Former Green Party Co-leader Joins Law Faculty

Posted 2:15pm Sunday 19th March 2023 by Nina Brown

Former Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei has joined the Otago Uni Faculty of Law as a Senior Lecturer. This semester, she is taking the third-year compulsory law paper LAWS302: Jurisprudence. Critic Te Ārohi spoke to students to see what they thought about the Uni’s newest Read more...

(Yet Another) Report Highlights Student Suffering

Posted 5:50pm Monday 25th July 2022 by Denzel Chung

Data from a nationwide survey of students has shown, yet again, that students largely live in poverty – often living in unaffordable housing and going without food, healthcare, clothing and other necessities. Aotearoa’s student unions, alongside the Green Party, are hoping that this Read more...

Chlöe Swarbrick Proves A Hit At Re-O Clubs Day

Posted 2:56pm Sunday 18th July 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

The Young Greens had the most success, of all the youth political parties, of recruiting people to join them at Clubs Day. It’s that time of year when clubs desperately attempt to get students to bolster their sometimes meagre ranks. The “young” branches of the political Read more...

DCC Proposing to Delay Tertiary Precinct Upgrade

Posted 9:01pm Sunday 18th April 2021 by Erin Gourley

The DCC’s draft ten year plan for 2021-2032 proposes to delay the tertiary precinct upgrade into the 2030s. In 2017, the DCC voted to spend $20 million during the 2018-2028 period upgrading the Tertiary Precinct. The plan would upgrade the streets with street art and bike lanes, to create Read more...

Green Party Tertiary Education Policy a Positive Step Forward – NZUSA

Posted 10:37am Sunday 17th September 2017 by Joe Higham

Green Party Leader James Shaw was on campus last week to announce their new Tertiary Education policy to a packed Union Hall. Joined by Maungakiekie candidate Chlöe Swarbrick and Dunedin North candidate Niki Bould, Shaw revealed that the policy will include a universal student allowance, Read more...

Opinion – Election Endorsement: We Need the Green Party

Posted 11:07am Sunday 17th September 2017 by George Elliott

I had been contemplating a trip into Jacindamania, but have come to my senses. A partnership with the Greens would make a change of government more meaningful. The Green Party needs to be a part of a progressive Labour-led government and if Labour doesn’t win, this country needs a Green voice Read more...

Green Party: A Tale Of Two Leaders With Two Directions

Posted 10:40am Sunday 17th April 2016 by Henry Napier

The Green Party’s co-leadership structure provides the most accurate metaphor for the party itself. The Party has two leaders, Metiria Turei and James Shaw, each representative of two directions the party is taking going forward: The petty, outdated, overly-stringent projection of a moral high Read more...

Green Party Calls For A Charge On Fresh Water

Posted 10:37am Sunday 10th April 2016 by Henry Napier

Opposition parties are calling for Government action on polluted fresh water following a report showing 61 percent of monitored water ways are ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’. A charge for water for farmers would help solve the growing pollution in New Zealand according to Green Party Read more...

James Shaw Interview

Posted 11:38am Sunday 10th May 2015 by Henry Napier

Greens MP James Shaw is currently travelling New Zealand in his bid for the Green Party co-leadership following the resignation of Russel Norman earlier this year. He has a different perspective on politics than would be expected of a typical Greens MP. Last week, Critic sat down with Shaw to see Read more...

Summer Political Roundup

Posted 3:39pm Friday 24th February 2012 by Callum Fredric

Summer isn’t all backyard cricket, beer and barbecues. In fact, New Zealand’s politicians have been working hard all summer to take away your freedom to engage in those activities. Here’s a roundup of what happened while you were away over the break ... Tea tapes Biggest letdown of 2012. The Read more...

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