Julie Anne Genter

Face of the Day

The Green Party has questioned the financial viability of Auckland’s East West link highway, saying the Government’s own business case has costs outweighing benefits.

Construction of the East West Link started in September 2016, and it will be a four-lane highway connecting state highways 1 and 20 from Onehunga to Penrose.

But Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter says a dramatic jump of $200-800 million in estimated cost at the beginning of 2016 casts doubts over the project’s legitimacy. Read more »

A policy from the Greens I can agree with

There is a distinct possibility that this policy from the Greens may actually be implemented if Bill English proves as inept as I believe he will be.

It will allow a Labour/Greens government and with that comes this new policy from the Greens:

The Green Party say it will legalise cannabis if it forms a government next year.

Under its proposal, people would be able to legally grow and possess marijuana for personal use.

The Green Party would also urgently amend the law so sick people using medicinal marijuana were not penalised.

The party’s new Drug Law Reform Policy released on Friday outlined plans to overhaul existing drug laws in what it said was an inevitable push toward cannabis legalisation.

I think eventually we’ll follow in the footsteps of USA and Canada,” Green Party health spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said.   Read more »

WATCH: Generation Snowflake MP Julie Anne Genter nearly cry

Watch this incredible video of Julie Anne Genter, the Green List MP almost break down into tears because Donald Trump won the election.

She epitomises everything there is about Generation Snowflake.   Read more »

Green Taliban want to ban all trucks because they are filthy and dangerous

Julie-Ann Genter, Green Party

Julie Anne Genter, Green Party

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.

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Green MP: Key not responsible for trust problem

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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 »

So, Greens, where exactly are these electric cars going to go? That’s right: roads!

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.

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Not Sexism, a Dislike of Stupidity

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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 »

Green logic

Obviously what Wellington needs is more of those trains that aren’t going.

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RMA reform will be an uphill battle

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 »

The lardo heifer is clearing her throat…