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Julie Anne Genter MP
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 14:33

The Green Party is heralding today’s transport announcement as the start of a new era of investment in sustainable transport in our towns and cities.
 
The Government released the final Government Policy Statement on land transport funding today. It allocates up to $1.1 billion for new walking and cycling projects, up to $4.8 billion for rapid transit, and up to $8 billion for public transport over the next decade.
 

Julie Anne Genter MP
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 14:53

Hon JULIE ANNE GENTER
Acting Minister for Climate Change

7 March 2018

MEDIA STATEMENT

“The new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s first report dealing with New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon Act provides a valuable contribution to the national conversation on this issue,” says the Acting Minister for Climate Change, Julie Anne Genter.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 13:27

A new official report detailing potentially irreversible impacts of climate change in New Zealand show why the next government must act urgently to cut climate-damaging pollution, the Green Party said today.

The 2017 Atmosphere and Climate report states that climate change is already potentially irreversibly affecting New Zealand. It says that climate impacts to date include:

·         Our glaciers shrinking by almost a quarter of their volume.

·         Coastal seas rising by 22 cm.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:06

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 12:49

The next government needs to commit to a goal of zero harm on our roads to address the rapidly rising numbers of people being killed on them, the Green Party said today.

There have been 282 road deaths this year, 38 more than this time last year. Road deaths have been trending upwards since 2013 when a total of 253 people were killed for the full year. Road deaths in heavy vehicle crashes have also spiked upwards to levels not seen since 2007.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:37

Decades of underinvestment in Auckland’s public transport and minimal uptake of electric vehicles under National are being highlighted by the looming petrol shortage, the Green Party said today.

“If more Aucklanders had access to reliable trains, buses, safe cycle routes or an electric car, this temporary disruption to petrol supplies wouldn’t be such a big deal for commuters,” said Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter.

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:

Julie Anne Genter MP
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:43

The Green Party in government will fund free counselling for all New Zealanders aged 25 and under as part of a $260 million youth mental health package.

“Free counselling for any young person who wants to talk about the ups and downs they are experiencing with a trained professional will make a huge difference to people’s wellbeing,” Green Party leader James Shaw said today.

“Everyone goes through ups and downs and as a society we can do more to recognise that and support people through hard times, so that the hard times don’t get worse.

Julie Anne Genter MP
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.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Monday, September 4, 2017 - 11:07

The Green Party in Government will revitalise rail across the country, including repairing the Napier-Gisborne line.

The announcement came today in Gisborne from two Green MPs, transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter and local candidate Gareth Hughes.

“National has let regional rail lines rust away but the Greens in government will restore rail as the backbone of New Zealand’s transport system, for freight and for people,” said Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter.