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Greens Call For A Warrant Of Fitness For Rental Homes

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 12:02 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is launching a petition today calling on the Government’s Healthy Homes Standards to be backed up with a proper Warrant of Fitness (WoF) for rental homes. “Warm, dry, and healthy homes are a human right, but too often people who ... More >>

Greens Welcome Matariki Public Holiday Date, Now We Must Build This Significant Time Into Our Education System

Friday, 2 July 2021, 5:42 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcome the dates set out for the next 30 years for the Matariki public holiday, but more must be done to embed this significant cultural period into our education. “With Matariki being a strong tradition in Te Ao Māori we want ... More >>

Today’s Benefit Increase A Start, But Government Must Do More For People In Poverty

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 10:55 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the 1 July changes to support families and children, but says the main benefit increase must go further to help pull New Zealanders out of poverty. “New Zealanders want to see a strong social safety net that enables everyone ... More >>

Public Ownership And Māori Involvement Essential For Three Waters Entities: Greens

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 11:45 am | Green Party

The Green Party is stressing the importance of public ownership and meaningful iwi Māori involvement in the governance of the new three waters entities announced by the Government today. “We welcome the work being done to prevent possible privatisation ... More >>

RMA Reform Must Ensure A Healthy Environment And Community Wellbeing

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 1:07 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the release of the first draft of part of new legislation to replace the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), and urges the Labour Government to take this once in a generation opportunity to be ambitious in its reform. “This ... More >>

Greens Welcome Progress On Hard To Recycle And Single Use Plastics, But More Needs To Be Done

Sunday, 27 June 2021, 1:45 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes progress on the phase-out of some hard to recycle plastics and some single-use plastics, but says more must be done. “Plastic waste is one of our generation's greatest environmental challenges,” says Green Party spokesperson ... More >>

Greens Urge Wellington Council To Support A Spatial Plan That Best Addresses The Climate And Housing Crises

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 4:09 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is urging Wellington City Council to pass an ambitious Spatial Plan that sets Wellington up for action on the housing crisis, allowing for more new homes close to the city centre. “Our capital city needs many more quality, affordable, ... More >>

Small Steps For Hauraki Gulf Protection, Much More Action Needed

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 8:52 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the Government’s proposals for increased marine protection in the Hauraki Gulf, released today, but says much more needs to be done. “It’s positive to see 18 new protected areas, and more resources for fisheries management, ... More >>

Greens Announce Members Bill To Stop Military Launches At Rocket Lab Protest

Monday, 21 June 2021, 2:40 pm | Green Party

The Green Party’s Security and Intelligence spokesperson, and Te Mātāwaka member Teanau Tuiono MP launched his Member’s Bill at the ‘STOP militarisation’ protest today outside RocketLabs Headquarters in Tāmaki Makaurau. This Bill will amend the ... More >>

Green Party Supports Call To End Youth Detention In Police Cells

Monday, 21 June 2021, 11:51 am | Green Party

The Green Party strongly supports the call by the Children’s Commissioner to repeal the law allowing youth to be held in police cells. Green Party spokesperson for Justice Golriz Ghahraman says children and young people do not belong in police cells alongside ... More >>

Chlöe Swarbrick Puts Bill Aimed At Minimising Alcohol Harm In Members’ Ballot

Friday, 18 June 2021, 12:27 pm | Green Party

Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has put the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill into the Members’ ballot. The Bill will end the special appeals process on local alcohol policies to ensure communities have real control and the ... More >>

Greens Want Government To Get Cameras On Boats Faster

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 6:39 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes progress to get cameras on around 300 inshore fishing vessels, but wants the Government to move faster and the industry to contribute more funding. “Our oceans are taonga. The Government and industry need to move with urgency to ... More >>

Green MPs Back Calls For Work To Stop Immediately In Pūtiki Bay Following Unnecessary Police Presence

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 2:35 pm | Green Party

Green MPs Dr Elizabeth Kerekere and Chlöe Swarbrick strongly support the calls by Ngāti Paoa for Auckland Council to immediately step in to stop works happening in Pūtiki Bay/Kennedy Point today. Dr Kerekere and Swarbrick are urgently visiting ... More >>

Dawn Raids Apology Welcomed, Needs To Be Backed Up With Amnesty

Monday, 14 June 2021, 3:17 pm | Green Party

The Green Party’s Te Mātāwaka Māori and Pasifika Caucus welcomes an announcement today by the Prime Minister to apologise for the Dawn Raids. “This apology is long overdue, but it needs to be backed up with fixing our broken immigration system, ... More >>

Green Party Set To Deliver Open Letter To Immigration Minister With 17k Signatures

Saturday, 12 June 2021, 4:53 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will deliver its open letter asking the Minister for Immigration to fix the broken immigration system next week. Green Party spokesperson for Immigration Ricardo Menéndez March announced the delivery of the 17,000-signature open letter ... More >>

Dr Elizabeth Kerekere Receives Her COVID-19 Vaccination

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 11:49 am | Green Party

Today Green Party MP Dr Elizabeth Kerekere received her COVID-19 vaccination from Tamaiti Whāngai COVID-19 vaccination centre, which had its official opening yesterday. “As the Health spokesperson for the Green Party I was really humbled to get my ... More >>

Green Party: It’s Time To Get Behind Our Nurses

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 12:16 pm | Green Party

The Green Party supports the 30,000 nurses striking today for better pay and safer working conditions. “Nurses are exhausted, stressed and worried about their patients and the future of our health system. They put themselves on the line for us during ... More >>

Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman Receives Her COVID-19 Vaccination

Friday, 4 June 2021, 3:27 pm | Green Party

Today, Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman, who is immunocompromised, received her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Auckland CBD vaccination centre. “If we’ve learned anything from the challenge of this global pandemic, it’s that none of us will ... More >>

Greens Welcome Auckland Walking And Cycling Bridge, Call For More Climate Focus

Friday, 4 June 2021, 9:48 am | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming the Government’s renewed commitment to safe walking and cycling across the Waitemata Harbour, but warning that new highway investment puts our response to the climate change emergency at risk. “Rebalancing the NZ ... More >>

Greens Call For Facebook To Be Held Accountable For Role In Spreading Disinformation

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 9:16 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to hold Facebook accountable for its role in enabling behaviour which threatens democracy, by strongly regulating data privacy and the spread of dangerous disinformation. “Facebook has admitted it enables ... More >>