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Family violence overhaul desperately needed

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 1:15 pm | Green Party

The Government’s small steps on family violence announced today are a move in the right direction, but more needs to be done, the Green Party said today. More >>

Rail to the Shore can’t wait another three decades

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 11:53 am | Green Party

The announcement that Auckland’s Northern Busway will be upgraded to rail is a huge win for the Greens’ campaign to get rail to the Shore, but Aucklanders shouldn’t have to wait 30 years for it to happen, the Green Party said today. More >>

Government policies forcing disabled people into damp houses

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:47 am | Green Party

Information released yesterday showing that disabled people who rent are much more likely to live in cold, damp homes is clear evidence that National’s housing policies are failing, the Green Party said today. More >>

Commerce Commission should look into egg labelling

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:14 am | Green Party

Green Party MP Mojo Mathers has written to the Commerce Commission asking it to inquire into the alleged mislabelling of eggs laid in cages as “free-range”, the Green Party said today. More >>

Pressure building for inquiry into state abuse

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 10:05 am | Green Party

A Waitangi Tribunal claim filed today calling for an inquiry into the treatment of Māori children in state care is a further sign that pressure is building on the Government to reconsider its stance on the issue, the Green Party said today. “It ... More >>

Swamp kauri wetlands too valuable to rip up

Monday, 13 March 2017, 4:07 pm | Green Party

The Greens in Government would put a moratorium on further mining of swamp kauri after new research reveals huge tracts of wetland, currently able to be mined without a resource consent, may be more ecologically valuable than first thought, the Green ... More >>

Extreme flooding shows need for climate investment

Monday, 13 March 2017, 12:00 pm | Green Party

Extreme flooding in Auckland over the weekend shows the urgent need for central government-led investment into aging infrastructure to prepare for more frequent and extreme weather events, the Green Party said today. More >>

New home finance problems in Auckland

Monday, 13 March 2017, 10:43 am | Green Party

House prices keep rising across New Zealand and banks are unable or unwilling to fund new affordable homes in Auckland, the Green Party said today. More >>

Rochelle Surendran is Green Candidate for Invercargill

Monday, 13 March 2017, 10:24 am | Green Party

Invercargill, New Zealand (Sunday 12 March 2017) - It’s women running for office in the south as Rochelle Surendran joins three other women campaigning for the four largest political parties. More >>

Nick Smith’s water policy dissolving

Friday, 10 March 2017, 1:19 pm | Green Party

10 March 2017 Nick Smith’s water policy dissolving as another environmental group walks away from Land and Water Forum Federated Mountain Club’s withdrawal from the Land and Water Forum shows how Environment Minister Nick Smith’s water policy ... More >>

Hundreds risk losing hearing while waiting for surgery

Friday, 10 March 2017, 12:11 pm | Green Party

National needs to clear the backlog of people waiting for cochlear implants and fund the programme properly, the Green Party said today. More >>

Unaffordable housing sends teachers packing from Auckland

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:30 am | Green Party

Unaffordable housing is pushing teachers out of Auckland, with grim consequences for schools and students, the Green Party said today. More >>

Super changes will hurt manual labourers, Maori, & migrants

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 12:31 pm | Green Party

Bill English’s announcement that National will increase the age of retirement will not only hurt Generation X unfairly, it will also hit manual workers, Maori, and migrants hard. More >>

Greens introduce Bill to make local wards process fair

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 11:42 am | Green Party

The Green Party has today entered a Member’s Bill into the ballot that would make local government representation more equitable by ensuring that the establishment of both Māori and general wards on district and regional councils follows the same ... More >>

Poll shows huge support for country of origin labelling bill

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 9:38 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for cross-party support for its Members’ Bill that would introduce mandatory country of origin labelling for meat, fruit, vegetables and nuts, after the release of a poll that shows more than 70 percent of New Zealanders support ... More >>

A win for women

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 9:04 am | Green Party

Unanimous support for Jan Logie’s bill to protect victims of domestic violence is a win for women on International Women’s Day, the Green Party said today. More >>

Holiday Highway budget blow-out should spell its end

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 12:35 pm | Green Party

A Green government would immediately halt Simon Bridges’ eye-wateringly expensive motorway expansion between Warkworth and Wellsford and redirect funding to high-value projects like rail to Mount Roskill or the North Shore, the Green Party said today. More >>

Women's Day should mean equal pay

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 12:30 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to do something meaningful for the women of New Zealand this International Women’s Day, by picking up a Member’s Bill on pay transparency that’s currently in the ballot. More >>

We have a Bill to solve her problem

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 1:35 pm | Green Party

Paula Bennett’s first speech as Minister for Women was underwhelming and will not change things for New Zealand women, the Green Party said today. New research released today by the Ministry for Women, and promoted by the Minister, shows about ... More >>

Smith’s bogus standards create split in Land and Water Forum

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 11:42 am | Green Party

7 March 2017 Smith’s bogus standards create split in Land and Water Forum Forest and Bird walking out of the Land and Water Forum (the Forum) is yet another sign that Nick Smith's river rebranding exercise has done more harm than good for freshwater ... More >>



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