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Swimmable river campaign in Northland

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

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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Greens back Labour’s monetary policy reform

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

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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Do you know where your money goes?

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, cluster bomb, Economy, Work, & Welfare, ethical investment, Green Party, KiwiSaver, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Do you know where your money goes?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Do you know where your money goes? Voluntary calls for Kiwisaver funds to clean up their portfolios and get out of funding weapons that cause massive suffering and fatalities hasn’t worked. The Green Party is calling for the National Government to step up to its […]

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National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Bill English, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, export, Exporters, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, smart green economy, The Issues, TPPA, Trade, value add, World Trade Organization, WTO  /  Comments Off on National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards Today’s announcement on trade by Bill English amounts to more of the same. More trade deals that will deliver increasingly modest benefits far in the future. This is a justification for their current approach, not a trade […]

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Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, amazon, apple, avoidance, BEPS, diverted profits tax, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Facebook, Google, Green Party, multinationals, Opposition News, Politics, tax, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals Death and taxes. It is said that you can’t escape them. But some corporations can and do. There has been an outcry over multinationals like Apple avoiding tax in New Zealand. Matt Nippert at the NZ Herald has […]

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When the glue that holds our society together starts failing

Published 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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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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Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs

Published By   /  March 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, aquifers, clean rivers, clean water, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, groundwater, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, springs, takaka, tangata whenua, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs Last Friday night, there was a meeting of more than 300 people about the risk of increased water takes for farming in the catchment upstream of the magnificent Te Waikoropupu Springs (‘Pupu Springs’) in Golden Bay. The aquifer that feeds the […]

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Retirement age: fiddling with the system won’t work

Published By   /  March 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordability, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, retirement age, super, supperannuation, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Retirement age: fiddling with the system won’t work

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Retirement age: fiddling with the system won’t work Bill English’s announcement on raising the retirement age is fiddling with the system — delaying action until far into the future, and achieving little other than political signalling. It relies on untested assumptions that the system is […]

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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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Superannuation changes will hurt manual labourers, Maori, and migrants

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, age of entitlement, class, Economy, Work, & Welfare, elder poverty, Green Party, Immigration, life expectancy, Maori, migrant, Opposition News, Politics, super, superannuation, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Superannuation changes will hurt manual labourers, Maori, and migrants

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Superannuation changes will hurt manual labourers, Maori, and migrants Bill English’s announcement that National will increase the age of retirement will not only hurt Generation X unfairly, it will also hit manual workers, Maori, and migrants hard. For many people, a lifetime of hard physical […]

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Let’s be Bold on International Women’s Day

Published 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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