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Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, discrimination, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, low wages, Minimum wage, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, tipping, workers rights, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett’s comments about tipping have been in the news and have sparked off a series of furious discussions about tipping in Aotearoa. From our point of view, tipping every time you’re provided a service […]

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Renting a home in the wild west

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Home for Life, housing crisis, Metiria, Metiria Turei, Opposition News, Politics, rental homes, Rentberry, renters' rights, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Renting a home in the wild west

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Renting a home in the wild west It can be tough renting a place to live, and it could be about to get tougher. Radio NZ is reporting that the American Rentberry app wants to start operating in New Zealand. Rentberry allows landlords to play […]

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Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they?

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordable housing, capital gains tax, CGT, Economy, Work, & Welfare, first home buyers, Green Party, Housing, housing crisis, IMF, James Shaw, Labour, negative gearing, OECD, Opposition News, Politics, renters' rights, renting, Reserve Bank, tax, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they? Property investors’ lobby groups have been up in arms this week about Labour and Green parties’ plans to close tax loopholes and fix the housing market. That’s probably a good thing. Like an investor in any […]

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Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense

Published By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Fair trade, Green Party, investor state dispute, ISDS, Opposition News, Politics, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement  /  Comments Off on Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense The recent high-fiving between the government and agricultural exporters over ratification of the TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) is empty gesture politics in an election year. Ratification by New Zealand means nothing. New Zealand law changes are not implemented unless […]

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Social Investment: Community is more than just dollars

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Government, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Social Investment  /  Comments Off on Social Investment: Community is more than just dollars

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Social Investment: Community is more than just dollars The Government has a lot riding on its Social Investment approach. Last week they launched a new Social Investment Ministry. The Government has decided that they are going to take a data driven approach to government spending – […]

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This Government’s facade of caring about women

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, equal pay, Equal Pay Act, Green Party, kristine bartlett, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on This Government’s facade of caring about women

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: This Government’s facade of caring about women Earlier this week I was so pleased to see the payoff for many amazing women involved in union organising with the decision to pay caregivers more. I put aside my reservations about the fact that it didn’t look […]

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Agriculture: The right signals

Published By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Climate, dairy farming, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, horticulture, landcorp, Opposition News, pastoral farming, Politics, vivid economics, water  /  Comments Off on Agriculture: The right signals

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Agriculture: The right signals Landcorp is New Zealand’s biggest farming operation. It’s a farming company with more than 100 farms, owned by us – the people of New Zealand – and I was very pleased to read a piece by Landcorp CEO, Steven Carden talking […]

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CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

Published By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, children, CYF, domestic violence, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, Legislation, Maori, Opposition News, Oranga Tamariki, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Issues  /  Comments Off on CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Government needs to go back to the drawing board on the Child Youth and Family (Oranga Tamariki) Bill. Māori have been leading the charge on raising questions on what […]

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Kiwi video games played at Parliament

Published By   /  April 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, ICT, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Technology, video games  /  Comments Off on Kiwi video games played at Parliament

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwi video games played at Parliament This week, MPs were playing games at Parliament. What’s new, you ask? Not the usual, name-calling and point-scoring political games. Instead, they played Kiwi-designed video games like Grow and Golden Threads. I was delighted to be able to organise, […]

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We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland Council, Climate Change, divestment, Economy, Work, & Welfare, fossil fuels, Green Party, oil, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment The climate movement took a big step forward this week when our largest council voted to divest from fossil fuel investments. Auckland Council has now joined Dunedin, Melbourne, San Francisco, Washington DC, Copenhagen, and a host of other cities […]

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Free trade backers are simply out of touch

Published By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, chartered accountants, Economy, Work, & Welfare, exports, Fair trade, Free trade, Free Trade Agreement, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, TPP, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on Free trade backers are simply out of touch

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Free trade backers are simply out of touch Are the backers of free trade out of touch with public opinion? This was the question asked when the Chartered Accountants launched their Future of Trade study. I was astonished by the answer in a room of […]

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Greens back Labour’s monetary policy reform

Published By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bill English, deposit insurance, deposit protection, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Governor, Graeme Wheeler, Green Party, Labour, monetary policy, Monetary Policy Statement, ocr, Official Cash Rate, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Greens back Labour’s monetary policy reform

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Greens back Labour’s monetary policy reform Labour plans to change the way we do monetary policy in New Zealand and the Green Party supports them fully. We’re now of a single mind on this. Labour will move away from our reliance on a single, unelected […]

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Tell us what you think is great

Published By   /  April 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, great greens, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Tell us what you think is great

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tell us what you think is great [embedded content]We think Aotearoa is great so we’re incredibly excited to show you this video campaign. It’s the result of a five-day adventure around New Zealand where over 80 people shared their homes, their unique part of the […]

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Growing the New Zealand economy

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, fair tax, farmers, Green Party, Kiwibank, manufacturing, Opposition News, Politics, research and development  /  Comments Off on Growing the New Zealand economy

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Growing the New Zealand economy We are committed to delivering a better quality of life for everyone.   So we’re going to build an economy that works for society and the environment, not the other way round: We’ll create the incentives for businesses to invest […]

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The future of your community and New Zealand society

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordable housing, Child Poverty, Economy, Work, & Welfare, great greens, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, inequality, Opposition News, Politics, thriving kids, Warm Healthy homes  /  Comments Off on The future of your community and New Zealand society

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The future of your community and New Zealand society New Zealanders want a country which gives everyone a fair go, not where a few people getting richer while others are left stuck behind. We think that Government needs to do something about inequality, and we’ve got […]

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Housing workers on cruise ships. Really?

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, city rail link, city rail loop, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Immigration, Opposition News, Politics, working conditions, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on Housing workers on cruise ships. Really?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Housing workers on cruise ships. Really? What does it say about our country that we would invite people to work here but treat them as second class citizens? Just yesterday, I wrote that there should be better oversight of the living and working conditions of […]

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Recognised Seasonal Employment Scheme – more vulnerable migrant workers.

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Immigration, migrant, migrant workers, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Recognised Seasonal Employment Scheme – more vulnerable migrant workers.

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Recognised Seasonal Employment Scheme – more vulnerable migrant workers. I was really pleased to see the investigation by TVNZ’s Q+A looking into the issue of seasonal migrant workers in the wine industry in Marlborough over the weekend.  I’ve felt uneasy about the Recognised Seasonal Employment […]

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Do you know where your money goes?

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, cluster bomb, Economy, Work, & Welfare, ethical investment, Green Party, KiwiSaver, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Do you know where your money goes?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Do you know where your money goes? Voluntary calls for Kiwisaver funds to clean up their portfolios and get out of funding weapons that cause massive suffering and fatalities hasn’t worked. The Green Party is calling for the National Government to step up to its […]

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National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Bill English, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, export, Exporters, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, smart green economy, The Issues, TPPA, Trade, value add, World Trade Organization, WTO  /  Comments Off on National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards Today’s announcement on trade by Bill English amounts to more of the same. More trade deals that will deliver increasingly modest benefits far in the future. This is a justification for their current approach, not a trade […]

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Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, amazon, apple, avoidance, BEPS, diverted profits tax, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Facebook, Google, Green Party, multinationals, Opposition News, Politics, tax, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals Death and taxes. It is said that you can’t escape them. But some corporations can and do. There has been an outcry over multinationals like Apple avoiding tax in New Zealand. Matt Nippert at the NZ Herald has […]

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