Party

The Green Party today announced that its key social platform for this election will be to tackle child poverty and inequality by ensuring every child in New Zealand has enough to thrive. The Green Party will make a series of policy announcements ... More >>

Green Party statement on tragedy of flight MH17

Friday, 18 July 2014, 3:10 pm | Green Party

The Green Party conveys its condolences to the families of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. More >>

Tackling childhood obesity is not rocket science

Friday, 18 July 2014, 12:49 pm | Green Party

The Government’s latest snub of scientific evidence – this time about its failure to address childhood obesity – is another example of National’s reliance on ‘tobacco science’ to justify its denial agenda, the Green Party said today. An Auckland ... More >>

Statement to Media by Dr Russel Norman: IPCA report

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 10:45 am | Green Party

The Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) has just released their report on my complaint regarding the illegal spying on 88 New Zealanders. More >>

New Zealanders will never get justice over spying saga

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 10:00 am | Green Party

New Zealander’s who were illegally spied on by the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) will probably never get their justice, said the Green Party today. More >>

 

 

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