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Pasifika Mental Wellbeing Initiative Must Protect Our Communities: Greens

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 4:51 pm | Green Party

The Greens welcome $6.6 million from the Government’s $455 million programme to increase access to mental health and addiction services for our Pasifika communities in Auckland and Wellington. Green Party spokesperson for Pasifika Peoples Teanau ... More >>

Strong Relationship Continues As Green Party Renew MoU With E Tū Union

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:57 am | Green Party

The Green Party have reaffirmed their strong commitment to the union movement in Aotearoa New Zealand by renewing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with E Tū. Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said: “The Green Party and E tū share a ... More >>

Green Party Plans Significant Rewrite Of Social Security Legislation

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 9:19 am | Green Party

The Green Party is putting a Member’s Bill into the ballot today which will be a significant step towards overhauling the Social Security Act. Green Party spokesperson for Social Development & Employment Ricardo Menéndez March will submit his ... More >>

Service Providers And Communities Call On Government To Treat Drugs As A Health Issue

Monday, 12 April 2021, 11:37 am | Green Party

The Green Party supports the open letter released today by a cross-sector coalition calling for the Government to treat all drug use as a health issue, to repeal and replace the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. “Drugs are a health, housing, employment, ... More >>

Young Pasifika Leaders Call For Climate Action

Friday, 9 April 2021, 10:43 am | Green Party

Green Party spokesperson for Pacific Peoples Teanau Tuiono MP, supports the demand from Pasifika communities fighting for climate action as their homelands are more at risk in the Pacific region. “Like the seas rising around the Pacific I also ... More >>

Green Party Supports Climate Strike Demands

Friday, 9 April 2021, 9:37 am | Green Party

The Green Party supports the six demands for climate action put forward by School Strike for Climate NZ, who are striking across the country today. “We fully support the demands of the climate strikers. As part of the Government the Green Party will ... More >>

Systemic Racism Rooted In Māori Victimisation Report

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 4:19 pm | Green Party

The Ministry of Justice Māori victimisation report, released today, reinforces what we already know about the impact of systemic racism in Aotearoa and that urgent action is needed. “Whether it is climate change, housing crisis or criminal victimisation ... More >>

Greens Legacy Bill To Ensure A More Inclusive And Accessible Aotearoa To Be Debated In Parliament

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 12:51 pm | Green Party

Ricardo Menéndez March’s Members Bill to ensure that disabled New Zealanders do not face discrimination for having a disability assist dog was today pulled from the biscuit tin to be debated in Parliament. The Bill was inherited by Menéndez ... More >>

We Have A Poverty Crisis In New Zealand, We Need To Do More

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 4:35 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for the Government to do more for New Zealanders who continue to miss out, as main benefits are set to rise by less than $8 a week tomorrow, Thursday 1 April (at the start of the financial year). “We have a poverty crisis ... More >>

Auckland Light Rail Back On Track, Greens Welcome Engagement With Community

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 2:57 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming the announcement today by the Minister of Transport that Auckland light rail is getting back on track. “It is really positive to see the plan for Auckland light rail back on the agenda with an establishment unit to ... More >>

Rocketlab Failing To Properly Consult With Hapū: Greens Meet With Ngā Uri O Rongomaiwahine

Monday, 29 March 2021, 2:19 pm | Green Party

Sunday 28th March 70 Rongomaiwahine descendants welcomed members of the Green Party’s Māori Caucus, Te Mātāwaka, Dr Elizabeth Kerekere and Teanau Tuiono, to discuss concerns about RocketLab’s operations on the Mahia Peninsula. “We heard the call ... More >>

Greens Support Calls For Dawn Raids Apology

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 10:11 am | Green Party

It has been 50 years since the Polynesian Panthers were formed, and now a call for a formal government apology for the Dawn Raids has come. “This apology is long overdue. The Dawn Raids are a shameful stain on New Zealand history, defined by racial ... More >>

Kāinga Ora Borrowing Ability Should Be Increased, While Ensuring Te Tiriti O Waitangi Based, Community-focused Approach

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 5:33 pm | Green Party

The new homes enabled through additional borrowing capacity for Kāinga Ora announced by Government today must have a Te Tiriti o Waitangi lens, having Māori take the lead in developing homes. “This additional building capacity for Kāinga Ora must ... More >>

Housing Plan A Start, But Much More Needed To Meet The Scale Of The Crisis

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 11:12 am | Green Party

The Government’s housing announcement is a very small start but it doesn’t go far enough to genuinely meet the scale of the crisis. “Everyone has a right to a decent, accessible and affordable home that supports their wellbeing and helps ... More >>

Greens Welcome Review Of Women’s Prisons, Calls For All Prisons To Be Reviewed

Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:16 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the announcement today from the Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis for an urgent review of women’s prisons. “It’s a relief to hear the Minister commit to change in his department following the evidence of cruel and inhumane treatment,” ... More >>

Greens Call For Walking And Cycling Priority For Auckland Harbour Bridge

Monday, 22 March 2021, 4:05 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for active transport access across the Auckland Harbour Bridge to be a priority as the future of the SkyPath remains uncertain. “Aucklanders have been waiting too long for the option to use a bike, e-bike or e-scooter to get ... More >>

Green Party Dismayed At Delay In Intensive Winter Grazing Regulations

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 11:42 am | Green Party

“The Government’s decision to cave into agribusiness and delay the implementation of critical regulations on intensive winter grazing is a bad outcome for rivers and animal welfare”, Green Party Environment spokesperson Eugenie Sage said today. ... More >>

Greens Announce 4 Point Plan To Stop Runaway Housing Crisis

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 8:27 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for bold, transformational measures to stop the accelerating housing crisis that is locking New Zealanders out of a stable home. 1. Removing tax incentives for investors by removing the five year cap for the bright line test. ... More >>

Green Party Welcomes Revival Of Births, Deaths, Marriages And Relationships Registration Bill

Monday, 15 March 2021, 2:31 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the announcement that the long-awaited gender self-ID legislation (Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill) will be brought back to the House this year. “Aotearoa is strongest when everyone can be themselves, ... More >>

Pasifika Calls For The Protection Of Our Seas

Friday, 12 March 2021, 9:27 am | Green Party

The Green Party supports calls from around the Pacific to stop harmful fishing practices such as bottom trawling, stop using our seas to dispose of waste, and ban deep sea mining in their territories. “The ocean is the foundation of Pasifika cultural ... More >>