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Predator-free NZ welcome, will take more than lip service

Monday, 25 July 2016, 5:10 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will work towards eradicating all predators from New Zealand by 2050, but says it will take more than lip service and putting out the begging bowl to make that dream a reality. More >>

Government must listen to councils on recycling scheme

Monday, 25 July 2016, 12:10 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is reiterating its call for legislation that would mean people could be paid for recycling drink containers, after 90 percent of the country’s councils voted for container recycling legislation at the weekend. Palmerston North City Council, ... More >>

Government avoiding building houses at every turn

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:52 am | Green Party

The New Zealand Herald is today reporting that the Government’s target for social housing providers to build 1000 new homes has been completely missed, with community housing providers saying they have only proposed a maximum of 239 new social housing ... More >>

Green MP to join Women’s Peace Flotilla

Friday, 22 July 2016, 1:43 pm | Green Party

Green Party MP Marama Davidson will be joining a women’s peace boat in late September which will highlight the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the Green Party said today. More >>

Greens will establish a Minister for Manufacturing

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:34 am | Green Party

21 July 2016 Greens will establish a Minister for Manufacturing in Government The Green Party announced today that it will establish a Minister for Manufacturing in Cabinet, to better represent the interests of manufacturers and ensure they thrive. ... More >>

Smith’s next step must be housing action

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:18 am | Green Party

Nick Smith’s next step must be action to fix the housing crisis, now he’s finally accepted that Auckland is unaffordable for first home buyers, the Green Party said. More >>

Housing crisis hitting essential services

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 10:58 am | Green Party

Auckland could face a shortage of teachers, nurses, and police officers if house prices continue rising out of their reach, the Green Party said today. More >>

Reserve Bank acting while Govt dithers

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 10:43 am | Green Party

Lack of Government action to curb housing speculation has forced the Reserve Bank to announce new nationwide investor loan-to-value restrictions (LVRs) restrictions, the Green Party said. More >>

‘Charter schools for babies’ a bad deal for Kiwi kids

Monday, 18 July 2016, 4:08 pm | Green Party

The Government’s plan to expand its charter-school experiment into Early Childhood Education will put children’s learning development at risk from an even earlier age, the Green Party said today. The fourth round of applications to establish more ... More >>

New research supports Greens’ climate tax switch

Monday, 18 July 2016, 2:35 pm | Green Party

New research shows that taking strong action to reduce climate pollution could boost New Zealand's economic growth and allow for tax breaks for ordinary New Zealanders, the Green Party said today. New research by University of Auckland and Cambridge ... More >>

PM must raise West Papua in today’s Indonesia talks

Monday, 18 July 2016, 11:32 am | Green Party

John Key’s talks with President Joko Widodo in Indonesia later today need to include a discussion of the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua, the Green Party said today. The Prime Minister will be speaking with President Widodo as part ... More >>

Investigation into mental health facilities shows disarray

Monday, 18 July 2016, 11:18 am | Green Party

The Health Minister must urgently launch an inquiry into mental health services, after serious issues with the standard of care at mental health and disability facilities around the country were revealed today, the Green Party said. A NZ Herald investigation ... More >>

Greens to launch bold Wellington transport plan

Monday, 18 July 2016, 10:44 am | Green Party

Heavily discounted public transport fares, free Wi-Fi in all transport hubs in Wellington, electric bus and car fleets, and more central city and suburban green spaces will be at the top of the agenda if the Green Party’s Wellington local government candidates ... More >>

Green Party congratulates organics sector

Monday, 18 July 2016, 9:03 am | Green Party

The Green Party is congratulating the organics sector on taking major steps this weekend to unify the sector, as well as wishing the Soil & Health Association a happy 75th birthday. More >>

Rising house prices shut more first-home buyers out

Friday, 15 July 2016, 11:39 am | Green Party

First-home buyers in Auckland are earning only about half as much as the daily increase in house prices, and are being increasingly shut out of the market, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt backdown on foreign trusts welcomed

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 12:16 pm | Green Party

The National Government’s about-turn on foreign trusts has been welcomed by the Green Party today in the wake of the Shewan Inquiry that found that foreign trusts were a likely vehicle for tax abuse and need to be opened up with increased disclosure ... More >>

Govt must act before longfin eels disappear

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 9:20 am | Green Party

The Government must suspend the commercial catch of New Zealand's longfin eel, and accept the conclusion by Parliament's environment watchdog that the eel is on a path to extinction, the Green Party said today. More >>

Feed and house Kiwi kids properly to fix education

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 10:30 am | Green Party

Educational achievement will not improve until the Government prioritises feeding, housing and looking after our children properly, the Green Party has said today. More >>

More Government backdowns needed to end housing crisis

Monday, 11 July 2016, 4:58 pm | Green Party

The Government’s backdown on forcing Housing New Zealand (HNZ) to pay a multimillion-dollar dividend shows that the Government can take measures to help end the housing crisis if it really wants to, the Green Party said today. More >>

Lecture by US Professor on aggression and international law

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:51 am | Green Party

Rutgers University Professor Roger Clark will be giving a talk on the International Criminal Court (ICC) at Parliament tonight, and will provide an overview of potential developments in the role of the ICC in coming years with the adoption of the Kampala ... More >>

 

 

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