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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Marama Davidson - Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amendment Bill — First Reading

Tēnā koe, Madam Speaker. Thank you. It's really special and important, actually, to be standing on behalf of the Green Party to support the Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amendment Bill.

 

Acceptance Speech: Election as Female Co-Leader

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Tū kaha, tū maia, tū rangatira.

Ahakoa te aha, ahakoa ngā piki me ngā heke, ka haere tonu te mahi ki te whakamana i ngā whanau, ki te tiaki i te taiao, ki te hangaia tētahi huarahi hou mō tō tātou nei ao katoa.

E tū ana tēnei uri o Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, me Ngāti Porou.

Tīhei mauriora!

Tēnā koutou katoa

It is the greatest honour of my life to have been elected as the Co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Marama Davidson elected new Green Party Co-leader

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

South Auckland-based MP Marama Davidson will join James Shaw in the role of Green Party Co-leader, after the result of the leadership contest was announced this morning in Auckland.

Ms Davidson secured 110 delegate votes. Julie Anne Genter, the Minister for Women and Associate Minister of Transport and Health, also contested the Co-leadership role and won 34 votes.

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Marama Davidson - Social Assistance (Residency Qualification) Legislation Bill - First Reading

Kia orana, Madam Speaker. I am very proud to stand and support the Social Assistance (Residency Qualification) Legislation Bill on behalf of the Green Party. 

 

End of irrigation subsidies a win for taxpayers and environment, say Greens

The Green Party is today marking a significant step toward cleaner rivers and less climate pollution, with the wind down of taxpayer subsidies for industrial irrigation schemes, as outlined in the Confidence and Supply Agreement between the Green and Labour Parties.

“Today’s announcement marks an important step in cleaning up our rivers and protecting our water and climate for generations to come,” said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.

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Greens condemn Immigration NZ data use

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Green Party Immigration spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman has this morning written to the Minister for Immigration, expressing concern about the Ministry’s discriminatory use of immigrants’ personal data. 

“We’re very concerned to hear that Immigration NZ is using an algorithm that includes age, gender and ethnicity to determine access to immigration opportunities, including identifying people who are supposedly more likely to commit crimes based on their ethnicity,” said Ms Ghahraman.

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Rollout of innovative Kauri dieback cleaning stations

The roll-out of 20 innovative cleaning stations has started as part of the Department of Conservation’s efforts to reduce the spread of kauri dieback, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.

Stations will be installed on busy and high-risk DOC managed tracks in the kauri region, including the Kauri Loop track in the Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, near Huntly – the first track to have one of the new cleaning stations installed.

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Greens welcome chief science advisor’s prisons report

The Green Party is welcoming a report released by the Prime Minister’s Chief Scientist, Sir Peter Gluckman, which acknowledges our justice system is broken and incarcerating more New Zealanders won’t fix it.

“This report points the way forward for justice in New Zealand, and fits with what the Green Party has been advocating for some time,” said Green Party justice spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman.

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