Monday, 29 April 2013
Key committed to higher power prices for New Zealanders
Prime Minister John Key's threat that a future National Government would scrap NZ Power and put up power prices is a stark admission of failure, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.
Friday, 15 March 2013
Phone book opt in change a good call
"Today's news that the White Pages telephone directory will be an opt in system for Auckland is great news for the environment and for people who don't read, need or want a phone book," said Green Party ICT spokesperson Gareth Hughes.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Get real, not GE, about drought solutions
Taking advantage of farmers’ desperate situations to push the genetic engineering (GE) agenda is unacceptable, the Green Party said today.
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Govt must intervene to bring down exchange rate
News today that the New Zealand dollar has hit a new post-float high against the British pound should be a wake-up call for the Government to intervene to protect jobs, the Green Party said today.
Monday, 11 February 2013
Greens back smart green economic direction
The Green Party today welcomed Greenpeace's report that sets out a smart new economic direction for New Zealand - one that creates good jobs while protecting the environment.
Friday, 8 February 2013
Information law too precious to be sold
The Government should not cave to Warner Bros' threats to dictate official information law in New Zealand to hide their dirty secrets, say the Green Party.
Emperor Joyce has no clothes
Stephen Joyce's assertion that foreign investment in the oil and gas and mining industry will produce large numbers of jobs for unemployed New Zealanders doesn't stand up to scrutiny says the Green Party.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Cycling black spots need priority action from Govt
The Green Party today called on the National Government to properly fund safer cycle ways in light of a recent study that reveals several key accident black spots for cycling.
Govt shouldn't be making it any easier to withhold info
Today's findings that the Government must release information it has unjustly withheld shows it should not be making it any easier to withhold information, the Green Party said today.
Meagre fall in unemployment little solace for those out of work
New figures showing a modest improvement in unemployment will offer little solace for record numbers of New Zealanders out of work, the Green Party said today.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
GMOs need national regulation
The Government must step in to provide the legislative surety that Councils need in order to manage any release of GMOs, the Green Party said today.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Green Party response to recommendations for OIA
The Green Party is disappointed with the Government's response to the recommendations from the Law Commission's review of the Official Information Act (OIA).
Minister ducking responsibilities as new report shows looming health crisis
Rather than listen to bad news about an increasing shortage of hospital specialists and do something about it Health Minister Tony Ryall is attacking the messenger, the Green Party said today.
Friday, 1 February 2013
Decision to sign off on Novopay defies belief
The decision to sign off on Novopay despite the knowledge of 147 software defects asks some serious questions about what Bill English, Hekia Parata and Craig Foss were thinking, the Green Party said today.
Record emigration to Australia as Nats fail on the economy
A record 53,676 people left New Zealand to live in Australia in 2012 as the National Government failed to create jobs and opportunities for people to live here, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today.
Green Party expresses sadness at death of Sir Paul Holmes
Green Party expresses sadness at death of Sir Paul Holmes
The Green Party is saddened by the death of Sir Paul Holmes today and passes on its condolences to his family and friends.
More Kiwi jobs sacrificed by Nats' inaction on dollar
Another 192 Kiwis have had their jobs sacrificed because of the National Government's devotion to a failed monetary policy and its unwillingness to change with the times, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.
Greens will push for high standards from new Speaker
The decision to support Trevor Mallard for the position of Speaker came after serious consideration of the merits of both nominees, the Green Party said today.
Organic milk is solution for DCD fears
It is time for Fonterra to revisit its decision to scale down organics, the Green Party said today.
Reserve Bank opts for ideology over jobs
The Reserve Bank decision to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged today will hurt the productive economy and result in further job losses, the Green Party said today.
Independent IT investigation needed to fix teachers' pay
Steven Joyce should acknowledge to stakeholders today that an independent IT investigation is needed to find out if Novopay can be fixed or if a new payroll system for teachers is required, the Green Party said today.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Working prisons need safeguards to protect prisoners and businesses
John Key's decision that more prisons will require their inmates to participate in 40-hour per week programmes of work and rehabilitation must not ignore prisoners' rights or harm businesses, the Green Party said today.
Reserve Bank Governor must cut OCR to protect jobs
Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler must move to lower the Official Cash Rate (OCR) tomorrow to take the pressure off the exchange rate and protect jobs in the export and manufacturing sectors, the Green Party said today.
Government hands out cash to wealthy school while Christchurch suffers
The Government's decision to more than triple the amount of money it gives to newly integrated Wanganui Collegiate while closing schools in Christchurch is yet another example of it privileging the privileged while everyday New Zealanders suffer, the Green Party said today.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
So much for Kiwis at the front of the queue
A visit by Mighty River Power CEO Doug Heffernan to talk to Australian hedge fund managers undermines John Key's promise that New Zealanders would be at the front of the queue for shares in our publicly-owned assets, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today.
Manufacturing exports fall further in real world
Manufactured exports continue to fall under the National Government providing further evidence of a growing crisis in manufacturing, the Green Party said today.
Monday, 28 January 2013
Customers want 100% pure
Zero is the right level for a new chemical found in our milk, and the National Government shouldn't settle for less, the Green Party said today.
National's economic approach incoherent
The Government's economic approach is becoming increasingly incoherent given its confusion over whether it's a 'hands-on' or 'hands-off' Government, the Green Party said today.
Greens take steps to build movement to oppose Government
The Green Party has launched an initiative to draw together new constituencies of New Zealanders disillusioned with the direction the Government is taking.
Friday, 25 January 2013
Government funds more pollution but dumps key reporting
The National Government is pouring millions into subsidising irrigation for intensive farming yet failing to protect our waterways from becoming even more polluted, Green Party water spokesperson Eugenie Sage said today.