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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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Green Party ensures water on the agenda for government review of Overseas Investment Act

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 Green Party ensures water on the agenda for government review of Overseas Investment Act

Source: Green Party The Green Party has ensured that the next set of changes to the Overseas Investment Act will look at water extraction and whether stronger tests should be set for land sales involving water takes, Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson announced today. Parliament passed the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill this week which will […]

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Co-Leader Marama Davidson’s Speech to 2018 AGM Conference

By   /  August 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 Co-Leader Marama Davidson’s Speech to 2018 AGM Conference

Source: Green Party Karanga Hokianga, ki o tamariki, he uri rātou, he mōrehu. Kohikohia rā, kei ngā hau e wha Kōrerotia – ko wai rātou. Kōrerotia – ko wai rātou. Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, i te tī, i te tā – tēnā koutou. Rangitāne, ka tū te manawa i tō whenua ātaahua, i […]

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AGM 2018 speech by Green Party Co-leader James Shaw

By   /  August 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 AGM 2018 speech by Green Party Co-leader James Shaw

Source: Green Party Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei o Papatūānuku e takoto nei o te Taiao e awhi nei ki runga i a tātou. Tīhei mauri ora! Tēnā koutou katoa. My first campaign was the 1990 General Election. I was sixteen and in my last year at Wellington High School. […]

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Green Party to oppose Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill

By   /  August 17, 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 to oppose Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill

Source: Green Party The Green Party caucus is listening to the concerns of environmentalists and the local community and will not support the upcoming Waimea Dam enabling legislation, Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson announced today. “The Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill is expected to have its first reading later this year, and […]

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Green Party welcomes pay rise for nurses

By   /  August 7, 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 pay rise for nurses

Source: Green Party The Green Party today welcomed the settlement of the nurses’ dispute that will give them a decent pay rise. “Nurses, who are at the heart of health care, have historically been underpaid and undervalued,” Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said. “It is great they have fought for and won their battle to […]

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Greens call for Māori rights over water to be upheld

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens call for Māori rights over water to be upheld

Source: Green Party The Green Party has welcomed the establishment of the new Crown-Māori partnership on freshwater, Te Kāhui Wai Māori, and will continue to push strongly for Māori rights over water to be upheld, Co-Leader Marama Davidson said today. “We welcome the establishment of Te Kāhui Wai Māori as it sends a clear signal […]

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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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Install latest version of gaming policy, say Greens

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Install latest version of gaming policy, say Greens

Source: Green Party The Green Party is celebrating the latest figures that New Zealand’s game development industry earned a record $143 million in the last financial year and is urging practical policies to kick this into overdrive. “While this growth is phenomenal, the New Zealand Government can do more to assist in growing it to […]

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A Greener way to measure success

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on A Greener way to measure success

Source: Green Party Green Party Co-Leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw have welcomed today’s announcement by Statistics New Zealand that a broad set of indicators will be developed to measure the nation’s success. “Aotearoa New Zealand will become the first country in the world to produce a comprehensive set of indicators to measure things such […]

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End the failed war on drugs and save lives

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on End the failed war on drugs and save lives

Source: Green Party Figures released today showing 40 to 45 people have died due to synthetic cannabis since last June show the need for urgent cross-party work on sensible drug law reform, says the Green Party. “The current approach based on prohibition and punishment is clearly not working,” says Green Party drug law reform spokesperson […]

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Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill

Source: Green Party The Green Party will vote for Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill to become law, Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson announced today. The amended bill, which has been reported back to Parliament by the Justice Select Committee, was considered by the Green Party caucus before a final decision was made to vote for it. […]

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Land transferred to protect native grasshopper

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Land transferred to protect native grasshopper

Source: Green Party The home of a giant native grasshopper is now safer after Crown land in the Mackenzie Basin was protected as conservation land, Land Information and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today. “The triangle-shaped 440 ha area known as the “Tekapo Triangle” is home to the largest known population of robust grasshopper (Brachaspis […]

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