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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

The Green Party stands here, absolutely in full support of the people of Heretaunga Tamatea and this settlement,


Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Thank you Mr Speaker. This is the third reading of the Oranga Tamariki Children, Young Persons, and Families Amendment Legislation Bill. 


Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

As my colleague Jan Logie said, we will not be supporting.

The Green Party will not support the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families legislation, and I struggle to call it the full title which includes the Te Reo words "Oranga Tamariki", because it just does not fit, and submitters told us so as well.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

E te māngai o te whare tēnā koe. Huri noa ki a tātou ōku hoa kaimahi o te pāremata, tēnā tātou katoa. Thank you Mr Speaker. The Greens are standing every day to affirm our commitment and our relationship as a Te Tiriti party in a way that this Government never has and never will. 



Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 14:49


I am very pleased to stand on behalf of the Green Party and support the final reading of this legislation. I feel sad that we were not able to do it at the time when everybody had come down from Palmy for the second and what was supposed to be the third reading, but we are here now and that is really good.


Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 13:31

The Green Party launched a petition at Rātana today in support of its Members’ Bill to stop the compulsory acquisition of whenua Māori under the Public Works Act.

“This is a real opportunity to stop any more unfair confiscations of what is left of whenua Māori. The rallying call of Dame Whina Cooper of ‘Not one more acre’ of compulsory Māori land acquisitions can now be put into practice, and the Treaty of Waitangi can be made a stronger part of our nation’s laws,” Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said.