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on Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 14:49

The Green Party has today announced a set of commitments to honour and implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a new progressive government.

The commitments, announced at the Party’s Māori campaign launch today, will address ongoing Te Tiriti breaches, fix the Treaty settlement process so that it is just, fair and durable, and uphold Māori representation in local and central government.  

6. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green) to the Prime Minister: Ka tū ia i runga i te mana o āna kaupapa here katoa?

[Does he stand by all his Government's policies?]

on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:40

The Green Party is committed to working with Labour to change the government this September.

“Our relationship will continue to be sound now that Jacinda Ardern has assumed leadership of the Labour Party, and our congratulations goes out to her and new deputy leader, Kelvin Davis. Our goal remains the same – to change the government this September, and we’re looking forward to working together to achieve this,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 14:14

METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green): Poverty is not a weapon to be used against the poor.


Mr SPEAKER: Order! The member can start her speech again. She does not need to be interrupted by those interjections.

3. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister for Social Development: How many people on benefits are currently homeless?

9. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister for Social Development: Does she believe that the Ministry of Social Development has a responsibility to treat unemployed people, sole parents, and people with disabilities with respect and dignity, and ensure every person on a benefit has all the support they are entitled to?

on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:18

Many New Zealanders are increasingly struggling to pay for the roof over their heads, according to the latest overview of poverty trends, the Green Party said today.

New Zealanders on the lowest incomes are now spending 51 percent of their income on housing, up from 29 percent in 1990, according to the latest Bryan Perry Household Incomes Report out today.

“Housing costs are eating into families’ budgets at a rate we’ve never seen before,” Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.

on Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:43

A study highlighted by Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is even more proof that National’s ‘penal welfare’ approach is failing kids, failing caregivers and failing New Zealand, the Green Party said today.

The study of 1000 grandparents raising 1700 grandchildren was published in Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online.

on Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 13:55

Taku kuru pounamu e! Tīhei mauriora!

I te tuatahi ka mihi au ki te mana whenua o te rohe nei; Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrakei, tēnā koutou.

Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, e te ti, e te ta, tēnā koutou katoa.

Tēnā koutou kua ikapahi nei ki te hāpai ake ki te kaupapa o tēnei hui.

Kia ora koutou katoa.

To our party members and our supporters – welcome, thank you for being here.

I am thrilled to be standing here before you on what is the last day of our last AGM before we change the government!

on Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 13:54

The Green Party has released a plan today to ensure no New Zealander will live in poverty, whether they are working or on a benefit.

The families package, announced today at the Party’s AGM, will increase all benefits by 20 percent, boost Working For Families and raise the minimum wage. It will lift the incomes of more than 500,000 low and middle income Kiwi families. It also removes all financial penalties and excessive sanctions that beneficiaries currently face.