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From TV’s “The Nation” – Patrick Gower and James Shaw have a heart-to-heart

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  33 Comments

Then, at 6:10 into the interview, there was this jaw-dropping exchange between Gower and Shaw;

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Shouldn’t Radio NZ feel ashamed for its Metiria Turei coverage?

By   /  August 12, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  83 Comments

For the first time ever, I had willfully switched off a Radio NZ political programme. Listening to three, privileged, well-paid, middle-class, pakeha professionals pontificating on the sins of a 23 year old young maori woman two decades ago was more than I could stomach. 

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Jacinda Effect > Metiria Affect – Why The Greens’ Polls Are Down

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

In the coming days, as the vultures of various news outlets attempt to pick clean the carcass of a once-indomitable woman in their pursuit of sensationalized post-mortems, you are going to hear a lot about how Turei’s transgressions in the court of public opinion rendered her resignation both unavoidable and vital for the Green Party’s […]

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The most grievous betrayal of all – two so-called “Green” MPs who should know better

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  72 Comments

I am livid with anger at the selfish actions of these two. I have given my weekends to help erect Green Party billboards. I have helped draft letters to newspapers defending Metiria Turei from the reactionary media pack who are hounding her. I plan to give up my time to help the Green Party as much as I possibly can with leafletting and doorknocking.

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Greens Launch Manawatū – Hawke’s Bay Rail Plan

By   /  July 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Green Party today launched a plan to trial a new twice-daily passenger train from Palmerston North to Napier, while the Manawatū Gorge is closed to road traffic, as well as a commitment to increase funding to reduce fares on the Capital Connection service between Palmerston North and Wellington. “National has let regional rail services […]

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New Zealand the most homeless country in the world? – Green Party

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New Zealand the most homeless country in the world? – Green Party

On Thursday 27 July, at the Butter Factory, Green MP Marama Davidson will come together with Whangārei’s leading developers, providers and innovators to discuss the epidemic of homelessness in New Zealand, and how we will change it. Yale University has just released a study that shows New Zealand has the highest rate of homelessness in […]

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Some bold ways of funding Green election promises

By   /  July 9, 2017  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Election promises can cost a lot of money. Here are some ways the Greens in government could raise some extra cash. All these proposals are consistent with existing Green policy.

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Author Gordon McLauchlan supports Green Party

By   /  July 9, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Author Gordon McLauchlan supports Green Party

Author and social commentator Gordon McLauchlan is backing the Green Party and for the first time has spoken in support of an election candidate. The Green Party is taking common sense positions on some of New Zealand’s most important issues, said the author of best sellers, The Passionless People and The Farming of New Zealand. […]

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Green Party to run strong campaign to unseat Nick Smith in Nelson

By   /  June 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Green Party is today announcing that its Nelson candidate, second term local councillor Matt Lawrey, will run to win the electorate and unseat Nick Smith in September’s election. Mr Lawrey and the Green Party will run a strong two-tick campaign in Nelson, and will offer a positive, solutions-based alternative to Dr Smith and National. […]

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Green Party Members Special: Ranking the top 20 Green Party candidates

By   /  February 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

If you are a Green Party Member, this 2017 candidate party list selection is the most important thing you can do to make NZ a better place. Make your selections and get the list returned asap.

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Constitutional Lawyer Stands for Greens in Hutt South – Green Party

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Constitutional Lawyer Stands for Greens in Hutt South – Green Party

The Green Party has selected constitutional lawyer Susanne Ruthven as their candidate for the Hutt South electorate. Susanne Ruthven has strong roots in Lower Hutt. Born and bred in the valley, she now lives in Maungaraki with her husband and four young children. As a working mother with young children, Susanne is representative of a […]

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It wasn’t all a waste of time – Green Party

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

A former Soldier, Forensic Human Service worker and Internet Party Candidate, now full time political hopeful, is currently in contention for the Green Party’s Dunedin North nomination for this coming election. With current leader and former candidate Metiria Turei not standing in Dunedin North this election Robert James Stewart, 36, is confident that he is […]

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New homes must be for first home buyers not investors – Green Party

By   /  July 4, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

National’s loan to help councils deal with the housing crisis is a step in the right direction, but risks failing if it doesn’t build affordable homes for first home buyers, the Green Party said today. “John Key made no mention of building affordable houses with this loan, meaning any new houses could remain out of […]

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Flying the Red-Green Banner of Resistance

By   /  June 14, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

At the moment, the public sees the National-Maori Party-Dunne-ACT coalition, and understand it. But one thing that voters want to know is; what would an alternative to a National-led government look like?

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Government still funding oil industry and ignoring renewables – Green Party

By   /  March 21, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The Green Party can reveal the Government is continuing to pour public money into subsidies for the oil and gas industry and ignore clean energy investment, on the eve of a major government-sponsored oil and gas conference starting in Auckland tomorrow. The Government has just confirmed it spent $47,583 on the 2016 Minerals Exploration Data […]

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Green Party supports OIA league table – Green Party

By   /  March 21, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Green Party supports OIA league table – Green Party

The Green Party is supporting the announcement made by the Chief Ombudsman on TV3s The Nation that he will produce a league table revealing Government agencies’ lack of compliance with the Official Information Act (OIA). “We support the Ombudsman’s plan to get the Official Information Act working again after the Government broke it by playing […]

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