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Greens Celebrate End Of Harmful Sanctions To Single Parents

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 8:27 am | Green Party

The Green Party are welcoming the scrapping of Section 70a of the Social Security Act which saw single parents lose income support when the other parent isn’t named. The repealing of this sanction that comes into effect today was announced in the ... More >>

James Shaw – Ministerial Statement On State Of National Emergency And Epidemic Notice

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 2:49 pm | Green Party

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The scale of what we face right now is unlike anything we have ever seen before. Overcoming it is our common purpose. Which is why, on behalf of the Marama Davidson and the Green Party, I would like to start by associating ... More >>

Ground-breaking Abortion Law Passes, Giving NZers Compassionate Healthcare

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 8:17 pm | Green Party

Ground-breaking law has passed that will decriminalise abortion and ensure women and pregnant people seeking abortions have compassionate healthcare. “At long last, we have brought abortions into the 21st century”, Green MP Jan Logie said today. ... More >>

Package Supports Kiwis To Put Collective Health First

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 2:02 pm | Green Party

The Green Party says that the measures announced by the Government today will help families and businesses to prioritise our collective health and wellbeing in the response to COVID-19. “Right now we all need to prioritise each other’s health ... More >>

Green Party Passes Landmark Law To Ensure Deaf And Disabled Voices Heard Equally In Democracy

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 6:43 pm | Green Party

Chlöe Swarbrick's Members Bill to support disabled general election candidates has passed into law. The Election Access Fund Bill establishes a fund, administered by the Electoral Commission, which may be used by any disabled candidate to cover ... More >>

Green Party Mourn Loss Of Jeanette Fitzsimons

Friday, 6 March 2020, 9:19 am | Green Party

It is with the heaviest heart that we mourn the passing of the first female Co-leader of the Green Party, Jeanette Fitzsimons. Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said: “I would like to first and foremost pass on my deepest condolences to Harry, Jeanette’s ... More >>

Greens Celebrate KiwiSaver Divestment Win, Call For Further And Faster Action

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 10:35 am | Green Party

Following the Greens’ win that ensures government default KiwiSavers divest from the fossil fuel industry, the Green Party have announced a Members Bill to accelerate this critical work across all public fund managers. The bill, announced today, would ... More >>

Greens’ KiwiSaver Win Reflects Urgency Of Climate Crisis

Sunday, 1 March 2020, 12:42 pm | Green Party

The Greens in Government have won a significant change to KiwiSaver funds that will bring an end to investments in fossil fuels, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said today. “People setting aside money for the future want to know their savings are ... More >>

Organics Legislation Will Mean Greener, More Sustainable Food And Products In New Zealand

Sunday, 1 March 2020, 12:06 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes legislation that will create certainty for people locally and overseas who want to buy organic Kiwi products. “People around the country and the world want their food to be produced in environmentally friendly ways,” ... More >>

Green Party Welcome Successful Rollout Of Food In Schools Program

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 12:10 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the successful rollout of the food in schools pilot programme that is providing school lunches in 31 schools, expanding to 120 schools by 2021. “The Greens have long championed a food in schools programme. Metiria Turei and ... More >>

Anti-poverty Campaigner Ricardo Menendez-March Selected As Green Party Candidate For Maungakiekie

Sunday, 16 February 2020, 12:40 pm | Green Party

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand has confirmed anti-poverty campaigner Ricardo Menendez March as their candidate for Maungakiekie in this general election. Ricardo Menendez March has been working as the Coordinator for Auckland Action Against Poverty, ... More >>

Green Party Selects Teanau Tuiono For The Palmerston North Electorate; Joe Boon For Rangitikei

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:24 pm | Green Party

Former mayoral candidate and climate campaigner Teanau Tuiono has been selected as Green Party candidate for the Palmerston North electorate. Speaking after the selection event held last night Tuiono said, “I look forward to taking the momentum ... More >>

Salvation Army Report Shows Core Benefit Must Raise

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 9:55 am | Green Party

12 February 2020   The Green Party are calling for an increase to the core benefit following the Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report that shows growing inequality in New Zealand. “New Zealanders are compassionate and understand that ... More >>

Green Party supports strong and sustainable public media

Friday, 7 February 2020, 12:14 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has today welcomed steps to ensure public media in Aotearoa New Zealand remains strong. More >>

2020 election critical for people and planet

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 3:08 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed today’s announcement by the Prime Minister that the 2020 election date will be September 19. “Knowing the date of the election gives New Zealanders plenty of time to think about the future they want for their kids ... More >>

Marama Davidson's State of the Planet speech

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 12:58 pm | Green Party

Mā te oranga o te taiao, ka ora ai te iwi, mō te takitini kāore mō te torutoru anake. More >>

Advertising transparency on Facebook

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 2:01 pm | Green Party

“We welcome Labour joining us in voluntarily opting into new transparency rules for advertising on Facebook”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. More >>

Green Party welcome festival drug checking research

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 5:00 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes government support for a newly funded research project that will independently verify drug checking reduces harm at music festivals in New Zealand. The Green Party recently tabled a 6,000 signature petition to Parliament ... More >>

Final Christmas of suffering for many New Zealanders

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 11:35 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcome medicinal cannabis regulations released today that will ensure timely treatment for suffering patients. More >>

Justice report highlights systemic racism and inequality

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:13 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcome two reports that speak to fixing our justice system so that systemic racism does not further hurt our Māori communities, and so that proper rehabilitation can occur. “We know Māori experience systemic racism from the moment ... More >>

 

 

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