All news articles

All our news articles

Delivering news

What's being said

Delivery of policy

All News Articles

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 15:33

Green Party gun petition

 

The Green Party welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement on planned gun control laws, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said today.

“Banning military style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles makes everyone safer. Banning these guns is the first step towards systemic changes to our gun laws,” says James Shaw.

“I welcome this announcement today, we just wish it wasn’t in such tragic circumstances.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 17:04

Salaam alaikum. On Saturday, I accompanied the Prime Minister to Christchurch. The moment that affected me the most was our visit to the makeshift community centre at a Hagley Park school where many hundreds of bereaved and grieving family members had gathered. When the Prime Minister said to those families, in her remarks yesterday, "We cannot know your grief", she spoke for me also. I have no words to describe the quantum of grief that was present in that school hall. The breadth and the depth of the pain and the loss are simply unimaginable to me.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 16:48

Al salam alaikum. Everyone here in this House is expressing the deep grief and shock that is being felt across our country. We represent our people when we share the loss and the pain that Friday's terrorist attack and mass murder caused. My thoughts are with the families and friends of each of the 50 individuals who died and the many others who have been seriously injured, and their brothers and sisters who were in the mosques and survived. I acknowledge each of you and your profound loss.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 14:32

A-salaam-alaikum Mr Speaker,

Our nation's heart is broken. My heart is broken today.

Five days on, as the wound is still fresh, we have comfort in all the love. All over our country. I have seen the outpouring of grief. I’ve stood with communities as we wrapped our arms around one another. We gathered at mosques, we held each other at vigils, we held our little ones a little tighter as we remembered that little Mucad Ibrahim at 3 years old was one of the victims on Friday.

The city of Dunedin ran out of flowers on Saturday. They were all at the mosque.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 15:00

Tēnā tātou,
Ka tika, me whai whakaaro ki a rātou kua
kapohia e ngā ringa tauwhiro ō Aituā.
kapohia e ngā ringa tauwhiro ō Aituā.
ao i tō koutou ngarohanga atu.
Nō reira, ki a koutou kua wheturangitia,
ki a koutou kua hoe i
ō koutou waka wairua ki tō tātou kaihanga
i te Wāhi Ngaro, hoea, hoea, hoea atu rā.
Kia mihia rātou e tangi atu rā, koutou e
tangi mai nā, tātou e
tangi atu nei. Huri noa, ki a koutou katoa e noho pani ana,
e noho kirimate ana, e noho pouri ana, kei kōnei mātou hei

March 16, 2019

from Golriz Ghahraman and Marama Davidson

The Green Party is shocked and heartbroken by the terrorist incident in Christchurch.

Today, we are filled with aroha and compassion for our Muslim communities, for all migrants, for refugees and for Christchurch. We hear your voices and feel your deep hurt and fear today.

We will stand with you to confront the grief and aftermath of this tragedy together.​ We both attended the Auckland vigil in support of the victims today. James Shaw visited communities in Christchurch with other Ministers today.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 14:52

The Green Party are supporting co-leader James Shaw and his whānau following an unprovoked attack this morning. 

James Shaw is currently under observation in hospital and is unlikely to be back at Parliament today. 

“I’ve been in touch with James this morning and he’s doing okay after this morning's unprovoked attack. We thank everyone for their outpouring of aroha and have been passing this onto him and his whānau” said Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 14:39

The Green Party are today celebrating the single largest addition to a National Park in New Zealand’s history, with 64,400 hectares of land in the Mokihinui River catchment being added to Kahurangi National Park.

“It’s incredible to see the gorgeous Mokihinui Gorge protected for perpetuity with this massive addition to our the Kahurangi National Park. This is a massive win for our natural environment and I wish to congratulate Green Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage” says Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson.  

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 07:55

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today announced the largest addition of land to an existing national park in New Zealand’s history.

A total of 64,400 hectares of conservation land in the Mokihinui River catchment on the West Coast north of Westport, including 15 km of riverbed, is being added to Kahurangi National Park.

“Adding this area, roughly half the size of Auckland City, to Kahurangi is the largest addition of land to an existing national park in New Zealand’s history,” Eugenie Sage said.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:47

The Serious Fraud Office investigation into political donations received by the National Party is deeply alarming and highlights why we need stronger and more transparent political donation rules says Green Party Electoral Spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman.

“Currently there are too many grey areas in the donation rules which allow political parties to auction off our democracy to the highest bidder while hiding the donations.”