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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
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.

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.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Friday, September 1, 2017 - 14:26

Low-income New Zealanders are struggling to keep warm this winter, the Green Party said today.

A new report by Statistics New Zealand revealed that around one in three New Zealand households are experiencing some form of energy hardship.

“It’s disgraceful that almost one in three New Zealand households are having to keep the heater turned off because they can’t afford to pay the electricity bill,” said Green Party social housing spokesperson Marama Davidson.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:44

National’s refusal to ensure our houses are warm, safe and dry is putting our kids’ health at risk, the Green Party said today.

An investigation by the New Zealand Herald revealed today that 20 Kiwi kids die from preventable respiratory illnesses caused by cold, damp housing every year.

“Kids are dying because they’re living in cold, damp housing. We need to fix this now,” said Green Party social housing spokesperson Marama Davidson.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 09:01

23 August 2017

The Green Party in Government will end the slum-like renting conditions exposed in the People’s Review of Renting by Renters United and Action Station, the Green Party said today.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:42

The Salvation Army’s report Taking Stock: The Demand for Social Housing in New Zealand, released today, confirms that the National Government’s policies have been a driving factor in creating the housing crisis, the Green Party said today.

James Shaw MP on Friday, July 21, 2017 - 14:06

Paula Bennett's frank admission this morning that the Government should have “in hindsight” taken action on the housing crisis sooner will be of little comfort to the growing number of people who are waiting to get into a state house, the Green Party said today.

on Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:31

With 3,422 people urgently waiting for a place to live and 1,805 empty state homes, New Zealand is heading into another winter of homelessness under National, the Green Party said today.

“Last winter New Zealanders were shocked at the extent of homelessness and after a year of the National Government rushing around trying to look like it’s tackling the problem, things are actually getting worse,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

James Shaw MP on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 14:12

After years of denying there is a housing crisis and refusing to see government building as a solution, National’s U-turn today is too little too late, the Green Party said today.

“Auckland is already 40,000 homes short and needs 15,000 more a year just to keep up with population growth. National’s new policy to build an additional 26,000 homes over the next decade just isn’t enough to fix the problem,” Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said.