University of Otago graduate and Green Party politician Holly
Walker is calling on Dunedin students to get involved in
politics - even if that means signing up to another party.
Calls yesterday by the Green Party for Reserve Bank governor
Graeme Wheeler to cut the official cash rate from the current
2.5% to protect New Zealand jobs are not likely to be heeded.
The Green Party is proposing a future government invest $100
million as a way of kick-starting a second internet cable
system to New Zealand.
The Government's drive for a low-wage economy was exacting a
high cost on New Zealanders and their families, Green Party
MPs at a presentation in Dunedin said this week.
The clean, green image on which we New Zealanders pride
ourselves and the "100% pure" brand we market to the world
are becoming increasingly sullied.
The Government is coming under further pressure to step in to
help reduce the value of the New Zealand dollar but Economic
Development Minister Steven Joyce has called the Green Party
theory a "snake-oil solution".
Green co-leader Russel Norman wasted no time yesterday
delving into Mighty River Power's annual profit announcement
to relaunch his criticism about the partial sale process.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei warned yesterday about
the dangers of "divide and conquer" divisions between Maori
leadership groups over the ownership of water.
It is 40 years since the Values Party, one of the first
political parties in the world which had at its core an
environmental focus, was launched in this country.
The Green party is calling for a cross party accord on child
poverty to operate in a similar fashion to the one on
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