Yesterday we told New Zealanders thirsty for a better country that change is on the way. Yesterday Labour and the Greens announced an historic agreement to work cooperatively to change the Government at the 2017 election. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between us commits us to working more closely together in Parliament and includes […]
The New Zealand Green Party is proportionally the second biggest Green Party in the world. We’re just a fraction behind the Luxembourg Green Party. Overall, the German green party Alliance ‘90/The Greens has the most number of MPs in a Parliament, with 68 out of 622 (10.9%). Proportionally the Luxembourg green party, The Greens, has […]
The Greens are now the largest opposition party in Germany, according to a poll commissioned by news magazine Stern. Support for the center-left environmentalist party has risen to 28 percent, seven points higher than in the previous survey. The Social Democrats (SPD), traditionally Germany’s largest center-left party, are polling at 23 percent.
Add up the numbers!
Last week I spent some time in Christchurch, with family and friends, and went door-to-door distributing food and advice with the Green team in the hard-hit suburb of Aranui. Everyone is suffering trauma of one sort or another. My friend, who was in the Cathedral Café when the rocks came down. My relations with badly […]
Here’s John Armstrong’s view on Julia Gillard addressing Parliament, as published in the NZ Herald this morning. Greens’ vigilance on Gillard merits praise – John Armstrong The Greens have got some unwarranted stick for blocking Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard from addressing Parliament while it is officially in session. They were right to do so. […]
The Californian State auditor has released a very frank, and frankly chilling, assessment of the consequences of that State’s ‘3 strikes’ legislation. The prison population in California now numbers close to 177,000. The ‘highlights’ of the report tell us that : Inmates incarcerated under the three strikes law (striker inmates): Make up 25 percent of […]
Congratulations to the crew at ‘Our Auckland’ who did what the government has singularly failed to do, and gave Aucklanders a chance to vote on what they thought of the government’s plan to set up the new Auckland council. A remarkable 96% rejected the government’s proposal; 95% do not think that enough attention has been […]
Things must have been fairly quiet in parts of the Waikato yesterday (May 6th). That’s because an awful lot of ‘the locals’ were in Wellington, filling the galleries and the Grand Hall at Parliament, to witness up close and personal the passing of the Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement Bill. It was a remarkable […]