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Eugenie Sage MP on Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 09:00

New Zealand’s major surf breaks and the impacts of vehicles on beaches are receiving more attention from local authorities because of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 (NZCPS), new analysis released by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today shows.

“Surfers can be grateful that protecting surf breaks is now something that councils consider in preparing plans and when resource consents are sought for development work such as dredging,” Ms Sage said.

Eugenie Sage MP on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 09:00

A new report shows New Zealand is continuing to lose its precious wetlands and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says it will take years to turn the trend around.

The Minister released the eighth national report under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance to mark World Wetlands Day today.

James Shaw MP on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:39

The Green Party will have a new Female Co-leader by April 9, following the announcement today of an early special election for the position and a truncated campaign period of two months.

The Female Co-leader position has been vacant since Metiria Turei’s resignation in August last year. Green Party Co-leaders are normally elected annually at the party’s AGM but the party executive has decided to bring the election forward in order to fill the vacancy sooner.

James Shaw MP on Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:45

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o Papatūānuku e takoto nei

o te Taiao e awhi nei

ki runga i a tātou.

Tīhei mauri ora!

 

Tēnā koutou katoa.

Ko James Shaw tōku ingoa. Ko ahau te kaiārahi o Te Rōpū Kākāriki.

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James Shaw MP on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:06

The Green Party’s position on the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is unchanged, Co-leader James Shaw said today.

“We recognise Trade Minister David Parker has made significant progress on some controversial provisions in the TPP, including investor-state dispute settlement, and we support those changes. However, we still don’t believe there are sufficient safeguards for people and the environment that would enable us to support the deal,” Mr Shaw said

James Shaw MP on Friday, January 19, 2018 - 11:17

The Green Party wishes to extend its warmest congratulations to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford on the news that they are expecting a child. 

“This is wonderful news. On behalf of the Green Party, I’d like to congratulate Jacinda and Clarke, and wish them the very best for parenthood,” said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.

“That a woman can be the Prime Minister of New Zealand and choose to have a family while in office says a lot about the kind of country we are and that we can be – modern, progressive, inclusive, and equal.

Eugenie Sage MP on Friday, January 19, 2018 - 09:00

New Zealand’s position as 10th worst nation for creating urban waste per capita is shameful, says Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage, who will review how the Waste Minimisation Act is being implemented.

Recent news reports have highlighted World Bank data which puts New Zealand at number 10 on a list of countries creating the most urban waste.

“Significantly reducing waste going to landfill by 2020 is a key goal of the Green Party’s confidence and supply agreement with Labour and is a priority for me as Associate Environment Minister,” Ms Sage said.

James Shaw MP on Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 12:51

The Green Party is saddened by the news of the passing of former Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Jim Anderton, who passed away today.

"Jim was a great defender of the underdog. He stood up for New Zealanders hurt by the economic reforms of the 80s and 90s and devoted his public service to ensuring a fair deal for all," said Green Party Co-leader Hon James Shaw.

Chlöe Swarbrick MP on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 13:08

The Green Party is supporting the Government’s medicinal cannabis legislation introduced to parliament today, but is encouraging the public to use the select committee process to push for improvements to expand the law in relation to New Zealanders suffering from chronic pain and other medical conditions who could benefit from the use of medicinal cannabis, but who are excluded from legal protections in the Bill.

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Gareth Hughes MP on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 11:01

The Green Party is calling on the racing industry to immediately address animal welfare issues, including the high rates of death, in the greyhound racing industry or risk losing its social licence to operate, following the release of a scathing report by Hon. Rodney Hansen QC today.

“Only eight other countries in the world have commercial greyhound racing industries and this damning report raises the question if in fact it should be reduced to seven,” said Green Party animal welfare spokesperson Gareth Hughes.