Tag Archives: NZ Green Party

James Shaw’s Feeble Excuses Exposed by Truth — The BFD

 

Green Party co-leader James Shaw has been under fire for planning to fly to Glasgow for a climate change conference with an unspecified number of support staff. Priding ourselves on fairness towards New Zealand’s elected representatives, the Taxpayers’ Union offered Mr Shaw the opportunity to present his defence. It has not been edited, but all…

via James Shaw’s Feeble Excuses Exposed by Truth — The BFD

Another do as I say, not doer — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: Green Party co-leader James Shaw is defending against accusations of hypocrisy for travelling to a climate conference in Glasgow after criticising Parliament’s sitting at alert level 4.The Green Party refused to attend Parliament while Wellington was still at alert level 4 on Tuesday last week. Glasgow currently has 1,800 new Covid-19 infections a…

via Another do as I say, not doer — Kiwiblog

Green Party’s motion to declare Palestine a state fails in Parliament | Stuff — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc

Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman The Green Party motion asking MPs to recognise Palestine as a state has failed in the House, with National and ACT MPs objecting to the effort. Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman​ on Wednesday afternoon sought leave of the House to debate a motion asking MPs to recognise “the state of…

via Green Party’s motion to declare Palestine a state fails in Parliament | Stuff — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc

Greens’ Co-leader Coddles the Mob — The BFD

Nicole McKeeACT’s Justice spokesperson The Greens’ co-leader’s coddling of violent gang members is a kick in the guts for victims of the Mob. Marama Davidson and Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt yesterday spoke at an ‘event for justice’ at the Mongrel Mob’s headquarters. Sharing the stage with Sonny Fatu – a man who was convicted of…

via Greens’ Co-leader Coddles the Mob — The BFD

The Marxist maligning MP — Kiwiblog

New Green MP Ricardo Menendez March said in his maiden speech: I remember in 2011 watching the election results at the back of the cinema counter while the last film of the night was playing. I clearly remember seeing clips that night of the Winston Peters and Bob Jones of the world scapegoating immigrants for…

via The Marxist maligning MP — Kiwiblog

Why the National Party Must Crush “Carbon Zero” — The BFD

We now have evidence that will enable National Party spokespeople in Parliament to expose the anti-social and cost-crippling changes that the Green Party wants to inflict on New Zealanders, and I look forward to Oral Questions in Parliament by either or both Barbara Kuriger (energy) and Stuart Smith (climate change) at their earliest opportunity. My…

via Why the National Party Must Crush “Carbon Zero” — The BFD

Greens Call for Wealth Taxes — The BFD

Now that they are not an actual coalition partner in the new government, the Greens are using this opportunity to become unmuzzled. They have decided to go back to the idea of wealth taxes. Perhaps James Shaw is blowing his wealth tax horn because of his massive gaffe over the green school; whatever the reason,…

via Greens Call for Wealth Taxes — The BFD

The Labour/Green deal — Kiwiblog

The Greens have accepted the paltry offering from Labour, because it is basically better than nothing. But it is pretty minor. The key aspects are: Greens will vote for or abstain on confidence and supplyGreens will vote with Labour on procedural motions in the House and select committees, except urgencyMarama Davidson is made Minister for…

via The Labour/Green deal — Kiwiblog

Labour and Greens want to make Parliament less proportional — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: A maximum four-year parliamentary term, lowering the five per cent threshold and abolishing the coat-tail rule could be on the way as part of the Labour-Greens cooperation agreement. A four year term is a great idea but must be decided by referendum, not MPs. There is a case to lower the 5% threshold, but…

via Labour and Greens want to make Parliament less proportional — Kiwiblog

Green MP has no problems being called a Marxist — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Menéndez March worked as an anti-poverty activist with Auckland Action Against Poverty prior to coming to Parliament.“If people want to call me a Marxist because I raise the issue that a few people own a lot of homes at the expense of our homeless community and employers don’t pay fair wages – so…

via Green MP has no problems being called a Marxist — Kiwiblog

Marxist faction in Greens target Chloe, Sage and Shaw — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: A small group of left-wing Green Party members want co-leader James Shaw, as well as high profile MP Chlöe Swarbrick and Minister Eugenie Sage out of Parliament by placing them in an unwinnable position on the party list. The Green Party is currently drawing up its party list for the 2020 election. The ranking of the list is…

via Marxist faction in Greens target Chloe, Sage and Shaw — Kiwiblog

Emissions and Freshwater reports from the Beehive this week — Your NZ

One topic continues to dominate our lives, the news and Government at the moment, but what else has come out of the Beehive this week? Not much. Just two other media releases, one on carbon emissions which is a bit out of date (2017-2018), and another on a the Freshwater 2020 report just released. Emissions […]

via Emissions and Freshwater reports from the Beehive this week — Your NZ

Greens Proposed List Breaks Their Constitution — The BFD

 

The Greens initial party list has been released. Stuff reports: An initial list for the Green Party puts activist Teanau Tuiono ahead of several sitting MPs in the party.The Green Party list will dictate which of their MPs enter Parliament after the next election, should they win over five per cent of the vote.The ranking of…

via Greens Proposed List Breaks Their Constitution — The BFD

Covid-19 provides Greenpeace with an unprecedented opportunity to promote wishlist — Your NZ

Greenpeace is promoting a petition that urges the Government to ” transform how we live, work and interact with our planet into the future” SUPPORT THE GREEN COVID RESPONSE We are at a turning point in history. In response to the Covid-19 Coronoavirus pandemic, Jacinda Ardern’s Government will inject billions into the economy to keep […]

via Covid-19 provides Greenpeace with an unprecedented opportunity to promote wishlist — Your NZ

Greens want NZ to never host APEC — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Green Party opposes the changes on the grounds New Zealand shouldn’t allow bodyguards and security staff from other countries to carry firearms. Justice spokeswoman Golriz Ghahraman said existing laws should be enough to provide for security of visitors during APEC. This is just being silly. New Zealand will not be eligible to host…

via Greens want NZ to never host APEC — Kiwiblog

Nikki Kaye on climate ‘indoctrination’ in schools, Plunket petulant — Your NZ

Sean Plunket is back on talkback, playing to his audience that seems to like grumping about climate change. He asserted that the inclusion of guidelines on teaching about climate change in schools is ‘indoctrination’ as he tries to indoctrinate his listeners with his own views on thee topic. National spokesperson on education, Nikki Kaye: National […]

via Nikki Kaye on climate ‘indoctrination’ in schools, Plunket petulant — Your NZ

Green Minister accused of ‘rubber stamping’ land sales (implementing the law) — Your NZ

Minister of Land Information Eugenie Sage has been accused of allowing land to be sold to ‘foreigners’, but Sage says she is implementing the law as her job requires. Critics seem to expect that Sage should change the way things are done ‘because the Greens are in Government’, but the Green Party doesn’t have to […]

via Green Minister accused of ‘rubber stamping’ land sales (implementing the law) — Your NZ

Swarbrick and Bennett debate legalisation of personal use of cannabis — Your NZ

On NZ Q&A last night Chlöe Swarbrick and Paula Bennett debated the legalisation of cannabis for personal use. This will be put to the public next year in a referendum. Bennett seems to have changed her mind. In May refused to debate Swarbrick – Cannabis referendum: Paula Bennett on why she won’t debate Chlöe Swarbrick […]

via Swarbrick and Bennett debate legalisation of personal use of cannabis — Your NZ

JAG Blocked Public Submissions Opposed to Her Car Tax — The BFD

 

An OIA has revealed that Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter dumped at least 1000 public submissions from New Zealanders who were against her government’s Car tax proposal. Documents released under the Official Information Act have shown that JAG’s ministry blocked New Zealanders from submitting on the car feebate proposal from a website set up…

via JAG Blocked Public Submissions Opposed to Her Car Tax — The BFD

Green’s Support For Dope on a High-ding to Nothing — The BFD | Media

 

It looks like the Green Party is starting to haemorrhage support for one of their most important policies, the right to blaze up willy nilly. According to the latest in a series of three surveys commissioned by New Zealand’s largest licensed medicinal cannabis company Helius Therapeutics, Green Party voters who said they would vote yes…

via Green’s Support For Dope on a High-ding to Nothing — The BFD | Media

Cannabis poll: Support plummets for legal pot — Family First NZ

 

NZ Herald 17 August 2019Family First Comment: Superb!!“just 39% of responders to a new survey say they will vote yes. And a growing number of Green Party voters – whose party has pushed for the referendum – are saying they are now opposed to the bid to make pot legal.”Similar results to polls on Newshub and ONENews.…

via Cannabis poll: Support plummets for legal pot — Family First NZ

Why the claims Genter just used the wrong letterhead are pitiful — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: The Associate Transport Minister will also be looking to spruce up her stationery to avoid confusion over whether she’s corresponding in her ministerial capacity or as a transport spokesperson for the Green Party.The letter Genter sent to Transport Minister Phil Twyford in March this year regarding Let’s Get Wellington Moving has landed…

via Why the claims Genter just used the wrong letterhead are pitiful — Kiwiblog

The truth emerges — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Green Party confidence and supply agreement would have been put in jeopardy if a watered down Let’s Get Wellington Moving wasn’t accepted, city councillors claim.A number of Wellington city councillors have revealed to Stuff the behind-the-scenes conversations that pushed the mass transport deal over the line in council chambers.It comes as the Chief Ombudsman investigates Associate Transport…

via The truth emerges — Kiwiblog

What are they hiding? — Kiwiblog

Barry Soper writes: Did The Greens actually have buy-in to the promise by Jacinda Ardern to make her Government the most transparent ever?If they did then they’re not living up to her promise. … It’s the Cabinet door that appears to be firmly locked when it comes to the influence exerted by the Greens in…

via What are they hiding? — Kiwiblog

Face of the Day — The BFD | Media

Today’s face of the day criticises police actions despite being a member of parliament. Should we be surprised given that she has supported the unlawful actions of the protestors in person as well? This new breed of activist list MPs like Marama Davidson have no respect for the rule of law or any awareness of…

via Face of the Day — The BFD | Media

Greens hold a secret conference — Kiwiblog

Jane Patterson at Radio NZ reports: For a party which espouses open and transparent democracy, the secretive nature of the Greens’ annual conference is a poor showing. The Greens only believe in openness and transparency for other people – not for themselves. But a hyper-sensitivity about their media image has led to them holding the…

via Greens hold a secret conference — Kiwiblog

The Government Is Going to Wreck Our Economy — The BFD | Media

The Greens conference at the weekend may have been mostly done behind closed doors, but snippets came out, including James Shaw calling Simon Bridges a “climate change denier”. We all know Bridges is no denier, but his attitude towards climate change is somewhat more benign than that of the Green party. Nevertheless, the Greens have…

via The Government Is Going to Wreck Our Economy — The BFD | Media

How the female Green MPs are going to get screwed over by their gender quota rules — Kiwiblog

Next year will be very interesting when the Green Party does the list ranking as their requirement to have a gender balanced list is going to screw over some of their female MPs and probably send them out of Parliament. If you were ranking the list based on achievements and positions, you’d probably go along…

via How the female Green MPs are going to get screwed over by their gender quota rules — Kiwiblog

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words — WOBH | Media

 

This weekend, I came across a couple of photos that really sum up our dreadful government, and both made me despair. We have now gone from being governed by a group of smart and competent politicians to being controlled by a bunch of clowns. Let’s start with this photo, shall we? Here we have four…

via A Picture Paints a Thousand Words — WOBH | Media

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman guilty of clumsiness, not racism | Stuff — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc

Liam HehirOne summer as a teenager I had a temporary job and became friendly with one of my coworkers, with whom I enjoyed talking to about the news. One day this person took me aside and offered to lend me a book but wouldn’t tell me what it was about. I felt a little bit…

via Green MP Golriz Ghahraman guilty of clumsiness, not racism | Stuff — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc