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Keep it Public

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture, Tertiary Education, tertiary funding, TEU  /  Comments Off on Keep it Public

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Keep it Public The Green Party strongly supports the Tertiary Education Unions call to #KeepitPublic. Keep what public? Our quality tertiary education system that National is trying to open up to more private for-profit providers with a new law change. The (Tertiary Education and Other […]

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Parihaka: an apology

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, apology, Green Party, non violence, Opposition News, parihaka, peace, Politics, Society & Culture, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Parihaka: an apology

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Parihaka: an apology An apology only works for healing if it is sincere and if it is accepted. We teach our children to apologise and to be genuine if they want to be forgiven. On Friday, June 9 at Parihaka, the Crown apologised to the […]

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Renting a home in the wild west

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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Tips for a Green Easter

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, chocolate, Easter, ethical shopping, Fair trade, Green Party, Opposition News, Palm Oil, Politics, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Tips for a Green Easter

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tips for a Green Easter Who’s hanging out for the long weekend? We can’t wait! Whether you’re heading away or staying home, we hope you get to spend time with the people you love. With the weather looking damp in most parts of the country, […]

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Farewell to John Clarke

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, john clarke, Opposition News, Politics, rip, satire, satirist, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Farewell to John Clarke

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Farewell to John Clarke This wonderfully talented man has been claimed by Australia, but how I remember John Clarke is as a young Wellington actor who performed satirical pieces in a show called “Knickers” at Downstage Theatre. The show featured other future luminaries like John […]

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Journalism Matters: Interesting the public in the public interest

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Broadcasting, convergence, disruption, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, journalism, Media, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, public journalism, Radio NZ, RNZ, Society & Culture, Technology  /  Comments Off on Journalism Matters: Interesting the public in the public interest

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Journalism Matters: Interesting the public in the public interest Last week I launched two policies to support Kiwi journalism because as Bill Moyers put it, “the quality of democracy and the quality of journalism is deeply intertwined.” Journalism matters because it’s how we discover what’s […]

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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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Tribute to Teresia Teaiwa

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, pasifika, pasifika greens, Pasifika students, poet, poetry, Politics, Society & Culture, Teresia Teaiwa, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Tribute to Teresia Teaiwa

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tribute to Teresia Teaiwa It was with deep sadness that we learned on Tuesday about the death of Teresia Teaiwa; a wonderful academic, poet, activist and leader across the Pacific. The Green Party is reeling from the loss of this champion for human rights, justice, […]

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When the glue that holds our society together starts failing

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture, The Issues  /  Comments Off on When the glue that holds our society together starts failing

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: When the glue that holds our society together starts failing I visited the Whitireia Community Law Centre in Porirua last week and spent an hour with three of their staff and heard about how difficult things are. They are a drop in service, with no […]

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Let’s be Bold on International Women’s Day

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, domestic violence, equal pay, Green Party, Human Rights, International Women's Day, Opposition News, Politics, sexual violence, Society & Culture, The Issues, Women  /  Comments Off on Let’s be Bold on International Women’s Day

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Let’s be Bold on International Women’s Day Let’s make sure we properly resource sexual violence prevention work. Currently, about 1.5% of government funding for sexual violence goes to prevention. ACC has been given the lead role on education in schools. So far they’ve rolled out […]

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Access Matters: Time for 100% Accessible Aotearoa.

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Access issues, Access Matters, accessibility, disability, disability rights, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, right to access, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Access Matters: Time for 100% Accessible Aotearoa.

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Access Matters: Time for 100% Accessible Aotearoa. I know first-hand that access matters and makes a huge difference for everyone, which is why I celebrate every small step forwards. I am excited to support the launch last week of a campaign by Access Alliance for a truly […]

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Period pains: wider issues in the sanitary products story

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Health, Opposition News, Politics, poverty, sanitary products, Society & Culture, Women  /  Comments Off on Period pains: wider issues in the sanitary products story

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Period pains: wider issues in the sanitary products story It’s been great to see huge public support for increasing access to sanitary items over the last couple of days. I believe we need to improve access to a range of sanitary products for people who […]

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Helping kids or billionaires?

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, corporate welfare, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, inequality, Investment, multinational tax avoidance, NZVIF, Opposition News, Peter Thiel, Politics, Sky City, SkyCity, Society & Culture, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Helping kids or billionaires?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Helping kids or billionaires? So many issues boil down to a question of values – these shape the choices that we make. The values of our Government have again been revealed this week. They are choosing to use taxpayers’ funds to help big business, instead […]

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Society failed Ruby

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, disabilities, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, Human Rights, Mojo Mathers, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Society failed Ruby

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Society failed Ruby Last week, there was extensive media coverage of the murder of a young disabled woman by her mother.  Much of this early coverage exclusively focused on how disabled Ruby was, how challenging she was to look after, how loving the mother was, […]

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Denise Roche: My year – with some numbers

By   /  January 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Denise Roche: My year – with some numbers

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Denise Roche: My year – with some numbers It feels like 2016 was exceptionally busy – and this was confirmed when I checked my diary. Looking at just my Ethnic Communities portfolio, between February and December this year I visited or attended celebrations with 25 […]

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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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7 ways we stand up for women, every single day

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  24/7 News, equal pay, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture, The Issues, women's affairs, Women's Rights  /  Comments Off on 7 ways we stand up for women, every single day

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: 7 ways we stand up for women, every single day Last week, our new PM Bill English announced his upcoming Cabinet, with Paula Bennett being appointed Minister for Women. Today, English said that he “doesn’t know what feminism means,” following on from Bennett’s earlier comments […]

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New energy strategy a missed opportunity

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, carbon emissions, clean energy, Climate Change, Economy, Work, & Welfare, EECA, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, Fonterra, fossil fuel, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, Genesis, Green Party, greenhouse gas emissions, national, Nova Energy, Opposition News, Paris Climate Agreement, Parliament, Politics, renewable energy, Simon Bridges, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on New energy strategy a missed opportunity

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: New energy strategy a missed opportunity You’d be forgiven for not noticing that the Government published a new draft energy strategy this week. It’s basically the same as the old energy strategy, which they published in 2011, but with one new target around industrial process […]

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The TPPA is dead – what next for trade?

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Donald Trump, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Election 2016, Green Party, ISDS, Opposition News, Politics, President Trump, Society & Culture, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Trump  /  Comments Off on The TPPA is dead – what next for trade?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The TPPA is dead – what next for trade? Top of the “to do” list for incoming President Trump (it will take a while to get used to writing that) are changes to trade policy. Number one is rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). […]

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