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Candidate For Taieri Scott Willis Warns That Long-term Threat To South Dunedin Has Not Gone Away

Monday, 6 July 2020, 4:36 pm | Green Party

Green Party candidate for the new Taieri electorate Scott Willis is warning that a new report on surface flooding in South Dunedin should not lull the community and officials into a false sense of security. “The threat hasn’t gone away, but our ... More >>

Greens Oppose RMA Fast-track Bill That Cut Corners On Environmental Safeguards, Public Consultation

Friday, 3 July 2020, 6:51 am | Green Party

The Green Party has opposed the COVID-19 Recovery Fast-track Consenting Bill which shortcuts normal consenting processes under the Resource Management Act (RMA), reduces public participation and narrows environmental considerations. Green Party Co-leader More >>

Greens Call For Guaranteed Minimum Income To Alleviate Skyrocketing Debt With MSD

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:18 am | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson is calling for the introduction of a Guaranteed Minimum Income to lift hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty and prevent more families entering into further debt with the Ministry of Social Development. ... More >>

Greens Welcome Huge New Investment In Sustainable Projects

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 9:28 am | Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating over $800m in new funding for green projects, which will get people into jobs while solving New Zealand’s long-term challenges. The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund ‘shovel-ready’ projects announced today include ... More >>

Green Party Proposes Transformational Poverty Action Plan

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 1:25 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is today unveiling its Poverty Action Plan, which includes a Guaranteed Minimum Income to ensure people have enough to live with dignity. The scheme resets income support payments to ensure everyone not in full-time paid work gets at least ... More >>

Green Party Launches Local 2020 Election Campaign

Friday, 26 June 2020, 6:51 am | Green Party

The Dunedin Branch of the Green Party has officially launched their 2020 election campaign. They held an event last Saturday, attended by local supporters and volunteers. This campaign sees two new candidates, Jack Brazil and Scott Willis, standing for ... More >>

Another Green Win As Climate Change Considerations Inserted Into The RMA

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 6:08 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is thrilled to see changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) that mean consents for large projects can be declined if they will have significant climate change implications that are inconsistent with the Zero Carbon Act and New ... More >>

Green Party Seeks Amendment To Ensure All Prisoners Can Vote

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 5:16 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has today put forward an amendment to the Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill to ensure all people in prisons can vote in general elections. “The Bill in its current form seeks to extend voting for people ... More >>

Green Party Welcomes New Approach To Delivering Light Rail

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 11:32 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the decision to not proceed with Public Public Investment (PPI) delivery of Auckland’s light rail project and to instead run the process through the public service. Cabinet has decided to revert the project’s design ... More >>

Greens Select Community Educator As Whangarei Candidate

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 7:01 am | Green Party

Moea Armstrong. The Green Party has selected party stalwart and anti-racism educator, Moea Armstrong, as its candidate for Whangarei in the September general election. She has been active in the party for 20 years, including four years as its national ... More >>

Greens Call For Govt Office To Address Rainbow Issues Following Human Rights Commission Report

Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:10 pm | Green Party

The Human Rights Commission’s PRISM report on the issues impacting people based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) provides an excellent programme of work for future governments to follow, ... More >>

Greens Welcome New ACC Zero Carbon Plans, Call For Ruling Out Any Future Fossil Fuel Investment

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 4:50 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the ACC’s announcement to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but emphasises the need to go further, and faster to truly meet the climate change challenge. ACC has unveiled a dual pathway plan of 60% corporate emissions ... More >>

Health Reforms Must Protect Community Voices

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 1:07 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming the final report of the Health and Disability System Review, but cautions that any changes to the DHB system must protect communities’ right to have their say. Green Party Health Spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said today: ... More >>

Green Party Announce Jan Logie MP As Candidate For Mana

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 9:16 am | Green Party

The Green Party are announcing Jan Logie MP as their candidate for Mana. With three terms as an MP, Jan has spent the past three years as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary, providing significant funding for domestic and sexual violence issues and helping ... More >>

Socially Progressive Green Change Is Priority For Green Party Candidate For Pakuranga

Monday, 15 June 2020, 5:03 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has announced Lawrence Xu-Nan as their candidate for Pakuranga for the 2020 election. Born in China, Xu-Nan attended Pakuranga Intermediate and Pakuranga College, before completing his doctorate at the University of Auckland. He currently ... More >>

Greens Welcome Police Ruling Out Of Armed Response Teams

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 2:57 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming the police’s decision to rule out any extended use of the Armed Response Teams (ARTs) which were recently trialled in Aotearoa. Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today: “Together we pushed for it, and we ... More >>

Greens Urge Police To Rule Out Armed Police Patrols Following George Floyd’s Death

Friday, 5 June 2020, 7:53 am | Green Party

The Green Party is urging the New Zealand Police to rule out the use of Armed Response Teams, following their recent trial in communities around Aotearoa. The call comes in a letter to Police Commissioner Andrew Coster, penned by Greens Co-leader Marama ... More >>

Green Party Announce Celia Wade-Brown For Wairarapa

Monday, 1 June 2020, 9:59 am | Green Party

The Green Party have announced Celia Wade-Brown as their candidate for Wairarapa. Celia Wade-Brown QSO lives in the Mangatārere Valley. She was previously Mayor of Wellington for two terms, making the Council a Living Wage employer and starting ... More >>

Green Party Statement On The Death Of George Floyd

Monday, 1 June 2020, 9:41 am | Green Party

“Today and every day we stand in solidarity with George Floyd’s family, friends and community who feel pain and fear about his untimely death at the hands of Minneapolis police”, said Green Party Co-leader and Māori Development spokesperson Marama ... More >>

Green Party Welcomes Crucial Financial Support For Creatives

Friday, 29 May 2020, 12:03 pm | Green Party

The Green Party says new government support for creatives and artists is a vital lifeline for a sector struggling to survive the COVID crisis. The government has announced a $175m funding boost for the arts sector. It includes $7.9m to provide ... More >>