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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 13:50

The Green Party congratulate E tū Sistema members who have secured a collective agreement that will ensure a 16% pay increase and a commitment to always pay workers above minimum wage.

“This is collective action at its best and shows how sticking together and standing up for your rights can mean a big win”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.

“We know people employed at Sistema work tirelessly long hours and deserved a pay increase. I have no doubt that the 16% increase to all members will go a long way.

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 07:34

The Minister for Climate Change congratulates recipients in the 2019 New Year’s Honours whose work is helping Aotearoa New Zealand understand and address climate change.

 

James Shaw has extended his congratulations to Sir Stephen Tindall, now a Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to business, the community, and the environment.

 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 13:28

In the lead up to Christmas the Green Party have launched a #wastefreeholidays campaign, aimed at reducing waste over the holidays. 

“Christmas is a time to relax and spend time with friends and whānau, but increasingly businesses are encouraging us to buy gifts that have excessive and wasteful packaging that hurts our planet”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. 

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 09:00

The Waitangitaona River on the South Island’s West Coast will have one name but it will be spelt correctly under a decision made by Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 14:27

The Green Party welcomes passage of the Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill, which lays the foundation for genuinely pulling New Zealand kids out of poverty.  

“This Green Party entered into Government with Labour and New Zealand First to compassionately improve the wellbeing of all New Zealanders", Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. 

“This bill is walking the talk on just that, and will mean more kids in the coming years will live a happy and fulfilling life.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 13:50

A second report released by Police yesterday shows that the previous National Government established a secret intelligence group involving oil and gas companies, Thompson and Clark, and state departments including the NZ Defence Force, Police and MBIE to protect the interests of the oil and gas industry.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 06:00

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says conservation, including marine reserves and sports fish like trout, will be better protected as a result of new law passed last night by Parliament.

The Conservation (Infringement System) Act enables the Department of Conservation (DOC) to use infringement notices for lower level offending instead of a warning or prosecution through the courts.

“I’m pleased that conservation managers now have a new tool for dealing with offending against conservation legislation,” Eugenie Sage said.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 12:08

The Green Party welcomes the binding referendum on recreational cannabis at the 2020 election as announced by Justice Minister Andrew Little today. 

“This is part of our Confidence and Supply Agreement and something the Green Party has worked towards for many years”, Green Party drug law reform spokesperson Chloe Swarbrick said today. 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:13

“Today’s report from the State Services Commission shows Government departments colluded with private security firms working for oil and gas companies to spy on New Zealanders,” Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. 

“This must serve as a wake-up call for the Government and public sector about the dangers of contracting services from private firms with links to the oil and gas industry. 

“The culture of collusion undermines our precious democracy, and we are especially concerned at the targeting of communities defending and protecting their local environment. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 10:17

Regulations for mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags to be in force from 1 July 2019.

Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage has today confirmed retailers will no longer be able to sell or give away single-use plastic shopping bags from 1 July 2019, after Cabinet agreed to the proposed regulations for a mandatory nationwide phase out of these bags.

“Plastic shopping bags are a hazard for nature, particularly marine wildlife. They can also introduce harmful microplastics into the food chain,” said Eugenie Sage.