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The Green Party plans on stomping out the flames of re-carbonisation
The Green Party announced that they will pass binding climate change legislation within their first 100 days in office.
Greens say that Kiwi’s are on the right track with electric vehicles
The Green Party has welcomed the government’s recent announcement that one in three cars in its vehicle fleet will be electric by 2021...
The government steps up: New Zealand emissions targets may become legally binding
“Making our climate targets legally binding would ensure ongoing investment in clean energy..."
Green Party comes out guns blazing, promising a carbon neutral NZ
The Green Party says that New Zealand has been held back from embracing clean economic opportunities, they plan on changing that...
Greens praised for stance on te reo Māori in schools
“Having the right number of teachers is critical to the success of this policy. Currently the demand for teachers of te reo Māori outstrips supply."
Green Party calls out Education Minister over ECE push
“By pushing participation rates at any cost, the Government is knowingly putting very young children at risk."
Perfect storm of tech and socio-economic forces will lead to 5 million jobs lost
“New Zealand is not immune from global trends. “Changes in technology and the advent of global supply chains will result in significant job losses."
Govt needs to 'get with the programme' on NZ's gender pay gap
“It’s a new year and it’s time for the National Government to be bold and be brave. Kiwi women are counting on them.”
NZ's "basketcase" bee industry seeks govt help to get national body, levies
Representatives of New Zealand's fragmented bee industry have called on government support to reintroduce commodity levies for honey and the creation
Green Party calls out prime minister on Pacific Island spying
“Is John Key saying that New Zealanders in the Cook Islands and Niue are second class citizens who do not deserve the protection of our spy laws?”
Green Party calls on Government to close digital divide
“Kids who don’t have internet access are hugely disadvantaged compared to their classmates. The National Library’s topic support service is being cut in favour of ‘curated online resources’.
Greens call for opposition involvement in hiring of new GCSB director
John Key has treated the GCSB as his own personal protection service.
National government hindering progress in television captioning, says Green Party
On average only 25 percent of New Zealand television is captioned compared to 85 percent in Australia and 99 percent in the United Kingdom and United States of America.
Former Green Party leader invests in Kiwi clean-tech
"It's exciting to be able to support really new, New Zealand-developed technology with the potential to replace significant amounts of coal internationally."
Post-election Facebook: all is not quiet.
I’ve noticed that left-wing supporters are far more vocal about their distaste for the right than right-wing supports are at all.
The cyber security spy who didn't love me... Greens slam PM
"Mass spying and cyber protection are two separate issues. It is wrong for John Key to justify mass surveillance as being necessary for cyber security, it is not."
Can Key rule out that GCSB is sharing NZ’s data?
"Once again, we're seeing evidence that directly links New Zealand spies to a global mass surveillance network."
Key must "come clean" on NSA / GCSB fibre optic cable interception
"Key's integrity is in question. He has given New Zealanders' multiple assurances that their data is safe."
“Go home Dotcom”… Drury slams “depressing” political ICT plans
As the political heavyweights debated the future ICT roadmap for New Zealand last night, Rod Drury sat shaking his head in the crowd.
Will Kiwis ever get justice over spying saga?
"No one has been, and no one will be, held to account," says Russell Norman.
When it comes to ICT, Govt tells Greens... Innovate this
"It's good to see the Greens playing catch-up and endorsing our shift into encouraging more students in engineering, ICT and science careers..."
Billion-dollar question: Can cash boost NZ ICT industry?
"We need a massive investment in research and development, not more cuts."
Green Party piggy-backs Govt's $65m internet cable plans
"The ICT sector is a key component of our vision for a smart green economy..."
US spying: Who do you believe? Snowden or Key?
"The evidence of spying on New Zealanders is stacking up against John Key."