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Green Party celebrate passing of bill to end offshore oil and gas drilling

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party celebrate passing of bill to end offshore oil and gas drilling

Source: Green Party The Green Party is celebrating the passing of the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill, ensuring we are act meaningfully to address climate change in Aotearoa. “This is a significant day for our transformation away from fossil fuels, and towards a clean, green, low carbon future”, Green Co-leader James Shaw said today. “This Bill […]

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Parliament must take historic opportunity to make changes on drug harm reduction

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Parliament must take historic opportunity to make changes on drug harm reduction

Source: Green Party The Green Party is calling on Parliament to take heed of the latest independent report calling for a harm reduction approach to drugs, while the synthetic cannabis crisis continues to grip the country.  A report released today, commissioned by the NZ Drug Foundation, has reinforced decades of research showing that punishment does […]

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Green Party welcome investment in education

By   /  November 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcome investment in education

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcomes funding for an additional 600 coordinators in schools to assist teachers with students who have additional needs. “We recognise that schools are central to the success of our communities”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. “Families end up keeping their kids at home because it is too […]

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Fireworks belong in public displays not pop-up shops

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Fireworks belong in public displays not pop-up shops

Source: Green Party The Green Party has written to the Environment select committee asking for it to consult the public on banning the private sale and use of fireworks. “Fireworks cause hundreds of accidents each year, start fires and cause distress and sometimes injuries to animals. It’s time for private sales to fizzle out and […]

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Green Party: Time for New Zealand to promote peace not war

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party: Time for New Zealand to promote peace not war

Source: Green Party Instead of hosting US-style weapons expos like that being held in Palmerston North, New Zealand could be a world leader in peace mediation, humanitarian work and neutrality like Norway, Switzerland and Finland, Green Party Defence spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman said today. “This American style event where arms manufacturers showcase weapons like pocket machine […]

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Green Party: Building code out of date and won’t ensure warm, dry homes

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party: Building code out of date and won’t ensure warm, dry homes

Source: Green Party In response to calls for a compulsory energy rating for buildings the Green Party is renewing calls for the building code to take better account of energy efficiency.  “New Zealanders are living in damp and cold homes that have low energy efficiency due to a failure to retrofit our old housing stock […]

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$3.5 million in anonymous donations to National in 2017, it needs to be fixed

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on $3.5 million in anonymous donations to National in 2017, it needs to be fixed

Source: Green Party Over $3.5 million in anonymous donations to the National Party in 2017 shows why we urgently need donations reform in Aotearoa New Zealand, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.  “$3.5 million in anonymous donations is a huge sum of money, it is unlikely this is made up of coins or small […]

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Green Party welcome first step to abortion law reform

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcome first step to abortion law reform

Source: Green Party Green Party MP Jan Logie has welcomed the Law Commission’s briefing on alternative approaches to abortion law.    “At the moment in New Zealand abortion is treated like a justice issue instead of a health issue.  “Women are forced to jump through hoops to get an abortion. Our law doesn’t reflect contemporary values […]

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Green Party continues to oppose CPTPP, puts amendments

By   /  October 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party continues to oppose CPTPP, puts amendments

Source: Green Party The Green Party continue to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) Amendment Bill, which would allow for the ratification of the CPTPP. “We’ve always opposed deals which prioritise money over the environment and working peoples’ rights and continue to do so with this Bill”, Green spokesperson on Trade Golriz Ghahraman said today.  […]

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Stop powerful vested interests and preserve democracy: Green Party

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Stop powerful vested interests and preserve democracy: Green Party

Source: Green Party The Green Party is calling for a major rethink of how political parties accept donations in New Zealand. “The Greens want stricter rules on anonymity and increased public funding, so that political parties aren’t influenced by powerful vested interests”, Green Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.  “The fact of the matter is, as […]

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Green Party calls for oil drilling loophole to be closed

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party calls for oil drilling loophole to be closed

Source: Green Party The Green Party will propose an amendment to the Crown Minerals Act Amendment Bill to close a current loophole that allows for oil and gas companies to extend their permits for offshore drilling.  The loophole means there is no clear end date on offshore drilling, despite the Government announcing an end to […]

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Green Party strongly condemn presumed death of Saudi journalist

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party strongly condemn presumed death of Saudi journalist

Source: Green Party The Green Party strongly condemns the attack on free press with the presumed death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. “Journalism is not a crime and no one should be murdered for speaking up against power”, Green spokesperson on human rights and foreign affairs Golriz Ghahraman said today. […]

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Green Party calling for bold steps to tackle issues in Salvation Army report

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party calling for bold steps to tackle issues in Salvation Army report

Source: Green Party The Green Party agrees with the Salvation Army that bold new steps are needed to stop a worrying trajectory of increased rent rises and homelessness. “Home ownership is at its lowest rate since 1951 which means an entire generation is living with renting. 200,000 of these households are living in high financial […]

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Rodeo report a disappointment and fails animals

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Rodeo report a disappointment and fails animals

Source: Green Party The Green Party believes animals should not suffer to provide entertainment for people and we are calling for a ban on the use of animals in rodeo events. “The Green Party is disappointed with NAWACs rodeo report and think waiting for further research and the rodeo association to self-regulate is negligent and […]

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Green Party: Legalise safe drug testing before summer festival season to save lives

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party: Legalise safe drug testing before summer festival season to save lives

Source: Green Party The Green Party are calling for common-sense legalisation of festival drug testing before the summer festival season begins. “Despite decades of a hard-line approach, including harsh penalties, Governments worldwide have failed to stop recreational drugs being taken at festivals”, Green Party sensible drug law reform spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick said today. “This has […]

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Debts to MSD show why we need to put the heart back into our social support system

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Debts to MSD show why we need to put the heart back into our social support system

Source: Green Party Vulnerable New Zealanders owing $1.5 billion in debt to the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) shows just how low benefits are, and how we desperately need to put the heart back into our social support system so people aren’t spiraling into further poverty and owing the state money. “Our system is fundamentally […]

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Green Party calls on Commerce Commission to investigate supermarket duopoly

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party calls on Commerce Commission to investigate supermarket duopoly

Source: Green Party Supermarkets should be the next industry to come under scrutiny once the law has passed that allows for the Commerce Commission to properly investigate petrol companies in New Zealand, says Green Party MP Gareth Hughes.  “For far too long, the supermarket duopoly between Foodstuffs and Woolworths has hurt producers, growers and small […]

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Green Party: It’s time to improve the lives of our poorest and renters after years of neglect from National

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party: It’s time to improve the lives of our poorest and renters after years of neglect from National

Source: Green Party The Ministry of Social Development’s Household Income report shows that this Government is focusing on the right areas, with it becoming increasingly clear that our poorest are not receiving their fair share, and renters are struggling more and more. “We welcome the report, which gives us a snapshot of how kiwis are […]

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Green Party kick-start campaign to put the heart back into our social support system

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party kick-start campaign to put the heart back into our social support system

Source: Green Party The Green Party is launching a campaign in Auckland to put the heart back into our social support system, so that no one gets left behind, and are urging the community to get involved and come along.  Launches will take place across the country, kick-starting in Auckland, then heading to Wellington, Dunedin […]

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There’s no time for another war on drugs, Green Party says

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on There’s no time for another war on drugs, Green Party says

Source: Green Party The Green Party is warning the Government not to pursue a costly war on synthetic drugs that is destined to fail, and to look instead at broad-scale drug law reforms and common sense resourcing to address addiction and mental health rather than criminalising drug users. “My deepest condolences to the family and […]

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