Green MP Julie Anne Genter talks about why New Zealand needs a sugar tax

Sweet disorder: Why New Zealand needs a sugar tax now

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If we burn all the fossil fuels we have already discovered we'll push climate change way beyond the red line. Instead of wasting money subsidising oil and gas exploration we should be investing in a clean energy future.

Government is 'wasting money' on oil companies who have already ditched NZ - Green MP

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Our rivers should be safe for swimming.

Add your name to our call for swimmable rivers here [ Greens.org.nz Link ]
How do you think we should improve youth engagement in politics?

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"Deep blue lakes were appearing every summer in increasing numbers, higher and higher up on the ice cap. They provided me with satellite images highlighting where they tend to be. But frankly, the second I got up there I could have thrown all the maps away: there are so many lakes, it’s scary."

‘What should be pristine white is littered with blue’ – Timo Lieber’s Arctic photography

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In the past we’ve built tens of thousands of affordable homes for our people. We can, and we must, do that again.

METIRIA TUREI: Empty houses and empty promises

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Lots of aroha to all those affected by fires.
Green MP Eugenie Sage is currently in Christchurch, and says it's time for the community to connect with and support each other.

Port Hills Fire reminds us to take care of each other

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Kiwi kayaker Mike Dawson supports our call for swimmable rivers.

Sign if you agree at [ Greens.org.nz Link ] - Mike Dawson - Kayak
Exactly who is our new Prime Minister and who does he represent? - Gareth Hughes MP
Special Housing Areas were supposed to be used to build affordable homes quickly, but this one’s being used to fast-track a luxury retirement resort. We think projects like this shouldn’t be able to take advantage of SHAs to get around normal planning processes.

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Our thoughts today are with Christchurch #PortHillFire
Proposed changes by the National Government to Child Youth and Family will remove a requirement to prioritise the placement of tamariki Māori within their own whānau. We cannot let this happen.

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We think it's time the Government got with the programme on pay equity. So we were glad to see our Green MPs Julie Anne Genter and Denise Roche, MP take part in this fabulous campaign by Treat Her Right.
It's great to have Sophie Hambleton's support for cleans rivers in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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We're sharing our aroha for Aotearoa New Zealand this Valentine's Day! Tell us what you love about NZ.

#LoveNZ #ValentinesDay #ShareTheLove
A New Plymouth district councillor has asked if it was time to give Te Reo Māori "away for lost." We disagree and know that there are huge benefits to people learning Te Reo Māori.

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Councillor asked to apologise for 'racist' te reo post

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We are committed to #endingHIV – we can only do that by investing in our healthcare system, not by cutting sexual health services for thousands of people. - James Shaw MP
Everyone deserves a safe workplace, where they can get the support they need to escape a violent relationship.
Contact MP Michael Woodhouse and ask him to support this bill.
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Last week Cantabrians were warned to avoid contact with 10 waterways contaminated by toxic algae. Kiwis deserve better than this. The Green Party can make our rivers safe for swimming again. Find out more at [ Greens.org.nz Link ]

Insight: Rescuing NZ's Fresh Water

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