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Time for greater ministerial accountability

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 12:09 pm | Green Party

Time for greater ministerial accountability The Green Party has today released a proposal to introduce a ministerial disclosure regime in New Zealand to improve the transparency and accountability of government. The proposal, based on the system ... More >>

Businesses need to respect workers this Easter

Friday, 18 April 2014, 10:46 am | Green Party

Businesses need to respect workers this Easter Businesses intent on flouting Easter shopping laws should face stiff penalties, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today. This Easter, at least one major garden centre chain intends ... More >>

National gives away a further $130 million on Genesis sale

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 2:06 pm | Green Party

National have sold New Zealanders short by significantly under-pricing Genesis Energy, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Genesis Energy shares immediately went up $0.26 (or 17 percent) on listing today, showing the market valued the company ... More >>

New Zealand’s use of ozone depleting gases increases

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:46 am | Green Party

A new Government report highlights that the amount of ozone depleting gases New Zealand is using is increasing, the Green Party said today. The report tabled in parliament yesterday shows that total use of ozone depleting gases in New Zealand has increased ... More >>

Govt careless and callous about threatened birds

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:10 pm | Green Party

The National Government is increasing the threat to two of the world’s most threatened and unique birds by opening up Victoria Forest Park to petroleum drilling, the Green Party said today. More >>

What has ACC Minister been doing?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 4:00 pm | Green Party

The ACC Minister needs to front up and explain what, if any, changes she has made to the broken culture of ACC rather than denying that she has any part to play in the dysfunction of her Ministry, the Green Party said today. More >>

Greens dam Tukituki decision

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 3:43 pm | Green Party

With the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council actively promoting the Ruataniwha dam scheme and the Government suppressing important information on its potential impacts, it is not surprising that the Ministerially appointed panel has agreed to it the scheme, ... More >>

What has ACC Minister been doing?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 3:26 pm | Green Party

The ACC Minister needs to front up and explain what, if any, changes she has made to the broken culture of ACC rather than denying that she has any part to play in the dysfunction of her Ministry, the Green Party said today. Yesterday, the District ... More >>

Workers at Canterbury Yarns need redundancy support

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:00 am | Green Party

Workers faced with redundancy at Canterbury Yarns need a redundancy support co-ordinator, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today. More >>

Green Party donation disclosure

Monday, 14 April 2014, 2:49 pm | Green Party

These donations have been submitted and gone through the formal disclosure processes of the Electoral Commission. More >>

Green Party selects NGO leader as Mt Roskill candidate

Monday, 14 April 2014, 11:25 am | Green Party

The Green Party has selected former Oxfam New Zealand Executive Director Barry Coates as its candidate for the Mt. Roskill electorate. Barry recently stepped down from Oxfam after ten years. He brings an enormous range of skills and experiences to his ... More >>

IPCC report shows Government ignoring climate experts

Sunday, 13 April 2014, 10:22 pm | Green Party

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report into climate mitigation, just released in Berlin, shows the National Government is ignoring the pleas of the world’s best climate scientists. The report says deep and fast emission cuts are ... More >>

Reviewable tenancies will increase risks for children

Sunday, 13 April 2014, 3:25 pm | Green Party

Instead of kicking families out of their homes if they can't pay their rent, parents with young children should have the opportunity to purchase equity in a state-built home over time, the Green Party said today More >>

48,000 New Zealanders drinking faecally contaminated water

Sunday, 13 April 2014, 11:34 am | Green Party

48,000 New Zealanders drinking faecally contaminated water Some 48,000 people were provided with water that had issues with faecal contamination, 18,000 of whom were from Canterbury, the Green Party said today. The Ministry of Health’s Annual Report ... More >>

Latest inventory shows National driving climate change

Friday, 11 April 2014, 11:34 am | Green Party

New Zealand's latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory submitted to the UN confirms National’s policies are driving climate change, the Green Party said today. The annual inventory shows New Zealand's gross emissions have risen 20 per cent under National and are ... More >>

Latest inventory shows National driving climate change

Friday, 11 April 2014, 11:34 am | Green Party

New Zealand's latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory submitted to the UN confirms National’s policies are driving climate change, the Green Party said today. The annual inventory shows New Zealand's gross emissions have risen 20 per cent under National and are ... More >>

Call for inquiry: Peter Dunne and Northern Wellington Trust

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 5:06 pm | Green Party

Green Party MP Denise Roche today wrote to the Parliamentary Registrar of Pecuniary Interests requesting an inquiry into whether Peter Dunne should have included his involvement as chair of the Northern Wellington Festival Trust on the Register of ... More >>

Greens support high profile Kiwis’ call for climate action

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 12:09 pm | Green Party

The Green Party fully supports a group of high profile Kiwi business people, lawyers, academics and commentators delivering a petition to parliament today calling for the Government to take the threat of climate change more seriously. Wiseresponse, ... More >>

Government leaving Kiwis and environment out in the cold

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 11:41 am | Green Party

The Government is making it harder for ordinary New Zealanders to protect the places they care about, the Green Party said today. “The Environment Minister told officials that she didn’t want Aucklanders to be able to access environmental legal aid for ... More >>

School closures about saving Hekia, not kids

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 11:28 am | Green Party

School closures about saving Hekia, not kids The National Government’s decision to merge Phillipstown and Woolston schools is another disaster for Christchurch and proves this Government is more interested in saving face than in what is best for ... More >>

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