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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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Acceptance Speech: Election as Female Co-Leader

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Acceptance Speech: Election as Female Co-Leader

Source: Green Party Headline: Acceptance Speech: Election as Female Co-Leader Tū kaha, tū maia, tū rangatira. Ahakoa te aha, ahakoa ngā piki me ngā heke, ka haere tonu te mahi ki te whakamana i ngā whanau, ki te tiaki i te taiao, ki te hangaia tētahi huarahi hou mō tō tātou nei ao katoa. E […]

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Marama Davidson elected new Green Party Co-leader

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Marama Davidson elected new Green Party Co-leader

Source: Green Party Headline: Marama Davidson elected new Green Party Co-leader South Auckland-based MP Marama Davidson will join James Shaw in the role of Green Party Co-leader, after the result of the leadership contest was announced this morning in Auckland. Ms Davidson secured 110 delegate votes. Julie Anne Genter, the Minister for Women and Associate […]

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End of irrigation subsidies a win for taxpayers and environment, say Greens

By   /  April 5, 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 End of irrigation subsidies a win for taxpayers and environment, say Greens

Source: Green Party Headline: End of irrigation subsidies a win for taxpayers and environment, say Greens The Green Party is today marking a significant step toward cleaner rivers and less climate pollution, with the wind down of taxpayer subsidies for industrial irrigation schemes, as outlined in the Confidence and Supply Agreement between the Green and […]

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Greens condemn Immigration NZ data use

By   /  April 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens condemn Immigration NZ data use

Source: Green Party Headline: Greens condemn Immigration NZ data use Green Party Immigration spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman has this morning written to the Minister for Immigration, expressing concern about the Ministry’s discriminatory use of immigrants’ personal data.  “We’re very concerned to hear that Immigration NZ is using an algorithm that includes age, gender and ethnicity to […]

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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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Greens welcome chief science advisor’s prisons report

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens welcome chief science advisor’s prisons report

Source: Green Party Headline: Greens welcome chief science advisor’s prisons report The Green Party is welcoming a report released by the Prime Minister’s Chief Scientist, Sir Peter Gluckman, which acknowledges our justice system is broken and incarcerating more New Zealanders won’t fix it. “This report points the way forward for justice in New Zealand, and […]

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Speech to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group on Land – Christchurch

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group on Land – Christchurch

Source: Green Party Headline: Speech to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group on Land – Christchurch 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! Ki nga kaumatua o Ngāi Tuāhuriri, tēnā koutou.  Ki […]

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Gareth Hughes: End Oil Exploration, General Debate Speech

By   /  March 22, 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 Gareth Hughes: End Oil Exploration, General Debate Speech

Source: Green Party Headline: Gareth Hughes: End Oil Exploration, General Debate Speech I want to start with a personal story – The Rena I remember being on the beach and seeing those oil blobs on the sand, the dead birds in buckets and people in Hazmat suits. Oil spills were something you normally saw on […]

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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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