Happy Easter everyone! Whether you’re heading away or staying home, we hope you get to spend time with the people you love. With the weather looking damp in most parts of the country, we thought we’d share some ideas on how to keep yourself or any restless young ones in your life busy. Four tips […]
A special joint blog from Marama Davidson, Green Party social housing spokesperson and Eugenie Sage, Green Party environment spokesperson. A Treaty settlement, environmental planning, affordable housing, threatened native species and recreation spaces are all in play in Auckland’s Point England/Te Whanake, thanks to another Nick Smith special. The National Government is pushing the Point England […]
The Intelligence and Security Bill is a significant overhaul of existing legislation which governs our intelligence and security agencies.
On Thursday 7th July, four Green MPs joined many other Kiwis and made a stand against homelessness by taking part in the Big Sleep Out.
We have an agreement. And not just any agreement – an agreement with potential, full of hope for what the future can achieve, and with a clear directive to world governments telling them that they must step up on climate action. More than anything, the agreement is indicative of a change in political will, and […]
A new draft agreement was released this morning, with delegates given only two and a half hours to read it before they had to be on form and ready to debate its contents. Options are being whittled away, pages are being dropped, and the all-important language feels as impenetrable as ever. So, beyond the high-level […]
It’s not every COP that we’re lucky enough to be awarded Fossil of the Day twice, but here we are. This time, we came in second place (along with the US and Canada) for something as simple as language – but at a conference where words and brackets are everything, this isn’t too surprising. The […]
The big news of today is the release of Germanwatch and CAN Europe’s report, the Climate Change Performance Index 2016. Ranking 58 countries on aspects of climate policy, the report is yet more damning evidence of the National Government’s unwillingness to act effectively on climate change – we’ve dropped seven places in the last year, […]
Well, we have a draft agreement – and while it’s still heavily bracketed, it is good to see the Parties able to come together and find some common ground. One Party we haven’t been able to see, however, is New Zealand. The Green Party is subscribed to more notifications about COP21 than can possibly be […]
Yesterday, the Green Party COP blogpost briefly addressed the disparity between how much countries contribute to climate change and how much they will suffer. At Day 4 of COP, this disparity became of a source of debate – one of the big issues was how we deal with ‘common but differentiated responsibility’ when it comes […]