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Trade agreement will kick start end to fossil fuel subsidies

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:36 am | Green Party

A world first trade agreement between New Zealand, Costa Rica, Iceland, Fij, and Norway will lead the way on international efforts to tackle climate change, says Green Party Co-leader James Shaw. “The Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability ... More >>

Change to property management rules on the agenda

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 8:13 am | Green Party

25 September 2019 The Green Party is welcoming the Real Estate Institute’s campaign to change property management rules, launched today. “We’ll be looking to meet with industry leaders to discuss how we can make progress together,” said Green ... More >>

Mana whenua decision on Ihumātao shows strong leadership

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 1:53 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming today’s decision by the mana whenua of Ihumātao to seek return of the land from the Crown. More >>

Aotearoa history to be taught in all schools

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:04 am | Green Party

The Government’s commitment to ensure New Zealand history is taught in all schools by 2022 is part of a landmark day for our nation’s story, said Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson. More >>

Funding guarantee for proven mental health services

Sunday, 8 September 2019, 11:30 am | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming today’s announcement of increased support for mental health services for 170,000 people. More >>

Government proposals seek to treat water as taonga

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:04 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcome the fresh water policy proposals announced for consultation by Government that seeks to treat water as taonga and recognise te mana o te wai (“the innate life force of the water”). More >>

Green Party welcomes interest rate caps on loan sharks

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 11:41 am | Green Party

“I congratulate Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi, for deciding to introduce an amendment to cap interest rates on high cost loans”, Green Party spokesperson on Consumer Affairs Gareth Hughes said today. More >>

Food in Schools: caring for our children’s future

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 1:38 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming today’s announcement of a pilot programme to provide school lunches in 30 schools, expanding to 120 schools by 2021. More >>

MP wage increases should match other New Zealanders

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 1:49 pm | Green Party

27 August 2019 Press release MP wage increases should match other New Zealanders: Green Party The Green Party is disappointed with the outcome of a review into MP pay that is likely to still increase politicians’ pay beyond the wages of other ... More >>

Billionaire donation to National shows need for reform

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 9:37 am | Green Party

News that previous National Trade Minister Todd McClay facilitated a large donation from racing industry billionaire Lin Lang demonstrates the need for donation reform in New Zealand. More >>

Marama Davidson Joins Call for Local Green Deal

Monday, 26 August 2019, 9:01 am | Green Party

Joining local Green candidates at their campaign launch on Sunday at the Highbury Whanau Centre Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson will say, “I’m very proud to join Green candidates Teanau Tuiono, Renee Dingwall and Brent Barrett in calling ... More >>

Hager case highlights threats to media independence

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 10:18 am | Green Party

Today’s Independent Policy Conduct Authority (IPCA) report into the 2014 raid on Nicky Hager’s home confirms that Police conduct was wrong and overstepped the clear legal protections that journalists have to defend their sources and provide independent ... More >>

Grants for clean green transport options welcome

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 11:07 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes grant funding that ensures more low emissions vehicle infrastructure for a clean green New Zealand. “As a Government we’ve set a priority for a clean green future and grants announced today show that being put into action”, said ... More >>

New research links poor housing to hospital admissions

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 9:30 am | Green Party

A research paper conducted by the University of Otago that was published today has shown a strong link between damp, mouldy housing and hospital admissions for young children with respiratory infections. More >>

Prisoner voting ban should be overturned: Green Party

Monday, 12 August 2019, 1:07 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed the release of the Waitangi Tribunal report, which has called for the legislative ban on prisoner voting to be overturned. More >>

Gov will review last taxpayer supports for fossil fuels

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 3:01 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is glad special treatment for oil and gas industries has been winding down since this Government was elected and the last remaining taxpayer funded support measures for fossil fuel industries in New Zealand will be reviewed. In the work ... More >>

Murdoch report another nail in coffin for Anadarko Amendment

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 2:12 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for the controversial Anadarko Amendment to be rescinded after the Murdoch report released today. More >>

Health-based regime for drug addiction heralds new era

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 5:45 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating significant changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act that will ensure police treat drug addiction like the health issue it is. “Today we’ve passed the most transformative change in drug law in New Zealand in over 30 years”, ... More >>

Green Party seek to strengthen Electoral Amendment bill

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 1:34 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed today’s First Reading of the Electoral Amendment Bill, which will strengthen participatory democracy in New Zealand. The Green Party will be working to strengthen the Bill as it proceeds through the House. More >>

Green Party statement on Ihumātao

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 11:48 am | Green Party

“I am in constant communication with all parties involved, and I am assured that de-escalation is what everybody wants,” Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson said today. More >>



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