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Pouring Government energy into avoiding energy leadership

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean energy, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Pouring Government energy into avoiding energy leadership

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Pouring Government energy into avoiding energy leadership Energy Minister Judith Collins yesterday released the new New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy and it’s very disappointing. It’s unambitious, continues business as usual & won’t achieve much. It continues National’s well-worn tactic of playing tricks, rather […]

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Huge high country station risks overseas ownership

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, conservation land, Environment & Resource Management, foreign ownership, Green Party, Mt White Station, Opposition News, Overseas Investment Office, overseas land ownership, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Huge high country station risks overseas ownership

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Huge high country station risks overseas ownership The real estate advertisement is spot on in describing Mt White Station as an “iconic” South Island high country station. The 40,000 hectare property is adjacent to Arthur’s Pass National Park and the upper reaches of the Waimakariri […]

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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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Budget 2017 tax changes

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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Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, discrimination, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, low wages, Minimum wage, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, tipping, workers rights, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett’s comments about tipping have been in the news and have sparked off a series of furious discussions about tipping in Aotearoa. From our point of view, tipping every time you’re provided a service […]

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Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they?

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordable housing, capital gains tax, CGT, Economy, Work, & Welfare, first home buyers, Green Party, Housing, housing crisis, IMF, James Shaw, Labour, negative gearing, OECD, Opposition News, Politics, renters' rights, renting, Reserve Bank, tax, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they? Property investors’ lobby groups have been up in arms this week about Labour and Green parties’ plans to close tax loopholes and fix the housing market. That’s probably a good thing. Like an investor in any […]

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Extremism and its discontents

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Democracy, Global Affairs, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Extremism and its discontents

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Extremism and its discontents Another scar on global democracy appeared recently, this time in Germany.It seems that the number of soldiers on duty with extremist political leanings has become a concern to the military leadership in that country. Soldiers were found openly possessing Nazi memorabilia. […]

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France Stabilises Europe – Again

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, France, French presidency, Global Affairs, Green Party, Macron, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on France Stabilises Europe – Again

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: France Stabilises Europe – Again The result of the French presidential election is stunning at three levels. At the level of spectator politics, France has its youngest president ever, whose personal life is notable not only for its unique happenstance but ironically for its relative […]

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Swimmable Rivers tour arrives at the Wairua River

By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Freshwater, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, pollution, swimmable rivers, The Issues, Wairua River, waterways  /  Comments Off on Swimmable Rivers tour arrives at the Wairua River

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable Rivers tour arrives at the Wairua River On the same day at the Ministry for the Environment reported the grim state of our rivers, lakes and streams, we were out on the Wairua River in Northland seeing the state of our water first hand. […]

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Swimmable river campaign in Northland

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Northland, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, The Issues, Wairua River  /  Comments Off on Swimmable river campaign in Northland

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable river campaign in Northland Today I am heading to the north to travel on the Wairua River, the seventh river we’re visiting on the Swimmable Rivers campaign. The Wairua River, which flows into the Wairoa River and eventually the Kaipara Harbour, is one of many […]

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The Teacher’s Code

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, code of conduct, Education, education council, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, teachers, The Issues  /  Comments Off on The Teacher’s Code

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Teacher’s Code The Government changed the law in 2015 so that the Code of Ethics for teachers was changed into a Code of Conduct. This may seem a minor issue to those outside the profession. But for some teachers it has felt like another […]

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This Government’s facade of caring about women

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, equal pay, Equal Pay Act, Green Party, kristine bartlett, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on This Government’s facade of caring about women

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: This Government’s facade of caring about women Earlier this week I was so pleased to see the payoff for many amazing women involved in union organising with the decision to pay caregivers more. I put aside my reservations about the fact that it didn’t look […]

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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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We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment

By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland Council, Climate Change, divestment, Economy, Work, & Welfare, fossil fuels, Green Party, oil, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment The climate movement took a big step forward this week when our largest council voted to divest from fossil fuel investments. Auckland Council has now joined Dunedin, Melbourne, San Francisco, Washington DC, Copenhagen, and a host of other cities […]

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Point England: An almighty mess in the making

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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Greens back Labour’s monetary policy reform

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bill English, deposit insurance, deposit protection, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Governor, Graeme Wheeler, Green Party, Labour, monetary policy, Monetary Policy Statement, ocr, Official Cash Rate, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Greens back Labour’s monetary policy reform

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Greens back Labour’s monetary policy reform Labour plans to change the way we do monetary policy in New Zealand and the Green Party supports them fully. We’re now of a single mind on this. Labour will move away from our reliance on a single, unelected […]

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Solar saves money for more important things

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Energy, fair go for solar, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, solar, solar energy, solar power, The Issues, Wellington  /  Comments Off on Solar saves money for more important things

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Solar saves money for more important things Solar is a great, clean way to produce power. This morning I was at an inspirational event, where the community had raised money to install panels on the Wellington Cancer Society’s patient’s house. More than $76,000 was raised […]

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I like working with others to make our community a better place

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Aged care, community, equal pay, great greens, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, homelessness, living wage, Opposition News, Politics, Refugees, The Issues  /  Comments Off on I like working with others to make our community a better place

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: I like working with others to make our community a better place Communities are strongest when they work together. We are lucky to work with some amazing community groups and individuals to make good Green change in the world. The Green Party has thrown its […]

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Sounds salmon farms rammed through

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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