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Green Party tribute to Dame Nganeko Minhinnick

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, tribute  /  Comments Off on Green Party tribute to Dame Nganeko Minhinnick

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Green Party tribute to Dame Nganeko Minhinnick Haere ngā mate ki tua o paerau; te moenga roa o ngā mātua tupuna. Haere, haere, haere. It was with a huge sense of loss that we learned of the death of Dame Nganeko Minhinnick yesterday. The Green […]

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NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Global Affairs, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, nuclear free, nuclear weapons, NZ parliament, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, The Issues, UN  /  Comments Off on NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons New Zealand’s nuclear-free zone, legislated by Parliament in 1987, is something we all take pride in. It’s important, however, that we don’t let it thwart its own ultimate purpose – a world free […]

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Divided we fall

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, community, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, London, Opposition News, Politics, racism, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Divided we fall

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Divided we fall I’m getting pretty sick of the politics of division in this country.  The latest example was yesterday’s comments from NZ First leader Winston Peters having a good go in the House at driving up fear and loathing towards people of the Islamic […]

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CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

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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Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Green Party, honour the treaty, Justice & Democracy, Maori, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections A month ago, the Corrections Minister said without equivocation, to no less than the Kingiitanga, that “Reducing reoffending by Māori offenders is a high priority for Corrections.” A nice line, sure, but an empty one, totally divorced from reality, if […]

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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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I enjoy political debate and like to share my opinions

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, great greens, Green Party, honest politics, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, political debate, Politics, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on I enjoy political debate and like to share my opinions

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: I enjoy political debate and like to share my opinions We reckon political debate is healthy, when it is done respectfully. Political parties need to use their platform to give a voice to the voiceless and speak truth to power. Sometimes this means standing up […]

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Trump and speaking truth to power

By   /  February 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, dakota access pipeline, Donald Trump, double the quota, Global Affairs, Green Party, Human Rights, Immigration, Justice & Democracy, keystone, Muslim, muslim ban, Opposition News, Politics, President Trump, refugee quota, Refugees, Trump  /  Comments Off on Trump and speaking truth to power

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Trump and speaking truth to power We face a difficult and dangerous future. The Greens did not welcome Donald Trump into office and we oppose most of his policies. Recent events have shown that many people across the world feel the same. In the face […]

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Well, THAT happened: reflecting on 2016 and beyond

By   /  December 28, 2016  /  2016, 24/7 News, Child Poverty, Climate, Conservation, end 2016, Freshwater, Green MPs, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, homelessness, homelessness inquiry, Housing, Justice & Democracy, MoU, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Well, THAT happened: reflecting on 2016 and beyond

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Well, THAT happened: reflecting on 2016 and beyond Lots of people are saying 2016 has been a bit of a shocker, with political events like Brexit and Trump; US Police shooting black people – and the emergence of Black Lives Matter; the death of legendary […]

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A Billion Better Things

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Crime, Green Party, Justice, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, Prisons, The Issues  /  Comments Off on A Billion Better Things

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: A Billion Better Things Earlier this week I posed some questions to Finance Minister Bill English about his support for the government’s plan to spend a billion dollars on a new prison. I was pretty disappointed in his answers, all of which flew in the face of his own comments […]

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Who’s calling the shots? Bye bye surplus

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  24/7 News, Budget, Green Party, Justice, Justice & Democracy, Mental Health, national government, Opposition News, Politics, prison, surplus, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Who’s calling the shots? Bye bye surplus

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Who’s calling the shots? Bye bye surplus I would love to know who is calling the shots in the National government’s cabinet when it comes to deciding how best to spend taxpayers’ money.  On the evidence of the last few weeks, it definitely isn’t Finance […]

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Barry Coates’ speech on the final reading of the TPPA Amendment Bill

By   /  November 11, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Free Trade Agreement, Green Party, interception, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Speech, The Issues, TISA, TPP, TPPA, Trade, trade agreement  /  Comments Off on Barry Coates’ speech on the final reading of the TPPA Amendment Bill

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Barry Coates’ speech on the final reading of the TPPA Amendment Bill Barry Coates’ speech on the final reading of the TPPA Amendment Bill, 10 November 2016. Tēnā koe, Mr Assistant Speaker. I rise to talk on the third reading of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement […]

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Calling time on Trojan horse treaties

By   /  November 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, TISA, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on Calling time on Trojan horse treaties

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Calling time on Trojan horse treaties This post first appeared on The Daily Blog – October 26, 2016 If you’re concerned about the TPPA, there is even worse to come. TiSA is a new trade deal that would leave citizens powerless to set the rules […]

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No data, no funding. That’s just wrong.

By   /  November 2, 2016  /  24/7 News, community sector, community services, data security, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Government funding, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on No data, no funding. That’s just wrong.

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: No data, no funding. That’s just wrong. The National Government recently announced that they will be requiring community organisations to hand over client information to the government to get funding. Services such as women’s refuges and budgeting agencies will have to share “client-level data” as […]

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Housing NZ needs to stop unfair evictions

By   /  October 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, Drug Foundation, drugs, eviction, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, housing New Zealand, Housing NZ, Justice & Democracy, Marama Davidson, methamphetamine, Opposition News, Politics, social houses, Social Housing, Society & Culture, state houses, State housing  /  Comments Off on Housing NZ needs to stop unfair evictions

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Housing NZ needs to stop unfair evictions It’s become clear that Housing NZ has ignored repeated warnings from senior government officials in the Ministry of Health that it’s misusing methamphetamine guidelines to evict tenants. The long story short is that hundreds of people have been […]

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Freedom on the Seas – A gift from your friendly Government

By   /  October 28, 2016  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Dr Kennedy Graham, Green Party, Human Rights, International Naval Review, Justice & Democracy, Kennedy Graham, Maritime Crimes Amendment Bill, maritime protest, navy, nuclear free, Opposition News, peaceful protest, Politics, protest, Simon Bridges, The Issues, USA  /  Comments Off on Freedom on the Seas – A gift from your friendly Government

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Freedom on the Seas – A gift from your friendly Government When the Government announced it would need to uphold public safety during the upcoming International Naval Review, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was talking about wearing life jackets. But actually, the Government is […]

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Junior Doctors go on Strike

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  24/7 News, denise roche, DHB, Doctors, doctors strike, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health and safety, junior doctors, junior doctors strike, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues, Unions, work rights, workers rights, working conditions, workplace relations, workplace safety  /  Comments Off on Junior Doctors go on Strike

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Junior Doctors go on Strike Thousands of junior doctors took strike action for 24 hours this week for better working conditions and safer working hours.  The Green Party supports their cause, and particularly their claims to reduce the number of days worked from up to […]

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Domestic Violence – some advice for the media

By   /  October 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, domestic violence, family violence, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, intimate partner violence, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Domestic Violence – some advice for the media

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Domestic Violence – some advice for the media For the purpose of this piece, I’m going to use Domestic Violence (DV) as a proxy for intimate partner violence. DV is not isolated to physical abuse in a relationship between people with the same power. DV is […]

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Learning from Norway: KRUS Correctional Service Training

By   /  October 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Green Party, Justice, Justice & Democracy, norway, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Learning from Norway: KRUS Correctional Service Training

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Learning from Norway: KRUS Correctional Service Training Through the wonders of modern technology I was able to sit in my room in Helsinki this morning and listen to Radio New Zealand’s interview with Ray Smith, CEO of Corrections. The release of the Inspector’s report into […]

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UK Courts and Corrections – learning from abroad

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Courts, Green Party, Justice, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture, The Issues, UK, westminster  /  Comments Off on UK Courts and Corrections – learning from abroad

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: UK Courts and Corrections – learning from abroad I’m en route to Oslo so now is a good time to reflect on the UK stage of my whistle-stop justice tour. Our legal and political systems owe a lot to the Westminster model. When you get […]

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