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National’s housing crisis worsens

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:01 pm | Green Party

Paula Bennett's frank admission this morning that the Government should have “in hindsight” taken action on the housing crisis sooner will be of little comfort to the growing number of people who are waiting to get into a state house, the Green ... More >>

Benefit sanctions on the rise under National

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 1:18 pm | Green Party

Benefit sanctions on the rise under National The National Government continues to punish beneficiaries and their children by enforcing benefit sanctions, the Green Party said today. The Government’s latest figures show an 8.2 percent increase ... More >>

Children sick because of state of NZ’s housing

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:14 am | Green Party

Our kids are being repeatedly hospitalised because the Government refuses to take action to ensure our housing stock is up to scratch, the Green Party said today. More >>

Speech: Turei - Mending the Safety Net

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 2:05 pm | Green Party

Mending the Safety Net – Metiria Turei’s speech to the Green Party 2017 AGM Taku kuru pounamu e! Tīhei mauriora! I te tuatahi ka mihi au ki te mana whenua o te rohe nei; Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrakei, tēnā koutou. Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, ... More >>

Green Party will lift families out of poverty

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 1:51 pm | Green Party

Green Party will lift families out of poverty The Green Party has released a plan today to ensure no New Zealander will live in poverty, whether they are working or on a benefit. The families package , announced today at the Party’s AGM, will increase ... More >>

Speech: Shaw - Party AGM: Green Infrastructure Fund

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 2:16 pm | Green Party

James Shaw speech to the Green Party AGM: Green Infrastructure Fund He koutu whenua, he take whenua, e kore e taea te riri. Tīhei mauriora! (‘A point of land, a base of a hill, cannot be conquered. I breathe the essence of life!) He mihi nui ki ngā ... More >>

Green Infrastructure Fund to help NZ become carbon neutral

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 2:13 pm | Green Party

Green Infrastructure Fund to help NZ become carbon neutral by 2050 The Green Party today announced a plan to kick-start the green economy, create jobs in the clean technology and infrastructure sectors, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The ... More >>

National wants to destroy conservation land

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 2:27 pm | Green Party

The National Government has said it is open to disposing of conservation land to encourage mining on the West Coast and building a road through Kahurangi National Park, the Green Party said today. Today the Government released its West Coast Economic ... More >>

Government running scared from water charging

Monday, 10 July 2017, 4:08 pm | Green Party

Government running scared from water charging Prime Minister Bill English is running scared from plans to set a fair price for the commercial use of water, the Green Party said today. The Green Party launched its election campaign yesterday with a ... More >>

Green Party will ensure clean, safe drinking water

Sunday, 9 July 2017, 2:32 pm | Green Party

Green Party will ensure clean, safe drinking water for everyone The Green Party is today launching a policy that will ensure New Zealanders have access to clean, safe drinking water with measures including making water bottlers and exporters pay ... More >>

Before the Flood

Friday, 7 July 2017, 1:58 pm | Green Party

Ash Holwell and the Whangārei Branch of the Green Party of Aotearoa are hosting a special one-off screening of Before the Flood , the Leonardo DeCaprio movie on climate change that was released by National Geographic late last year. More >>

Greens will fight Ruahine law change

Friday, 7 July 2017, 10:16 am | Green Party

The Green Party will fiercely oppose Bill English’s plan to override the Supreme Court decision that saved part of the Ruahine Forest Park from being flooded for the Ruataniwha dam. More >>

Author Gordon McLauchlan supports Green Party

Friday, 7 July 2017, 9:31 am | Green Party

Friday, July 7, 2017 - Author and social commentator Gordon McLauchlan is backing the Green Party and for the first time has spoken in support of an election candidate. More >>

Study shows universal te reo Māori in schools achievable

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 2:21 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming the release of a new NZCER report on te reo Māori revitalisation that recommends universal te reo in all schools, and is calling on Nikki Kaye to release a plan to build teacher capacity so it can be achieved. More >>

Greens welcome Supreme Court decision on Ruahine

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 12:13 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating a big win for nature today with the Supreme Court ruling that removing protected status from conservation land is permitted only when the conservation values there no longer warrant continued special protection. “This ... More >>

Greens to Fast-Track Airport Rail for America’s Cup

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 10:56 am | Green Party

The Green Party is announcing today that in Government it will fast-track the building of a new rail line to Auckland airport to be completed in 2021, in time for the next America’s Cup. More >>

Nick Smith’s cluelessness on housing putting lives at risk

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 12:03 pm | Green Party

Nick Smith’s inability to provide any real answers about his failed Special Housing Areas (SHA) experiment in Auckland shows a government that is running away from solving the affordable housing crisis, the Green Party said today. More >>

National wastes chance for green jobs and clean environment

Monday, 3 July 2017, 2:07 pm | Green Party

WasteMINZ’s A Wasted Opportunity confirms that National has squandered potentially up to 9000 green jobs, $500 million in economic benefits, and a cleaner environment for New Zealand, the Green Party said today. More >>

Speech: Shaw - Federation of Multicultural Councils AGM

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 1:34 pm | Green Party

Speech to the Federation of Multicultural Councils AGM James Shaw – Saturday 1st July 2017 Kia ora kotou Nihao Namaste Annyong Kamusta Talofalava Bula Salam alaikum And Warm Pacific Greetings – on this cold Dunedin morning – to you all. *** It’s ... More >>

Greens’ launch Tāmaki Makaurau and Manurewa campaigns

Friday, 30 June 2017, 3:03 pm | Green Party

High profile indigenous rights and environmental activists Marama Davidson (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou) and Teanau Tuiono (Ngāi Takoto, Ngāpuhi, Cook Island Māori) will launch the strongest ever Green Party campaigns for Tāmaki Makaurau and Manurewa ... More >>

 

 

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