Step 1 to changing the Government: The MOU

Green Party and Labour announcement

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 […]

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Greens could lead Government in Germany, and here…

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!

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“Greens’ vigilance on Gillard merits praise” – John Armstrong

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. […]

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Even more outstanding evidence slamming ‘Three Strikes’ law

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 […]

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A day to remember as Waikato River Settlement Bill passes into law

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 […]

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