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on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 10:42

The parliamentary year started with the Prime Minister doing a State of the Nation speech. Here's my response.


on Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:32

Tēnā koe, Mr Deputy Speaker, tēnā koutou katoa. Ngā mihi o te Te Tau Hou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Eugenie Sage MP on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 20:22



on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 17:23

The Panama papers revealed the sordid detail of the policies of this government. John Key’s personal lawyer lobbied for nothing to be done, even though the Greens and IRD had warned of the damage to our international reputation. NZ was advertised around the world as a good place to park your billions without any tax authorities knowing. We became part of the massive problem of tax havens, allowing the wealthy to get away with paying little tax while wage and salary earners shoulder most of the load.

James Shaw MP on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 13:44

Tēnā tātou katoa

He mihi tēnei ki ngā atua katoa o te ao tūroa, ki o tātou tūpuna hoki i whakatakoto te ara hei hikoinga mō tātou ngā uri.

We give thanks to our tupuna, who had the vision and foresight to sign He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, our founding documents which continue to serve as the basis for peace and justice in Aotearoa.

We give thanks to ngā hapū o Ngāpuhi for your manaakitanga to us every year that we return here to honour our Te Tiriti relationships, and for always reminding us that you never ceded your sovereignty.

Eugenie Sage MP on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 16:45



I must say I am very pleased to see the Hon Nikki Kaye back in the Chamber, with all of the energy that she has had before the time she had away to deal with some very serious health challenges. So, welcome back.

on Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 14:48

Me aro koe ki te ha o Hineahuone.Mai te timatanga, ko Papatuanuku te whaea whenua, ko Hineahuone te ira tangata tuatahi, he wahine.

Tihei Mauriora!

Welcome, everyone, to our first ever joint State of the Nation speech! Tena korua, Andrew and Annette, and our Greens and Labour family.

It’s wonderful to see every single one of you here. I want to talk to you today about one of my greatest inspirations – Mana Wahine.

on Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 11:57

on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:17

METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green): The Green Party is very pleased to support this bill to select committee. There is a great deal about it that we think is wise, most particularly the partnership relationship with Ngāti Paoa and their involvement in housing development as an iwi. We think this is the right kind of approach or at least the right kind of relationship to be taking with iwi around the country, as in Auckland, where iwi are directly involved in housing.