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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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Parliament Hansard Report – Thursday, 16 August 2018 – Volume 732 – 000075

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament - Hansard  /  Comments Off on Parliament Hansard Report – Thursday, 16 August 2018 – Volume 732 – 000075

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard THURSDAY, 16 AUGUST 2018 Mr Speaker took the Chair at 2 p.m. Prayers. BUSINESS STATEMENT Hon CHRIS HIPKINS (Leader of the House): Today, the House adjourns until Tuesday, 4 September. When the House resumes, priority will be given to the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Bill, the Building Amendment Bill, […]

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Parliament Hansard Report – Business Statement – 000074

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament - Hansard  /  Comments Off on Parliament Hansard Report – Business Statement – 000074

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard THURSDAY, 16 AUGUST 2018 Mr Speaker took the Chair at 2 p.m. Prayers. BUSINESS STATEMENT Hon CHRIS HIPKINS (Leader of the House): Today, the House adjourns until Tuesday, 4 September. When the House resumes, priority will be given to the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Bill, the Building Amendment Bill, […]

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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 16 August 2018000039

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament  /  Comments Off on Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 16 August 2018000039

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s statements and actions? Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all of the statements and actions of the Government in respect of the economy? Dr DEBORAH […]

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Parliament Hansard Report – Wednesday, 15 August 2018 (continued on Thursday, 16 August 2018) – Volume 732 – 000073

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament - Hansard  /  Comments Off on Parliament Hansard Report – Wednesday, 15 August 2018 (continued on Thursday, 16 August 2018) – Volume 732 – 000073

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard Hon GERRY BROWNLEE (National—Ilam): I want to make some comments this morning as we go through the committee stage in this because this is a bill that I personally do not like. I think it is an utter disgrace that it is in front of the House and it […]

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Parliament Hansard Report – National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Bill — In Committee – 000072

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament - Hansard  /  Comments Off on Parliament Hansard Report – National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Bill — In Committee – 000072

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard Hon GERRY BROWNLEE (National—Ilam): I want to make some comments this morning as we go through the committee stage in this because this is a bill that I personally do not like. I think it is an utter disgrace that it is in front of the House and it […]

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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 15 August 2018000038

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament  /  Comments Off on Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 15 August 2018000038

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen on the economy? Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s statements and actions? Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he have confidence in […]

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Parliament Hansard Report – Tuesday, 14 August 2018 – Volume 732 – 000068

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament - Hansard  /  Comments Off on Parliament Hansard Report – Tuesday, 14 August 2018 – Volume 732 – 000068

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard Question No. 4—Forestry 4. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH (National) to the Minister of Forestry: How many jobs, trees, or other returns does he expect to be produced or generated by the $485 million from the Provincial Growth Fund so far announced for forestry, and in what years will that money […]

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Parliament Hansard Report – Visitors — Parliament of Papua New Guinea, Delegates and American Council of Young Political Leaders Exchange – 000067

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament - Hansard  /  Comments Off on Parliament Hansard Report – Visitors — Parliament of Papua New Guinea, Delegates and American Council of Young Political Leaders Exchange – 000067

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard TUESDAY, 14 AUGUST 2018 Mr Speaker took the Chair at 2 p.m. Prayers. VISITORS Papua New Guinea—Delegates Mr SPEAKER: Members, I’m sure that you would wish to welcome two delegations present in the gallery. The first is Kini Iguan, the chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Lekwa Gure, chair […]

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