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Speech: Shaw - Green Party Candidate Conference

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 1:54 pm | Green Party

Embargoed until delivery Speech to Green Party Candidate Conference | 26 February 2017 1 “Our Vision: 2017” Speech to Green Party Candidate Conference, 26 February 2017 James Shaw More >>

Green Party launches Member’s Bill to protect our freshwater

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 1:28 pm | Green Party

Green Party launches Member’s Bill to protect our freshwater The Green Party has today launched a member’s bill that will keep water from underground sources, called aquifers, safe from pollution and contamination. Co-leader James Shaw announced the ... More >>

Julie Anne Genter proud to have worked with the people

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 10:01 am | Green Party

Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter is grateful for having had the opportunity to talk to thousands of Aucklanders about making their city even better and even greener, during the Mt Albert by-election campaign. The by-election was won today by Labour ... More >>

National response to Learning Inquiry an F for fail

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:46 pm | Green Party

National’s inadequate response to the Select Committee Inquiry into Learning Support will see children on the autism spectrum, with dyslexia, and dyspraxia, continue to miss out on an education, the Green Party said today. More >>

Dirty rivers rebrand ignores pressing risks to public health

Friday, 24 February 2017, 1:02 pm | Green Party

Nick Smith’s rebranding of dirty rivers as clean has conveniently left out diseases that account for a third of all illnesses New Zealanders can catch from swimming in dirty rivers, the Green Party said today. More >>

New Zealanders still waiting for swimmable rivers

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2:39 pm | Green Party

New Zealanders who want swimmable lakes and rivers have been let down by the Government’s freshwater announcement today, which does nothing but shift the goalposts, the Green Party said. More >>

Wellington Council housing a hint of things to come

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:44 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has today welcomed Wellington City Council’s proposed social and affordable housing plan as an example of how to help solve the housing crisis. More >>

12,000 New Zealanders join call for safe, swimmable rivers

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 11:34 am | Green Party

Who: Green MP Catherine Delahunty will show a list of 12,000 names we have collected on our Swimmable Rivers campaign calling for the standard for freshwater to be raised to ‘swimmable’ from the current standard of ‘wadeable’. More >>

Social bonds not the answer

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 2:42 pm | Green Party

The Government’s social bond plan to allow foreign companies to profit off mentally ill New Zealanders will put already vulnerable people at further risk, the Green Party said today. More >>

National cooking the planet with gas

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:20 pm | Green Party

National is not taking seriously its responsibility to protect future generations and eliminate climate-damaging pollution, despite its high-profile commitment last year to the Paris Climate agreement, the Green Party said today. More >>

New Zealanders demand rivers clean enough to swim in

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:39 am | Green Party

New Zealanders are demanding rivers clean enough to swim in, but the Government is still making excuses for polluters, Green MP Catherine Delahunty will tell a conference of farmers, local government workers, and other water users today. More >>

Ash Holwell named Green candidate for Whangarei electorate

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 11:41 am | Green Party

Community leader joins the Greens talented Team Ash Holwell named Green candidate for Whangarei electorate. More >>

Short reprieve for nine Indian students

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 11:27 am | Green Party

Short reprieve for nine Indian students A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, ... More >>

Greens make joint call for leadership on refugees

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:32 pm | Green Party

The Green Parties of Australia and New Zealand are jointly calling for leadership from Prime Ministers Turnbull and English on the fate of refugees detained on Manus and Nauru Islands. More >>

Rail line could run from capital to north of Waikanae

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:18 am | Green Party

The Green Party would look at extending the electric rail line and commuter trains north of Waikanae to improve access to Wellington and relieve congestion around Ōtaki and Levin, instead of building more monster motorways. Transport Minister Simon Bridges ... More >>

Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 5:24 pm | Green Party

“News that Prime Minister Bill English is expected to try and resuscitate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) when he meets with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull this weekend makes me question why English is intent on flogging this particular ... More >>

Cadbury closure a tragedy for Dunedin and working people

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 11:08 am | Green Party

The closure of the iconic Cadbury chocolate factory is a tragedy for Dunedin and local manufacturing, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today. Three-hundred and fifty people will lose their jobs as a result of the closure of the Cadbury chocolate ... More >>

Green Party offers support and thanks during Port Hills fire

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 10:56 am | Green Party

The Green Party is today expressing its sympathy and support to people who have lost their homes and have been affected by the Christchurch fires. More >>

Wild fires a sign of things to come

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 11:20 am | Green Party

The wild fires burning in Hawke’s Bay and near Christchurch are an unfortunate sign of things to come if action isn't taken by governments to halt the climate crisis, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt backtracking on housing as prices rise

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 11:02 am | Green Party

Housing Minister Nick Smith is already backtracking on Bill English’s suggestion he’d provide 69,000 homes in Auckland, as house prices continue to skyrocket across the country, the Green Party said today. More >>

 

 

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