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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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Marama Davidson expresses interest in Māori Affairs portfolio - Māori Television
Māori TelevisionMarama Davidson expresses interest in Māori Affairs portfolioMāori TelevisionEven though that particular portfolio is currently held by the co-leader Metiria Turei, she has already made an impression on some of the current MPs. Te Ururoa Flavell says, “She has long since been an advocate for things Māori, just like we have. I ...and more »
Spectre of Serco over state house sales - Newstalk ZB
Newstalk ZBSpectre of Serco over state house salesNewstalk ZBGreen Party co-leader Metiria Turei said it's very worrying that the government hasn't ruled out accepting a bid from under-fire contractor Serco, which is under investigation over fight clubs, contraband and serious injuries in Mt Eden Prison. "Don't ...State house sales process begins3News NZGovt needs to rule out Serco buying our state houses - GreensVoxyall 3 news articles »
Former Green co-leader Russel Norman stepping down as MP to lead Greenpeace - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nzFormer Green co-leader Russel Norman stepping down as MP to lead GreenpeaceStuff.co.nzCo-leader Metiria Turei said Norman had "established himself as one of the most effective MPs in the Opposition". "He was a constant thorn in the Government's side, and a passionate voice for the environment, the disadvantaged, and those who want a ...Marama Davidson to enter Parliament for the GreensMāori TelevisionGreens' Russel Norman resignsRadio New ZealandNorman quits Greens and ParliamentNew Zealand Herald3News NZ -Sunday Star Timesall 32 news articles »
Another horror story of sick child living in mouldy state house - TVNZ
3News NZAnother horror story of sick child living in mouldy state houseTVNZGreen Party co-leader Metiria Turei says it's shameful. "Ms Wensor and her family should never have been expected to live in a house that's infested with pink and black mould," she said. "This is absolutely shameful in 21st century New Zealand." Ms ...Mouldy home making boys ill: mumOtago Daily TimesGovt could save kids' lives with rentals' WoF - GreensVoxyall 14 news articles »

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