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Chlöe Swarbrick MP on Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:45

Statistics revealed today by the coroner show that suicide in New Zealand is at its highest since provisional statistics were first recorded in 07/08, with young people aged 20 to 24 the age cohort most effected. Māori rates are the highest since records began. 

Green Party Youth spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick said, “These are not just statistics. Each number is a life of an incredible person with whānau and friends who’ll be experiencing immense loss.

Gareth Hughes MP
Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:59

The Green Party is welcoming the report- back of Country of Origin Food Labelling Members’ Bill by the Primary Production Select Committee.

“I’m glad the committee has listened to submitters and put cured pork products back in as a food requiring country of origin labelling.

“Over 80% of bacon consumed here is from overseas, many from countries with lower animal welfare standards so it is good Kiwi consumers will now have clear information where their bacon comes from.”

Golriz Ghahraman MP on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:41

Hard line Australian immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s move to the backbench should reopen a conversation about refugees on Nauru coming to New Zealand, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman has said today.  

“Australia has a unique opportunity now that Peter Dutton has moved to the backbench.  

“There are 119 children on Nauru who are languishing in despair. Every day spent in detention is another day robbed of their childhood and a safe and nurturing environment.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Monday, August 20, 2018 - 16:17

The Green Party backs the Government’s decision to freeze MPs’ pay for the next year and welcomes a review that will investigate changes down the track to ensure pay increases are in line with increases other working New Zealanders receive.

“The Green Party has long called for fairer pay settings for MPs so pay changes match what is happening with workers’ pay,” Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said.

Eugenie Sage MP on Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:20

More than $3 million of funding will help divert 40,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste from landfills in Auckland every year.

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today announced a Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) grant of $3.1 million to enable Auckland recycling firm Green Gorilla to divert the waste and allow materials to be reused.

“Useful materials are ending up in landfill instead of being reused. Green Gorilla’s project gives businesses an alternative to simply dumping these materials,” Eugenie Sage said.

Eugenie Sage MP on Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 11:10

Te whare e tū nei - tena koe

Te papa i waho nei- tēnā koe

E mihi ana ki nga manawhenua o Rangitane

Ki te whānau e huihui nei

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

The Green Party has always been ahead of the times especially on issues such as climate change and the environment.

Yesterday you heard from James and Marama about how as part of the Labour, New Zealand First and Green government we are achieving wins in important areas like this.

This party is the beating green heart of this Government.

Eugenie Sage MP on Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 10:46

 

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced a programme of work to take action on New Zealand’s long-neglected waste problems.

“Since taking on the waste portfolio I have heard loud and clear from New Zealanders that they find our country’s record on waste unacceptable and want action after nine years of neglect under National,” Eugenie Sage said.

“This Government has listened to New Zealanders and started by consulting on our plan to phase out single use plastic bags. Now we need to tackle the tough problems that need leadership to fix.”

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 13:00

Karanga Hokianga, ki o tamariki, he uri rātou, he mōrehu.

Kohikohia rā, kei ngā hau e wha

Kōrerotia - ko wai rātou.

Kōrerotia - ko wai rātou.

Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, i te tī, i te tā - tēnā koutou.

Rangitāne, ka tū te manawa i tō whenua ātaahua, i ō manaaki ki a mātou, hei te mana o te whenua - tēnā koutou.

Ki a koutou te hunga kākāriki, nāku te whiwhi kia kōrero atu ki a koutou i tāku hui-ā-tau tuatahi hei kaiārahi takirua o te rōpū nei - tēnā koutou.

Kia ora tātou katoa.

Hokianga Whakapau Karakia

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 13:00

The Green Party has ensured that the next set of changes to the Overseas Investment Act will look at water extraction and whether stronger tests should be set for land sales involving water takes, Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson announced today.

Parliament passed the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill this week which will stop overseas speculators buying up our houses. A second round of amendments is being developed by Associate Finance Minister David Parker.

James Shaw MP on Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 10:32

Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei

o Papatūānuku e takoto nei

o te Taiao e awhi nei

ki runga i a tātou.

Tīhei mauri ora!

Tēnā koutou katoa.

My first campaign was the 1990 General Election. I was sixteen and in my last year at Wellington High School. I did a bit of volunteering for the Greens’ Wellington Central Candidate, Stephen Rainbow.

The centrepiece of his campaign was – get this – a plan to put light rail from the Railway Station out to the Airport.