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Crack down on dirty money

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, apple, Crime, drug money, Economy, Work, & Welfare, FATF, foreign trust, Green Party, Money laundering, multi-national tax evasion, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, The Issues, weak laws, white collar crime  /  Comments Off on Crack down on dirty money

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Crack down on dirty money There was widespread applause when a Transparency International report rated New Zealand equal highest in the world for financial integrity, but the report was derived from a series of ‘expert ratings’ and should not used be an excuse for complacency. […]

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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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Digitech to play a big NZ health role

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, February 14, HiNZ, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZHIT, Parliament, Press Release, Press Release Service, Scott Arrol, TUANZ  /  Comments Off on Digitech to play a big NZ health role

MIL OSI – Auckland – A special event at Parliament next week will mark the 15th anniversary of the New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) cluster as digital technology gains momentum in the health sector. The NZHIT group was formed in February 2002 in a major push to start digitising all things health. To mark the […]

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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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We need to work smarter not longer

Published By   /  December 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, capital gains tax, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, incomes, manufacturing, OECD, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Productivity Commission, smart green economy, student visa fraud, The Issues, wages, work  /  Comments Off on We need to work smarter not longer

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: We need to work smarter not longer The charade of this Government’s sound economic management is unraveling. Misleading GDP figures, pumped up by property speculation and high immigration, have given the impression that all is well, masking our continued productivity decline compared to OECD countries. […]

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Fiji parliamentary justice committee in heated debate over news media decree

Published By   /  December 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Fiji, Freedom of Information, Information Bill, Media, Media Decree, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji parliamentary justice committee in heated debate over news media decree

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz SODELPA’s Semesa Karavaki … dumped as standing committee deputy chair over challenge about Fiji’s media decree. Image: SODELPA By Matilda Simmons in Suva Two prominent Fiji lawyers and members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights had a go at each other for almost […]

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

Published 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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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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Stand up for the environment we love – say no to seabed mining

Published By   /  October 6, 2016  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Environmental Protection agency, EPA, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, KASM, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining, Maui's dolphins, Mauis dolphin, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, seabed mining, trans-tasman resources  /  Comments Off on Stand up for the environment we love – say no to seabed mining

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Stand up for the environment we love – say no to seabed mining It’s the place where the world’s largest whales feed and the smallest dolphins live, so why would we risk it with experimental seabed mining? Submissions are currently open on Trans-Tasman Resources’ (TTR) […]

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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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Moratorium on seabed mining needed

Published By   /  September 19, 2016  /  24/7 News, Chatham Rock Phosphate, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Environmental Protection agency, EPA, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Iron sands, maui dolphin, Maui's dolphins, Ngati Ruanui, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, seabed mining, Taranaki, trans-tasman resources, whales  /  Comments Off on Moratorium on seabed mining needed

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Moratorium on seabed mining needed Today at Parliament, I accepted a petition signed by more than 6,000 people calling for a moratorium on seabed mining. This is also the day Trans-Tasman Resources’ (TTR) second application attempt to mine the seabed of the South Taranaki Bight […]

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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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Time to halt flawed, ideological electricity grid pricing proposal

Published By   /  September 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, clean energy, distributed generation, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, electricity authority, electricity prices, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, power prices, solar, solar power, transmission pricing methodology, wind energy, wind power  /  Comments Off on Time to halt flawed, ideological electricity grid pricing proposal

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Time to halt flawed, ideological electricity grid pricing proposal You know your proposal has probably got something seriously wrong with it when you have councils, lines companies, businesses, chambers of commerce, Federated Farmers and the Green Party opposed. Does the Electricity Authority know it though? […]

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Why my friend left her job

Published By   /  September 12, 2016  /  24/7 News, Catherine Delahunty, Economy, Work, & Welfare, equal pay, fair pay, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, renters' rights, Spotless, The Issues, women equal pay  /  Comments Off on Why my friend left her job

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Why my friend left her job I had a good friend who worked at Parliament in various roles in the catering services over a number of years. I saw her almost every day. She always made me and many other people feel welcome and she […]

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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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