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Swimmable Rivers Tour: Waikato

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, Environment Waikato, Freshwater, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, swimmable, swimmable rivers, waikato, water  /  Comments Off on Swimmable Rivers Tour: Waikato

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable Rivers Tour: Waikato Last week, we rolled up to the mighty Waikato on the final day of our swimmable rivers tour. Co-Leader James Shaw, Denise Roche MP and I started our day in Horotiu where the primary school has been focussing on the awa […]

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Pouring Government energy into avoiding energy leadership

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean energy, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Pouring Government energy into avoiding energy leadership

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Pouring Government energy into avoiding energy leadership Energy Minister Judith Collins yesterday released the new New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy and it’s very disappointing. It’s unambitious, continues business as usual & won’t achieve much. It continues National’s well-worn tactic of playing tricks, rather […]

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Huge high country station risks overseas ownership

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, conservation land, Environment & Resource Management, foreign ownership, Green Party, Mt White Station, Opposition News, Overseas Investment Office, overseas land ownership, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Huge high country station risks overseas ownership

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Huge high country station risks overseas ownership The real estate advertisement is spot on in describing Mt White Station as an “iconic” South Island high country station. The 40,000 hectare property is adjacent to Arthur’s Pass National Park and the upper reaches of the Waimakariri […]

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Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense

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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Last call of the kea?

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, KEA, mountains, Opposition News, Politics, predator, south island, taonga, te wai pounamu  /  Comments Off on Last call of the kea?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Last call of the kea? Last weekend, I attended the first ever Kea Konvention hosted by the Kea Conservation Trust. It was a power-packed weekend full of presentations by scientists, volunteers and NGOS working to raise awareness of this amazing and unique bird. For many of […]

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Logging our native forest? No way!

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Eugenie, Green Party, logging, national, native, native forest, Opposition News, Politics, Sage, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Logging our native forest? No way!

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Logging our native forest? No way! Last week, I spoke to TVNZ’s Q & A programme about Grey District Council’s proposal to allow logging of native forests on three council-owned reserves. Over the years, the Green Party has been involved with efforts to stop logging our […]

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Swimmable river campaign in Northland

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Northland, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, The Issues, Wairua River  /  Comments Off on Swimmable river campaign in Northland

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable river campaign in Northland Today I am heading to the north to travel on the Wairua River, the seventh river we’re visiting on the Swimmable Rivers campaign. The Wairua River, which flows into the Wairoa River and eventually the Kaipara Harbour, is one of many […]

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Agriculture: The right signals

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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Kiwi video games played at Parliament

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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Point England: An almighty mess in the making

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Campaign, Dotterel, Environment & Resource Management, Eugenie Sage, Green Party, Housing, Marama Davidson, Ngati Paoa, Nick Smith, Opposition News, papakainga, Point England, Politics, rma, tamaki, Tamaki redevelopment, Te Whanake, The Issues, tuturiwhatu  /  Comments Off on Point England: An almighty mess in the making

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Point England: An almighty mess in the making A special joint blog from Marama Davidson, Green Party social housing spokesperson and Eugenie Sage, Green Party environment spokesperson. A Treaty settlement, environmental planning, affordable housing, threatened native species and recreation spaces are all in play in […]

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Tell us what you think is great

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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Manawatū River – Swimmable Rivers Tour

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean water, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Manawatu, manawatu river, Opposition News, Politics, Rivers tour, swimmable, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Manawatū River – Swimmable Rivers Tour

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Manawatū River – Swimmable Rivers Tour On Thursday, I was fortunate to visit the lovely Manawatū river as part of our Swimmable Rivers tour. Our day started at Awapuni School in Palmerston North with the bilingual class – a bright and beautiful group of tamariki who […]

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Protecting our environment and native species

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean water, Climate Change, Environment & Resource Management, great greens, Green Party, native birds, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, taonga, taonga levy  /  Comments Off on Protecting our environment and native species

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Protecting our environment and native species Aotearoa is a truly beautiful place, and we want to keep it that way. We’re working hard to make sure that we can still have rivers to swim in, native birds to listen to, and water you can safely drink. […]

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Sounds salmon farms rammed through

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, DOC, Environment & Resource Management, Fisheries, Green Party, marine conservation, Marlborough Sounds, Opposition News, Politics, rma, Salmon Farming, salmon farms, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Sounds salmon farms rammed through

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Sounds salmon farms rammed through Public submissions closed yesterday on King Salmon Ltd’s controversial proposal for six new salmon farms on high-value sites in the Marlborough Sounds. The National Government is once again creating a special, industry-friendly process which favours developers and reduces environmental safeguards […]

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No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, bycatch, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, fishing industry, Green Party, Marine, marine conservation, Opposition News, Politics, rapoka, sealion, trawling  /  Comments Off on No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets A New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka has drowned in a squid fishing trawl net just seven weeks after the start of the squid fishing season. This shows the need for much stronger measures to protect endangered […]

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Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Climate, Climate Change, cross-party, Environment & Resource Management, Globe-NZ, Green Party, net zero, Opposition News, Politics, Sustainability, vivid economics  /  Comments Off on Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate On Tuesday evening, I hosted the launch in the Beehive Theatrette of a report which could prove to be a game-changer in the long and somewhat agonised saga that is New Zealand’s policy debate on climate. Present […]

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No one happy with Smith’s GE vision

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, GE, GE Free, GMO, GMO food, Green Party, Opposition News, organic, organic farms, organics, Politics  /  Comments Off on No one happy with Smith’s GE vision

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: No one happy with Smith’s GE vision Environment Minister Nick Smith wants to bully us into accepting GE plants into New Zealand using bad law, unproven claims about productivity, and emotional spin on cancer treatment research. Instead of trashing our overseas reputation, we should be […]

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Rallying for clean water

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean rivers, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, river, rivers, swimmable, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Rallying for clean water

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Rallying for clean water This week people all over the country took to the streets to support clean water. There were rallies held from Whangarei to Invercargill. Everywhere people were calling for clean water rather than letting companies export our fresh water without paying for it. The […]

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Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, aquifers, clean rivers, clean water, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, groundwater, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, springs, takaka, tangata whenua, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs Last Friday night, there was a meeting of more than 300 people about the risk of increased water takes for farming in the catchment upstream of the magnificent Te Waikoropupu Springs (‘Pupu Springs’) in Golden Bay. The aquifer that feeds the […]

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Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, advertising, clean energy, Climate Change, Coal, dirty energy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, gas, Green Party, Marketing, oil, Opposition News, PEPANZ, Politics, renewable energy, solar, The Issues, wind power  /  Comments Off on Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry The oil and gas industry has launched a marketing campaign in New Zealand to try and convince people how great its dirty fossil fuel products are. I’m not surprised. The fossil fuel industry is no stranger to desperate […]

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