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Hardship grant increase shows baseline benefit must increase

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  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 Hardship grant increase shows baseline benefit must increase

Source: Green Party Hardship grants rising demonstrates why the baseline benefit needs to increase, Green Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. “We need to put the heart back into our social support system. This means providing support for New Zealanders so they can live with dignity. “New Zealanders understand that the cost of housing and rent […]

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Green Party welcome win by Sistema workers

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcome win by Sistema workers

Source: Green Party The Green Party congratulate E tū Sistema members who have secured a collective agreement that will ensure a 16% pay increase and a commitment to always pay workers above minimum wage. “This is collective action at its best and shows how sticking together and standing up for your rights can mean a […]

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Green Party launch #wastefreeholidays campaign

By   /  December 20, 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 launch #wastefreeholidays campaign

Source: Green Party In the lead up to Christmas the Green Party have launched a #wastefreeholidays campaign, aimed at reducing waste over the holidays.  “Christmas is a time to relax and spend time with friends and whānau, but increasingly businesses are encouraging us to buy gifts that have excessive and wasteful packaging that hurts our […]

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Child Poverty Reduction Bill early Christmas present for New Zealand

By   /  December 19, 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 Child Poverty Reduction Bill early Christmas present for New Zealand

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcomes passage of the Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill, which lays the foundation for genuinely pulling New Zealand kids out of poverty.   “This Green Party entered into Government with Labour and New Zealand First to compassionately improve the wellbeing of all New Zealanders”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson […]

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Simon Bridges must come clean on collusion with Thompson and Clark: Green Party

By   /  December 19, 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 Simon Bridges must come clean on collusion with Thompson and Clark: Green Party

Source: Green Party A second report released by Police yesterday shows that the previous National Government established a secret intelligence group involving oil and gas companies, Thompson and Clark, and state departments including the NZ Defence Force, Police and MBIE to protect the interests of the oil and gas industry. “At the time, Simon Bridges […]

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Green Party welcome binding referendum on cannabis

By   /  December 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 welcome binding referendum on cannabis

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcomes the binding referendum on recreational cannabis at the 2020 election as announced by Justice Minister Andrew Little today.  “This is part of our Confidence and Supply Agreement and something the Green Party has worked towards for many years”, Green Party drug law reform spokesperson Chloe Swarbrick said today.  […]

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Evidence of collusion with oil and gas industry a wake-up call

By   /  December 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 Evidence of collusion with oil and gas industry a wake-up call

Source: Green Party “Today’s report from the State Services Commission shows Government departments colluded with private security firms working for oil and gas companies to spy on New Zealanders,” Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.  “This must serve as a wake-up call for the Government and public sector about the dangers of contracting services […]

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Schools must take in their local kids

By   /  December 17, 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 Schools must take in their local kids

Source: Green Party The Green Party have today called on schools to follow the law and accept kids that have been denied enrollment because they have a history of truancy or no fixed address.    “As a society we often say that education is a pathway out of poverty. But if schools are turning away kids because […]

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Drug addiction to be treated like a health issue

By   /  December 13, 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 Drug addiction to be treated like a health issue

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcome today’s plan to address the synthetic drugs crisis and broader addiction problems in Aotearoa New Zealand.  “Supporting people into care and recovery will be set down in law as the first measure for Police on the front lines, rather than pushing people with addiction problems down a criminal […]

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Green Party co-leader & Minister for Climate Change delivers New Zealand’s National Statement to COP24 Climate Change Summit in Poland

By   /  December 12, 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 co-leader & Minister for Climate Change delivers New Zealand’s National Statement to COP24 Climate Change Summit in Poland

Source: Green Party Mr President, tena koe.E nga rangatira, tena koutou. The government that I am a part of, led by the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, has been in office for a little over one year. In that period of time we have pursued an extensive agenda in relation to climate change action.  We have […]

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Less suffering for New Zealanders as medicinal cannabis legislation passes

By   /  December 11, 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 Less suffering for New Zealanders as medicinal cannabis legislation passes

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcomes the passage of medicinal cannabis legislation that provides certainty and clarity to patients and their whānau.  “This is a huge day for New Zealanders in pain and suffering who’ve been denied the only medicine that works for them”, Green Party drug law reform spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick said today.  […]

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Kids need feeding now, let’s fund more food in schools

By   /  December 10, 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 Kids need feeding now, let’s fund more food in schools

Source: Green Party A report showing one in five New Zealand children don’t have enough food should prompt urgent action to roll out a national strategy for free food in schools, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.   “The Green Party have long-championed food in schools and we currently have a member’s bill in […]

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Green Party welcome Government coming on board with proactive release of Ministerial diaries

By   /  December 10, 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 Government coming on board with proactive release of Ministerial diaries

Source: Green Party The Green Party warmly welcome Government Ministers proactively releasing their Ministerial diaries from February 2019. “The Green Party have been proactively releasing Green Minister diaries since we came into Government. We are really happy to see Labour and NZ First come on board”, Green Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.   “We have […]

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Green Party investigation shows wide spread stigma around mental ill health and applying for work

By   /  December 8, 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 investigation shows wide spread stigma around mental ill health and applying for work

Source: Green Party The Green Party has wrapped up its investigation into New Zealanders being potentially discriminated against for mental ill health whilst applying for work.  The 59 submissions showed that potential discrimination may be occurring across the private and public sector, with large companies like Wishbone, Coca-Cola, Air New Zealand, New World, Countdown and […]

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Green Party welcome Tomorrow Schools Taskforce repo

By   /  December 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 welcome Tomorrow Schools Taskforce repo

Source: Green Party The Green Party are welcoming the report by the Tomorrow Schools Independent Taskforce and are excited by the transformative, systemic changes that it recommends. “I want to thank the Taskforce Chair Bali Haque and everyone else who contributed to this fantastic piece of work, on their collaboration, bold ideas, robust debate and […]

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Report recommends compassionate health-based approach to mental health and addiction, let’s make it happen

By   /  December 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 Report recommends compassionate health-based approach to mental health and addiction, let’s make it happen

Source: Green Party The Green Party have welcomed the report into mental health and addiction, and urge the Government to move quickly and implement the findings before more New Zealanders are harmed.    “The Government has held back from big change in delivering support while awaiting the report’s findings, which serves as a watershed moment for […]

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Green Party welcome progress on medicinal cannabis legislation

By   /  November 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 welcome progress on medicinal cannabis legislation

Source: Green Party The Green Party has negotiated to achieve substantial improvements to Medicinal Cannabis legislation which provide certainty and clarity to patients and their whānau. “Today, the Government’s Bill will return to the House for its Second Reading. Through negotiation with governing parties we’ve managed to guarantee certainty for patients and their whānau that […]

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Green Party Bill on Country of Origin Food Labelling passes into law

By   /  November 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 Bill on Country of Origin Food Labelling passes into law

Source: Green Party A Green Party member’s bill that allows New Zealanders to know where their food comes was passed almost unanimously by Parliament today, Green Party MP Gareth Hughes has announced.  “We’ve established that people have a right to know where their food comes from,” Green MP Gareth Hughes said.  “Kiwi consumers will now […]

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Green Party calls on Justice Minister to allow people in prison to vote during elections

By   /  November 28, 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 on Justice Minister to allow people in prison to vote during elections

Source: Green Party The Green Party is calling on the Justice Minister to ensure improved prisoner rehabilitation and integration by allowing people in prison to cast their vote during elections. “Today is 125 years since New Zealand women first went to the polls, yet to this day there are New Zealanders still denied from casting […]

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Green Party welcome review of bullying and harassment so staff feel safer

By   /  November 27, 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 review of bullying and harassment so staff feel safer

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcome an external review into bullying and harassment of staff and contractors at Parliament.  “Everyone should feel safe when they come to work”, Green Party Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Jan Logie said today.   “The Green Party have previously said that, like other workplaces in New Zealand, the Parliament […]

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