New Zealanders are proud of our heritage as an egalitarian society where everyone gets a fair go, and we need to make sure we preserve this heritage.
Tomorrow, GST goes up to 15 percent, and John Key’s new tax changes come into effect.
Kiwis already struggling to get by will be hit hard. They’ll have to pay more for the basics, but they won’t get the big tax cuts. The result will be an even bigger gap between those who have the most and those who need the most.
We’ll all benefit if we can make that gap smaller. You can find out more in our Mind the Gap package.
Metiria Turei, Green MP
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There are at least 1 million substandard homes in New Zealand and rental properties are generally the worst performing of these. We are calling on the government to create performance standards which ensure warm, healthy, rentals.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 12:30pm
Senior Citizens' Hall, King Street, Opotiki (near Nelson St corner)
Come and hear Russel address these and other issues, followed by time for questions and discussion.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 6:30pm
New Lynn Community Centre, Corner of Rankin and Totara Avenue, New Lynn, Waitakere
Gareth will be talking about the Green campaign to get Auckland moving through decent public transport - and the role a central CBD rail loop will play in that.
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 12:00pm
Taihape Rugby and Sports Club, 34 Kuku Street, Taihape (behind Taihape WMC)
Join Russel Norman and Labour's David Parker for an afternoon of discussion on some of the key economic concerns facing NZ.
Wednesday 20th October is a nationwide day of action against National's attacks on workers such as the 90 Days fire at will provision and changes to sickness benefits. Come along and show your support for this vital campaign.
November 5, 2010 is worldwide anti-whaling day and there is action planned for centres around the world. Watch this space!
What can we do about the environmental effects of going to a big gig? Listen to podcast...
Moving The Hobbit to Eastern Europe a solution worthy of Sauron
29 September 2010
Actors Equity and Sir Peter Jackson need to start a dialogue to resolve issues regarding working conditions on the production of The Hobbit, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Keith Locke said today. Read more...
VSM an ideological solution in search of a problem
24 September 2010
The decision of John Key's Government to support a bill to introduce Voluntary Student Membership ignores public opinion, the Green Party said today. Read more...
Poroporoaki ki a Sir Archie Taiaroa, Greens pay tribute
22 September 2010
The Green Party today pays respect to the tireless work, vision and mana of Sir Archie Taiaroa of Te Ati Hau Nui a Paparangi, Ngati Tuwharetoa and Ngati Apa/Nga Wairiki. Read more...
Merv Wellington was Minister of Education under the Muldoon administration. Read more...
New Zealand’s labour force grew by around 43,000 yesterday.
That is the approximate number of single parents receiving domestic purposes benefit whose youngest child is aged six or over. Read more...
Captioning the Rugby World Cup - by frog
It was pleasing to discover yesterday, via a question from Catherine to Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman, that the seven Rugby World Cup matches screened live on TVNZ next year will include live captioning for the deaf community. Read more...
37,000 say no to National Standards - by Catherine Delahunty
Yesterday the petition calling for a trial of National Standards was presented to the Education and Science Select Committee. Read more...
Wake-up call on women's rights - by Catherine Delahunty
Sunday was Suffrage Day, a day on which we are urged to celebrate the struggle for Votes for Women. Read more...
Inclusion and Art - Catherine Delahunty MP, 21 September 2010
Catherine Delahunty's keynote speech at the "Journeys to Inclusion in the Arts Community" hui. Art is wonderful and a fundamental part of being human and combined with inclusion it can be revolutionary. Watch video or read transcript...
Is animal welfare a moral and ethical issue? - Sue Kedgley MP, 27 September 2010
Sue Kedgley questions the Minister on whether Animal Welfare is a moral and ethical issue. Watch video or read transcript...
Gareth questions Steven Joyce on his vision for Tertiary Education in this country - Gareth Hughes, 23 September 2010
To the Minister of Tertiary Eduation: Does he stand by his statement, "today's students are the future of our economy and we can't afford to get this wrong"? Watch video or read transcript...
Rugby World Cup - Accessibility of Broadcasts for Deaf Community - Catherine Delahunty MP, 22 September 2010
Will he ensure accessibility to Rugby World Cup television broadcasts for the Deaf community by requiring captioning on all public channels; and, will he remind all broadcasters of their obligations to provide reasonable access for the Deaf community under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities? Watch video or read transcript...