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Govt spend on transport out of step with reality

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 5:20 pm | Green Party

The National Government is planning to allocate ever increasing amounts of taxpayer funding to build expensive new motorways despite record numbers of New Zealanders flocking to buses and trains, said the Green Party. More >>

Solar homes stymied by Govt inaction

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:02 pm | Green Party

Government inaction is allowing the big power companies to discourage the nascent solar power sector, the Green Party said today. Green Party MP Gareth Hughes launched a petition today calling on the Government to empower the Electricity Authority to ... More >>

Irresponsible tax cuts lead to seventh successive deficit

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 1:22 pm | Green Party

National's borrowing to pay for cutting the top tax rate was irresponsible and will likely lead to a seventh successive deficit, the Green Party said today. Treasury have forecast a $572 million deficit this year in its Half Year Economic and Fiscal ... More >>

New Zealand Government part of global climate problem

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:23 am | Green Party

The New Zealand Government’s position on climate change is part of the global problem that we need to overcome if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change, the Green Party said today. More >>

Lima’s Call for Climate Action is Exactly What It Is

Monday, 15 December 2014, 9:13 am | Green Party

The Lima Call for Climate Action just adopted is simply that – a call for future action, says the Green party. The agreement reached on climate change by the 20th UN conference on climate change was described by the Peruvian chair as a ‘good ... More >>

Key even worse than Abbott on Climate Fund

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 12:27 pm | Green Party

The John Key Government is lagging behind even climate reprobate Tony Abbott on commitments to the Green Climate Fund, the global fund designed to support developing countries with low carbon economic development and adaptation to a changing climate. More >>

Govt must review welfare so its fit for purpose

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:23 am | Green Party

The Government must commit to a comprehensive review of the welfare system following a report that shows the children of some beneficiaries are being unfairly penalised and are missing out as a result, the Green Party said today. More >>

New Zealand should condemn West Papua killings

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:17 am | Green Party

The New Zealand Government needs to demand accountability from the Indonesian government for the latest killings in West Papua, the Green Party said today. More >>

Dirty Dairy Accord failing to clean up rivers

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 1:29 pm | Green Party

The first monitoring report of the Sustainable Dairying Water Accord fails to show progress on cleaning up our rivers since the Accord was introduced, the Green Party said today. More >>

Greens welcome commitment to make Parliament accessible

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 1:28 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the commitments made in the Speaker's report on improving the accessibility of Parliament for disabled people. The Speaker’s report was a response to the recommendations of the Government Administration select committee ... More >>

NZ Govt duplicitous on climate

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 12:39 pm | Green Party

The New Zealand delegation at the UN Climate Conference in Lima today advocated for reducing fossil fuel subsidies, only a week after the Government announced $8 million more for oil and gas exploration subsidies here, the Green Party said today. More >>

NZ finally ratifying maritime labour convention good news

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 3:39 pm | Green Party

It is great news that New Zealand has finally ratified the Maritime Labour Convention, the Green Party said today. More >>

Brakes needs to be put on China extradition treaty

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 11:38 am | Green Party

Today, on International Human Rights Day, the Green Party is calling on the Government to discontinue talks on an extradition treaty with China. On Monday, it emerged the Government was looking at a possible extradition treaty with China; a country with ... More >>

Report shows National must change economic plan

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 11:04 am | Green Party

An OECD report today shows the fundamental philosophy of New Zealand Governments over the past 30 years has been wrong, and the only hope for New Zealand is if National dramatically changes direction, the Green Party said today. “The Organisation for ... More >>

Greens call for end to cruelty of factory farming

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 10:39 am | Green Party

The Government must end the legalised cruelty of factory farming, the Green Party said today. More >>

National giving Auckland growing pains

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 8:44 am | Green Party

The National Government is suffocating Auckland’s transport development by holding back its funding for the vital City Rail Link, said the Green Party today. More >>

National giving Auckland growing pains

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 5:30 pm | Green Party

The National Government is suffocating Auckland’s transport development by holding back its funding for the vital City Rail Link, said the Green Party today. More >>

National to allow oil drilling in Maui’s Dolphin sanctuary

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 2:07 pm | Green Party

The Government is pushing the Maui’s Dolphin to the brink of extinction with its announcement today giving the green light to oil drilling in their Marine Mammal Sanctuary, the Green Party said today. National has announced 15 new drilling permits ... More >>

MPIs failure compounded contamination incident

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 10:28 am | Green Party

MPIs failure to follow procedure compounded contamination incident The report of the Government inquiry into the whey protein contamination incident released today shows that the Ministry for Primary Industries failed to follow established procedure ... More >>

Failure to cut emissions could cost $34,000 per household

Monday, 8 December 2014, 10:01 am | Green Party

Treasury figures, released by the Sustainability Council today, show failing to take action to cut greenhouse gas emissions will cost between $2,000 and $34,000 per household, the Green Party said. The Sustainability Council has obtained figures ... More >>

 

 

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