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Minister Tolley fails Kiwi kids twice in a week

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 9:33 pm | Green Party

The Minister for Social Development has missed two crucial opportunities in the same period to put the rights of New Zealand’s children first, the Green Party said today. More >>

World Rivers Day: Time to commit to swimmable rivers

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 3:10 pm | Green Party

World Rivers Day: Time to commit to swimmable rivers World Rivers Day , which is today, is the perfect time for Environment Minister Nick Smith to commit to making New Zealand’s rivers safe for swimming, not just wading, the Green Party said. ... More >>

Minister more focused on static electricity than changes

Friday, 23 September 2016, 11:09 am | Green Party

New Zealand’s smaller hydro and wind electricity generators are being put at risk from changes proposed by the Electricity Authority (EA), while Energy Minister Simon Bridges seems more focused on the static electricity in his office, the Green Party ... More >>

Disastrous Corrections Department needs an overhaul

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:48 am | Green Party

The Government’s Department of Corrections is performing abysmally and needs to be overhauled so that it stops costing tax-payers, prisoners and the wider community, the Green Party said today. More >>

Green Party releases Medically-Assisted Dying policy

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 10:28 am | Green Party

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. More >>

Govt can ensure Māori land is protected for the future

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 12:21 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to support Green MP Catherine Delahunty’s Public Works (Prohibition of Compulsory Acquisition of Māori Land) Amendment Bill , to protect the small amount of land still in Māori ownership for future generations. More >>

Syrian families need resettlement, not rhetoric

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:13 am | Green Party

The Prime Minister could pay more than just lip service to the Syrian refugee crisis on the global stage by offering more funding and more resettlement places to refugees in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. More >>

Protecting environment and upholding Treaty is possible

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:34 pm | Green Party

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand has condemned the Government’s handling of the proposed Kermadec/Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary. More >>

Underfunding Police puts public and frontline staff at risk

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 11:46 am | Green Party

Understaffing and underfunding of regional Police stations are putting the public and frontline staff at risk, the Green Party said today. More >>

More oil drilling in Maui’s dolphin sanctuary

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 7:09 am | Green Party

The Government’s new Block Offer will open up another half a million square kilometres of our oceans to mining and oil drilling, including part of the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin marine sanctuary, the Green Party said today. More >>

Nathan Guy needs to sort out disastrous fisheries management

Monday, 19 September 2016, 11:01 am | Green Party

The Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy must step up and investigate failures in his ministry and fisheries management, which are allowing widespread fish dumping to threaten the sustainability of fish stocks, the Green Party said today. More >>

UN Finds National Approach to Children Lacking

Monday, 19 September 2016, 8:24 am | Green Party

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva has asked tough questions of the New Zealand Government and found the answers lacking, the Green Party said today. More >>

Greens call on Minister to call in new polluting power plant

Friday, 16 September 2016, 3:10 pm | Green Party

The Green Party launched a campaign today to stop the proposed construction of a new gas-fired power plant in South Waikato that would increase greenhouse gas emissions, causing climate change. More >>

MPI must stop letting commercial fishers off the hook

Friday, 16 September 2016, 1:26 pm | Green Party

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) must stop letting commercial fishers off the hook for illegal fish dumping, the Green Party said today. The comments come on the back of a report by Michael Heron QC into how MPI has handled fish dumping, ... More >>

National still holding back rail

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 4:59 pm | Green Party

National has put key rail projects in Auckland on the backburner, choosing to delay light rail to the airport for a decade and a possible rail line to the North Shore for another two, the Green Party said today. More >>

DOC missing out on millions under National

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 3:00 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the National Government to use Conservation Week to restore funding to the Department of Conservation (DOC) after seven years of cuts, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt must change law that unfairly punishes families

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 11:58 am | Green Party

Deducting $22-28 a week from the benefits of single mothers who, sometimes for their own safety, don’t name the father of their child is unfairly hurting families, the Green Party said today. The Green Party is supporting calls for Section 70A of ... More >>

KiwiRail needs Govt to back electric trains

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 11:00 am | Green Party

National needs to commit to the full electrification of the Main Trunk Line between Auckland and Wellington so KiwiRail can upgrade to new clean-energy electric trains, the Green Party said today. More >>

DOC rangers: the next species to go extinct?

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 4:15 pm | Green Party

“According to numbers supplied to MPs , in June 2015 there were 814 full-time DOC rangers, while in May 2016, there were 625. At this rate of decline, by Christmas 2019, DOC rangers will be extinct,” said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw. More >>

Family violence law reforms will help

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 4:21 pm | Green Party

It is heartening that the Government is finally starting to address the failure of our justice system to provide protection for victims of family violence or support abusers to change, the Green Party said today. More >>

 

 

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