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August 13, 2014

Greenpeace is to be congratulated for defending our democracy with their marathon effort in defining the meaning of “charitable purpose” through the New Zealand courts.

Last week’s decision from the Supreme Court says that political advocacy – in Greenpeaces’ case for peace and disarmament – can be seen as a primary activity for public good and hence a charitable activity. So Greenpeace can now apply for charitable status.

August 13, 2014

Playcentre is part of New Zealand’s heritage. It’s a place where many of us grew and thrived as children and parents, playing and learning with our families and communities. The Green Party backs Playcentre completely – we know it’s value and we know that it’s unique. That’s why so many of our own MPs, candidates, and members are involved in Playcentre throughout the country.

Julie Anne Genter MP
August 13, 2014

Today I was excited to be at Auckland Uni campus for our student launch for this election – free off-peak public transport for all tertiary students and apprenticeships.

A Student Green Card will give everyone enrolled to study at a university, wānanga, polytech and PTE’s, as well as apprentices training through the NZ Apprenticeships scheme, free travel during off-peak times, on buses, trains and ferries.

That means that tertiary students and apprentices will be able to travel free between 9am and 3pm, then again after 6:30pm and anytime on weekends and holidays.

August 9, 2014

New data today shows that six years under National has translated into more people without jobs and salaries and wages down in real terms, the Green Party said today.

"The benefits of economic recovery have largely been for the few. Most households are worse off under this Government," Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.