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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.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 09:52

The Green Party today announced a $418 million transport plan for greater Christchurch focused on creating a new network of rapid public transport lines, a city-wide bike share scheme, and safe cycling infrastructure. It accompanies a commitment to invest over $1 billion nationwide over ten years to complete cycling networks in our towns and cities, especially around schools.

The Green Party’s plan for Christchurch includes a commitment to fast-track three new rapid transit lines by 2022, including:

5. 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?]

Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Prime Minister): Yes.

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 16:32

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee must stop pretending the central city rebuild is all fine and dandy and tell the people of Christchurch what’s holding up two key anchor projects in the central city, the Green Party said today.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 15:49



I am very pleased to take a call on the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill. As Mr Simpson said, it has been an unusual process, and I thank him and the Minister for their comments recognising the role of other parties.

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 12:14

Environment Canterbury (ECAN) must take responsibility for Canterbury’s waterways running dry, and wind back water takes so that even in times of low rainfall, water is protected, the Green Party said today.

There are several reports of spring-fed headwater tributaries of Christchurch’s Ōtākaro/Avon River drying up completely.  

“There were warning signs that taking too much water on the plains from aquifers that feed the Ōtākaro/Avon River had a detrimental impact on city streams and rivers,” said Green Party Canterbury spokesperson Eugenie Sage.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 16:48

The Green Party is calling for the Government to give power back to the people of Christchurch to lead the city's recovery by amending the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill.

The Local Government and Environment Select Committee reported the Bill back to Parliament today after considering submissions. The Green Party opposes the Bill as reported back.

“There was a strong call by submitters for local leadership. The Bill fails to provide this and needs significant changes," said Green Party Christchurch spokesperson Eugenie Sage.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 17:12

E Te Māngai o Te Whare, tēnā koe, tuarua, ki ngā mema o tō tātou Whare, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Mr Deputy Speaker of the House, greetings to you. Secondly, to the members of our House, greetings, salutations, and acknowledgments to you all.

November 3, 2015


I am pleased to take a call on the Canterbury Property Boundaries and Related Matters Bill. The Green Party will be supporting this bill partly because—well, obviously because—New Zealand’s whole land title system is very well regarded and it is long established.