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Budget 2017 tax changes

Published By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Child Poverty, children, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Families, family incomes package, family tax credit, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Taxation, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017 tax changes

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017 tax changes The big headline of the Government’s Budget yesterday was its Family Incomes Package – a range of measures including changes to income tax thresholds and the Family Tax Credit. Overall the Budget is a huge disappointment and a missed opportunity to […]

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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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Walking the walk on the Living Wage

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, auckland university, Economy, Work, & Welfare, fair pay, Green Party, Housing, living wage, Opposition News, Politics, Tertiary Education, TEU, Union  /  Comments Off on Walking the walk on the Living Wage

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Walking the walk on the Living Wage 1200 staff from the University of Auckland are stopping work today – calling on the Vice-Chancellor to offer union members a fair and equitable increase in pay. We’re really supportive of this effort and the work that the […]

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Ending homelessness

Published By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordable, Auckland, bob jones, Child Poverty, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, homelessness, Housing, inequality, Media, Opposition News, Politics, Sir robert Jones, The Issues, turangawaewae  /  Comments Off on Ending homelessness

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Ending homelessness Homelessness is a disgrace. It’s ugly and dehumanising and I can’t bear to see it every day in my home town of Wellington. Unlike Sir Robert Jones, though, I’ve never thought about blaming the victims for their situation. That’s bully talk and Sir […]

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Will Bill and Paula fix Auckland’s transport?

Published By   /  December 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Auckland Transport, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Public Transport, Transport, transport funding  /  Comments Off on Will Bill and Paula fix Auckland’s transport?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Will Bill and Paula fix Auckland’s transport? Last week we experienced one of those watershed moments in the tale of Auckland’s transport. The road to the airport became more car park than motorway; as a result dozens of flights were delayed, people missed their flights […]

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Burning more gas shows system is broken

Published By   /  September 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Campaign, clean energy, Climate Change, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Emissions Trading Scheme, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, ETS, fossil fuels, fracking, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Nova Energy, Opposition News, Paris Climate Agreement, Parliament, Politics, renewable energy  /  Comments Off on Burning more gas shows system is broken

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Burning more gas shows system is broken How is it that New Zealand is supposed to be playing our part in the global mission to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, yet Nova Energy is proposing to build more fossil fuel-burning power […]

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Electricity transmission pricing proposal – put it in reverse

Published By   /  September 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Campaign, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, electricity authority, electricity prices, EMA, Environment & Resource Management, fairness, Federated Farmers, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, power prices, The Issues, transmission pricing methodology  /  Comments Off on Electricity transmission pricing proposal – put it in reverse

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Electricity transmission pricing proposal – put it in reverse If you believe the tale some economists tell that we’re all rational individual profit maximisers navigating our way through the market of life you’d be very surprised to read a survey just out. A collection of […]

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The local impacts of new polluting power plant

Published By   /  September 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Campaign, clean energy, Climate Change, dirty energy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, greenhouse gas emissions, James Shaw, Nova Energy, Opposition News, Otorohunga, Parliament, Pirongia, Politics, Resource Management Act, waikato  /  Comments Off on The local impacts of new polluting power plant

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The local impacts of new polluting power plant The view towards Mt Pirongia from a home that will be affected by the proposed power plant Today I met with locals living rurally near Otorohanga, south Waikato, who will be affected by Nova Energy’s plan to […]

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Greens call on Minister to “call in” new polluting power plant

Published By   /  September 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Campaign, Climate Change, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Environment & Resource Management, fracking, Gareth Hughes, gas, Green Party, Huntly, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Paris, Parliament, Politics, rma, solar, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Greens call on Minister to “call in” new polluting power plant

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Greens call on Minister to “call in” new polluting power plant The Green Party launched a campaign on Friday to stop the proposed construction of a new gas-fired power plant in South Waikato that would increase greenhouse gas emissions, causing climate change. Nova Energy has […]

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Why ethical investment matters

Published By   /  September 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Bill English, cluster bomb, Defence, Economy, Work, & Welfare, ethical investment, Green Party, Human Rights, john key, KiwiSaver, landmine, laos, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, responsible investment, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Why ethical investment matters

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Why ethical investment matters John Key is in Laos today attending the East Asia Summit. Laos has been called the land of a million bombs. During the Vietnam War, the US dropped roughly 270 million cluster bombs. Approximately 80 million failed to detonate. Peterkim Manithong […]

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