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James Shaw MP on Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 11:23

The Green Party announced today it will seek to pass binding climate change legislation in the first 100 days in Government.  Green Party leader James Shaw made the commitment to a Zero Carbon Act on Newshub’s The Nation debate this morning.

“If we are to treat climate change like our generation’s nuclear free moment, we need to back that up in law”, said Green Party leader James Shaw.

“Successive governments have allowed New Zealand’s climate pollution to keep growing. Only the Greens have a plan to turn that around.

James Shaw MP on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:21

The Green Party says that the National Government's decision to send more soldiers to Afghanistan is a mistake.

The Government has announced today that they will send three non-combat troops to Afghanistan, following President Trump’s announcement this week that he would immediately beef up the United States’ military presence there.

“We do not believe that any more Kiwi troops should be sent into danger in Afghanistan, and a Green Government would bring them back” said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.

James Shaw MP on Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 18:09

Greens announce light rail for the Capital in a decade
 
The Green Party today announced a plan to work with councils to deliver light rail from the railway station to Wellington airport by 2027 and fast track a fully-electric bus fleet for the city.
 
The Green Party’s transport plan for Wellington includes commitments to work with councils to:
·         Build an electric light rail line, running separate from traffic, from the railway station to Newtown by 2025, and to Kilbirnie and the airport by 2027.

on Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 15:31

The Green Party strongly condemns the National government’s refusal to ban mining on conservation land which is forcing people to face arrest.

About 30 people gathered at Mt Karangahake on Coromandel Peninsula this morning to protest against mining in the conservation area and one person was arrested.

It follows a number of arrests at protests at the site in past weeks.

James Shaw MP on Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 14:34

The Green Party would oppose any deployment of combat troops to Afghanistan, following President Trump’s announcement on Tuesday that he would immediately beef up the United States’ military presence there. The Government has indicated today that they will make a decision on sending some NZDF personnel before the election on September 23.

“We are calling on the Government to rule out sending any more Kiwi troops into danger in Afghanistan,” said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.

James Shaw MP on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:23

A bigger surplus will allow a new government to manage the economy responsibly while making the changes people know are needed, like lifting kids out of poverty, cleaning up our rivers, solving the housing crisis, and tackling climate change, the Green Party said today.

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.

James Shaw MP on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:16

The Green Party in government will end the tax advantages property speculators currently enjoy under National by implementing a comprehensive tax on capital gains, the Green Party said today.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:33

The Green Party today announced a game-changing plan for public transport in New Zealand, with free fares on buses, trains and commuter ferries for all young people around the country, as well as a commitment to fund and build a congestion-free network in Auckland.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 07:48

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government.

The passenger rail service will be based on the concept released today by Greater Auckland. It would run five times a day between Hamilton and Auckland, with one return service to Tauranga daily.