Backing Nature – funding a future for native species

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Possums, rats and stoats are the big losers in Budget 2018 and our forests, birds and other wildlife the winners, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.

“We need to invest in comprehensive predator control in order to save special wildlife like kiwi. We have a biodiversity crisis, where 82 per cent of native birds are threatened with or at risk of extinction,” says Eugenie Sage.

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Marama Davidson announces Green Party caucus reshuffle

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

The Green Party has announced a reshuffle of non-Ministerial portfolio responsibilities following the election of Marama Davidson as Co-leader, with Davidson taking on more significant portfolios and the promotion of other MPs outside the Executive.

“The new Green portfolios and Caucus positions reflect our Ministers and MPs strengths and talents and will increase our ability to achieve transformative change while upholding our independent Green voice,” said Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson.

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The Green Party has announced a reshuffle of non-Ministerial portfolio responsibilities following the election of Marama Davidson as Co-leader, with Davidson taking on more significant portfolios and the promotion of other MPs outside the Executive.

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Question No. 2—Local Government - Marama Davidson to Hon Nanaia Mahuta

Has she received any advice, including the cost to ratepayers, on the 5 polls taking place on the establishment of Maori wards; if so, what was that advice?

 

Hon NANAIA MAHUTA (Minister of Local Government): No, I haven't received any specific advice about the cost of the five polls currently under way regarding Māori wards.

Greyhound on meth a wakeup call for racing industry

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Gareth Hughes MP

The Green Party is calling on the greyhound racing industry to better address animal welfare issues, following the release of a finding by the Judicial Control Authority for Racing that a dog was found to have traces of methamphetamine and amphetamine in its system after winning a race last year.

The dog’s owner has been only given a two year ban and will simply hand ownership of his dogs over to this wife. 

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The Green Party is calling on the greyhound racing industry to better address animal welfare issues, following the release of a finding by the Judicial Control Authority for Racing that a dog was found to have traces of methamphetamine and amphetamine in its system after winning a race last year.

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Marama Davidson - Debate on the 2016/17 Annual Reviews - Social Development and Housing Sector

Firstly, for clarity, Madam Chair, I'd like to ask if I am able to traverse both the social development part and the housing part in one debate?

[Madam Chair nods] Thank you, Madam Chair. My goodness, because there's a lot to traverse, to be honest, and they're all connected, and this is the thing.

Marama Davidson - Waiata for Babies

The Green Party is proud to congratulate Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge,

their third son, who arrived at 8 pound, 7 ounces I'm told—which is good, which is well done.

 

Auckland transport plan a huge win for commuters, buses, trains and bikes

The Green Party is heralding today’s transport announcement in Auckland as a game changer that will deliver on some of the core commitments of the party’s confidence and supply agreement.

“Investment in high-quality public transport is critical to the transition to a smart, green economy. That’s why the Greens prioritised light rail and public transport investment so highly in our confidence and supply agreement,” said Green Party co-leader James Shaw.

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The Green Party is heralding today’s transport announcement in Auckland as a game changer that will deliver on some of the core commitments of the party’s confidence and supply agreement.

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Oil and gas decision historic day for New Zealand

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The Green Party is heralding today’s announcement ending new fossil fuel exploration in New Zealand’s oceans as a massive step towards a stable climate and to protecting our marine life and beaches.

“The Green Party and thousands of New Zealanders have been working for decades towards this day and this decision – that fossil fuels are not our future," said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.

“Ending deep sea oil and gas exploration has long been a key goal of the Green Party and today, in Government, we’ve delivered on it.

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Marama Davidson - General Debate - We Can Change the Direction

Thank you, Mr Speaker. So I just sat and listened through Michael Woodhouse's debate speech about all the hospitals that the previous Government—his Government—apparently fixed and ran so that they are functional. 

 

Greens celebrate policy win on upholding Māori protocols

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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

The Green Party is celebrating the passage of a Bill that will require coroners to consider Māori protocols, which had its first reading in Parliament last night.

The Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amendment Bill was drafted by Justice Minister Andrew Little to implement a recommendation in the Māori Affairs Select Committee inquiry into whānau access to and management of tūpāpaku (deceased bodies).

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The Green Party is celebrating the passage of a Bill that will require coroners to consider Māori protocols, which had its first reading in Parliament last night.

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