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Golriz Ghahraman MP on Friday, March 9, 2018 - 11:18

In the wake of the signing of the CPTPP, the Green Party is calling on all parties in Parliament to rule out signing any future trade deals with ISDS clauses.

“No future governments should sign trade agreements with ISDS clauses in them,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. 

Eugenie Sage MP on Friday, March 9, 2018 - 11:00

One of New Zealand’s rare bats is on its way to recovery after successful large-scale predator control in Fiordland, according to a new science report released by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today.

The New Zealand Threat Classification System report on the conservation status of New Zealand bats updates the last review in 2012.

The most significant change is the move of southern short-tailed bat from ‘threatened’ to ‘recovering’, largely due to DOC’s sustained control of rats, possums and stoats in its last mainland habitat, Ms Sage said.

Eugenie Sage MP on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 15:55

Hon Stuart Nash

Minister of Fisheries

Hon Eugenie Sage

Minister of Conservation

Two options to protect areas of ocean off the east coast of the South Island will be considered by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 14:53

Acting Minister for Climate Change

7 March 2018


“The new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s first report dealing with New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon Act provides a valuable contribution to the national conversation on this issue,” says the Acting Minister for Climate Change, Julie Anne Genter.

Eugenie Sage MP on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 03:30

Two options to protect areas of ocean off the east coast of the South Island will be considered by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.

The Ministers today released the final report of the South East Marine Protection Forum. The Forum is an independent body established by the previous government in 2014. It includes representatives of Kāi Tahu as manawhenua, commercial and recreational fishers, tourism, science, the environmental sector, and the broader community.

James Shaw MP on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 08:27

Minister of Statistics

2 March 2018


New Zealand adopts International Open Data Charter

New Zealand will confirm its commitment to the practice of openness in government when the Minister co-signs a letter with the Government Chief Data Steward, Liz MacPherson, officially adopting the Charter.

The signing will take place after Minister Shaw and Liz MacPherson have spoken at the Open Data, Open Potential event in Wellington this afternoon.

James Shaw MP on Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 14:08

Tīhei mauriora!

He mihi nui ki te whenua o te takiwā nei, Ngāti Kahungungu, me te haukaingā o tēnei marae o Pukemokimoki, tēnā koutou katoa mō tō manaakitanga.

Greetings to the mana whenua of this area, Ngāti Kahungungu, and the caretakers of this marae Pukemokimoki, thank you so much for your hospitality

Ki a koutou e te whānau o Te Rōpū Kākāriki, harikoa ana ahau ki te kite i a koutou i tēnei rā.

To all of you of the Green family, I am so happy to see you all today

E ai ki te whakataukī o Ngāti Kahungungu:

James Shaw MP on Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 12:13

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has today announced two important new transparency measures, which will apply to Green Party Ministers, MPs and staff, to help counter the influence of money in politics.

Green Party Ministers will soon proactively release their ministerial diaries, to show who they’ve met with and why. Additionally, Green Ministers, MPs and staff will not accept corporate hospitality, such as free tickets to events unrelated to their work.

The announcement was made at the Party’s summer policy conference in Napier.

Eugenie Sage MP on Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 09:13

Seaweek celebrations, beginning on 3 March, provide an opportunity to highlight the plight of our precious marine species, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage says.

“We’re incredibly lucky in New Zealand; we have an ocean area over 15 times our land mass and more than 17,000 marine species are found in New Zealand waters.

“But around 90% of our seabirds are in trouble including all our endemic albatross, mollymawk and penguin species, and a number of very rare petrels and terns. More than a quarter of our marine mammal species are declining.

Eugenie Sage MP on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 14:44

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today pledged to take action on plastic bags when she accepted a petition signed by over 65,000 people along with a letter from Greenpeace.

“Since I took on this portfolio I have been struck by how much New Zealanders really care about the harmful impacts of single use plastic bags. The message I’ve got is that it’s time for change,” Ms Sage said.

“The previous National Government ignored this problem when a similar petition by Our Seas Our Future was considered in 2014 and decided to do nothing.