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Food Prices Demand Urgent Action

Friday, 12 August 2022, 12:14 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to ensure that as a nation which produces enough food to feed 40 million people, everyone in New Zealand can put an abundance of nourishing, nutritious kai on the table. ““People need liveable incomes and ... More >>

Transport Inquiry Chance To Get Regional Rail Back On Track

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 6:05 pm | Green Party

The Greens will continue to push for climate friendly, affordable transport options as part of a new cross-party Parliamentary inquiry into the future of inter-regional passenger rail in New Zealand. “Investing in rail is a great way to connect our ... More >>

Monkeypox Elimination Plan Is Essential

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 1:31 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to listen to public health experts and commit to an elimination strategy for monkeypox. “The Green Party backs the recommendations of a recent open letter to the Prime Minister and calls on the Government ... More >>

Bill To Ban Mining On Conservation Land Pulled From Biscuit Tin

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 12:46 pm | Green Party

Following months of work by the Green Party and community and environmental organisations, Parliament will have the opportunity to pass legislation to protect public conservation land and waters from mining. Green Party conservation spokesperson, Eugenie Sage’s ... More >>

Grassroots Sports No Longer Excuse For Alcohol Harm Inaction

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 11:16 am | Green Party

New evidence released today by Alcohol Healthwatch shows there’s never been a better time for Parliament to pass Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick’s Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill. “Alcohol sponsorship is not the lifeline for our grassroots ... More >>

Bottom Trawling On All Seamounts Must Stop

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 12:37 pm | Green Party

The Green Party once again calls on the Government to ban bottom trawling on all seamounts following the release of an industry white paper on so-called ‘sustainable’ trawling. “The Government needs to show much greater ambition for marine protection ... More >>

Time To Transform Care And Support For Disabled People

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 9:29 am | Green Party

Urgent reform is essential to ensure disabled people have equal access to the care and support they need, the Green Party says in response to a new report that challenges politicians to fix the current system. “Aotearoa New Zealand should be a place ... More >>

Three Strikes Law Gone But Not Forgotten For Many

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 4:28 pm | Green Party

The repeal of the archaic three strikes law is welcome but it doesn’t go far enough, the Green Party says. People who have been subject to a third strike should have their sentence reconsidered in full by a judge. “The Greens have been pushing for ... More >>

Better Long-term Planning Needed For COVID

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 3:32 pm | Green Party

COVID-19 is here to stay and so the Government needs to put in place long-term protection measures, including mandatory ventilation standards, the Green Party says. “The Government has made the right decision today to remain at Orange. But COVID-19 isn’t ... More >>

Abuse Revelations Leave No Choice But To Overhaul RSE Scheme

Monday, 8 August 2022, 4:04 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to overhaul the Recognised Seasonal Employers scheme in the wake of revelations of shocking human rights violations. “The Recognised Seasonal Employers scheme needs an urgent overhaul so it can guarantee ... More >>

Decent Work, Not Sanctions

Monday, 8 August 2022, 2:11 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for a cross-party commitment to guaranteeing at least a living wage and safe working conditions to people seeking employment, instead of continuing benefit sanctions. “We should be aiming to eliminate hardship for people ... More >>

Welfare Is About Support, Not Sanctions

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 2:23 pm | Green Party

The Greens are the only party with a comprehensive plan to support people on low incomes so everyone in and out of work has enough to make ends meet and provide for their families. “It is clearer today than ever before that thousands of families ... More >>

Statement On The Green Party Co-leadership Election

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 8:13 pm | Green Party

Nominations for co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand closed tonight, Thursday 4 August. James Shaw was the only nomination received. In line with the Green Party’s constitution and its long-standing commitment to member-led decision ... More >>

Member’s Bill Adds To Growing Demands On Govt To Stop Deep Sea Mining

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 4:19 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is once again calling on the Government to announce its support for a moratorium on deep sea mining, and to support a member’s bill going to select committee. Te Pāti Māori Co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer’s member’s bill Prohibition ... More >>

Let’s Build Better, Warmer, And Climate-friendly

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 11:34 am | Green Party

The Government must take steps to ensure that the way we build our homes is helping to meet New Zealand’s climate change targets, the Green Party said. Responding to the release of the Commerce Commission draft market study into residential building ... More >>

Mana In Mahi Must Guarantee Liveable Incomes

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 11:08 am | Green Party

The Government’s employment initiatives led by the Ministry of Social Development must guarantee liveable incomes and fair working conditions, the Green Party says. “With schemes like Mana in Mahi continuing to grow in size now it is the perfect ... More >>

Time To Strike Anti-Pacific Racism From New Zealand Law

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 9:33 am | Green Party

A Green Party member’s bill launched today would strike an anti-Pacific racist law from the country’s books and help heal the wrongs of the past. “Forty years ago the Government passed a law stripping people from Western Samoa of the automatic ... More >>

Green Party Welcomes New Report Critiquing OT Oversight Bill

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 12:04 pm | Green Party

The Green Party once again calls on the Government to withdraw its Oversight of Oranga Tamariki Bill. A new report released today by policy experts confirms what the Green Party has been saying all along: that the Bill is designed to work for ... More >>

Govt Must Wipe Debt To MSD As Part Of 'Cost Of Living’ Response

Monday, 1 August 2022, 5:19 am | Green Party

The Government needs to clear the debt that MSD has forced hundreds of thousands of low income people to take on, says the Green Party. The Government’s ‘Cost of Living Payment’ will begin on 1 August for those earning less than $70,000, ... More >>

NZ First Foundation Loophole Must Be Closed At Select Committee

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 3:07 pm | Green Party

The Government must use the opportunity of the Electoral Amendment Bill in Parliament to close the loophole in the political donations regime, the Green Party says. “We need to get big money out of politics, and the Government has the opportunity to ... More >>