Ka tika, me whai whakaaro ki a rātou kua
kapohia e ngā ringa tauwhiro ō Aituā.
kapohia e ngā ringa tauwhiro ō Aituā.
ao i tō koutou ngarohanga atu.
Nō reira, ki a koutou kua wheturangitia,
ki a koutou kua hoe i
ō koutou waka wairua ki tō tātou kaihanga
i te Wāhi Ngaro, hoea, hoea, hoea atu rā.
Kia mihia rātou e tangi atu rā, koutou e
tangi mai nā, tātou e
tangi atu nei. Huri noa, ki a koutou katoa e noho pani ana,
e noho kirimate ana, e noho pouri ana, kei kōnei mātou hei
The Green Party are supporting co-leader James Shaw and his whānau following an unprovoked attack this morning.
James Shaw is currently under observation in hospital and is unlikely to be back at Parliament today.
“I’ve been in touch with James this morning and he’s doing okay after this morning's unprovoked attack. We thank everyone for their outpouring of aroha and have been passing this onto him and his whānau” said Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson.
The Green Party are today celebrating the single largest addition to a National Park in New Zealand’s history, with 64,400 hectares of land in the Mokihinui River catchment being added to Kahurangi National Park.
“It’s incredible to see the gorgeous Mokihinui Gorge protected for perpetuity with this massive addition to our the Kahurangi National Park. This is a massive win for our natural environment and I wish to congratulate Green Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage” says Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson.
Ko Ranginui kei runga
Ko Papatuanuku kei raro
Ko ngā tangata kei waenganui
Tihei Mauri Ora!
Ka nui te koa me te hari ki te kite i a koutou.
I’ve just had a wonderful weekend hanging out with you all.
This is a key event in our Green Party diary where we come together to build on the never-ending work of strengthening our Green Party policy platform.
This is one of the things I love deep in my bones about our party.
The Green Party welcome the survey on Māori support for legalisation and regulation of cannabis released today, says Green Party Māori Development spokesperson Marama Davidson.
The Horizon Research poll shows 75% of Māori would vote to legalise cannabis for personal use if a referendum were held tomorrow.
“The new poll shows a strong appetite for change among Māori in how we treat drug use in Aotearoa.
“Tangata whenua have been bearing the brunt of the war of drugs and are disproportionately being sent to prison for low level offences.
The National Party is more concerned about the back pocket of property investors than sick kids and the elderly, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.
“In Aotearoa thousands of kids and the elderly are being admitted into hospital with respiratory diseases linked to mould and damp in their rental property.
“If landlords can only justify an investment by leasing out a property that makes New Zealanders sick, then they shouldn’t be in the business.
An increase in the public housing waiting list, now more than 10,000 New Zealanders, shows exactly why the Greens are working with Government to put the heart back into the social support system whilst addressing a growing housing crisis, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.
“More and more of our people are unable to put a roof over their head, showing we urgently need more state and public housing.
“We are seeing the direct consequences of successive Governments not putting the wellbeing of New Zealanders first. The Greens are working hard to fix this up.
The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report shows the importance of putting the heart back into social support so that all New Zealanders can live with dignity.
“The state of the nation reports are an opportunity to reflect as a nation on what kind of country we want. This provides more evidence that we need to be bold in our response”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.
“As part of our Confidence and Supply Agreement with Labour, the Green Party negotiated an overhaul of the social support system in Aotearoa.
Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson will be speaking at the annual Waihopai spy base demonstration this Saturday January 26, protesting against international spying which puts the human rights and privacy of global citizens at risk.
“The Waihopai spy base represents a worrying culture of spying that is dangerous to society. There would be outrage if the state or corporations reached into our letter box and opened up our mail, why is it okay online?” Green Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.
Hardship grants rising demonstrates why the baseline benefit needs to increase, Green Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.
“We need to put the heart back into our social support system. This means providing support for New Zealanders so they can live with dignity.
“New Zealanders understand that the cost of housing and rent has gone through the roof in recent years. It’s time that we also recognised the impact this has on our poorest families.