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Green Party Urges Labour To Provide Support To Those Who Need It Most

Friday, 20 May 2022, 1:30 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on Labour to expand the temporary cost of living payment to those most in need. “The $350 Cost of Living Payment should be available to those who need it the most. Labour can do that today by including people on the benefit ... More >>

Budget 2022: Greens Celebrate Landmark Investment In Climate Action

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:05 pm | Green Party

Landmark week for climate action concludes with climate budget Largest ever investment in climate action one of many Green Party wins throughout Budget 2022 Budget 2022 delivers progress on every part of the cooperation agreement with Labour Budget 2022 ... More >>

Strengthening Democracy Bill Pulled From Biscuit Tin

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 12:59 pm | Green Party

A stronger democracy is on the horizon, as Golriz Ghahraman’s Electoral (Strengthening Democracy) Amendment Bill was pulled from the biscuit tin today. “New Zealand proudly has a strong democratic system, our MMP system is rightly representative,” says ... More >>

Pasifika Communities Must Be Part Of Immigration Rebalance

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 1:08 pm | Green Party

The Greens are calling for the Government to reconsider the immigration reset so that it better reflects our relationship with our Pacific neighbors. “After numerous calls from the community, including a petition from the Pacific Leadership Forum ... More >>

More Support For Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:30 pm | Green Party

Hamilton City Council and Whanganui District Council have both joined a growing list of Local Authorities to pass a motion in support of Green Party Drug Reform Spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick’s Members’ bill to minimise alcohol harm. “Barely ... More >>

Immigration Reset Entrenches Discrimination Towards Low-waged Migrants

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 1:35 pm | Green Party

Proposed immigration changes by the Government fail to guarantee pathways to residency to workers in the types of jobs deemed essential throughout the pandemic, by prioritising high income earners - instead of focusing on the wellbeing of workers and enabling ... More >>

Green Party Supports Nurses’ ERA Decision

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 3:35 pm | Green Party

The Green Party supports nurses’ continued push for pay equity and calls on the Government to deliver the back pay they had expected. “The Green Party stands with our nurses, and calls on the Government to agree to NZNO’s pay equity claim, including ... More >>

Allied Health Workers Deserve Better Conditions

Monday, 9 May 2022, 11:35 am | Green Party

The Green Party is throwing its support behind the 10,000 allied health workers taking work-to-rule industrial action today because of unfair pay and working conditions. “These are people who dedicate their working lives to keeping us safe and healthy, ... More >>

Celebrating Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotum Ta – Rotuman Language Week

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 2:44 pm | Green Party

Today marks the first celebration for Pacific Language Weeks 2022 with Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotum Ta – Rotuman Language Week. Sustainability is the theme for 2022, which aligns to the UNESCO’s International Decade of Indigenous Languages, recognising ... More >>

Disability Assist Dogs Now Protected In Law

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 7:47 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has changed the law to ensure people do not face discrimination for having a disability assist dog. "The law in New Zealand should unequivocally support disabled people to live fulfilling lives and today we have taken a step closer ... More >>

Rising Household Costs Hurting Low-income People

Friday, 29 April 2022, 2:22 pm | Green Party

The Green Party says the Government needs to do more for those on the lowest incomes as inflation outpaces wage and benefit increases. Stats NZ released the household living-costs price indexes for the March 2022 quarter, which shows household living-costs ... More >>

HRC Housing Inquiry Confirms Need For Rental WOF

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 11:27 am | Green Party

The Human Rights Commission inquiry into housing quality confirms what the Green Party has been calling for - a rental Warrant of Fitness and a register of landlords and property managers. Renters, Māori and Pacific peoples are among the groups most ... More >>

Greens Call For Urgent Action To Fix Tax System

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 2:59 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is urging the Government to take urgent action to create a fairer tax system that works for all New Zealanders. The call follows an admission today by the Revenue Minister, David Parker that the richest few in New Zealand are not ... More >>

UNDRIP – Let’s Get On With It

Friday, 22 April 2022, 12:04 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the next steps towards implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Aotearoa, and calls on the Government to get on with the mahi of upholding Tangata Whenua rights. “Implementing ... More >>

Urgent Action Needed To Soften Inflation Blow For Low Income NZers

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 11:00 am | Green Party

The Green Party says urgent action is needed to soften the blow of inflation for New Zealanders on the lowest incomes. “High inflation is not experienced equally, and for people on the lowest incomes this means struggling to pay the rent and put ... More >>

Green Party Mana Branch Selects Robyn Smith To Stand For Regional Council

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 5:41 am | Green Party

On Thursday 14 April the Mana Branch of the Green Party unanimously selected Titahi Bay resident Robyn Smith to stand for the Porirua-Tawa constituency of Greater Wellington Regional Council. Robyn joins a slate of Greens standing for Regional and City Councils ... More >>

Future Of West Papuan Students More Secure

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 5:01 pm | Green Party

After weeks of advocacy by Green MPs, Immigration New Zealand has given assurances that West Papuan students whose scholarships were cancelled by the Indonesian Government will not be deported - and that a team will now be formed to assess the future needs ... More >>

Urgent Action Need To Bring Natural Environment Back From The Brink

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 12:11 pm | Green Party

The release today of Environment Aotearoa 2022 is a sobering reminder of what is at stake if the Government does not step up and take urgent action to protect Aotearoa New Zealand’s native plants, wildlife, habitats and ecosystems. “There can be ... More >>

Greens Join Pacific Leaders To Call For An End To Deep Sea Mining

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 10:38 am | Green Party

Greens Oceans & Fisheries (Pacific) spokesperson Teanau Tuiono has joined together with other Pacific Parliamentarians to launch The Pacific Parliamentarians’ Alliance on Deep Sea Mining. The Alliance is a collective of Pacific leaders and ... More >>

Liveable Incomes And Rent Controls, Now

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 12:34 pm | Green Party

Stats NZ’s monthly rental and food price indexes released today continue to show that over the last 12 months the essentials have gotten increasingly expensive for thousands of New Zealanders. The Green Party is calling for action on liveable incomes, ... More >>