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ENG: Metiria Leanne Agnes Stanton Turei (born 1970) is a New Zealand member of Parliament and the female co-leader of the Green Party alongside Russel Norman. As of 2011 she is the Green Party spokesperson on Social Equity, Electoral Reform, Māori and Treaty Issues, Housing and Children. Political career Metiria was a founding member of the Random Trollops performance art troupe. She was a candidate for the McGillicuddy Serious Party in the 1993 election and for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party in the 1996 election. She joined the Green Party in 2002 and was elected as co-leader at the Green Party AGM on 30 May 2009. She has one daughter, and a partner; Warwick Stanton. In the 2002 general election, the Green Party received 7.00% of the vote, which allowed them 9 seats in ...
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Turei calls for last charges to be dropped


Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says it's time to drop the charges against the remaining members of the Urewera 18. The High Court this week dismissed charges against 13 of the defendants when the prosecution said it would not present evidence on firearms charges arising from alleged military style training camps in 2007. Ms Turei says keeping charges alive against four defendants including Tuhoe activist Tame Iti looks like a desperate attempt by the Crown and police to save face for what she says is a disgraceful prosecution. ... 15th September, 2011 Read full article: ...


Metiria Turei: Save Treasured Places for Earth Day


Photo: Paparoa National Park by Craig Potton Today is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day; a chance to reflect on our unique environment, the pressures facing it, and what we need to do to restore and protect it. It is ironic that in recent weeks we have endured an all-out attack on the environment by John Key’s National Government, the likes of which we have not seen for some time. First the Government announced plans to remove 7000ha of our most precious conservation lands from Schedule 4 to allow mining. Next, the Government sacked Environment Canterbury and appointed ...


Metiria Turei angered over abuse comments


Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says demands for Maori to front up with money to help pay for child abuse support services are a form of institutional racism. Turei said Maori leaders are no more responsible for child abuse than Pakeha leaders and Social Development Minister Paula Bennett's call for Maori leaders to take responsibility will do nothing to help the cause of at risk children. "Laying blame at the feet of Maori leaders demonstrates that the Key government doesn't have a meaningful plan for dealing with our some of our most vulnerable children," said Metiria Turei. "Paula ...


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Metiria Turei's big plans - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nzMetiria Turei's big plansStuff.co.nzMetiria Turei grew up in the Manawatu, exact location dictated, at any given time, by her dad Richard's work as a farm labourer and a deer hunter. "I have fairly good memories of the instability. Dad got some secure work at a bread factory for a while ...Greens pledge new top tax rateRadio New ZealandGreens promise $1b to tackle child poverty3News NZGreens unveil plans for new top tax rateNew Zealand HeraldScoop.co.nz (press release) -TVNZ -International Business Times AUall 41 news articles »
Greens reject purely green focus - Radio New Zealand
Radio New ZealandGreens reject purely green focusRadio New ZealandRadio New Zealand invited Mr Morgan to take part in a discussion panel along with the Greens' co-leader Metiria Turei and her predecessor Jeanette Fitzsimons. Mr Morgan argued that the Green Party's stance means they could only ever go into Government ...and more »
Greens up in arms over changes to Māori Affairs Select Committee - Māori Television
Greens up in arms over changes to Māori Affairs Select CommitteeMāori TelevisionThe Greens are up in arms over changes to the Māori Affairs Select Committee, painting the National government as the villains. Leader of the house, Gerry Brownlee is remaining silent on the subject, but Metiria Turei wants answers. Many of Māoridom's ...and more »
Metiria Turei to lead fight on feeding hungry children - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Newstalk ZBMetiria Turei to lead fight on feeding hungry childrenScoop.co.nz (press release)Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. Mrs Turei, who leads the Green Party's work on child poverty, will pick up Mr Harawira's ...Harawira's 'feed the kids' bill gets another chanceNew Zealand HeraldFood in schools bill opposed3News NZall 10 news articles »



 
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