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NZ must use its ties with China to protect Hong Kong protest

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:51 am | Green Party

The New Zealand Government needs to urge China to respect human rights and the freedom to protest in Hong Kong, the Green Party said today. More >>

New report links 2013 drought and climate change

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:22 pm | Green Party

A new report on global extreme weather events confirms climate change was a factor in last year’s crippling North Island drought. “Scientists are generally wary of linking single weather events to climate change, so this is a significant acknowledgement ... More >>

National hiding numbers on effect of welfare penalty

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:30 pm | Green Party

The Government needs to start reporting the effects of welfare reforms on children, said the Green Party today. More >>

Seymour appointment green light for failing charter schools

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:53 pm | Green Party

Appointing ACT’s David Seymour as Parliamentary Under Secretary to the Education Minister will mean taxpayers picking up an even bigger bill for the Government’s failing charter schools experiment, the Green Party said today. More >>

New report wake-up call for dairy export sector

Monday, 29 September 2014, 11:08 am | Green Party

An international dairy report has shown Fonterra is adding little value to its dairy exports compared to European and Chinese dairy companies, exposing the weakness of the National Government’s volume-led dairy strategy, the Green Party said today. ... More >>

Will John Key stop delaying Auckland City Rail?

Monday, 29 September 2014, 10:57 am | Green Party

Another steep rise in Auckland public transport patronage in August demonstrates the need for the Government to start investing in rail and busway infrastructure now, not in the 2020s, the Green Party said today. “The rail network is close to ... More >>

Key should look to Children’s Commissioner

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 11:57 am | Green Party

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. “It is ... More >>

NZ fossil fuel industry admits days are numbered

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 10:28 am | Green Party

The oil and gas industry’s acknowledgment that fossil fuels’ days are numbered has left National isolated in its refusal to work towards a clean energy future, the Green Party said today. The new chief executive of the Petroleum Exploration ... More >>

Dairy drop exposes bankruptcy of economic strategy

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 10:23 am | Green Party

Fonterra’s cut to the dairy pay-out today shows National needs new ideas for the economy other than reliance on increasing commodity dairy production, which pollutes our waterways more and threatens New Zealand’s clean, green brand, the Green Party ... More >>

McCully must table emissions target while at UN

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 12:34 pm | Green Party

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully needs to table a New Zealand emissions reduction target while at the UN climate summit in New York this week, the Green Party said today. More >>

John Key bats away child poverty problem, again

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 11:27 am | Green Party

John Key cannot continue another term of ignoring the overwhelming statistics that child poverty is the biggest challenge facing New Zealand, said the Green Party today. More >>

Govt must take action over West Papua

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 11:24 am | Green Party

The New Zealand Government needs to back up its parliamentary support of media freedom in West Papua with action, the Green Party said today. More >>

Time for new Key Government to take strong action on climate

Monday, 22 September 2014, 12:51 pm | Green Party

The UN Climate Summit in New York on Tuesday is the final, final chance for John Key to demonstrate New Zealand’s commitment to help secure a safe, stable future for our children, the Green Party said today. More >>

Greens ramp up defence of environment and workers

Monday, 22 September 2014, 12:02 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is heading into a new parliamentary term promising to ramp up efforts to defend both the environment and workers from National plans to ram through changes that will attack both, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today. National has ... More >>

Action needed to increase voter turnout numbers

Monday, 22 September 2014, 10:57 am | Green Party

Expanded civics and citizenship education is urgently needed to turn around the low voter turnout in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. The Electoral Commission has estimated voter turnout for the 2014 election at 77.04 percent of those enrolled ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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