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Green Party welcome Behrouz Boochani to New Zealand

Friday, 15 November 2019, 8:19 am | Green Party

The Green Party warmly welcome Behrouz Boochani to New Zealand from Manus Island. More >>

Schools energy efficiency package a Green win on climate

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 2:06 pm | Green Party

This morning’s announcement of a $16m package for schools’ energy efficiency is part of the Green Party’s focus on reducing emissions, Green Party Energy Spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today. More >>

The US must not walk away from Paris agreement

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 11:02 am | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has expressed his exasperation at the decision by the United States to officially withdraw from the Paris Agreement. “It is incomprehensible that a time where California is ablaze, the United States has pulled out of an Agreement ... More >>

Don’t just vote for an albatross - vote for the alba-boss

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 9:08 am | Green Party

After long deliberation the Green Party has announced it is backing Gibson’s albatross for New Zealand Bird of the Year 2019. More >>

Greens ensure vital human rights in new anti-terrorism law

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 10:31 am | Green Party

The Green Party has negotiated important civil liberties changes in the proposed Terrorism Suppression Bill which will now establish human rights and process safeguards. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements mean fairness at work – for everyone

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 1:48 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is pleased to see progress on Fair Pay Agreements, a crucial step towards greater fairness at work for everyone, with Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announcing consultation on a discussion document today. “Fair Pay Agreements are a crucial ... More >>

Welfare reform key to a just transition

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 10:59 am | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed the Council of Trade Unions’ call for a people-led, people-focused response to climate change, including increasing benefit levels and implementing the recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group. More >>

Green Party responds to Government surplus announcement

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 11:12 am | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed the government surplus announced yesterday as an opportunity to take stronger action on the critical issues New Zealanders face. More >>

Greens welcome end to discriminatory refugee ban

Friday, 4 October 2019, 11:00 am | Green Party

The Green Party have welcomed the Immigration Minister’s announcement that the Government will drop the discriminatory ‘family link’ policy that excluded refugees in Africa and the Middle East from New Zealand’s refugee quota unless they already ... More >>

Green Party agrees with core demands of the School Strike

Friday, 27 September 2019, 1:01 pm | Green Party

Today’s climate strike has shown the power of young people demanding more of their politicians and gives us hope for the future, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said today. More >>

Green Party announce plan to extend the voting age

Friday, 27 September 2019, 8:16 am | Green Party

The Green Party has added voting at 16 to the Green Party priorities for electoral reform set out in Golriz Ghahraman’s Strengthening Democracy Bill. More >>

Ghahraman seeks to strengthen Electoral Amendment Bill

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 11:46 am | Green Party

The Green Party’s Electoral Reform Spokesperson, Golriz Ghahraman, has asked the Justice Select Committee today to adopt measures contained in her ‘Strengthening Democracy’ Member’s Bill in the current Electoral Amendment Bill. More >>

Trade agreement will kick start end to fossil fuel subsidies

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:36 am | Green Party

A world first trade agreement between New Zealand, Costa Rica, Iceland, Fij, and Norway will lead the way on international efforts to tackle climate change, says Green Party Co-leader James Shaw. “The Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability ... More >>

Change to property management rules on the agenda

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 8:13 am | Green Party

25 September 2019 The Green Party is welcoming the Real Estate Institute’s campaign to change property management rules, launched today. “We’ll be looking to meet with industry leaders to discuss how we can make progress together,” said Green ... More >>

Mana whenua decision on Ihumātao shows strong leadership

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 1:53 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming today’s decision by the mana whenua of Ihumātao to seek return of the land from the Crown. More >>

Aotearoa history to be taught in all schools

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:04 am | Green Party

The Government’s commitment to ensure New Zealand history is taught in all schools by 2022 is part of a landmark day for our nation’s story, said Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson. More >>

Funding guarantee for proven mental health services

Sunday, 8 September 2019, 11:30 am | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming today’s announcement of increased support for mental health services for 170,000 people. More >>

Government proposals seek to treat water as taonga

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:04 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcome the fresh water policy proposals announced for consultation by Government that seeks to treat water as taonga and recognise te mana o te wai (“the innate life force of the water”). More >>

Green Party welcomes interest rate caps on loan sharks

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 11:41 am | Green Party

“I congratulate Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi, for deciding to introduce an amendment to cap interest rates on high cost loans”, Green Party spokesperson on Consumer Affairs Gareth Hughes said today. More >>

Food in Schools: caring for our children’s future

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 1:38 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming today’s announcement of a pilot programme to provide school lunches in 30 schools, expanding to 120 schools by 2021. More >>

 

 

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