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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 >>

Pathways To Residency A Win For Green Party

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 6:30 am | Green Party

A one-off broad residency pathway will ensure tens of thousands of migrants who have made Aotearoa New Zealand their home can settle here and thrive into the future. “Migrants deserve to have their dignity and humanity honoured by our immigration ... More >>

Significant Power Shift Vital For Our Mokopuna

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 1:38 pm | Green Party

The Green Party and its Te Mātāwaka caucus welcomes the release of the Oranga Tamariki ministerial advisory board’s report, which echoes what many inquiries have been saying for years. “The Greens envision a future where our pēpi, tamariki ... More >>

Government Should Cover All Birth Injuries And Trauma

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 7:26 am | Green Party

The Green Party says expanding coverage for birth injuries is a step in the right direction, but much more still needs to be done to ensure ACC is a person-centred organisation that provides comprehensive support for all birth injuries and birth ... More >>

Kiwis Overseas Must Be Allowed To Vote Next Year

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 12:27 pm | Green Party

New Zealanders stranded overseas should be allowed to vote in next year’s local government elections and the 2023 general election, the Green Party said today. “The reality of this pandemic is lots of people cannot renew their voting rights when ... More >>

Disability-assist Dog Bill To Have First Reading Today

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 11:57 am | Green Party

After being delayed due to lockdown, Ricardo Menéndez March’s Members Bill to ensure that disabled New Zealanders do not face discrimination for having a disability assist dog will have its first reading in Parliament today. “The law in New Zealand ... More >>

Auckland Central MP Calls For Government Funding To Revive The St James Theatre, Launches Open Letter

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 5:14 pm | Green Party

Green Party MP for Auckland Central, Chlöe Swarbrick, is launching an open letter to the Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Hon Kiritapu Allan, asking for the Government to match the Auckland Council’s contribution of $15 million ... More >>

Open letter calling for ACC to cover all birth injuries and trauma reaches 10,000 signatures

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 6:04 pm | Green Party

In less than 12 hours, more than 10,000 people have signed on the Green Party’s open letter asking for ACC to cover all birth injuries and trauma.   “This is a phenomenal show of support for mothers, parents and babies who are suffering due ... More >>

Greens Call For All Birth Injuries To Be Covered By ACC, Launch Open Letter

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 7:06 am | Green Party

The Green Party is launching an open letter to the Minister for ACC asking for all birth injuries and trauma to be covered, and the letter has strong support from the sector. “Most injuries caused during childbirth aren’t covered by ACC, and data ... More >>

Greens call for immediate student support, launches petition

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 2:41 pm | Green Party

Green Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick has launched a petition calling for immediate, meaningful support for students, saying the Government’s announced boost to the student hardship funds doesn’t go far enough. “COVID-19 ... More >>

Investment in public transport is not enough

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 12:04 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the $6 billion being invested in public transport, walking and cycling through the National Land Transport Programme, as announced by the Minister of Transport today, however says it is nowhere near enough. More >>