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Eugenie Sage MP on Friday, June 29, 2018 - 09:52

The great white shark and basking shark have been classed as ‘threatened’ for the first time and the future of these species is not positive, a new scientific report released today by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says.

The New Zealand Threat Classification System report updates the conservation status of 113 species or types of sharks, rays and chimaeras (also known as ghost sharks) found in New Zealand waters.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on 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.
 

Eugenie Sage MP on Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has announced funding for the first step in New Zealand’s most ambitious island pest eradication.

Speaking at Forest and Bird’s 2018 Conference, the Minister committed $2 million over the next three years to complete planning, including field trials, towards making sub-Antarctic Auckland Island predator free.

“This is an ambitious project on the 46,000 ha Auckland Island and a major step towards the goal of New Zealand being predator free by 2050,” Eugenie Sage said.

James Shaw MP on Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 00:00

Minister for Climate Change James Shaw has welcomed the ‘Declaration for Ambition’ on climate change, signed by the High Ambition Coalition group of countries.

The Coalition is a group of countries, including New Zealand, who are committed to ambitious action to combat climate change.

“As the world works towards the next United Nations climate change conference in Poland later this year, it’s important to join with other countries to push for effective climate action and implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 18:39

The Green Party wishes to extend its love and congratulations to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford on the birth of their child.

To mark the birth, the Green Party caucus is sending a card to the new parents and giving a koha on their behalf to wahakura weavers. The Prime Minister was given a wahakura for her baby at Waitangi this year by Māori public health agency Hāpai Te Hauora.

Golriz Ghahraman MP on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:50

The treatment of migrant children and families at the United States border is heart-breaking and intolerable. The Green Party calls on the New Zealand Government to condemn this egregious breach of human rights.

“The mass detention of children and separation from their families as a part of immigration policy is unacceptable,” says Golriz Ghahraman, Green Party human rights spokesperson.

“It is abhorrent to do it as a way to ‘deter’ their parents from seeking asylum or migrating to the United States, and New Zealand must condemn it.”

James Shaw MP on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 00:00

Economic analysis to support the development of the Zero Carbon Bill shows the importance of economic innovation and of planting trees, Minister for Climate Change James Shaw says.

Five technical reports, released today, together set out possible economic pathways for the transition to a net zero emissions economy.

“The economic modeling shows that we can reduce emissions at the same time as growing the economy, jobs, and per-household incomes.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Monday, June 18, 2018 - 14:01

The Green Party said today nurses have historically been underpaid and undervalued and they deserve to be paid more. 

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson was commenting after it was announced nurses rejected the DHBs’ latest pay offer in their ballot.

“Nurses are totally professional, so for them to reject an offer of 9% over 15 months reveals how undervalued they feel after nine years squeezing by National,” Ms Davidson said. “We support their call for urgent mediation.”

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 08:07

Ka iri te kapua pōuri ki runga i Ōhinemutu, Te Arawa waka.

He pou whakarae o Te Mātārae i Ōrehu, he kaikōkiri kaupapa hauora, he wāhine toa.

E heke ana ngā roimata mō te wāhine kua hinga nei.

The Green Party was saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of kapa haka veteran and Smear Your Mea campaign founder Talei Morrison.

“It is with great sadness that I extend the Green Party’s condolences to the whānau of Talei Morrison at this incredibly hard time,” said Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson.

Eugenie Sage MP on Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:57

An application to mine coal on public conservation land near Te Kuha in the Buller District has been declined, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Minister of Energy Resources Megan Woods announced today.

Rangitira Developments Ltd had applied for an access arrangement under the Crown Minerals Act to mine 12 hectares of public conservation land in the Mt Rochfort Conservation Area, near Te Kuha, as part of a large opencast coal mine.