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Green Party statement on resignation of the Prime Minister

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:43 pm | Green Party

The Green Party wishes to extend its best wishes to the Prime Minister, following his resignation today. “On behalf of Metiria, the Green Party MPs and the Party, I would like to thank John Key for his eight years of service as Prime Minister,” ... More >>

Govt’s big plan for Auckland housing missing the target

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:11 pm | Green Party

News that National’s Auckland Housing Accord is likely to miss its target for the number of homes actually built shows that new ideas under a new Government are needed to fix the housing crisis, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt putting snapper stocks at risk this summer

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:38 am | Green Party

The Government has put East Coast snapper fisheries at risk by prematurely slashing the number of observers charged with monitoring and preventing commercial fish dumping, and undersize fish and wildlife being caught, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt should delay introduction of second CYF Bill

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:08 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is supporting the Māori Women’s Welfare League’s call for the Minister for Social Development, Anne Tolley, to delay the introduction of the second CYF reform Bill, which will see more Māori children removed from their family and ... More >>

Green Party Members’ Bills pulled from ballot

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is thrilled to have two important bills drawn from the ballot today, both of which will help to create a fairer Aotearoa. More >>

EPA should shelve bee-killing pesticides

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 11:46 am | Green Party

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to listen to New Zealanders and urgently reassess the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides in this country, the Green Party said today. Green Party MP Steffan Browning will today present a petition signed ... More >>

Green Party selects Teall Crossen to stand in Rongotai

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 10:56 am | Green Party

The Green Party candidate for Rongotai is Teall Crossen after a hotly contested competition for the seat. More >>

National slow to learn new trade lessons post TPPA

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3:45 pm | Green Party

Yesterday, the Minister for Trade misused economic data in order to try to make the case for more so-called ‘trade agreements’ like the TPPA which are actually deregulatory straitjackets in disguise. More >>

Kids in state care deserve better

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 12:23 pm | Green Party

The Minister for Social Development needs to issue a full universal apology to those abused while in state care, and immediately set up an independent body to resolve historic and current complaints of abuse and neglect, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt can support people who rent today

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 11:33 am | Green Party

The Government has an opportunity to support the more than 1.5 million Kiwis who live in rented homes, when Metiria Turei’s Residential Tenancies (Safe and Secure Rentals) Amendment Bill is voted on this evening. More >>

Education system failing kids with high learning needs

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 11:29 am | Green Party

The way our education system treats children with high learning needs requires an urgent overhaul, the Green Party said today. It’s been revealed that another special school, Sara Cohen School in Dunedin, is being investigated for the alleged mistreatment ... More >>

China FTA update should not repeat TPPA mistakes

Monday, 28 November 2016, 11:51 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the National Government to negotiate any changes to the free trade agreement (FTA) with China with greater transparency than it showed with the TPPA, and not weaken the protection of our strategic assets. More >>

Wellington businesses need earthquake support

Monday, 28 November 2016, 10:30 am | Green Party

A Government support package for earthquake-affected Wellington businesses is absolutely vital, the Green Party said today. More than 100 small and medium businesses are reportedly still closed because of the earthquakes, with discussions ongoing between ... More >>

Ture Whenua Māori Bill must not proceed

Friday, 25 November 2016, 3:48 pm | Green Party

Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill must not proceed as it fails to address the key barriers to the use of Māori land and is opposed by iwi Māori, the Green Party said today. More >>

Kids’ health should come before sugar barons’ profits

Friday, 25 November 2016, 1:35 pm | Green Party

25 November 2016 Kids’ health should come before sugar barons’ profits Children drinking a cup of fizzy or other sweetened drink a day shows ingrained habits undermine public health and that the National Government needs to tax sugar-sweetened drinks, ... More >>

Bill to help young people into home ownership launched

Friday, 25 November 2016, 12:28 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is launching a plan today to help people struggling with student loans get into their first home. More >>

Gareth Hughes to launch housing Member’s Bill today

Friday, 25 November 2016, 12:21 pm | Green Party

Green MP Gareth Hughes will be launching a new Member’s Bill today, which is aimed at helping people with student loans get into their first homes. More >>

Living free from violence is a human right

Friday, 25 November 2016, 11:08 am | Green Party

A new Human Rights Commission campaign to recognise the impacts of domestic violence in the workplace can be immediately addressed by the Government by adopting Green Party MP Jan Logie’s member bill. More >>

Money needed to make learning support work

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 1:19 pm | Green Party

Establishing a single point of access for schools and families to obtain learning support needs is a good idea, but need to be matched with increased funding for services, the Green Party said today. More >>

About time for women to be paid more

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:10 pm | Green Party

Women around the country now have a much simplified pathway to being paid fairly following the Government’s acceptance of the Joint Working Group’s recommendations on equal pay, the Green Party said today. The Joint Working Group on the principles ... More >>

 

 

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