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There’s more to be done to clean up our lakes and rivers

Monday, 15 May 2017, 3:20 pm | Green Party

15 May 2017 There’s more to be done to clean up our lakes and rivers The Green Party welcomes news from Dairy NZ that dairy farmers have made good progress in improving farm management to exclude dairy cattle from waterways. The comments come on the ... More >>

Children in care need to be kept safe

Monday, 15 May 2017, 11:53 am | Green Party

The Children’s Commissioner’s third State of Care report paints a damning picture of the treatment of children placed in state care, the Green Party said today. More >>

Bridges should come clean on dirty diesel deal

Monday, 15 May 2017, 11:08 am | Green Party

Transport Minister Simon Bridges needs to clarify his position and order an independent review into KiwRail’s decision to replace electric freight trains with unreliable diesel trains, the Green Party said today More >>

Government must halt scrapping of electric trains

Friday, 12 May 2017, 6:34 pm | Green Party

Government must halt scrapping of electric trains Simon Bridges needs to immediately halt plans to scrap New Zealand's electric freight trains following the release of KiwiRail reports raising major concerns about the diesel trains the State Owned Enterprise ... More >>

Kids in rental homes need stability

Friday, 12 May 2017, 11:54 am | Green Party

Tenancy rules need updating to give families more stability to put down roots in their communities, the Green Party said today. More >>

Will tourism money really go to wildlife protection?

Friday, 12 May 2017, 11:11 am | Green Party

Maggie Barry needs to front with evidence to back up her claim that profits gained from Government investment in DOC’s tourism will be reinvested in biodiversity protection, the Green Party said today. More >>

Declaration on independence for West Papua

Friday, 12 May 2017, 9:51 am | Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating the signing of a historic declaration in support of independence for West Papua. More >>

Parliament to vote on making local wards process fair

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 1:09 pm | Green Party

Parliament to vote on making local wards process fair The Green Party is thrilled to have had a Member’s Bill drawn from the ballot today that will help enable better Māori representation at a local government level. Green Party MP Marama Davidson’s ... More >>

Tourism and conservation bump: meagre

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:31 pm | Green Party

National's tourism funding announcement falls short of what’s needed to cope with skyrocketing tourist numbers, and a bump in DOC funding for tourist facilities will do nothing to halt the loss of our threatened species, the Green Party said today. More >>

Green Party puts forward medicinal cannabis Member’s Bill

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 11:36 am | Green Party

New Zealanders deserve a positive and solutions-focused discussion on access to medicinal cannabis, which should be legal, accessible and affordable, the Green Party said today. More >>

Rent-to-buy a solution to unaffordable housing

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 9:54 am | Green Party

A Government backed rent-to-buy programme would open the door to home ownership for the four in five New Zealanders who can’t afford a house according to the Government’s new Housing Affordability Measure, the Green Party said today. “With a rent-to-buy ... More >>

Missed opportunity for Govt to support women

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 9:08 pm | Green Party

Missed opportunity for Govt to support women Women have been denied the opportunity to know when they are being underpaid, by a Government that is not prioritising women’s issues, the Green Party said today. “When the Government voted against my bill ... More >>

We can’t take clean water for granted anymore

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 4:26 pm | Green Party

Protecting our water from pollution has never been more important, as we can’t take the water from our taps for granted anymore, the Green Party said today. More >>

DOC plan will fail without boost in funding

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 1:10 pm | Green Party

Plans to protect some of our most precious species won’t be worth the paper they’re written on if the Department of Conservation doesn’t get a significant funding boost, the Green Party said today. More >>

Important day for equal pay

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 10:27 am | Green Party

MPs have the opportunity to support women being paid what they’re worth by voting for Jan Logie’s Equal Pay Amendment Bill in Parliament tonight, the Green Party said. The Bill would get employers to add gender as a payroll reporting requirement ... More >>

National should act to protect New Zealanders’ savings

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:43 pm | Green Party

National should act to protect New Zealanders’ savings National should follow today’s advice from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and implement deposit insurance to protect New Zealanders’ savings, the Green Party said. The IMF’s ... More >>

Green MP hosts West Papuan independence leader

Monday, 8 May 2017, 11:54 am | Green Party

What: West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda is visiting Aotearoa New Zealand to build political support for a free West Papua More >>

Reserve Bank reveals threat to first home buyers

Sunday, 7 May 2017, 8:36 pm | Green Party

Reserve Bank reveals threat to first home buyers from rising interest rates Thousands of heavily-mortgaged first home buyers in Auckland could be hit hard by rising interest rates, thanks to out of control house prices, according to documents released to ... More >>

Biosecurity response needs Govt’s full resources

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 4:48 pm | Green Party

The Government must immediately put the full resources of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) towards finding the cause of the myrtle rust incursion and preventing a wider outbreak, the Green Party said ... More >>

New power plant makes mockery of climate change goals

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 3:31 pm | Green Party

A new gas power plant granted consent today in southern Waikato is a step backwards for New Zealand’s efforts to generate more renewable electricity, the Green Party said today. More >>

   

 

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