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Genuine action on medicinal cannabis needs genuine collaboration

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Genuine action on medicinal cannabis needs genuine collaboration

Source: Green Party Alleviating the pain and suffering of patients and their whānau denied access to legal medicinal cannabis requires urgent, open and collaborative cross-party action, the Green Party said today. “We are aware that National intends to table a completely new bill on medicinal cannabis – the third one before the House in the […]

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James Shaw’s ambitious message to Climate Change conference in Fiji

By   /  July 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 James Shaw’s ambitious message to Climate Change conference in Fiji

Source: Green Party Green Party co-leader and Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, says he will be reinforcing that urgency and ambition are needed regarding action on climate change as a Pacific conference gets underway tomorrow in Fiji. James is attending the second Climate Action Pacific Partnership conference (CAPPII), over the next three days in Suva. The CAPP […]

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Support surges for cannabis use proves need for law reform

By   /  July 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 Support surges for cannabis use proves need for law reform

Source: Green Party The Green Party said today a sharp increase in support for cannabis use shows New Zealand law is deeply out of touch with everyday New Zealanders. A Curia Market Research poll published today, commissioned by the New Zealand Drug Foundation, demonstrated swelling support across the board – for medicinal and recreational purposes, […]

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Green Party Ministers open diaries to public

By   /  July 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 Green Party Ministers open diaries to public

Source: Green Party The Green Party is today fulfilling the commitment to proactively release its Ministers’ and Under-Secretary’s diaries as an important part of the party’s transparency policy. “We have always strived to make politics honest, transparent, open and accessible for everyone. Now we’re part of Government, we’re opening up our Ministers’ diaries,” said Green […]

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Have your say: Country of Origin Food Labelling

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Country of Origin Food La, Food, Food labels, fruit, fruit & veges, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, veges  /  Comments Off on Have your say: Country of Origin Food Labelling

Source: Green Party People want and deserve to know where their food comes from. That is the intention behind my member’s bill (originally Steffan Browning’s) the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill which has re-opened for submissions. There is already a requirement in law to identify where footwear and clothing comes […]

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Māui dolphins deserve better

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Eugenie Sage, Green Party, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining, maui dolphin, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, ocean sanctuary, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, seabed mining  /  Comments Off on Māui dolphins deserve better

Source: Green Party Like many of us, I feel a deep connection to our oceans. The rich marine life that surrounds our shores is what makes our place in the world so special and why we’re so passionate about protecting it. There are only 63 of the unique Māui dolphins left in the world. Only […]

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James Shaw welcomes Climate Leaders Coalition commitment to cut emissions

By   /  July 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 James Shaw welcomes Climate Leaders Coalition commitment to cut emissions

Source: Green Party The Minister for Climate Change strongly welcomes the commitment by the new Climate Leaders Coalition of 60 businesses to cutting their greenhouse gas emissions and leading the way to the low-carbon economy. “These 60 companies – from Z Energy, to Spark, Vodafone, Air New Zealand, Contact Energy, Meridian, Ngai Tahu Holdings and […]

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Greens delivering warm, dry, healthy homes in government

By   /  July 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 Greens delivering warm, dry, healthy homes in government

Source: Green Party The Green Party is celebrating the launch of the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme today, which will deliver warm, dry, healthy homes for a huge number of New Zealanders. “We’re incredibly happy to see our policy becoming a reality,” says Green Party energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes. “We’ve campaigned for proper home insulation for […]

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Guide to making a submission on the Election Access Fund Bill

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Chlöe Swarbrick, Democracy, disabilities, Election Access Fund Bill, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, MIL NZ OSI, Mojo Mathers, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, submission, submission guide  /  Comments Off on Guide to making a submission on the Election Access Fund Bill

Source: Green Party Our democracy should be accessible for everyone. One of the fundamental things about civil society is that it’s supposed to be by the people, for the people. Currently, it’s harder than it should be for some people to take part. That’s where the Election Access Fund Bill comes in.  Make a submission […]

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Green Party appoints new Communications & Strategy Director

By   /  July 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 Green Party appoints new Communications & Strategy Director

Source: Green Party The Green Party’s former national Co-convenor Pete Huggins will take up a new role supporting Green MPs’ political and communications strategy in Parliament at the end of the month, Green Party Chief of Staff Tory Whanau announced today. “Pete has 10 years’ experience managing communications and strategy for the Party, and knows […]

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Milking shed beatings show need to enforce our animal welfare laws

By   /  June 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Milking shed beatings show need to enforce our animal welfare laws

Source: Green Party The Green Party has called for a review of MPI’s investigation of a milking shed after new footage of dairy cow abuse was released by Newsroom today. “The footage is absolutely shocking and beating animals with steel tubes should have no place on New Zealand farms,” says Green Party animal welfare spokesperson […]

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Greens welcome record investment in sustainable transport

By   /  June 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 Greens welcome record investment in sustainable transport

Source: Green Party The Green Party is heralding today’s transport announcement as the start of a new era of investment in sustainable transport in our towns and cities. The Government released the final Government Policy Statement on land transport funding today. It allocates up to $1.1 billion for new walking and cycling projects, up to $4.8 […]

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First step towards NZ’s largest pest-free island

By   /  June 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 First step towards NZ’s largest pest-free island

Source: Green Party Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has announced funding for the first step in New Zealand’s most ambitious island pest eradication. Speaking at Forest and Bird’s 2018 Conference, the Minister committed $2 million over the next three years to complete planning, including field trials, towards making sub-Antarctic Auckland Island predator free. “This is an […]

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Green Party congratulates Prime Minister on birth of child

By   /  June 21, 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 congratulates Prime Minister on birth of child

Source: Green Party The Green Party wishes to extend its love and congratulations to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford on the birth of their child. To mark the birth, the Green Party caucus is sending a card to the new parents and giving a koha on their behalf to wahakura weavers. […]

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New Zealand cannot tolerate US incarceration of children

By   /  June 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 New Zealand cannot tolerate US incarceration of children

Source: Green Party The treatment of migrant children and families at the United States border is heart-breaking and intolerable. The Green Party calls on the New Zealand Government to condemn this egregious breach of human rights. “The mass detention of children and separation from their families as a part of immigration policy is unacceptable,” says […]

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Nurses deserve to be paid more

By   /  June 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 Nurses deserve to be paid more

Source: Green Party The Green Party said today nurses have historically been underpaid and undervalued and they deserve to be paid more.  Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson was commenting after it was announced nurses rejected the DHBs’ latest pay offer in their ballot. “Nurses are totally professional, so for them to reject an offer of […]

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Green Party mourns passing of Talei Morrison

By   /  June 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 mourns passing of Talei Morrison

Source: Green Party Ka iri te kapua pōuri ki runga i Ōhinemutu, Te Arawa waka. He pou whakarae o Te Mātārae i Ōrehu, he kaikōkiri kaupapa hauora, he wāhine toa. E heke ana ngā roimata mō te wāhine kua hinga nei. The Green Party was saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of kapa haka […]

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Oil and gas decision historic day for New Zealand

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oil and gas decision historic day for New Zealand

Source: Green Party Headline: Oil and gas decision historic day for New Zealand The Green Party is heralding today’s announcement ending new fossil fuel exploration in New Zealand’s oceans as a massive step towards a stable climate and to protecting our marine life and beaches. “The Green Party and thousands of New Zealanders have been […]

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Greens celebrate policy win on upholding Māori protocols

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Greens celebrate policy win on upholding Māori protocols

Source: Green Party Headline: Greens celebrate policy win on upholding Māori protocols The Green Party is celebrating the passage of a Bill that will require coroners to consider Māori protocols, which had its first reading in Parliament last night. The Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amendment Bill was drafted by Justice Minister Andrew […]

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