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Greens support Wellington rail network workers

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  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 support Wellington rail network workers

Source: Green Party Headline: Greens support Wellington rail network workers Jan Logie MP on Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 09:47 The Green Party supports Wellington members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) who are today striking to maintain hard-fought-for pay and conditions. “The Green Party stands in solidarity with RMTU members and call […]

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Golriz Ghahraman maiden speech

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  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 Golriz Ghahraman maiden speech

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa. Te mana whenua o tēnei wāhi, Te Āti awa, tēnā koutou. Otirā ngā iwi whānui tēnā koutou katoa Mr Speaker I congratulate you on your election and look forward to your guidance in this house. I begin by acknowledging what a breathtaking […]

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Chloe Swarbrick maiden speech

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  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 Chloe Swarbrick maiden speech

E te Māngai – E te Māngai, tēnā koe Tuatahi, ki te mana whenua o tēnei rohe, Te Ātiawat Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Mr Speaker, Congratulations on your position. I’m immensely proud to enter this 52nd Parliament at such a time where you’ve actively sought to make the House more family friendly […]

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Green Party statement on TPPA

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  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 Green Party statement on TPPA

Source: Green Party Headline: Green Party statement on TPPA Golriz Ghahraman MP on Monday, November 13, 2017 – 15:15 The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand maintains its strong opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).  “The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, […]

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Hooray – a victory for privacy!

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Community and Voluntary Sector, data, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, MSD, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, NGOs, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, privacy, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Hooray – a victory for privacy!

Source: Green Party Headline: Hooray – a victory for privacy! The Government has scrapped plans to require community organisations to hand over personal client details to Government in return for funding. Many people told the National Government that this was a bad idea; social service organisations, the sexual and domestic violence sectors in particular, and […]

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Marama Davidson to adopt Te rā o Parihaka Bill

By   /  November 5, 2017  /  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 Marama Davidson to adopt Te rā o Parihaka Bill

Source: Green Party Headline: Marama Davidson to adopt Te rā o Parihaka Bill Marama Davidson MP on Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 12:21 Today on the 136th anniversary of the invasion of Parihaka, the Green Party is strengthening its call for a national Parihaka Day, announcing that Marama Davidson will re-enter the Māori Party’s Te […]

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Māori Television Service stability

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Māori Television Service stability

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Māori Television Service stability The announcement of the new chief executive of the Māori Television Service should bring stability to the organisation said Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta today. “The Māori Television board has appointed the acting Chief Executive Keith Ikin to the permanent position. “Māori TV […]

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Thanks Long Service Corrections staff

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Thanks Long Service Corrections staff

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Thanks Long Service Corrections staff Corrections Minister, Hon Kelvin Davis, has attended his first official function today acknowledging the work of thirty Corrections staff at the Tai Tokerau Long Service Awards in Whangarei. “It’s an honour to mark the beginning of my new role as Minister for Corrections […]

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20 Goals for a Green Government

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  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 20 Goals for a Green Government

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 20 Goals for a Green Government Our agreement with Labour outlines 20 goals, which we agreed to work on together, in return for supporting the Government on Confidence and Supply. We will work with Labour to deliver our 20 goals while in Government, as well as other policy […]

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Confidence and Supply = ???

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  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 Confidence and Supply = ???

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Confidence and Supply = ??? So the Greens are in a confidence and supply agreement with Labour – what does that mean? Put simply confidence and supply means we will vote for the Government’s budget and super important changes to NZ law, votes on the policy wins we […]

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MPs appeal to league fans to ‘cool it’

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on MPs appeal to league fans to ‘cool it’

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: MPs appeal to league fans to ‘cool it’ Labour MPs Aupito William Sio and Jenny Salesa have appealed for calm after a running brawl in Otahuhu between rival groups of Samoan and Tongan rugby league fans.  “Rugby league is a game we enjoy.  However, we can celebrate in […]

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Andrew Little receives Tribunal report on Ngatiwai mandate

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Andrew Little receives Tribunal report on Ngatiwai mandate

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Andrew Little receives Tribunal report on Ngatiwai mandate Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has received the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the Ngātiwai mandate. Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has received the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the Ngātiwai mandate. “The Tribunal has prepared a thorough […]

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Benefit sanctions need to go

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Benefit sanctions need to go

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Benefit sanctions need to go In the last three months, 14,724 people had their benefit sanctioned by Work and Income. The Green Party campaigned on removing excessive benefit sanctions as part of making the most significant change to our welfare system in a generation. Now that we are […]

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Jacinda Ardern’s Speech to CTU Conference 2017

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Jacinda Ardern’s Speech to CTU Conference 2017

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Jacinda Ardern’s Speech to CTU Conference 2017 I want to start by saying thank you During the election campaign, my rallying cry was “Let’s do this’ We wanted to capture both that there was a huge amount we needed to change to place NZ on a better path. […]

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Proud day with new Māori Ministers

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Proud day with new Māori Ministers

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Proud day with new Māori Ministers The Labour Māori caucus is proud of the five new Māori Ministers who have today been announced by Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern.   “We have a lot to be proud of today with Jacinda Ardern’s historic announcement of Nanaia Mahuta as the […]

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Ministers in the sixth Labour-led Government

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Ministers in the sixth Labour-led Government

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Ministers in the sixth Labour-led Government This morning, Jacinda Ardern announced the ministerial portfolios for the incoming Labour-led Government. You can read her full statement here. Here are the Ministers, and their responsibilities: CABINET MINISTERS: Jacinda Ardern Prime MinisterMinister for Arts, Culture and HeritageMinister for National Security and […]

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Climate change, the future of work, and pay equity – James Shaw

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Climate change, the future of work, and pay equity – James Shaw

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Climate change, the future of work, and pay equity – James Shaw James Shaw’s speech to the Council of Trade Unions’ conference, 25 October 2017 Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei o Papatūānuku e takoto nei o te Taiao e awhi nei ki runga […]

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NZ’s first Tongan-born Cabinet Minister named

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ’s first Tongan-born Cabinet Minister named

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: NZ’s first Tongan-born Cabinet Minister named Jenny Salesa, MP for Manukau East, is New Zealand’s first Tongan-born, Tongan-speaking Cabinet Minister. Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern named Ms Salesa to her Cabinet last week and today released the Ministerial portfolio allocations for New Zealand’s 52nd Parliament. In a historic first, […]

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Green Party ministerial and undersecretary portfolios

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party ministerial and undersecretary portfolios

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Green Party ministerial and undersecretary portfolios James Shaw MP on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – 12:59 The Green Party is today confirming that four of its MPs will hold ministerial and undersecretary roles in the new Labour-led Government. They are: James Shaw, MP, Green Party Co-leader: Minister for […]

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Ministers to chart new course for New Zealand

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Ministers to chart new course for New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Ministers to chart new course for New Zealand Portfolio responsibilities for the incoming Labour-led Government underline our commitment to chart a new course for New Zealand, says Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern. “I’m excited by how my executive will tackle the challenges this country faces. The allocation of portfolios […]

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