The Greens are about to launch a transport policy aimed at getting trucks off the roads.
Transport spokeswoman Julie Anne Genter says New Zealand needs cleaner, safer and cheaper freight options.
“A few expensive motorways and more trucks just aren’t going to cut it,” she said ahead of the policy launch.
Julie Anne Genter
So far the Panama leaks have been positively underwhelming.
A sure sign of this is a Green MP, Julie Anne Genter, admitting that John Key isn’t directly responsible for the [tax haven] laws and what people and companies are doing “technically legal”. Read more »
The Green Taliban hate cars…unless they are electric cars full of rare earth metals mined from third world countries leaving a toxic sludge behind in a wrecked environment…but hey…electric cars.
Now they want to embrace electric cars and are proposing their second ever tax break to encourage more car use…think about that for a minute.
The Green Party has added a second tax break for businesses to its manifesto in a bid to boost electric car use in New Zealand.
The party announced today it would scrap fringe benefit tax when businesses purchased electric cars for their fleet.
The tax is applied to any perks which staff receive as part of their employment, including motor vehicles.
It was estimated that the proposed tax break would cut the upfront costs of an electric car by 36 per cent.
The Greens reckon David Carter is sexist.
This will be news to one of National’s most well known connoisseurs of the female form.
Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter says Carter cuts women off when speaking in Parliament’s debating chamber.
She says she encounters “unconscious sexism” regularly from other MPs. And that female MPs catty behaviour to each other puts ordinary women off politics. Read more »
Apart from ACT, all political parties have expressed that they are against Nick Smith’s RMA review
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says it will do nothing for house prices in Auckland.
Local authorities wanted a law that was simple and less complex to manage and one that provided better outcomes for communities and economy, Local Govt New Zealand (LGNZ) president Lawrence Yule said today.
LGNZ represents the authorities whose role is to implement the Resource Management Act.
Mr Yule, who is also the Mayor of Hastings, said there was too much process prescribed by the current planning law.
“We need an act that creates more affordable housing, builds jobs and creates business and economic growth, within an environment of managing our natural resources.”
Environment Minister Nick Smith set out 10 areas of reform that will change the way councils carry out planning law.
So, to summarise:
The Green Party have gone all sulky with Genter saying there is absolutely no point working with National on RMA reform as they won’t be listened to.
The Maori party are against it, as they see Maori natural heritage under threat.
NZ First don’t like it because it doesn’t attack real problems, like immigration pressure on house prices and other RMA managed resources.
Peter Dunne’s against it, and I got too bored to understand why, but he’s not on the team.
And Andrew Little has done exactly as I predicted: he says reform is just a ‘smoke screen’ (I used Trojan Horse) for the government to slide in the legalised rape an pillage of natural resources, all the while selling it as something that will make houses cheaper. Read more »
Here is an example of someone who thinks that her clothes just end up in the shop for her to buy. She thinks that any Trademe purchases fly into her letterbox by pure magic. And I’m convinced she thinks all the food in the supermarket is grown and manufactured ‘out the back’.
She also thinks people should have jobs, but no way of getting to those jobs, back, or even move about while carrying out those jobs like dropping off blood samples to the lab, deliver meals on wheels or install solar panels somewhere.
The Green Taliban are the real enemies within. The people who want to ban new roading because they live in a Utopian dream where nobody actually needs transport and 3D printers and 3D printer supplies magically materialise exactly where needed.
We’re also not allowed to drive to stadiums to watch sports, or just the other team’s home field to play. We’re not allowed to take our boats to the harbour, or drive to the forest or national park to go for a walk or tramp.
All new immigrants are expected to use matter transporters. We are having difficulty building enough houses, there are calls for more houses, but once they are built, people must remain absolutely stationary.
What page doesn’t exist?
That was the Tamati Coffey tweet where he found it was lovely to talk about Tory scum.
Julie-Anne Genter Jan Logie wondered out loud who Bill English had to F%%% to get his 6th budget baby born. At least she had the stones to let that Tweet stand.
But not Tamati Coffey – he’s going to try and pretend it never happened. Read more »
This morning, at the Commerce Committee, Julie Anne Genter tweeted this:
Ok. Now at Commerce committee with Minister Amy Adams on Vote Communications. You tweeps have questions? What are they?
— Julie Anne Genter (@JulieAnneGenter) May 28, 2014
The Commerce Committee is an important job and process where the parliament scrutinises the government’s budget.
MPs are supposed to have read the documents, prepared questions and be ready to cross-examine the Minister. Read more »