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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:08

A report by Housing New Zealand has shown that under the previous National Government, Housing New Zealand pushed vulnerable kiwis onto the street whilst charging them millions in testing and clean-up costs for meth residue that is scientifically proven not to be harmful.

“The approach by Housing New Zealand, borne from moral panic inflamed by National, resulted in 800 vulnerable tenants being pushed out of their home and approximately $6.8 million charged for testing and clean up”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:17

News that the family living in an Auckland ‘swamp house’ have been evicted for daring to speak out further proves the need for a housing Warrant of Fitness (WoF) in Aotearoa. 

“This family were paying $520 a week to live in a house that had drainage issues that created swamp like conditions, causing dangerous mould”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. 

“They dared to speak up and now they’ve been issued a 90 day eviction notice, creating uncertainty for that family with two small children. 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:02

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson is calling for a comprehensive Rental Warrant of Fitness (WOF) scheme to ensure that everyone in New Zealand lives in a warm, dry, healthy home.

“I am proud to say that this Government is now taking major steps to ensure that people who live in rented accommodation are guaranteed the right to a warm and healthy home, submissions are now open on the Healthy Homes Guarantee which will see a major lift in the legal standards for housing.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Why is the Minister looking to overseas companies to prefabricate KiwiBuild homes; and what is he doing to promote as much New Zealand-based manufacture as possible?

 

 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 15:58

The Green Party’s stance that tenants have been unnecessarily evicted from their homes has been justified by a report today from the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.

Released by Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford, the report says there is no evidence that third-hand exposure causes adverse health effects.

“Hundreds of people have unnecessarily been turfed out of state homes and other houses because of scaremongering by people with vested interests,” said Ms Davidson.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Firstly, for clarity, Madam Chair, I'd like to ask if I am able to traverse both the social development part and the housing part in one debate?

[Madam Chair nods] Thank you, Madam Chair. My goodness, because there's a lot to traverse, to be honest, and they're all connected, and this is the thing.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

I'm really proud to stand up tonight and support the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which will prohibit letting fees.

 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 17:48

The Green Party is today celebrating the passing of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill, which works towards ensuring that no New Zealanders get sick from the house they live in.

“The passing of this legislation will make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of New Zealand families,” said Green Party housing spokesperson Marama Davidson.

“The Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill will significantly improve the quality of rental accommodation, lifting children out of poverty and helping to reduce deaths from preventable diseases.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I am pleased and proud to be standing to speak on this,

 

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 12:02

A newly released report by the Auckland Housing Summit reveals the scale of National’s housing crisis, the Green Party said today.

New data from Statistics New Zealand has also confirmed the second consecutive quarter that building activity has fallen, with a 0.4 percent fall in residential house-building across New Zealand.