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Govt keeps handbrake on electric vehicles

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 4:11 pm | Green Party

Simon Bridges’ lacklustre electric vehicle announcement today will do little to increase the number of electric vehicles on New Zealand roads, the Green Party said today. More >>

National confirm bias for foreign trust industry

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 3:44 pm | Green Party

Former Revenue Minister Todd McClay met twice with foreign trust lobbyists but met with no other stakeholder groups before deciding to stop a review into foreign trusts, the Green Party said today. More >>

Hon. Deborah Morris-Travers new Greens Chief of Staff

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 10:00 am | Green Party

The Green Party has announced today that former Cabinet Minister and child advocate the Hon Deborah Morris-Travers will be its new Chief of Staff and that communications specialist Joss Debreceny will take on the senior role of Political Director. More >>

Pharmac funding still short

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:36 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the announcement that Pharmac will get an extra $39 million in funding, but is calling for the Government to immediately release Pharmac’s advice on how much money it actually needs. More >>

More unemployed people is a Government failure

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:42 pm | Green Party

Rising unemployment shows how National’s economic mismanagement has failed to deliver enough jobs for New Zealanders, the Green Party says. “Ten thousand more unemployed people is ten thousand real life tragedies for people hunting for work, ... More >>

Irrigation funding must go in order to protect water quality

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to rule out any funding or investment in the controversial Ruataniwha Dam. More >>

2016 Budget must close multinational tax loopholes

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:13 pm | Green Party

The Government can follow Australia’s lead and close the loopholes multinational companies are using to avoid paying their fair share of tax, the Green Party said today. More >>

Congratulations to new Children’s Commissioner

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 1:34 pm | Green Party

The Green Party congratulates Andrew Becroft for his appointment as the new Children’s Commissioner for New Zealand. “Andrew Becroft has been a brave champion for children, young people and for their right to justice and it’s exciting to hear he has accepted ... More >>

Minister’s target put above giving kids the best start

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 11:19 am | Green Party

Information obtained by the Green Party today shows the Education Minister has sought no data or proof that her Government’s drive to increase the numbers of children in Early Childhood Education (ECE) is leaving those children better off. More >>

Key foreign trust questions remain unanswered

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:44 am | Green Party

Key questions remain unanswered about the Prime Minister’s role in his Government’s stopping an IRD review of our secretive foreign trust industry, the Green Party said today. More >>

Fishing industry legal challenge a step too far

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:46 am | Green Party

Fishing industry legal challenge a step too far The Green Party is calling the fishing industry’s legal challenge against the Kermadec Sanctuary self-serving and a step too far. The New Zealand Fishing Industry Association today filed legal proceedings ... More >>

Fishing industry legal challenge a step too far

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:49 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling the fishing industry’s legal challenge against the Kermadec Sanctuary self-serving and a step too far. More >>

What did the PM tell his lawyer about foreign trusts?

Friday, 29 April 2016, 9:31 am | Green Party

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More >>

Climate change a threat to prosperity

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to require all public fund managers to disclose their exposure to climate risks following a report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) highlighting the financial risks of climate ... More >>

Paula Bennett notches up second climate failure

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 10:32 am | Green Party

New Climate Minister Paula Bennett has notched up her second major fail for the climate in a week, overseeing a decision to keep burning coal at the Huntly power station until 2022, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt’s housing failure hurting the rest of economy

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 9:47 am | Green Party

The Government’s failure to fix Auckland’s broken housing market has forced the Reserve Bank to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) higher than normal hurting exporters and jobs, the Green Party said today. More >>

New stats show a property speculators’ paradise

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 4:36 pm | Green Party

Mortgage-lending stats released today by the Reserve Bank show that the Government’s unwillingness to put rules in place for property speculation means investors are snapping up houses at the expense of first-time buyers, the Green Party said today. More >>

Ruataniwha Dam should be dumped

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 3:55 pm | Green Party

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) should dump the Ruataniwha Dam proposal, as it has barely scraped together enough interested farmers to use the scheme, the Green Party said today. More >>

Let KiwiRail compete for road dollars

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 11:11 am | Green Party

National should let KiwiRail compete for funding from the enormous roading budget and scrap the two-tiered funding system which grossly favour costly highway projects, the Green Party said today. More >>

No ‘silver bullet’ for climate change

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10:31 am | Green Party

The National Government must change its economic strategy if it is to have any hope of stopping climate change, the Green Party said today. More >>

 

 

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