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Greens Only Party With Plan To Meet Scale Of Climate Challenge

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 12:42 pm | Green Party

A new report showing that the effects of climate change are already being felt in Aotearoa New Zealand shows the importance of the Green Party pushing for urgent action in the next Government. The Our Atmosphere and Climate report sets out that climate ... More >>

Green Party Commits To Stronger Urban Tree Protection And No New Mines On Public Conservation Land

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:47 am | Green Party

The Green Party is the only party in Parliament which is explicitly committing to protecting public conservation land and the indigenous plants and wildlife which live there, from destructive mining. Ahead of the final debates of the election campaign ... More >>

Greens Close Campaign With COVID-19 Recovery Pitch

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 6:13 pm | Green Party

The Green Party says a Green-Labour partnership next term is the only way to ensure that we build back better than before, whilst addressing the other crises of biodiversity, climate change and poverty. Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson said today: “Throughout ... More >>

Green Party Releases Tourism Policy

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 4:25 pm | Green Party

Today the Green Party’s conservation spokesperson Eugenie Sage went kayaking on Akaroa Harbour to highlight the greater protection achieved for Hector’s and Maui dolphins this term and the Greens’ election commitment to supporting sustainable ... More >>

Strong Support Among Māori For Green/Labour Government

Monday, 12 October 2020, 1:07 pm | Green Party

Polling from key Māori electorates shows Māori voters want the Greens in Government alongside Labour. Key points include: · Tamaki Makaurau – 54% of voters want a Green/Labour Government. · Te Tai Tonga – 46% of voters want a Green/Labour Government. ... More >>

Green Party MP Gareth Hughes Postal Votes From Island

Monday, 12 October 2020, 11:42 am | Green Party

As New Zealanders prepare for one of our most important elections of our time, Green Party MP Gareth Hughes is showing just how easy it is to vote no matter where you live. Gareth is voting by mail this year from the small island he lives on with his ... More >>

Building A Vibrant Creative Sector

Sunday, 11 October 2020, 2:48 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will push for better conditions, more certainty, and greater opportunities for New Zealand’s artists and creatives as part of the next Government, Co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw said today. James Shaw was visiting the Raglan Creative ... More >>

Greens Promise Continued Action To Reduce Mental Health Waiting Times

Saturday, 10 October 2020, 11:38 am | Green Party

The Green Party is committed to reduce the waiting times people in mental distress have to put up with before they receive attention and get treatment. Green Party mental health spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick made the commitment on World Mental Health ... More >>

Greens Would Bring Urban Food Farms To Auckland City

Friday, 9 October 2020, 2:29 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will invest funding in community agriculture and urban food gardens in places like Auckland city centre. Green MP and Auckland Central candidate Chlöe Swarbrick says investment in regenerative urban farms, which provide a stronger awareness ... More >>

Greens Would Go Further And Faster For Kauri Protection

Friday, 9 October 2020, 1:50 pm | Green Party

The Green Party says Labour’s commitment to protecting kauri is a good start, but the Greens would go further and faster to keep our kauri standing. “It’s great that Labour is committing to funding the bureaucracy needed for the National ... More >>

Greens Welcome Labour’s Climate Commitments, Will Push For More Action To Match Scale Of The Crisis

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 1:16 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes Labour’s commitment to reduce climate emissions in the next term of Government, but would go further and faster to address the true scale of the crisis. “Thanks to the Green Party in this term of Government, we’ve seen ... More >>

Greens Call For Independent Review Of Pharmac

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 10:00 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for an independent review of Pharmac to ensure that there is proper equity around funding for medication for sick New Zealanders. “COVID-19 has shown us the importance of good health care and readily available, affordable ... More >>

Greens Lay Down Plan To Ensure Everyone In Dunedin Has What They Need

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 4:19 pm | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson and Green Party Social Development spokesperson Jan Logie will visit Dunedin tomorrow to make the case for the Poverty Action Plan. “A strong social safety net is a crucial pillar for a thriving community. The Green ... More >>

National’s Economic Plan A Cruel Blow For Those On Low Incomes

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 12:20 pm | Green Party

The Green Party says National’s economic plan would devastate those earning the least, and further entrench poverty across our communities. Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said today: “National’s disdain for those doing it the hardest is ... More >>

Greens Welcome Labour’s Commitment To Ban Conversion Therapy; Want Office For Rainbow Communities

Monday, 5 October 2020, 5:56 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is pleased to see Labour commit to a long-standing Green stance of banning gay conversion therapy, as part of its Rainbow policy released today. Green Party Rainbow Issues spokesperson Jan Logie said today: “Aotearoa is strongest ... More >>

Marama Davidson Calls For Labour Voters In The City To Party Vote Green For A Transformational Govt

Monday, 5 October 2020, 5:39 pm | Green Party

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson is urging Labour supporters in Palmerston North to Party Vote Green this election. A Party Vote for the Green Party is a vote to send local candidate Teanau Tuiono to Parliament, doubling the city’s voice ... More >>

Green Party Announces Plan For Net Zero Energy Buildings

Monday, 5 October 2020, 10:44 am | Green Party

If re-elected, the Green Party would work towards net zero energy new buildings by 2030 in order to accelerate the transition to a low carbon future for Aotearoa and a cleaner, safer planet for our kids and grandkids. Green Party Co-leader, James ... More >>

Greens Commit To Protecting Kauri

Sunday, 4 October 2020, 10:03 am | Green Party

If re-elected, the Green Party will focus $50 million of the existing Jobs for Nature package to keep Aotearoa’s iconic kauri forests standing. “Kauri are an incredibly important taonga for Aotearoa and the Greens want to go further and faster to keep ... More >>

Greens Welcome Labour Housing Plan, Will Push To Clear Public Housing Waiting List In Five Years

Friday, 2 October 2020, 12:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the Labour Party’s plan to continue delivering more public houses whilst ensuring more New Zealanders have a chance of owning a home. Green Party Co-leader and Housing spokesperson Marama Davidson said today: “The Green ... More >>

Greens Must Be At Table During RMA Reform To Protect Environment

Friday, 2 October 2020, 12:18 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes Labour’s commitment to reform the Resource Management Act, but says a Green voice is crucial to ensure the environment is not put at risk. Green Party Environment spokesperson Eugenie Sage said today: “Our environment ... More >>