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Gun control welcomed by Greens

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gun control welcomed by Greens

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement on planned gun control laws, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said today. “Banning military style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles makes everyone safer. Banning these guns is the first step towards systemic changes to our gun laws,” says James Shaw. “I welcome this announcement […]

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James Shaw’s speech in response to Christchurch mosque terror attacks

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on James Shaw’s speech in response to Christchurch mosque terror attacks

Source: Green Party Salaam alaikum. On Saturday, I accompanied the Prime Minister to Christchurch. The moment that affected me the most was our visit to the makeshift community centre at a Hagley Park school where many hundreds of bereaved and grieving family members had gathered. When the Prime Minister said to those families, in her […]

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Eugenie Sage’s speech in response to Christchurch mosque terror attacks

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Eugenie Sage’s speech in response to Christchurch mosque terror attacks

Source: Green Party Al salam alaikum. Everyone here in this House is expressing the deep grief and shock that is being felt across our country. We represent our people when we share the loss and the pain that Friday’s terrorist attack and mass murder caused. My thoughts are with the families and friends of each […]

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Golriz Ghahraman speech in response to the Christchurch mosque terror attacks

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Golriz Ghahraman speech in response to the Christchurch mosque terror attacks

Source: Green Party A-salaam-alaikum Mr Speaker, Our nation’s heart is broken. My heart is broken today. Five days on, as the wound is still fresh, we have comfort in all the love. All over our country. I have seen the outpouring of grief. I’ve stood with communities as we wrapped our arms around one another. […]

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Marama Davidson’s speech in response to Christchurch terrorist attack

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Marama Davidson’s speech in response to Christchurch terrorist attack

Source: Green Party Tēnā tātou,Ka tika, me whai whakaaro ki a rātou kuakapohia e ngā ringa tauwhiro ō Aituā.kapohia e ngā ringa tauwhiro ō Aituā.ao i tō koutou ngarohanga atu.Nō reira, ki a koutou kua wheturangitia,ki a koutou kua hoe iō koutou waka wairua ki tō tātou kaihangai te Wāhi Ngaro, hoea, hoea, hoea atu […]

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James Shaw recovering after an unprovoked attack

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on James Shaw recovering after an unprovoked attack

Source: Green Party The Green Party are supporting co-leader James Shaw and his whānau following an unprovoked attack this morning.  James Shaw is currently under observation in hospital and is unlikely to be back at Parliament today.  “I’ve been in touch with James this morning and he’s doing okay after this morning’s unprovoked attack. We […]

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Greens celebrate largest addition to national park in history

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens celebrate largest addition to national park in history

Source: Green Party The Green Party are today celebrating the single largest addition to a National Park in New Zealand’s history, with 64,400 hectares of land in the Mokihinui River catchment being added to Kahurangi National Park. “It’s incredible to see the gorgeous Mokihinui Gorge protected for perpetuity with this massive addition to our the […]

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SFO investigation into the National Party shows political donations reform is vital to our democracy

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on SFO investigation into the National Party shows political donations reform is vital to our democracy

Source: Green Party The Serious Fraud Office investigation into political donations received by the National Party is deeply alarming and highlights why we need stronger and more transparent political donation rules says Green Party Electoral Spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. “Currently there are too many grey areas in the donation rules which allow political parties to auction […]

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Marama Davidson speech to Green Party Summer Policy Conference

By   /  March 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Marama Davidson speech to Green Party Summer Policy Conference

Source: Green Party Ko Ranginui kei runga Ko Papatuanuku kei raro Ko ngā tangata kei waenganui Tihei Mauri Ora! Ka nui te koa me te hari ki te kite i a koutou. I’ve just had a wonderful weekend hanging out with you all. This is a key event in our Green Party diary where we […]

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Amendment to Misuse of Drugs Act will ensure addiction is treated like the health issue it is

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Amendment to Misuse of Drugs Act will ensure addiction is treated like the health issue it is

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcomes the introduction of legislation to address the synthetic drugs crisis and broader addiction problems in Aotearoa.  “Today we’re tabling the most fundamental change in drug law in New Zealand in over 30 years”, Green Party spokesperson on drug law reform Chlöe Swarbrick said.  “Working with Police, the Government […]

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National shouldn’t stop the will of the people on MMP changes: Green Party

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National shouldn’t stop the will of the people on MMP changes: Green Party

Source: Green Party Green Party Justice spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman has called on National Party leader Simon Bridges to follow the will of the people and add his voice to MMP changes that were recommended in 2012. “National put the country through an MMP review that took thousands of public submissions and made a series of […]

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Green Party welcome further efforts to stop tax evasion

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcome further efforts to stop tax evasion

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcomes further steps to combat tax evasion, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said today. “Tax evaders have been able to avoid paying their fair share of tax that go towards hospitals and schools, while the rest of us chip in. “The announcement today – a collaboration between expanded networks […]

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New survey shows Māori support for legal cannabis

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New survey shows Māori support for legal cannabis

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcome the survey on Māori support for legalisation and regulation of cannabis released today, says Green Party Māori Development spokesperson Marama Davidson. The Horizon Research poll shows 75% of Māori would vote to legalise cannabis for personal use if a referendum were held tomorrow. “The new poll shows a […]

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Green Party introduce suite of measures to strengthen democracy

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party introduce suite of measures to strengthen democracy

Source: Green Party A suite of measures to strengthen democracy are being proposed by the Green Party with a Member’s Bill. The Electoral Strengthening Democracy Bill seeks reform in four key areas: Strengthening transparency and safeguards on donations to parties and candidates Enabling voters of Māori descent to change roll type at any time Overturning […]

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Changing birth certificates long overdue

By   /  February 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Changing birth certificates long overdue

Source: Green Party The Green Party is deeply disappointed to see the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill delayed after going through the Select Committee process. “We unequivocally support our trans, non-binary and other rainbow communities,” says Jan Logie, Green Party spokesperson on rainbow issues. “The proposed amendments to correcting a person’s birth certificate […]

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National would rather save landlords some cash than look after sick kids: Green Party

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National would rather save landlords some cash than look after sick kids: Green Party

Source: Green Party The National Party is more concerned about the back pocket of property investors than sick kids and the elderly, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. “In Aotearoa thousands of kids and the elderly are being admitted into hospital with respiratory diseases linked to mould and damp in their rental property. “If […]

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A warm, dry, safe home for renters with new healthy home standards

By   /  February 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on A warm, dry, safe home for renters with new healthy home standards

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcome new healthy homes standards that are a step towards renters have a warm, dry, safe home. “At the moment, housing standards to protect our renters – including elderly and kids – are just not fit for purpose”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. “New Zealanders agree across […]

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Green Party welcome Tax Working Group report

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcome Tax Working Group report

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcomes the Tax Working Group report, which lays out a plan to ensure taxation in Aotearoa is fair and enhances the wellbeing of all New Zealanders. “Being in Government gives us an opportunity to be at the table for any tax reforms. We look forward to working meaningfully and […]

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Waiting list for public housing emboldens work to overhaul social support system

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Waiting list for public housing emboldens work to overhaul social support system

Source: Green Party An increase in the public housing waiting list, now more than 10,000 New Zealanders, shows exactly why the Greens are working with Government to put the heart back into the social support system whilst addressing a growing housing crisis, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. “More and more of our people […]

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Drug Safety Checking at Otago University Orientation Week a bold step in the right direction

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Drug Safety Checking at Otago University Orientation Week a bold step in the right direction

Source: Green Party The Green Party of Aoteaora New Zealand is welcoming Otago University Student Association’s collaboration with KnowYourStuffNZ and the NZ Drug Foundation to perform drug safety checking at orientation week events. “This is a hugely positive step towards drug harm reduction,” Green Party Drug Law Reform spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick says. “I commend the […]

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