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James Shaw MP on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 15:32

James Shaw's speech to the Council of Trade Unions' conference, 25 October 2017


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!

(May the peace of the sky above, of the earth below, and of the all-embracing universe rest upon us all. Behold, the essence of life!)

E rere haere ana ngā mihi ki ngā mana whenua o tēnei rohe a Te Ātiawa

(I send greetings and thanks to the home people of this region, Te Ātiawa)

James Shaw MP on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:31
James presented the Green Party's fiscal plan for the 2017 election on 18 September 2017 at Biz Dojo, Wellington.

Tena koutou katoa.

Thank you so much for joining us here today, online or in the room.

I am unreasonably excited about this event and the document that we’re launching tonight.

Because what we’re doing is bringing together every policy proposal and plan that the Green Party has offered to the country, about how to make the promise of 100% Pure New Zealand a reality, into one place.

James Shaw MP on Monday, September 11, 2017 - 18:50

Speech to a rally at the launch of the Green Party's Climate Protection Plan

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!

James Shaw MP on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:54

Thank you to members of the media for coming along today - but also thank you to those of you watching this on your live stream at home or wherever you are this afternoon.

Our slogan for this campaign was ‘Great Together’. But, to be frank, over the last couple of weeks we haven’t been all that together and it hasn’t been all that great.

We started out talking about the problem of poverty in New Zealand. We ended up talking about our own problems. It’s been messy.

on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 09:45

 Tēnā koe e Te Māngai o Te Whare. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. That speech from the Hon Paula Bennett is a classic example of the Government's bombast on the economy. We repeatedly hear the Government saying what a wonderful economic manager it is, but we should remind the Government that we have just had a second quarter of negative, real terms, per capita growth—that is two terms of decline in per capita GDP.

Eugenie Sage MP on Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 18:55

Thursday 10 August 2017


Tēnā koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa; nga mihi nui kia koutou

There’s been a lot happening in this election campaign. One of the things I’m glad about is that water is finally an election issue.

I’ve lost count of the number of people who’ve told me on their doorstep or on the phone that they’re concerned about water.

They’re concerned about how dirty our rivers and lakes are, and, in Canterbury, about rising nitrate levels in our aquifers.

on Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:20

BARRY COATES (Green): Tēnā koe e Te Māngai. I rise to speak at the final reading of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Amendment Bill. I want to first start by saying why this bill is important. I think this is actually one of the most important bills that we have had through Parliament in the term that I have been here, since last October. I think this bill has been far too long in coming. We have to remind ourselves that money-laundering is about how criminals hide their money. It is about ways in which illicit money can be washed clean.

Gareth Hughes MP
Gareth Hughes MP on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 16:11

Thank you

Energy is one of our priority areas this Election.

In Parliament, we established the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, allowed the ETS to pass and insulated 300,000 homes

Earlier this year we launched the next phase of our vision for electricity with our Empowering NZ policy.

In the 4 years since NZ Power, technology has developed so much we’ve found better policy solutions to the same problems, and we’ve also identified new problems that need different kinds of solutions.

on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 14:14

METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green): Poverty is not a weapon to be used against the poor.


Mr SPEAKER: Order! The member can start her speech again. She does not need to be interrupted by those interjections.

on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 09:03

Kia ora, Mr Chair. I have the great pleasure of talking about a subject that is near to my heart. I want to talk about overseas aid, and it is a subject that we do not talk enough about in this House. In particular, the mission for New Zealand giving aid to foreign countries is around the reduction of poverty in those countries. It is about sustainable development. These are really important goals in our troubled world, where we often forget that much of the world is still struggling with the basics of life.