The Green Party wants to prohibit deep sea oil drilling
around the coast of New Zealand, at a time when some of the
global giants of drilling are conducting testing in New
The Green Party's top two MPs could be co-deputy prime
ministers in a Green-Labour government, co-leader Metiria
The Government's failure to ''get a grip'' on electricity
prices and the property market resulted in the Reserve Bank
again lifting interest rates, Green Party co-leader Metiria
Turei said yesterday.
A national public health committee that has not met for a
couple of years has effectively been unlawfully disbanded,
Green Party health spokesman Kevin Hague says.
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".
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