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Kiwi climate marchers challenge Govt to show leadership

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 1:36 pm | Green Party

The tens of thousands of Kiwis who marched in solidarity around the country today sent a loud and clear message to the Government that they want a climate change plan New Zealand can be proud of, the Green Party said today. The New Zealand People’s ... More >>

Green Party congratulates Kirk Hope

Friday, 27 November 2015, 4:49 pm | Green Party

The Green Party congratulates Kirk Hope on his appointment as Chief Executive of BusinessNZ. “Our congratulations go to Kirk Hope for his appointment as BusinessNZ Chief Executive,” Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said. “Mr Hope is the right ... More >>

National’s failed R&D plan missing the D

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:57 pm | Green Party

National’s failed R&D plan missing the D The National Government’s research and development (R&D) funding system needs a massive overhaul in light of new information from Deloitte that some R&D Growth Grants don’t actually cover ... More >>

Green Party to join the People’s Climate March

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:23 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will be out in force this weekend, as MPs, celebrities and supporters join the Green Bloc to march in solidarity with thousands of Kiwis taking to the streets to demand action on climate change. More >>

Land and Water Forum’s focus is money, not protection

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:01 pm | Green Party

The Land and Water Forum’s mandate should be improving water quality, not making as much money from water as possible before the environment collapses, the Green Party said today. More >>

Strengthen public education, don’t undermine it

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:29 pm | Green Party

The Government’s new Education bill appears to continue its moves to privatise New Zealand’s public education system, the Green Party says. More >>

RMA changes must not risk what we hold dear

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:36 pm | Green Party

Proposed changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) appear on first reading to be a boon for seabed miners and property developers, the Green Party said today. The National Government today released a new Bill which proposes changes to the RMA, ... More >>

Rising rents will push more Aucklanders onto the streets

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:44 pm | Green Party

The Government’s failure to fix the Auckland housing crisis will force more families onto the streets, the Green Party said today, with a new Statistics New Zealand report suggesting Auckland households are paying on average 10% more in rent every week ... More >>

Police censorship of crime research “an outrage”

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 10:28 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on Police Minister Michael Woodhouse to ensure Police scrap controversial contracts that place onerous restrictions on academic researchers’ access to Police data, the Green Party says. More >>

Agriculture must be part of Emissions Trading Scheme review

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 8:52 am | Green Party

The National Government’s review of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) must take climate change seriously by making agriculture part of the discussion, and ensuring there is a meaningful price on carbon, the Green Party said today. Climate Change ... More >>

No John Key, science alone won’t save us, action will

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 5:15 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is challenging the Government to release the evidence that backs up the Prime Ministers’ claim that agricultural greenhouse gas emissions will be solved in 3 to 4 years. More >>

Govt needs to cut the crap and build more houses

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 11:56 am | Green Party

Yet another report showing that homeless families are being forced onto the streets or into cars must be the final catalyst for the Government to build the thousands of homes New Zealanders desperately need, the Green Party says. The Citizens Advice ... More >>

If the UN can challenge Australia, why can’t John Key?

Monday, 23 November 2015, 5:11 pm | Green Party

The head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, has met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to raise concerns about Australia’s offshore detention centres, and this should make John Key question his ongoing support for how Kiwis are being ... More >>

Groser misleads on climate costs to justify lack of ambition

Monday, 23 November 2015, 12:08 pm | Green Party

Minister of Climate Change Issues, Tim Groser, continues to pedal misleading numbers around the cost of reducing New Zealand’s climate pollution. More >>

Minister in denial over impact of poverty on learning

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 1:35 pm | Green Party

Comments made by the Minister of Education on Q and A today show she is in denial about the real impacts of poverty on children's learning, said the Green Party today. More >>

A strong plan to cut emissions

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 12:28 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is offering its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions to the National Government, after Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser confirmed this morning that his plan is flimsy. More >>

TPPA poll shows Kiwis don’t buy the Govt’s spin

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 11:59 am | Green Party

A 3 News poll today showing only 34 percent of New Zealanders are in favour of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and 52 percent are opposed should be a wake-up call to the National Government not to sign the TPPA, the Green Party said. ... More >>

Links between anti-biotic resistance and herbicide

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 11:56 am | Green Party

The National Government needs to investigate links between anti-biotic resistance and herbicides including the commonly used herbicide glyphosate after news that an anti-biotic resistant strain of campylobacter is now present in New Zealand, the ... More >>

Climate denial puts peoples’ livelihoods at risk

Friday, 20 November 2015, 1:29 pm | Green Party

Finance Minister Bill English’s description of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report on sea level rise as mere “speculation” denies the evidence and puts the livelihoods and assets of people living in places like South ... More >>

Green MP scoops top international prize

Friday, 20 November 2015, 1:04 pm | Green Party

Green Party MP and animal welfare spokesperson Mojo Mathers is proud and honoured to be one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Lush Prize. More >>



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