Green Party

Green killjoys bitter over Parliamentary rugby team

What a bunch of killjoys the Greens are opposing the traditional Parliamentary rugby tour.

The Greens are objecting to a corporate-sponsored trip for MPs to play in the Parliamentary Rugby World Cup.

Corrections minister Sam Lotu-Iiga, his colleague Commerce minister Paul Goldsmith and NZ First leader Winston Peters are among those who will skip parliamentary sessions in lieu of the September junket.

They’ll also be at the Rugby World Cup, which runs alongside the tournament.

Also on the team are Labour’s Damien O’Connor, Stuart Nash, Peeni Henare and Kelvin Davis, and National’s Alfred Ngaro and Mark Mitchell.

“If there are corporate lobbyists going, they have privileged access to ministers,” Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says.

It is not dissimilar to the Cabinet Club approach where there are select few who get to spend extended time with ministers and MPs.

“This isn’t the first time this has been raised.”

She added: “This is a trip to the Rugby World Cup, there is no point try to pretend that’s not what it is. And the fact that it has now been sanctioned as a parliamentary trip raises real concerns.”

In 2007, then-Prime Minister Helen Clark called for an inquiry into the Parliamentary rugby team after a trip to France.    Read more »

National implement green policy, Green Party claims credit

It’s getting pathetic.

Under the Green Taliban’s world view, the Argentinians won Friday’s test.

The Green Party is welcoming a new system for recycling plastic bags as a useful first step but one that is not by itself enough to solve the problem of plastic bag pollution.

“While the new recycling system announced by the Government is a positive step in the right direction, it won’t fix the problem of plastic bags ending up in our waterways and on our beaches because it won’t actually lead to any fewer plastic bags being used,” Green Party waste spokesperson Denise Roche said.

“The Government’s small step comes as a result of pressure from the Green Party and other groups, including 13,000 New Zealanders who signed an online petition and 10,000 who sent postcards to the Government calling for action on plastic bag pollution.

“We still need a levy on plastic bags and to move towards an outright ban on their use – like in Australia where most states either have a ban or a levy on flimsy single-use plastic bags – because of the harm they do to animals and the environment.   Read more »

Labour and Greens really think they’re onto political gold with this Chinese bashing

Labour and the Greens are really enjoying their Chinese bashing and must think they are getting some political purchase as they shamelessly bash away.

Labour is calling on the government to set up a foreign buyers register allowing people to see how many houses were bought by “offshore spectators”.

“Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce was being cute this morning when he said the Government would be collecting this data from October 1,” Mr Little said.

“From that date all house buyers will have to have a New Zealand IRD number. That is not the same as a foreign buyers register because there is no guarantee the information will be available in a way that allows public scrutiny.

“A register would provide a searchable and up-to-date database which would inform the market and public debate. Without one, the Government will simply pick and choose data to support its false claim foreign speculators only account for 1 per cent of all house sales.

“The Government must also assure New Zealanders non-resident foreign buyers purchasing properties through companies or trusts will be required to disclose overseas interest in accordance with the Overseas Investment Act, which has a 25 per cent threshold.”

Mr Little said Kiwi families wanted to know the effect offshore speculators were having on Auckland house prices.

“They are sick and tired of losing homes at auction to higher bidders down the end of a telephone line in another country.

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This will have the Green Taliban in a lather


Green Taliban list MP Steffan Browning will be fiercely talking to his cucumbers, beans and tomatoes in his Bowen House office when he sees this.

It’s a media release from Monsanto saying ‘Farmers to Plant Largest GM Canola Crop Yet’.

Australian farmers continue to embrace GM technology in greater numbers and have now planted more than 1.5 million hectares of Roundup Ready® canola since its introduction in 2008.

Despite an expected 9% drop in the size of this season’s overall canola crop, local growers have purchased a record one million tonnes of Roundup Ready canola seed, up 15% on last season.

More than 436,000 hectares of GM canola will be planted this year, up from nearly 350,000 hectares last year. GM canola varieties now make up 22% of the canola planted in the states that allow GM canola to be grown – Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

Doesn’t that just rip the nighty off Steffan Browning. But wait there’s more…   Read more »

The Green taliban stops hugging trees turns to criminals instead


The Green taliban are usually out hugging trees, or rare snails, or lonely breeding pairs of frogs.

But now they have turned to hugging crims, demanding that they be better fed in prison.

The Corrections Department has been urged to give prisoners healthier food and more servings because it would help them behave better and do more physical activity.

But the departments heads say they have no plan to improve the prison menu or cut off inmates’ access to junkfood.

In a select committee at Parliament this morning, Green Party corrections spokesman David Clendon asked officials whether the budget for feeding prisoners would be raised.   Read more »


Face of the day

Green MP Denise Roche

Green MP Denise Roche

Today’s face of the day wants more refugees.

  • Why? Well just because we should.
  • Why? Well because 1000 is a nicer sounding number than 750.
  • Why? Well because it is the right thing to do.
  • Why? Well because we are nice people.
  • Why? Well because not increasing the quota for 28 years is a disgrace.
  • Why? Because it will literally change lives.

It will change lives alright.  The only thing she has wrong is whose lives will be changed. Lebanon, a small country like New Zealand, has been overwhelmed by the tide of refugees and has had to take drastic steps.

More than 1.5. million people have taken shelter in the tiny country that has a population of four and a half million people since the beginning of the Syrian conflict – the population equivalent of 20 million people landing in Britain in less than four years.

The unprecedented influx has overwhelmed the Lebanon’s water and electricity supplies, increased rents and depressed the economy, pushing host communities to breaking point.

Western countries so much larger than us have taken in Muslim refugees and are now having massive problems which I write about almost every week. Unbelievably in America, Christian refugees fleeing genocide are not being allowed in while ‘minor’ terrorism-affiliated Muslims are welcomed in their thousands!

Our liberals in New Zealand think like Obama. There is no mention in the Green’s bill of taking in refugees fleeing Islamic persecution or genocide. Nope, it will be Muslim ‘refugees’ that they will want and I guarantee that it will be Muslim ‘refugees’ that we will get. The fact that the world’s tidal wave, record number of refugees is because of Islam seems to escape them.

I passed three hitchhikers on my road trip last week with my Mum and daughter. I didn’t stop to pick up any of them. It would have been ‘nice’ of me to pick them up. One guy was in the middle of nowhere down a dusty back road but I didn’t pick him up.


Well, because it is more important to protect your loved ones than it is to be nice.


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Greens battle RMA reform with new red tape

The Green party really are a bunch of hapless fools, clutching to the undying belief that the planet is warming and it is all our fault.

As a result they want all new laws vetted to take into account their adherence to the fraud of global warming.

The Green Party wants all new bills to be subject to vetting for its effects on New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Co-leader James Shaw announced the new policy at a conference in Wellington today for Green parties around the Asia-Pacific region.

“National makes too many decisions based on short term goals, like trying to win the next election,” he said.

The Greens have drawn up a bill titled the Climate Impact Disclosure Bill but for it to be even debated in the House it would need to be drawn from the ballot for private members’ bills.   Read more »

Trespassing green taliban eco-terrorist gets slap on hand with wet bus ticket from dud judge

It is actions like this by the judiciary that embolden ratbags like Michael Tavares to commit their eco-terrorism in the first place.

They know dud judges will go soft on them.

Meanwhile property owners are yet again the victims here, attacked by jealous neighbours masquerading as concerned citizens and lying about the age of the trees concerned.

Kauri tree occupier Michael Tavares says he can’t promise he will take a break from environmental activism, but he can promise he won’t be trespassing to climb any more trees in the next year.

The environmental activist was today convicted of trespassing, having pleaded guilty to the charge stemming from his 81-hour protest in March.

No sentence will be imposed upon Tavares unless he appears before the courts in the next 12 months, said his lawyer Vernon Tava outside Waitakere District Court this morning.

“If he does anything like this … in the next 12 months he can be called back and sentenced.   Read more »

Farrar calls out the DomPost but misses the salient points

Arts, Travel and Lifestyle Blogger David Farrar has been giving the Dominion Post a good serve for being a bunch of hard left looneys who support the Greens.

His latest serve is absolutely beautiful.

From a recent DP editorial:

It also allows the Greens to use its natural advantage as the brainiest and most wonkish of the parties to gain clear political advantages.

You can almost smell the love. This is not a column, but the official editorial of the Dominion Post.

Let’s just examine that for a moment. Pinko is concentrating on the ethics of a newspaper editorial loving a political party, rather than the truth of the matter.  Read more »

Face of the day

 Greens senator Scott Ludlam says individuals returning to Australia from conflict zones in Syria and Iraq ‘could conceivably present a security risk’. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP

Greens senator Scott Ludlam says individuals returning to Australia from conflict zones in Syria and Iraq ‘could conceivably present a security risk’. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP

Today’s face of the day Scott Ludlam from the Australian Green Party says that Citizenship law changes would ‘dump dangerous people’ abroad.

Hmm do we want dangerous people dumped in our country or someone else’s? Hmm it’s a hard one I know. Beheadings, torture, hands chopped off, gays thrown off buildings, sex slaves, burning alive, hangings, stonings, pedophilia, terrorism, do we want it in our country or abroad? I’ll give you all a few minutes to make up your mind.

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