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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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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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