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Govt was wrong to dismiss foreign trust concerns

Monday, 27 June 2016, 4:37 pm | Green Party

Govt was wrong to dismiss foreign trust concerns The Shewan inquiry has found that foreign trusts are open to being abused and has recommended new disclosure requirements in line with what the Green Party has been pushing for since 2012 , the Green Party ... More >>

National Government, the property speculator’s best friend

Monday, 27 June 2016, 4:11 pm | Green Party

The National Government is still the property speculator’s best friend, Green Party said today. More >>

Green team launches Wellington local government campaign

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:53 am | Green Party

The Green Party launched a campaign this weekend to win more seats on the Wellington region’s councils and district health boards, including the Hutt City Council for the first time, along with a strong suite of policies. More >>

National giving up on rail in Auckland

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:52 am | Green Party

The National Government’s decision to scrap two planned rail lines in Auckland shows it is giving up on a city-wide rail network in Auckland, and on thousands of commuters who sit in traffic jams every single day, the Green Party said today. More >>

Class sizes set to increase

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 10:17 pm | Green Party

Increases in class sizes look to be on the cards, after Education Minister Hekia Parata can't guarantee her proposed education funding model will result in no increase in class sizes, the Green Party said. More >>

Green MPs to sleep in their cars this weekend

Friday, 24 June 2016, 4:09 pm | Green Party

Green MPs to sleep in their cars this weekend What: Green MPs are taking part in #parkupforhomes, and will be sleeping in cars to draw attention to the growing issue of homelessness in Aotearoa. Who: Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei will be at ... More >>

Councils should follow Christchurch, put public safety first

Friday, 24 June 2016, 11:11 am | Green Party

The Green Party is applauding Christchurch City Council’s decision to restrict the use of glyphosate-based weed killers in spaces open to the public, and is calling on other councils around New Zealand to follow suit. More >>

MFAT inquiry report shows true cost of public sector cuts

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 1:01 pm | Green Party

The Ombudsman’s report into Paula Rebstock’s inquiry shows that the Government spent taxpayer money on a politically motivated attacks to distract attention from drastic public sector cuts, the Green Party said today. Ombudsman Ron Paterson today ... More >>

Community sector under huge strain

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:45 am | Green Party

22 June 2016 Community sector under huge strain after eight-year funding freeze The Government needs to urgently increase funding for community sector groups which are struggling to cope with the growing number of people who need their help, the Green ... More >>

Government needs to step in to feed the kids

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:30 am | Green Party

The Government needs to urgently reconsider its position to not provide funding for breakfasts and lunches for children who go to school hungry, the Green Party said today. More >>

Transport alternatives needed or congestion charge unfair

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:30 am | Green Party

The Government needs to urgently ramp-up investment in Auckland's bus and rail network before it slaps a charge on Aucklanders travelling on congested motorways, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt needs to join 21st century on clean energy technologies

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 9:28 am | Green Party

A new report on solar power and electric vehicles is further evidence that the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) isn’t working, and that the National Government needs to fix what’s holding New Zealand back from making the most of clean-energy technologies, ... More >>

Key’s broken promise leaves NZ troops at risk

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 9:10 am | Green Party

The Government has broken its promise to keep New Zealand’s Iraq deployment to two years, putting our troops in further danger, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt underspending on toxic site clean-up

Monday, 20 June 2016, 12:36 pm | Green Party

The Government needs to pick up the pace on cleaning up toxic sites, following new analysis that shows its Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund has been underspent almost every year since it was established, the Green Party said. More >>

Prioritise kids in CYF care right now

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:23 am | Green Party

The 5,000 children and young people in Child Youth and Family (CYF) care need an immediate child-centric approach, including a transition plan, to prioritise their wellbeing in the planned Government reforms of CYF, the Green Party said. More >>

ECan failing to check risky environmental activities

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:21 am | Green Party

The Green Party says the Environment Canterbury Regional Council is failing in its role to protect Canterbury’s rivers and the natural environment, following the release of new information showing it didn’t bother to monitor over 80 percent ... More >>

Health Minister sitting idle

Sunday, 19 June 2016, 11:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is reiterating its call for Health Minister Jonathan Coleman to urgently undertake an inquiry into mental health services, or risk more people needlessly suffering and dying because of inadequate care and oversight. More >>

Green MPs on Parihaka peace hikoi

Friday, 17 June 2016, 11:07 am | Green Party

Green MPs on Parihaka peace hikoi What: Green MPs are taking part in a peace hikoi with New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd and others to promote Te Tiriti as the basis of peace. When: Today. Arriving at Parihaka at 2pm for a powhiri. Where: The hikoi ... More >>

Parental leave veto: National chooses excuses not families

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 2:13 pm | Green Party

National’s decision to veto Labour’s paid parental leave Bill today is another example of the Government choosing to make excuses instead of doing what’s right for families, the Green Party said. More >>

GDP doesn’t show the story of National’s New Zealand

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 11:40 am | Green Party

Today’s GDP numbers fail to capture the increasing numbers of families sleeping in cars and declining water quality in our rivers and lakes, the Green Party said today. More >>

 

 

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