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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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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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Help us end conversion therapy

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Gay Conversion Therapy, Green Party, Human Rights, jan logie, LGBTQI, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, The Issues, young greens, young labour  /  Comments Off on Help us end conversion therapy

Source: Green Party It’s been so encouraging to see the strong support for banning conversion therapy in Aotearoa/New Zealand. I’m so impressed by the leadership being shown by the Young Greens and Young Labour on this. Green Party policy states our commitment to “reflecting the gender and sex diversity within our societies. We believe our communities […]

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Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha!

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, native bird, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, Takahē, takehe, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha!

Source: Green Party Headline: Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha! They’re big, blue, beautiful and will hopefully breed. Fingers and toes are crossed that a group of takahē will settle into life in Kahurangi National Park after being released on March 20. The Department of Conservation released 18 birds onto the Gouland Downs near Heaphy […]

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Working for Women’s Rights on the World Stage

By   /  March 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, Julie Anne Genter, MIL NZ OSI, Minister of Women, Ministry of Women's Affairs, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Issues, UN, women's affairs  /  Comments Off on Working for Women’s Rights on the World Stage

Source: Green Party Headline: Working for Women’s Rights on the World Stage It’s been a whirlwind week of women’s issues. I’ve been busy hearing inspiring stories from around the world about the gender pay gap, representation, stopping violence against women, work on climate change and the challenges facing working women.  This week I had the […]

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The Week… in links

By   /  March 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, honest politics, International Women's Day, iwd2018, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, orientation, Pay Equity, PMPacificMission, Political Parties, Politics, pressforprogress, The Issues, week in links  /  Comments Off on The Week… in links

Source: Green Party Headline: The Week… in links This was a recess week at Parliament but our Green Team still packed in a bunch of mahi. Take a look at what we got up to during the week. Transparency James announced two new measures to ensure transparency and counter the influence of money in politics. Greens […]

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We should all have documents with dignity

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, Human Rights, intersex, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, rainbow, select committee submissions, Society & Culture, submission guide, The Issues, trans  /  Comments Off on We should all have documents with dignity

Source: Green Party Headline: We should all have documents with dignity Trans and intersex people in our community have been waiting too long for the dignity they deserve. It’s been a decade since the Human Rights Commission first highlighted the need to simplify the process for trans and intersex people to change the gender marker […]

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Waitangi 2018 photo essay

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Photography, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Issues, Waitangi, Waitangi 2018, Waitangi Day  /  Comments Off on Waitangi 2018 photo essay

Source: Green Party Headline: Waitangi 2018 photo essay Last week heralded what felt like a historic moment at Waitangi. Proceedings moved from Te Tii Marae – a change deserving of its own discussion – to the Upper Marae, and both Government and Opposition Members of Parliament were welcomed on simultaneously. The Government ditched a fancy […]

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A Green deal for small business

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, amazon, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, jobs, Opposition News, Politics, Small Business, SMEs, tax, The Issues  /  Comments Off on A Green deal for small business

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: A Green deal for small business Behind the rhetoric of being ‘business-friendly’, the National government has prioritised the interests of big business and foreign corporations over small business. The Green Party considers that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of our economy, opportunities, […]

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PACER Plus: In whose interests?

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Free trade, Green Party, Opposition News, PACER, Pacific,, Politics, The Issues, Trade, trade agreement  /  Comments Off on PACER Plus: In whose interests?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: PACER Plus: In whose interests? The government’s pursuit of free trade agreements at any cost has now turned to some of the most unique but vulnerable societies in the world – our Pacific neighbours. The government is again pushing a trade agreement that undermines the […]

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The Foreign Minister, the Zone and the Convention

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, Green Party, Israel, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on The Foreign Minister, the Zone and the Convention

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Foreign Minister, the Zone and the Convention Last month the relatively new foreign minister of our realm, Hon Gerry Brownlee, steered a wobbly diplomatic course on Israeli settlements, which became leveraged to a political level. In May, he described UN Security Council resolution 2334 […]

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Pouring Government energy into avoiding energy leadership

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean energy, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Pouring Government energy into avoiding energy leadership

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Pouring Government energy into avoiding energy leadership Energy Minister Judith Collins yesterday released the new New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy and it’s very disappointing. It’s unambitious, continues business as usual & won’t achieve much. It continues National’s well-worn tactic of playing tricks, rather […]

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Huge high country station risks overseas ownership

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, conservation land, Environment & Resource Management, foreign ownership, Green Party, Mt White Station, Opposition News, Overseas Investment Office, overseas land ownership, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Huge high country station risks overseas ownership

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Huge high country station risks overseas ownership The real estate advertisement is spot on in describing Mt White Station as an “iconic” South Island high country station. The 40,000 hectare property is adjacent to Arthur’s Pass National Park and the upper reaches of the Waimakariri […]

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Welcoming more refugees to New Zealand

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Welcoming more refugees to New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Welcoming more refugees to New Zealand I’m really proud that yesterday, on World Refugee Day, the Greens launched an ambitious plan to increase the refugee quota to 5000 over the next six years. Of those places, 4,000 will be directly resettled by the government and […]

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NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Global Affairs, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, nuclear free, nuclear weapons, NZ parliament, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, The Issues, UN  /  Comments Off on NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons New Zealand’s nuclear-free zone, legislated by Parliament in 1987, is something we all take pride in. It’s important, however, that we don’t let it thwart its own ultimate purpose – a world free […]

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Divided we fall

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, community, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, London, Opposition News, Politics, racism, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Divided we fall

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Divided we fall I’m getting pretty sick of the politics of division in this country.  The latest example was yesterday’s comments from NZ First leader Winston Peters having a good go in the House at driving up fear and loathing towards people of the Islamic […]

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Catherine Delahunty: My Mataura River visit

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Catherine Delahunty: My Mataura River visit

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Catherine Delahunty: My Mataura River visit On June 1st the Greens swimmable rivers tour visited the Mataura river and communities connected to it. All we need now is a Government willing to set clear strong rules and support the new conversation about measuring our success […]

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Budget 2017 tax changes

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Child Poverty, children, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Families, family incomes package, family tax credit, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Taxation, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017 tax changes

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017 tax changes The big headline of the Government’s Budget yesterday was its Family Incomes Package – a range of measures including changes to income tax thresholds and the Family Tax Credit. Overall the Budget is a huge disappointment and a missed opportunity to […]

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Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, discrimination, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, low wages, Minimum wage, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, tipping, workers rights, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett’s comments about tipping have been in the news and have sparked off a series of furious discussions about tipping in Aotearoa. From our point of view, tipping every time you’re provided a service […]

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Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Benny Wenda, Green Party, Human Rights, Indonesia, International, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa Last week I hosted Free West Papua leader Benny Wenda at Parliament and travelled with him to a number of important events. Benny is spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua and lives in exile in England. […]

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