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Greens pledge to clean up Govt

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:24 am | Green Party

The Green Party is needed in Government to clean up politics after repeated abuses of power by National, the Green Party said today. More >>

Norman: Green Party 2014 election campaign close

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:40 pm | Green Party

I became the Co-leader of the Green Party in 2006, eight years ago this June. At that time we were sitting at just above 5 percent in the polls and only had six MPs in Parlia-ment. I am enormously proud of the work Metiria and I have done to build ... More >>

Turei: 2014 election campaign close

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:39 pm | Green Party

Today we stand on the cusp of something awesome - the first ever Green Party in Government in New Zealand. Change - real change - is literally hours away. I can feel the bristling urgency and hope, can't you? The truth is that change can't come soon enough - for ... More >>

Inequality analysis gives wrong impression

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 12:32 pm | Green Party

Recent analysis of trends in inequality over the last 20 years by a tax consultant gives a misleading impression of the reality of inequality and poverty in New Zealand, the Green Party says. More >>

National overseeing increased pollution of Waikato River

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 12:17 pm | Green Party

National is overseeing massive dairy conversions in the Waikato that are likely to undermine the $210 million taxpayer funded clean-up of the Waikato River, the Green Party has revealed today. More >>

Leading economists endorse Green Party economic direction

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:18 am | Green Party

Some of the world’s best economists have today reaffirmed the urgency and the benefits of shifting to a low carbon, high innovation economy, the Green Party said. More >>

Green Party will help students in financial distress

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:01 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will stop National’s campaign of punishing tertiary students and do more than any other party to support young Kiwis into study, Green Party students spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today. More >>

Green Party announce Welcome Pack for newborn babies

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 10:50 am | Green Party

The Green Party today announced its final social policy before the election, aimed at ensuring that every child thrives from the day they are born. To complement the range of initiatives already announced, the Green Party will provide every newborn ... More >>

Yes or no John Key – is X-Keyscore spying on New Zealanders?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 8:57 am | Green Party

Prime Minister John Key must explain revelations this evening that the GCSB operates X-Keyscore in New Zealand and conducting mass surveillance on New Zealanders without their knowledge, said the Green Party. “Yes or no John Key, is X-Keyscore spying ... More >>

More oil company subsidies, power price increases under Nats

Monday, 15 September 2014, 2:13 pm | Green Party

Power prices are set to rise further under National along with our carbon emissions, as outlined in its Energy and Resources policy announced this morning, the Green Party said today. More >>

Key politicising security for own political gain

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:41 am | Green Party

John Key’s claims he will declassify secret security documents in order to ‘protect’ himself and his reputation is deeply concerning, the Green Party said today. More >>

NZ on the cusp of more kids in poverty under National

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:20 am | Green Party

Three more years of National will see even more New Zealand kids growing up in severe poverty because John Key has announced no plans during the election campaign to reduce child poverty, says the Green Party. Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is campaigning ... More >>

Key wrong to use cyber protection to justify spying

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 1:02 pm | Green Party

John Key is trying to scare and confuse New Zealanders by saying mass surveillance by the GCSB is needed to achieve the country’s cyber protection, the Green Party said today. The Green Party in Government would look to remove the cyber protection ... More >>

Pay decision great, but more needed for home care workers

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:24 am | Green Party

The decision to pay home care workers for the time they spend travelling to clients is a great first step that should be followed by pay equity and a significant rise in their base pay, the Green Party said today. More >>

Greens to build three times more cycleways than National

Friday, 12 September 2014, 9:58 am | Green Party

“The Green Party will build three times the length of safe, separated cycleways than National over the next three years,” said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman today. More >>

Go ahead for charters schools wrong

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 3:44 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is warning all four organisations named as new partnership schools by Education Minister Hekia Parata today that they will have no future under a new Government. Ms Parata’s decision to name the four organisations breaks with a long ... More >>

Green Party launches plan for cleaner, cheaper energy

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 11:19 am | Green Party

The Green Party today launched its plan for cleaner, cheaper, smarter energy with a target of reaching 100 percent renewable generation by 2030. More >>

Green Party launches plan to boost ICT and create jobs

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 11:03 am | Green Party

The Green Party has today launched a $30 million plan to boost New Zealand’s ICT sector, create jobs and drive innovation. More >>

Public option for KiwiSaver will keep fees low

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 10:04 am | Green Party

A public option for KiwiSaver will reduce fees, saving KiwiSavers tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of their investment, the Green Party said today. KiwiSaver research company Canstar released a report today showing KiwiSaver fees are rising ... More >>

Greens recommit to cross-party work on child poverty

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 2:49 pm | Green Party

The Green Party today recommitted to working with all other political parties on a cross-parliament plan to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand. More >>



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