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Vax Rollout To Children Must Prioritise Māori And Pasifika Providers

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 3:33 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to prioritise Māori and Pasifika providers in the rollout of vaccinations to 5-11 year olds. “When the vaccination rollout begins for children aged 5 to 11 years on 17 January 2022, Māori and Pasifika providers ... More >>

Prioritise Māori And Pasifika Providers In Vax Rollout To Children, And Keep Pushing For Over 90%

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 2:31 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to do everything it can to boost the Māori vaccination rate to over 90% of the eligible population, and to prioritise Māori and Pasifika providers in the rollout of vaccinations to 5-11 year olds, now ... More >>

Green Party Celebrates Better Support For Birth Injuries

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 9:25 am | Green Party

The Greens are celebrating the first reading last night of new ACC legislation to better support birth injuries after a successful campaign achieved record support. “Becoming a new parent is one of the most wonderful, but also most challenging ... More >>

Finally… A Step Towards Restoring Victims’ Confidence In Our Justice System

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 9:10 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the passing of the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill, which brings our archaic legislation into the 21st century. “We believe all people should feel safe and protected, and if they are harmed, they must be supported to heal and ... More >>

Lowering Voting Age Will Strengthen Democracy

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 10:58 am | Green Party

The Green Party says Parliament must take action to make democracy more accessible by lowering the voting age to 16. The Court of Appeal today upheld the High Court’s decision that discriminating against 16 and 17 year olds by setting the voting age ... More >>

Greens Welcome Government Plan For Law Change To Better Protect Nature

Friday, 10 December 2021, 1:20 pm | Green Party

The Green Party supports Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan’s announcements today that Government intends to review the Wildlife Act 1953 and progress work on reforming conservation law. “Our indigenous wildlife, especially threatened species, ... More >>

Amnesty Needed On Welfare Debt

Friday, 10 December 2021, 12:57 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for an amnesty on debt the Government is collecting from low income people and families. “Christmas can be a stressful time for low income whānau. A debt amnesty would create some breathing space for people at the end of ... More >>

Green Party Celebrates Gender Self-ID Legislation Becoming Law

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 4:09 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating the long-overdue gender self-ID legislation becoming law today. “It is with great pleasure, after decades of discrimination for our takatāpui, trans, intersex and non-binary whānau, to see this Bill pass its third ... More >>

Smokefree Action Plan Welcomed By Greens

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 11:22 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the launch of the Smokefree 2025 Action Plan. "The Green Party welcomes the release of today’s Action Plan as another step towards Aotearoa New Zealand being smoke-free by 2025,” says Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, the ... More >>

Phase Out PKE As Part Of Climate Plan

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 8:53 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor to phase out the use of the Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) on farms to help address the climate crisis. “Supplementary livestock feed like PKE is fuelling an increase ... More >>

Kids Living In Poverty Cannot Wait Any Longer For Change

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 8:28 am | Green Party

Labour needs to urgently up its game if it is to ensure every child in Aotearoa has what they need to thrive, the Green Party said in response to the Child Poverty Action Group’s latest report. “Poverty is not inevitable. It is caused by low ... More >>

Housing Legislation Needs Further Changes

Friday, 3 December 2021, 12:25 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes changes Parliament’s Environment Select Committee has recommended to Labour and National’s housing legislation but says further improvements need to be made. “Changes to Labour and National’s housing bill are essential ... More >>

No New Mines: It’s Time To Uphold Your Promise

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 8:37 am | Green Party

The Green Party has launched a campaign calling on the Minister for Conservation, Kiritapu Allan and Minister for Energy, Megan Woods to fulfil a promise the Prime Minister made in 2017 to ban new mines on conservation land. “The time for delay ... More >>

Support Needed For Auckland Families And Communities, Not Just Tourism

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 11:09 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the additional support for Auckland this summer but said Labour needs to do more to ease the hardship many families in Tāmaki Makaurau are experiencing right now. “We welcome support for Auckland and Aucklanders who’ve ... More >>

Green Party Seeks Post-enactment Review For COVID Bill

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 12:07 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on Labour to commit to a review of the COVID legislation that will pass through Parliament today under urgency. “While we support the bill passing through urgency today, it is important people are still given an opportunity ... More >>

Auckland Border Should Remain In Place For Now

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 1:11 pm | Green Party

The Green Party says the Labour Government is making a mistake by committing to opening the Auckland border before vulnerable communities are ready. “Elimination has protected thousands of lives in Aotearoa and maintaining elimination is still ... More >>

Govt Must Expand Drug Harm Reduction Initiatives Nationwide

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 4:47 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to roll out the successful drug harm reduction programme Te Ara Oranga nationwide, going further than the Eastern Bay of Plenty extension announced today. “The results speak for themselves, and the ... More >>

Te Mātāwaka: Oversight Of Oranga Tamariki Needs To Be Independent Of Government

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 5:34 pm | Green Party

The Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People's Commission Bill will have its first reading today, but the Green Party will not be supporting it. All tamariki in Aotearoa have the right to be loved, nurtured and safe in whānau ... More >>

Welcome Repeal Of Three Strikes Law Demands Further Action

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 10:54 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the long overdue repeal of the archaic Three Strikes law and calls on the Government to follow this move with more transformative reform of our broken justice system. “The Green Party has been pushing for the repeal of ... More >>

National’s Education Plan Puts Kids And Communities At Risk

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 12:44 pm | Green Party

The National Party’s plan to reopen schools immediately would put children and marginalised communities at risk, the Green Party says. “Children’s health and wellbeing must be the top priority in any decision about when to reopen schools. ... More >>