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Golriz Ghahraman MP on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 13:16

“I am deeply offended by the suggestion that I am a genocide denier. I am strongly committed to upholding human rights, and my work experience is testament to that.

“During my legal career, I worked on both prosecution and defence teams, here in New Zealand and for the United Nations.

“That included working in legal advisor roles on defence teams at the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, and a role as Assistant Co-Prosecutor at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

Jan Logie MP on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 09:47

The Green Party supports Wellington members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) who are today striking to maintain hard-fought-for pay and conditions.

“The Green Party stands in solidarity with RMTU members and call on their employers to offer real wage growth and the retention of conditions,” said Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Jan Logie.

“These people work really hard to provide a high level of service to tens of thousands of passengers every day, and are often required to work long and flexible hours.

Golriz Ghahraman MP on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 18:22

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa.

Te mana whenua o tēnei wāhi, Te Āti awa, tēnā koutou.

Otirā ngā iwi whānui tēnā koutou katoa

Mr Speaker I congratulate you on your election and look forward to your guidance in this house.

I begin by acknowledging what a breathtaking honour it is to sit among this Green caucus.

Chlöe Swarbrick MP on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 18:17

E te Māngai -

E te Māngai, tēnā koe

Tuatahi, ki te mana whenua o tēnei rohe, Te Ātiawat

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

Mr Speaker,

Golriz Ghahraman MP on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 15:15

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand maintains its strong opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). 

“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 12:21

Today on the 136th anniversary of the invasion of Parihaka, the Green Party is strengthening its call for a national Parihaka Day, announcing that Marama Davidson will re-enter the Māori Party’s Te rā o Parihaka Bill into Parliament’s Member’s Bill Ballot.

The Bill, which was previously in the name of former Māori Party MP Marama Fox but never drawn, would establish a national day of commemoration to recognise the Crown invasion of Parihaka on the November 5 1881 which was met with non-violent resistance.

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 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:59

The Green Party is today confirming that four of its MPs will hold ministerial and undersecretary roles in the new Labour-led Government.

They are:

James Shaw MP on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 16:02

The Green Party has today formally signed an agreement to support a Labour-led Government that will achieve environmental, economic, and social progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The agreement lays out the ministerial and undersecretary roles the Green Party will hold, and 20 policy goals that the new Government will pursue across our priority areas.

“The Green Party’s agreement with Labour is built on shared values and principles,” Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said.

James Shaw MP on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:34

The Green Party is today announcing the people who will have Ministerial and Undersecretary roles in the Labour-led government.

These will be Green Party Co-leader James Shaw and MPs Eugenie Sage, Julie Anne Genter, and Jan Logie.

Gareth Hughes will be the party’s chief musterer (whip) and Marama Davidson will be deputy musterer, together driving the ambitious legislative agenda over the next parliamentary term.

Portfolio responsibilities will be confirmed at a later date.