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Press Pause On Three Waters Reforms

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 12:49 pm | Green Party

The Green Party says the Government should hit the pause button on its three waters reform so it can fully address the concerns that have been raised by communities and councils all over the country. “There is very little in today’s three waters ... More >>

Funding To Test Drugs At Festivals A Lifesaver

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 5:13 pm | Green Party

New funding for drug-checking services at festivals is a Green Party win that will save lives. However the Government needs to go further, faster and expand these lifesaving services. “The funding announced today for drug-checking services at festivals ... More >>

Green Party Sets Out More Equitable Approach To COVID-19 Response

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:56 am | Green Party

The Green Party has warned that the Labour’s plan to move to a new COVID-19 response strategy is rushed and risky, and will leave some people at risk. Meanwhile, the Greens have a safer, more appropriate approach that won’t leave anyone behind. ... More >>

Transform Arms Export Regime To Strengthen Human Rights Protections

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 9:01 am | Green Party

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand is calling on the Government to urgently introduce legislation to better regulate the export of military products and technology that could be used to breach human rights in other countries. Golriz Ghahraman, the ... More >>

Make It A Shore Thing – Bird Of The Year 2021

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 3:24 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on people to go dotty for dotterel and vote for the New Zealand Dotterel/Tūturiwhatu as Bird of the Year 2021. “For too long, our winged friends of the beaches have been trodden on by the competition – literally and ... More >>

National’s Irresponsible COVID Plan Will Cost Lives

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 12:15 pm | Green Party

The National Party’s plan to remove all COVID restrictions on 1 December, regardless of whether or not people are vaccinated, would cost lives, the Green Party says. “COVID restrictions should not be lifted until a vaccination rate of 95 percent ... More >>

New Research Reinforces Urgency To End Conversion Practices

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 11:30 am | Green Party

New research from the University of Waikato showing a link between conversion practices and negative mental health for trans and non-binary people reinforces the urgent need to pass the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. “Aotearoa should ... More >>

Te Mātāwaka: Greens Call For The Government To Listen To Māori Health Experts

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 1:51 pm | Green Party

Te Mātāwaka caucus support the call from iwi leaders, and Māori providers for a COVID-19 vaccination rate of 95 percent for Māori, Pasifika and other marginalised communities before further lifting COVID-19 restrictions. “The Green Party supports ... More >>

Govt Must Build On Foundation Of Planning Rule Changes To Solve Housing Crisis

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 12:09 pm | Green Party

Families looking for their first home will welcome a bipartisan commitment to increase housing supply, but will be asking what more can be done. “The Green Party welcomes a multi-party approach to allowing more homes in walkable urban areas as part of ... More >>

Equitable Financial Support Urgently Needed To Combat COVID Outbreak

Monday, 18 October 2021, 7:05 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for a broader and more equitable financial support package to slow the COVID-19 outbreak and ensure everyone in Alert Level 3 can make ends meet, following the announcement that Alert Level 3 has been extended for at least ... More >>

Waste Strategy Needs To Learn From Nature

Friday, 15 October 2021, 11:03 am | Green Party

Anything less than a transformational national waste strategy and waste legislation will not be enough, the Green Party said today. “We have a responsibility to leave the living world in a better state than we found it,” says Eugenie Sage, Green ... More >>

Te Mātāwaka: Greens Support Iwi Led Housing Solutions

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 12:37 pm | Green Party

The Green Party’s Te Mātāwaka Caucus welcome the Government’s investment into iwi Māori-led housing initiatives. “The well-being of whānau starts with warm, dry, affordable homes. We welcome today’s announcement as a step in the right direction,” ... More >>

Greens Call For Expanded Protection For Renters, Overseas Voting For COVID-19 Bill

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 1:38 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for expanded protections for renters and extended eligibility for overseas voters for the COVID-19 Response Management Measures Legislation Bill, which is currently before select committee. Green MPs have prepared two Supplementary ... More >>

One-off Residency Scheme Needs To Include Working Holiday And Seasonal Workers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 11:40 am | Green Party

The Green Party says the Government needs to extend the one-off residency scheme to all workers, instead of keeping them in limbo with visa extensions every 6 months. “Many working holiday and supplementary seasonal visa holders have been supporting ... More >>

Green Party Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

Friday, 8 October 2021, 12:25 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. “The Government has a responsibility to make sure technologies ... More >>

Greens Welcome Work On Electoral Reform, But Call For Recommendations Of Previous Reviews To Be Implemented

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 10:53 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the review of New Zealand’s electoral laws as chance to make elections fairer and more accessible. However, a new review should not delay the implementation of measures that experts have already said we need to take in ... More >>

Govt Plan Risks Vulnerable Communities

Monday, 4 October 2021, 4:33 pm | Green Party

The Green Party says the Government’s planned roadmap for Auckland risks the safety vulnerable communities and children. “Elimination has protected thousands of lives in Aotearoa. We have to stay the course to keep everyone safe. Now is not the right ... More >>

Climate Crisis Demands Better Transport Options

Saturday, 2 October 2021, 2:31 pm | Green Party

The Green Party said the Government’s decision to scrap the Northern Pathway highlights the need for urgent, people-centred transport options. “We are in a climate crisis and urgently need to work with our communities to provide ways of getting around ... More >>

Seabed Mining Application Rejected, Moratorium Necessary Next Step

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 2:59 pm | Green Party

The Supreme Court decision to decline an application by Trans-Tasman Resources will help protect the seabed, marine mammals, fish and other marine life off the South Taranaki coast from seabed mining. “The Green Party is delighted with the Supreme ... More >>

Extend Transitional Medicinal Cannabis Standards To Ease Patients’ Suffering

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 11:54 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Minister of Health, Andrew Little to extend ‘transitional standards’ for medicinal cannabis to prevent thousands of patients being cut off from their medicine. In March, Minister Little extended transitional medicinal cannabis ... More >>