Co Leader Metira Turia

Metiria Turei MP

Co-leader, spokesperson on child poverty, Māori affairs
Co leader Dr Russel Norman MP

Russel Norman MP

Co-leader, spokesperson on climate change, finance, economics

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For a fairer society

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News

Co leader Dr Russel Norman MP
Russel Norman MP on March 6, 2015

The Green Party has lodged a complaint with the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) over allegations that the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has been spying on New Zealanders in the Pacific.

This morning the former head of the GCSB, Sir Bruce Ferguson, confirmed that mass surveillance of the Pacific has been undertaken since 2009, while Prime Minister John Key claims such spying is legal but has not detailed how.

“John Key needs to put up, not shut up,” said Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on March 5, 2015

The Government needs to beef up the monitoring of a harmful airborne particle in order to protect New Zealanders’ health, the Green Party said today.

The call follows today’s release of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s "The State of Air Quality in New Zealand" report.

Among recommendations made by Commissioner Dr Jan Wright was a call for the Ministry for the Environment to include monitoring and reporting of the potentially fatal airborne particle PM2.5.

Eugenie Sage MP on March 5, 2015

Environment Canterbury (ECan) needs to revise the proposed Canterbury regional air plan and beef up its monitoring and controls on harmful airborne particles to protect the health of Christchurch and Timaru residents, the Green Party said today.

The call follows today’s release of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s  report on "The State of Air Quality in New Zealand".

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