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Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 13:30

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has today released the Government’s Climate Action Plan in response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the low emissions economy.

“Our Government is committed to a just and rapid transition to a low emissions economy, because it’s vital that we play our part looking after our planet. We’re already taking action on many of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations. Climate change is an urgent issue requiring an urgent response, to ensure a stable climate for future generations of New Zealanders,” James Shaw said.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 11:22

Central government needs to resource local councils to protect our waterways, Green Party Water spokesperson Marama Davidson said today, following reports that corporate oil dumping into Otuwairoa stream in Papakura is killing eels.

 

“Eels are a tāonga and a sign of the health of our Creeks. It hurts to see our waterways being dumped in like this.

 

“This disrespectful and deliberate dumping shows why we need to be holding corporate polluters to account.

 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 16:28

The Green Party is disappointed that the Ngāi Tahu Representation Bill to increase tangata whenua representation on the Canterbury Regional Council was voted down at first reading today, says Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson.

“While tangata whenua have guaranteed political rights on a national level, representation is often lacking or non-existent in local government. This does not always make for robust decision making and in the past has led to significant breaches of Te Tiriti o Waitangi,” Marama Davidson said.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Has she received any advice, including the cost to ratepayers, on the 5 polls taking place on the establishment of Maori wards; if so, what was that advice?

 

Hon NANAIA MAHUTA (Minister of Local Government): No, I haven't received any specific advice about the cost of the five polls currently under way regarding Māori wards.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 11:30

The Green Party is renewing its call to remove the double standard that allows for referendum on the establishment of only Māori wards from law.

It has been confirmed that there will be referendum held during May in Palmerston North, Kaikoura, Manawatū, Western Bay of Plenty and Whakatane, which will likely overturn the decisions of those five districts council’s to establish Māori wards.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Madam Chair, I rise with pleasure to support the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Bill.

Assistant Speaker - Poto Williams: I call Marama Davidson. Tēnā koe

MARAMA DAVIDSON (Green): Tēnā koe e te Māngai o te Whare. Huri noa ki ōku hoa kaimahi tēnā tātou katoa.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:26

The Green Party is disappointed that its Member’s Bill to enable better Māori representation in local government was voted down last night, but is vowing to continue its campaign to make it happen.

Marama Davidson’s Bill would have ensured that the establishment of Māori and general wards follow the same legal process. Currently, the establishment of Māori wards in local government can be put to a referendum, whereas general wards can’t be – they are decided by councils alone.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

This is a bill to improve Māori representation in local government—the Māori Local Electoral Amendment Bill. 

 

 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:39

The Green Party has today entered a Member’s Bill into the ballot that would make local government representation more equitable by ensuring that the establishment of both Māori and general wards on district and regional councils follows the same legal process.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:17

METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green): The Green Party is very pleased to support this bill to select committee. There is a great deal about it that we think is wise, most particularly the partnership relationship with Ngāti Paoa and their involvement in housing development as an iwi. We think this is the right kind of approach or at least the right kind of relationship to be taking with iwi around the country, as in Auckland, where iwi are directly involved in housing.