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Greens support rainbow diversity in our schools

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 9:22 am | Green Party

The Green Party in government will put $5 million of funding into LGBTQIA+ school support services, as part of its youth mental health policy launch. “We need to ensure that every student is safe at school, and that our schools are contributing ... More >>

National steals Greens policy, calls it ‘turbo-charged’

Monday, 11 September 2017, 2:45 pm | Green Party

The National Party has the Greens to thank for what it’s calling a ‘turbo-charged’ policy – putting more money into sustainable farming practices - but it won’t be enough to take the step change we need to clean up our rivers, the Green Party ... More >>

Greens announce free counselling for young people

Monday, 11 September 2017, 12:45 pm | Green Party

The Green Party in government will fund free counselling for all New Zealanders aged 25 and under as part of a $260 million youth mental health package. More >>

Shaw to Peters: show us your fiscal plan

Monday, 11 September 2017, 10:32 am | Green Party

Winston Peters needs to show us how he plans to pay for his $10 billion ofrecent election promises before he attacks Labour on their fully-costed plan,the Green Party said today. More >>

Chlöe Swarbrick first to line up to vote

Monday, 11 September 2017, 8:57 am | Green Party

Green Party candidate Chlöe Swarbrick got in early this morning, becoming the first political candidate in the country to place her vote at 8.30am at Ellerslie's Mountainside Lutheran Church. More >>

Greens announce Kiwi Climate Fund to tackle climate change

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 3:25 pm | Green Party

Greens announce Kiwi Climate Fund to tackle climate change The Green Party today announced a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change including replacing the Emissions Trading Scheme with a Kiwi Climate Fund. “We’re the first generation that will ... More >>

Greens announce plan for honest food labelling

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 12:48 pm | Green Party

Greens announce plan for honest food labelling The Green Party today announced a plan for honest food labelling to ensure ‘free range’ means what it says, and consumers can easily see where their food comes from. In government, the Green Party ... More >>

Greens setting a hot pace on campuses around NZ

Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:51 pm | Green Party

Greens setting a hot pace on campuses around NZ The Green Party has been setting a hot pace with its election campaigning on campuses around New Zealand – and it’s about to heat up even more from next week. “The whole reason I'm in politics is ... More >>

Green Party remains opposed to the TPP-11

Friday, 8 September 2017, 1:17 pm | Green Party

The Green Party today remains deeply concerned about the TPPA’s successor agreement, TPP-11. More >>

Marine mammals paying the price for commercial fishing

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 2:10 pm | Green Party

7 September 2017 Marine mammals paying the price for commercial fishing Under National, commercial fishers are getting away with killing supposedly protected native wildlife including sea lions, dolphins and fur seals, and our marine mammals need better protection, ... More >>

Green Party launches plan to pay women more

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 8:48 am | Green Party

“New Zealand was the first country where women won the right to vote, and now we can be the first country to have pay equity for women,” Green Party leader James Shaw said. “The Green Party has a plan to ensure that women and their families ... More >>

Punitive benefit plan will force more into poverty

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 4:22 pm | Green Party

National’s latest cynical election promise of sanctions for beneficiaries is a distraction from the pressing issue of poverty in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. Bill English announced that beneficiaries who fail drug tests or refuse rehabilitation ... More >>

New report confirms scale of National’s housing crisis

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 12:00 pm | Green Party

A newly released report by the Auckland Housing Summit reveals the scale of National’s housing crisis, the Green Party said today. More >>

Dismantling of the RMA risks another Bexley or Houston

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 11:25 am | Green Party

National’s plan to allow developers to bypass the Resource Management Act (RMA) risks another Bexley or Houston, the Green Party said today. More >>

Greens propose new Regional Research Institute

Monday, 4 September 2017, 3:03 pm | Green Party

The Green Party today proposed creating a Regional Research Institute focused on developing high-value wood-based products for export and use in New Zealand. Green Party leader James Shaw made the announcement at the New Zealand Institute of Forestry ... More >>

National's human rights stance out of touch and out of date

Monday, 4 September 2017, 11:23 am | Green Party

Paula Bennett’s comment that some people have fewer human rights than others is deeply concerning and reflects the National Government’s backward approach to drugs, the Green Party said today. More >>

Greens Commit to Rebuilding Napier-Gisborne Rail Line

Monday, 4 September 2017, 11:18 am | Green Party

The Green Party in Government will revitalise rail across the country, including repairing the Napier-Gisborne line. More >>

New coastal hazards report reveals inconvenient truths

Sunday, 3 September 2017, 11:45 am | Green Party

New coastal hazards report reveals inconvenient truths the National-led Government is hiding about climate change A draft Ministry for the Environment (MfE) report on climate change, shows a grim picture for low-lying coastal areas in New Zealand. ... More >>

Greens launch plan to protect our rivers and lakes

Saturday, 2 September 2017, 12:45 pm | Green Party

Greens launch plan to protect our rivers and lakes The Green Party is today launching a game-changing plan to protect our waterways https://www.greens.org.nz/great-farming-cleaner-water , which includes $136.5 million to help farmers move to less polluting, more sustainable ... More >>

Poor New Zealanders forced to keep their heater turned off

Friday, 1 September 2017, 2:26 pm | Green Party

Low-income New Zealanders are struggling to keep warm this winter, the Green Party said today. A new report by Statistics New Zealand revealed that around one in three New Zealand households are experiencing some form of energy hardship. “It’s disgraceful ... More >>

   

 

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