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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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Last call of the kea?

Published 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!

Published 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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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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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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Point England: An almighty mess in the making

Published 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

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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Sounds salmon farms rammed through

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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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Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry

Published 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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Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Campaign, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, forest and bird, Green Party, Hawke's Bay, Maggie Barry, Mojo Mathers, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Ruataniwha, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister Right now, Forest and Bird are in the Supreme Court defending a challenge from the Minister of Conservation, Maggie Barry. The Minister wants to remove the protected status of 22 hectares of Forest Park land in order […]

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Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative

Published By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean energy, Climate Change, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, hydro, Judith Collins, NPS, Opposition News, Politics, renewable energy, rma, solar, wind energy, wind power, wind turbines  /  Comments Off on Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative The Government’s National Policy Statement on Renewable Energy Generation has been slammed as ineffective by an official report. Ten years ago, the previous Government began work on developing a National Policy Statement (NPS) on Renewable Energy […]

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A chance to help sea life in the Hauraki Gulf

Published By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, fisheries management, Green Party, hauraki, Hauraki gulf, marine biodiversity, marine ecosystem, marine protection, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on A chance to help sea life in the Hauraki Gulf

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: A chance to help sea life in the Hauraki Gulf The Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari report (Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan) launched last month makes a strong case for ending bottom trawling, purse seining, and dredging in the Gulf as fishing methods which […]

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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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New energy strategy a missed opportunity

Published 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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RCEP trade deal risks repeating TPPA mistakes

Published By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Fair trade, Free trade, Green Party, ISDS, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, RCEP, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, The Issues, Todd McClay, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement  /  Comments Off on RCEP trade deal risks repeating TPPA mistakes

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: RCEP trade deal risks repeating TPPA mistakes The lesson from the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) should have been that it is time to re-think this type of so-called trade agreement. But despite warnings from internationally-recognised experts, there are more secretive “trade” negotiations […]

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Block the offer – Canterbury

Published By   /  November 2, 2016  /  24/7 News, block offer, canterbury, Christchurch, Christchurch City Council, Climate Change, deep sea oil, deep sea oil drilling, deepwater horizon, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Eugenie Sage, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, gas, gas exploration, Green Party, greenhouse gas, Health & Wellbeing, hectors dolphin, kaikoura, Ngai Tahu, oil drilling, oil exploration, Oil Free Otautahi, oil spill, Opposition News, Politics, stop deep sea oil  /  Comments Off on Block the offer – Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Block the offer – Canterbury Today, Christchurch City Council considered the National-led Government’s Block Offer 2017 proposal to tender for permits which allow companies to explore for oil and gas in New Zealand, including off the Canterbury coast . Thankfully, the City Council voted by […]

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Public should get a say on new Waikato power station

Published By   /  October 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, clean energy, Climate Change, dirty energy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, fossil fuels, fracking, Gareth Hughes, gas, Green Party, Nick Smith, Nova Energy, Opposition News, Paris Climate Agreement, Parliament, Politics, pwoer plant, renewable energy, Resource Management Act, rma, The Issues, waikato  /  Comments Off on Public should get a say on new Waikato power station

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Public should get a say on new Waikato power station I had an opinion piece published in the Waikato Times about a controversial proposal to build a new gas-fired power station. It’s not on their website yet, so here it is: If you think the […]

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Stop the unfair solar charges

Published By   /  October 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Environment & Resource Management, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, solar, solar energy, solar homes, solar power  /  Comments Off on Stop the unfair solar charges

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Stop the unfair solar charges We’ve had some pretty decent solar spills lately and, unlike the Rena spill, the impacts are simply a lovely day and clean energy. Greenpeace has a good write-up on Stuff Nation on why solar is a great technology for New […]

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