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Our position on National’s 2017 Budget

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, James Shaw, Labour, Metiria Turei, MoU, national, Opposition News, Parliament, Pay Equity, Politics, tax, Working for Families  /  Comments Off on Our position on National’s 2017 Budget

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Our position on National’s 2017 Budget Around Parliament, Budget time is one of the busiest times of the year. Last week, things were hectic. A number of people were left with the impression that the Greens had voted for “the Budget”. This is incorrect. The […]

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Renting a home in the wild west

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Home for Life, housing crisis, Metiria, Metiria Turei, Opposition News, Politics, rental homes, Rentberry, renters' rights, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Renting a home in the wild west

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Renting a home in the wild west It can be tough renting a place to live, and it could be about to get tougher. Radio NZ is reporting that the American Rentberry app wants to start operating in New Zealand. Rentberry allows landlords to play […]

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Doing better for our children

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Child Poverty, children's tax credit, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Feed the Kids, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, In Work Tax Credit, kids kiwisaver, KiwiSaver, Metiria Turei, Opposition News, parental tax credit, Politics, poverty, poverty alleviation, school hubs, school lunches, The Issues, Wahakura  /  Comments Off on Doing better for our children

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Doing better for our children The wellbeing of our children has been my driving force ever since I became a politician. In a rich country like New Zealand there really is no excuse for the unbelievably high rates of child poverty we have, and there […]

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National’s risky housing market

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordable houses, affordable housing, Auckland, community housing, Faster Into Homes, Green Party, healthy homes, Home for Life, Homes not Cars, house prices, Housing, interest rates, James Shaw, LVR, Metiria Turei, national, Opposition News, Politics, property investment, Rental WOF, Reserve Bank, safe and secure rentals, speculator, The Issues  /  Comments Off on National’s risky housing market

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National’s risky housing market Once upon a time, most people thought housing markets were indestructible. Then along came the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, and people got hurt. Since then, we’ve watched housing markets much more carefully for signs of a problem. Lending is falling […]

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Not Ready to Make Nice

By   /  November 16, 2016  /  24/7 News, Donald Trump, Green Party, honest politics, Leonard Cohen, Metiria Turei, Opposition News, Politics, respect, The Issues, Trump  /  Comments Off on Not Ready to Make Nice

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Not Ready to Make Nice When the death of Leonard Cohen was announced, it felt like the last straw in a tempestuous week. Leonard wrote many prophetic songs about the USA. He described a chaotic future which, as of this week, seems to have grown […]

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Standing for healthy tamariki

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, award, Child Poverty, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Metiria Turei, Opposition News, PHA, Politics, public health, Public Health Association  /  Comments Off on Standing for healthy tamariki

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Standing for healthy tamariki When I was told I was the recipient of the Public Health Association Tū Rangatira mō to Ora award I was speechless.  It took a little while to process. I’m not very good with surprises, and I consider the work I do […]

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