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Green Party welcome decision to offer more refugees a safe home

By   /  September 19, 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 welcome decision to offer more refugees a safe home

Source: Green Party The Green Party have welcomed the Government’s decision to increase the refugee quota to 1500 annually, meaning more families, women and children fleeing war and persecution will have a safe place to call home. Green Co-leader Marama Davidson, said: “To those who have fled persecution and need a safe place to call […]

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Green Party: 125 years since NZ women won the right to vote, we will keep working in Parliament for equity for women

By   /  September 19, 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: 125 years since NZ women won the right to vote, we will keep working in Parliament for equity for women

Source: Green Party On the 125 year anniversary since New Zealand women won the right to vote, the Green Party are celebrating wins in Government for women, and commit to keep working in the space to achieve full equity. “Of course New Zealand was at the forefront of getting our wāhine the vote, 125 years […]

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Green Party welcome Government saving Golden Bay mental health service whilst review under way

By   /  September 18, 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 welcome Government saving Golden Bay mental health service whilst review under way

Source: Green Party Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has welcomed the extension of funding for Te Whare Mahana mental health service in Golden Bay while the Government conducts its review of mental health services. “Security of funding for mental health services is one of the top issues raised with me by constituents. I visited Te […]

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Green Party welcomes proactive release of cabinet papers

By   /  September 18, 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 welcomes proactive release of cabinet papers

Source: Green Party The Green Party tautoko the Government proactively releasing Cabinet papers to ensure and openness and accessibility, but will work to go even further. “The Green Party have always strongly advocated for open and accessible Government. It’s a commitment in our Confidence and Supply Agreement, so we are pleased the Government is delivering”, […]

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Green Party oppose further deployment of NZ troops to Afghanistan and Iraq

By   /  September 18, 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 oppose further deployment of NZ troops to Afghanistan and Iraq

Source: Green Party The decision by Cabinet to continue to deploy troops to Iraq and Afghanistan is strongly opposed by the Green Party, who believe the money would be better spent on humanitarian aid in the regions. “We opposed the extension of the troops in Iraq in 2016 and we are opposing it now. John […]

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Green Party welcome Government saving regional mental health service whilst review under way

By   /  September 13, 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 welcome Government saving regional mental health service whilst review under way

Source: Green Party Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has welcomed the extension of funding for Te Kūwatawata mental health service in Gisborne while the Government conducts its review of mental health services. “Security of funding for mental health services is one of the top issues raised with me by constituents. I visited Te Kūwatawata clinic […]

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‘Swamp house’ eviction proves need for a Warrant of Fitness

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on ‘Swamp house’ eviction proves need for a Warrant of Fitness

Source: Green Party News that the family living in an Auckland ‘swamp house’ have been evicted for daring to speak out further proves the need for a housing Warrant of Fitness (WoF) in Aotearoa.  “This family were paying $520 a week to live in a house that had drainage issues that created swamp like conditions, […]

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Green Party: Education Amendment Bill must protect student voice in running of Universities

By   /  September 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: Education Amendment Bill must protect student voice in running of Universities

Source: Green Party Green Party education spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick will be moving to amend the Education Amendment Bill to ensure students get a stronger say in how our universities are run. “Universities wouldn’t exist without students, so their voices should be central to decision making. “Tertiary councils that decide how our universities are run should include […]

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Electricity price review welcome, Greens will continue to push for cheaper, cleaner, power for Kiwis

By   /  September 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 Electricity price review welcome, Greens will continue to push for cheaper, cleaner, power for Kiwis

Source: Green Party The Green Party is welcoming the release of stage one Electricity Price Review report and will continue to push for a transition to 100% renewable energy whilst ensuring fair pricing for houses and businesses alike, Green Party Energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today.  “We welcome the report and look forward to the […]

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Te reo Māori must be a core curriculum topic in all schools by 2025, say Greens

By   /  September 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Te reo Māori must be a core curriculum topic in all schools by 2025, say Greens

Source: Green Party Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson has re-affirmed the Party’s commitment to universal te reo in schools, and has announced that the Greens will now work with the education sector on a plan to make the language a core curriculum subject. “Our vision of a bilingual nation will only be reached when all of us […]

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Green Party calls for a Rental Warrant of Fitness to make sure all homes are warm, dry, and healthy to live in

By   /  September 8, 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 for a Rental Warrant of Fitness to make sure all homes are warm, dry, and healthy to live in

Source: Green Party Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson is calling for a comprehensive Rental Warrant of Fitness (WOF) scheme to ensure that everyone in New Zealand lives in a warm, dry, healthy home. “I am proud to say that this Government is now taking major steps to ensure that people who live in rented accommodation are guaranteed […]

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Let’s not be chicken when it comes to animal welfare

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, animal cruelty, Animal Welfare, Environment, feedlots, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Let’s not be chicken when it comes to animal welfare

Source: Green Party New animal welfare regulations will be coming into effect in October. They are a step in the right direction but it’s more of a clean-up of the rules than an overhaul. There’s now guidelines regulating the use of tethers, fines for ingrown horns on animals, banning docking and a host of other […]

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Green Party secures access to training funding to help animals during emergencies

By   /  August 28, 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 secures access to training funding to help animals during emergencies

Source: Green Party The Green Party today welcomes correspondence by Government to allow animal organisations to access Emergency Management Adult Community Education training funding to support animals in emergencies. “Kiwis love their pets and in times of crisis it’s important they aren’t forgotten,“ says Green Party animal welfare spokesperson Gareth Hughes. “Previously, despite having official […]

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Our plan for waste

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, circular economy, Green Party, landfill, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, plastic, plastic bags, Political Parties, Politics, The Issues, Waste  /  Comments Off on Our plan for waste

Source: Green Party Since becoming Associate Environment Minister with responsibility for waste I have heard loud and clear that New Zealanders want action and I am working hard on measures to significantly reduce waste, including plastic waste. We have started by phasing out single-use plastic bags. My next priorities, which I recently announced, are dealing […]

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Statistics show suicide rates highest since records began, with young and Māori worst effected

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Statistics show suicide rates highest since records began, with young and Māori worst effected

Source: Green Party Statistics revealed today by the coroner show that suicide in New Zealand is at its highest since provisional statistics were first recorded in 07/08, with young people aged 20 to 24 the age cohort most effected. Māori rates are the highest since records began.  Green Party Youth spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick said, “These […]

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Green Party welcomes bacon back into Country of Origin Food Labelling Bill

By   /  August 23, 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 welcomes bacon back into Country of Origin Food Labelling Bill

Source: Green Party The Green Party is welcoming the report- back of Country of Origin Food Labelling Members’ Bill by the Primary Production Select Committee. “I’m glad the committee has listened to submitters and put cured pork products back in as a food requiring country of origin labelling. “Over 80% of bacon consumed here is […]

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Dutton is gone, it’s time for Australia to reconsider New Zealand’s offer

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Dutton is gone, it’s time for Australia to reconsider New Zealand’s offer

Source: Green Party Hard line Australian immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s move to the backbench should reopen a conversation about refugees on Nauru coming to New Zealand, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman has said today.   “Australia has a unique opportunity now that Peter Dutton has moved to the backbench.   “There are 119 children on Nauru […]

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Green Party backs MP pay freeze

By   /  August 20, 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 backs MP pay freeze

Source: Green Party The Green Party backs the Government’s decision to freeze MPs’ pay for the next year and welcomes a review that will investigate changes down the track to ensure pay increases are in line with increases other working New Zealanders receive. “The Green Party has long called for fairer pay settings for MPs […]

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Speech to Green Party 2018 AGM – Eugenie Sage, Associate Environment Minister

By   /  August 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to Green Party 2018 AGM – Eugenie Sage, Associate Environment Minister

Source: Green Party Te whare e tū nei – tena koe Te papa i waho nei- tēnā koe E mihi ana ki nga manawhenua o Rangitane Ki te whānau e huihui nei Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. The Green Party has always been ahead of the times especially on issues such as climate […]

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Waste work programme to tackle tough problems

By   /  August 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Waste work programme to tackle tough problems

Source: Green Party Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced a programme of work to take action on New Zealand’s long-neglected waste problems. “Since taking on the waste portfolio I have heard loud and clear from New Zealanders that they find our country’s record on waste unacceptable and want action after nine years of neglect […]

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