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NZ Greens score big hit with free student travel policy

(The New Zealand HeraldNew Zealanders are strongly in favour of a proposal to give tertiary students free trips on public transport, a Herald-DigiPoll survey shows.

Nearly two-thirds of respondents said students should be entitled to travel free on buses, trains and ferries at off-peak hours and weekends, which was one of the key planks of the Greens Party's transport policy announced this month.




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New Zealand criticised by Pacific Island leaders

New Zealand needs to listen to Pacific Island leaders when it comes to climate change action, said the Green Party today.

 Discontent with New Zealand and Australia is rife at the 2014 Pacific Islands Forum leaders' summit which commenced today in Palau.


Green Party statement on tragedy of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17

The Green Party conveys its condolences to the families of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

The Ukrainian Government has accused pro-Russia rebels in the east of the Ukraine of shooting down the Malaysia Airlines jet with a ground-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board.

“This tragedy has cost the lives of 298 innocent people who have nothing whatsoever to do with the conflict in the Ukraine,” said Green Party global affairs spokesperson Kennedy Graham.


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Reactions to New Zealand's Climate Protection Package

We all know now we must undergo economic transformation. The Greens are going to lead in that endeavour.

Extreme weather “picture of the future”

The Green Party is accusing the Government of systematic inaction over climate change, as New Zealand scientists warn the extreme weather battering the country is a “picture of the future”.

“The extremes of weather we’re seeing fit with predictions. Climate change is not some distant threat. It is happening now in the form of extreme
weather and it is costing communities,” said Green Party climate change spokesperson Dr Kennedy Graham.



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