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Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 11:56

The vulnerability of New Zealand’s aquatic environments to climate change is highlighted in a new report on Waituna Lagoon in Southland’s internationally recognised Awarua Wetland.

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says the Department of Conservation (DOC) report illustrates the need to act now to manage climate change impacts.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 17:04

The Green Party recently tabled a 6,000 signature petition to Parliament to support drug checking, and has campaigned and worked across Parliament on this issue since the 2017 election. 

“In an ideal world, communities would be completely free of drug use, where we all thrive and live healthy lives. Yet forty years of punitive legal sanctions have only driven problems further underground”, Green Party Drug Reform spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick said today. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 11:32

The Green Party negotiated three major changes to the Government bill that:

  • Required the regulations were in place by the end of 2019
  • Meant New Zealand native strains were to be included in the regime
  • Included a stop gap criminal defence for those in palliative care.

“Everyone deserves to live a life free of pain. For hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders they’ve found relief with medicinal cannabis but have risked jail time in the process.

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