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MPs’ pay rises should be indexed to median income

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 4:56 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for cross-party support to agree on a system of indexing MPs’ salary movements to median income, following the announcement of a significant pay rise for MPs, the Green Party said today. More >>

Make kids’ needs a priority, Green Party urges Government

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 12:36 pm | Green Party

The Green Party said today that it is challenging the Government to follow Wellington City Council’s lead and make children’s needs a priority in decision-making. Today (26 February) attendees at the Child Friendly Cities Forum co-hosted by UNICEF ... More >>

Today is the day to act on child poverty, Mr Key

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 1:02 pm | Green Party

Today is the day to act on child poverty, Mr Key The Green Party is calling on John Key and National to support the Feed the Kids Bill in Parliament tonight, in the wake of a damning report from Amnesty International on inequality in New Zealand. ... More >>

Time for Govt to get on board City Rail Link

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 11:30 am | Green Party

Today’s announcement that construction work on the City Rail Link will begin this year is a further sign that the Government needs to get on board with immediate funding, the Green Party said today. “While today’s construction announcement is a positive ... More >>

Govt must come clean about its fruit fly failure

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 9:48 am | Green Party

Nathan Guy needs to stop playing politics with biosecurity and face up to the fact that National’s cuts to biosecurity funding contributed to the Queensland fruit fly outbreak, the Green Party said today. More >>

Charter school victims deserve Minister’s personal help

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 5:16 pm | Green Party

Students at a struggling school in Northland are the victims of the Education Minister’s failed charter school experiment and she must personally ensure they are given the educational help they need, the Green Party said today. More >>

No mandate for John Key’s Iraq war

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 2:43 pm | Green Party

John Key is dragging New Zealand into someone else’s war without a mandate from New Zealanders, said the Green Party today. The Prime Minister today announced that his Government would be sending troops to Iraq without taking the matter to Parliament ... More >>

Big holes exposed in spy oversight

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 2:33 pm | Green Party

Big holes exposed in spy oversight Big holes in spy oversight have been revealed by the Inspector General of Security and Intelligence (IGIS) who says that the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) has no internal audit mechanism, said ... More >>

Power companies too focussed on short-term pay-outs

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 1:39 pm | Green Party

Partially privatised energy companies are keeping electricity prices artificially high and ignoring international clean energy investment opportunities to ensure private shareholders get big pay-outs, the Green Party said today. Genesis Energy today announced ... More >>

What was on the table at dinner Prime Minister?

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 12:37 pm | Green Party

John Key must front up to New Zealand and say what he discussed with Donghua Liu when the disgraced businessman paid $25,000 for the Prime Minister to come to dinner at his Remuera home, the Green Party said today. More >>

John Key must take next step after McLay appointment

Friday, 20 February 2015, 2:52 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on John Key to take the next step and recognise the state of Palestine following the Government’s decision to appoint Jim McLay as the Representative to the Palestinian Authority More >>

Questions over Super Fund’s $200 million loss

Friday, 20 February 2015, 10:18 am | Green Party

Serious questions need to be asked about how the New Zealand Superannuation Fund (the Fund) lost $200 million of taxpayers’ money from a high risk investment in a Portuguese bank. More >>

Greens decide not to stand in Northland by-election

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 5:43 pm | Green Party

“It is our strategic assessment that we should not run in the by-election and instead focus on our nationwide climate change and inequality campaigns,” said Green Party Co-convenor John Ranta. More >>

Charter school back-down a victory for kids

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 3:55 pm | Green Party

The Education Minister’s confirmation today that there will be no new charter schools is a victory for the children and for public education, the Green Party said today. In answer to Parliamentary questions from Green Education spokesperson Catherine ... More >>

Fruit fly discovery - inadequacy of biosecurity measures

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 5:02 pm | Green Party

The discovery of a Queensland fruit fly in Grey Lynn, Auckland, this week reinforces how flimsy New Zealand’s biosecurity measures are, the Green Party said today. More >>

Meridian privatisation lines pockets of investors

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 3:01 pm | Green Party

The partial privatisation of Meridian Energy has led to higher power prices and sent $625 million worth of bloated profits into the pockets of investors, the Green Party said today. Meridian announced today that revenue had risen 22 percent to $1.3 ... More >>

Investigation into pesticide a positive move for bee health

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 5:31 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes a report by the Local Government and Environment Select Committee calling for the Government to review a pesticide that has been partially banned overseas and may be responsible for bee deaths. More >>

EEZ Act fix must not weaken environmental protections

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 4:59 pm | Green Party

The Government must ensure the public that changes to the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 will not weaken environmental protections and make it easier for mining applications to be approved, the Green ... More >>

Still questions to answer on SkyCity deal

Sunday, 15 February 2015, 3:33 pm | Green Party

Great that Govt has backed down on SkyCity handout but it still has questions to answer There are still questions that need to be answered in the SkyCity deal after the Government's back down on its plans to give SkyCity more taxpayer money, said ... More >>

Better monitoring of pesticides and GE needed

Sunday, 15 February 2015, 10:30 am | Green Party

“New Zealand could be a world leader in green agriculture and food production but our reputation is at risk from our increasing reliance on pesticides and unsustainable practices,” said Green Party Agriculture spokesperson Steffan Browning today. More >>



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