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Government’s social housing numbers wrong

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 1:19 pm | Green Party

The Government is vastly misrepresenting how many additional homes will be created under its so-called social housing plan, in order to make its fire-sale of state homes look better, the Green Party says. More >>

Landlords and developers winners from state home selloff

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 2:19 pm | Green Party

Prime Minister John Key’s fire-sale of state homes will line the pockets of landlords and property developers and drive up rents, while offering less security for New Zealand’s most vulnerable families, the Green Party says. “John Key’s speech ... More >>

Greens call for ring-fencing of state home proceeds

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 1:40 pm | Green Party

The Government must ring-fence the proceeds of any state home sales and spend every dollar raised on more Government-built homes in order to address the housing crisis, the Green Party says. More >>

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei’s Rātana speech

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:55 pm | Green Party

Tēnēi au e tū whakaiti nei i raro i a Ranginui, i runga i a Papatūānuku, e tītiro kau ana ki ngā maunga whakahi me ngā tini uri o Tane. More >>

Government cuts driving increased education costs

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:54 pm | Green Party

Government cuts to education are forcing more of the burden on to parents and damaging the education of poorer kids, as the cost of primary and secondary education increases by five times the cost of inflation, the Green Party says. More >>

University students pushed further into debt

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:28 pm | Green Party

Students have become significantly poorer since National took office according to recently released data, the Green Party said today. More >>

National fails to produce evidence justifying attack on RMA

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 10:55 am | Green Party

The National Government is misusing evidence provided in the Motu report on planning rules to justify gutting the environmental protections secured by the Resource Management Act (RMA), says the Green Party today. More >>

RMA changes won’t build more homes

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 7:19 pm | Green Party

RMA changes won’t build more homes The National Government must stop using the Resource Management Act as the straw man for its own failure to build more homes and put an end to the country’s housing crisis, the Green Party says. Today, Environment ... More >>

RMA not responsible for housing crisis – Government is

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 11:17 am | Green Party

A survey showing that only a tiny fraction of resource consent applications are declined makes a nonsense of the Government’s claims that the Resource Management Act is getting in the way of housing development, the Green Party says. More >>

Opposition should be involved in new GCSB boss appointment

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 2:55 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for the opposition to be involved in the selection of a new director for the Government Communications Security Bureau following the resignation of current director Ian Fletcher today. More >>

Chief Archivist to investigate Prime Minister

Monday, 22 December 2014, 5:36 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the decision by the Chief Archivist to investigate their complaint into the Prime Minister’s practice of deleting official text messages. On 28 November 2014, the Green Party asked the Chief Archivist to look into John ... More >>

It’s not too late – cancel the Pokies deal

Monday, 22 December 2014, 11:01 am | Green Party

John Key should pull the plug on his SkyCity Convention Centre deal as the costs of it blow out and Ministers now suggest Auckland Council could pick up the running tab, the Green Party says. Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce this morning ... More >>

Government must rule out paying more for SkyCity Centre

Friday, 19 December 2014, 4:04 pm | Green Party

The Government must rule out asking the taxpayer to cover any additional costs in the building of the SkyCity Convention Centre, the Green Party said today. SkyCity today applied for resource consent for the International Convention Centre, which ... More >>

CAA report conflicts with Brownlee’s claims

Friday, 19 December 2014, 1:15 pm | Green Party

New details that have emerged today from the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) report into the Gerry Brownlee security breach indicates the bigger picture is being kept from the public. More >>

Govt spend on transport out of step with reality

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 5:20 pm | Green Party

The National Government is planning to allocate ever increasing amounts of taxpayer funding to build expensive new motorways despite record numbers of New Zealanders flocking to buses and trains, said the Green Party. More >>

Solar homes stymied by Govt inaction

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:02 pm | Green Party

Government inaction is allowing the big power companies to discourage the nascent solar power sector, the Green Party said today. Green Party MP Gareth Hughes launched a petition today calling on the Government to empower the Electricity Authority to ... More >>

Irresponsible tax cuts lead to seventh successive deficit

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 1:22 pm | Green Party

National's borrowing to pay for cutting the top tax rate was irresponsible and will likely lead to a seventh successive deficit, the Green Party said today. Treasury have forecast a $572 million deficit this year in its Half Year Economic and Fiscal ... More >>

New Zealand Government part of global climate problem

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:23 am | Green Party

The New Zealand Government’s position on climate change is part of the global problem that we need to overcome if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change, the Green Party said today. More >>

Lima’s Call for Climate Action is Exactly What It Is

Monday, 15 December 2014, 9:13 am | Green Party

The Lima Call for Climate Action just adopted is simply that – a call for future action, says the Green party. The agreement reached on climate change by the 20th UN conference on climate change was described by the Peruvian chair as a ‘good ... More >>

Key even worse than Abbott on Climate Fund

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 12:27 pm | Green Party

The John Key Government is lagging behind even climate reprobate Tony Abbott on commitments to the Green Climate Fund, the global fund designed to support developing countries with low carbon economic development and adaptation to a changing climate. More >>

 

 

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