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Green’s rivers tour goes to Manawatū

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:26 am | Green Party

When: Wednesday, 29 March 2017. Water testing will take place from 2 p.m – 3 p.m. The public meeting begins at 7 p.m. More >>

Case remains for inquiry into NZDF allegations

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:29 am | Green Party

A strong case remains for holding an independent inquiry into the allegations contained in the book Hit and Run, following yesterday’s press conference held by the NZ Defence Force (NZDF), the Green Party said today. “Without an inquiry there will ... More >>

John Key knew NZ ‘jihadi brides’ claim to be false

Monday, 27 March 2017, 5:47 pm | Green Party

The Prime Minister deliberately misled the New Zealand public into believing women had left New Zealand to join terrorist groups and become what he described as “jihadi Brides”, the Green Party says. More >>

New research shows real impact of National’s health cuts

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:50 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to urgently help the thousands of people who are missing out on crucial healthcare, according to new research from senior doctors and health specialists. More >>

2017 candidates for 3 North Shore electorates selected

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:13 am | Green Party

Housing, business and environmental experts selected to contest Shore electorates for Green Party More >>

Green MP supporting NZ’s youngest citizens

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 2:32 pm | Green Party

“Early childhood education (ECE) is relied upon by many families, and those families should be able to trust that their kids are being properly educated and looked after,” Green Party education spokesperson Catherine Delahunty said today. More >>

Women’s pay in Parliament’s hands

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:53 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is thrilled to have had a Member’s Bill drawn from the ballot today that offers a concrete solution to fix the gender pay imbalance in New Zealand. More >>

Deadline for divestment needed on illegal weapons

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:09 am | Green Party

The Government needs to set a clear deadline for when all KiwiSaver providers should have divested from companies involved in the manufacture of cluster bombs, landmines, and nuclear weapons, the Green Party said today. More >>

35.5% of Maui’s dolphin sanctuary opened up for oil drilling

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:53 pm | Green Party

22 March 2017   35.5% of Maui’s dolphin sanctuary opened up for oil drilling   The Government’s decision to allow oil drilling in 35.5 percent of the North Island Maui’s dolphin sanctuary, as well as along the shores of picturesque Lake Te Anau ... More >>

Govt failing business on R&D

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:28 pm | Green Party

22 March 2017   Govt failing business on R&D   The National Government’s research and development (R&D) strategy has failed, with a lower proportion of businesses nowengaging in R&D than when they took office, the Green Party ... More >>

Time to turn off the tap on the water give-away

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:03 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has today launched a petition calling on the Government to put a fair price on the commercial use of water, including for bottling water and irrigation. On Monday, Prime Minister Bill English chose to defer a decision on whether to price ... More >>

National must investigate NZDF allegations

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:37 am | Green Party

National must put politics aside and open an independent investigation into allegations around the conduct of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in Afghanistan, the Green Party said today. More >>

Massive oil rig liability a ticking time bomb

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 5:14 pm | Green Party

The Government faces a bill of up to $855 million over the next 25 years as New Zealand’s aging oil rigs come to the end of their life, the Green Party revealed today. More >>

Radical recommendations no roadmap for tertiary education

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:53 am | Green Party

The Green Party says the Productivity Commission’s tertiary education recommendations would be a radical ideological experiment with a whole generation of students. More >>

OECD highlights urgent need to green our economy

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:49 am | Green Party

Today’s OECD environmental report has highlighted the urgent need for New Zealand to change direction and move to a low carbon, green economy, the Green Party said today. More >>

Greens back ambitious pathway to tackle climate pollution

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:33 am | Green Party

The Green Party in government will prioritise reducing climate pollution to net zero in New Zealand by 2050. More >>

Tāmaki residents deserve stability, not social housing sales

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:19 am | Green Party

Plans to sell the Tāmaki Housing Association, possibly to overseas buyers, create uncertainty for thousands of Auckland families who have already had their lives and homes shaken up by the Government’s social housing fiasco, the Green Party said ... More >>

Public shut out on bulk water exports not good enough

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 2:43 pm | Green Party

Public shut out on bulk water exports not good enough A proposal to take West Coast water and export it in bulk tankers with no public notification shows our environmental laws aren’t strong enough and proposed Government changes will only make that worse, ... More >>

Water charges needed to protect environment

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:48 pm | Green Party

17 March 2017 Water charges needed to protect environment Protecting our finite and precious water resources should be the motivation for putting a charge on water, to ensure it is prudently and sustainably used, the Green Party said today. “The ... More >>

Time to change GDP as a measure of progress

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:08 pm | Green Party

Today’s disappointing GDP numbers fail to capture what’s really going on in the New Zealand economy and with our day-to-day lives, the Green Party said today. Gross domestic product (GDP) statistics released today by Statistics New Zealand show that ... More >>

 

 

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