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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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Māori Affairs Select Committee puts Māori Television under microscope - Māori Television
Māori TelevisionMāori Affairs Select Committee puts Māori Television under microscopeMāori TelevisionMetiria Turei asked Paora Maxwell, “Who made the decision to censor the haka of Te Iti Kahurangi?” Paora Maxwell responded saying, “What motivated me really was the protection and the mana of Māori Television, and protection of the mana of people ...and more »
Key 'completely out of touch with needs of NZ's poorest kids' - Turei - TVNZ
Newstalk ZBKey 'completely out of touch with needs of NZ's poorest kids' - TureiTVNZA Green Party members bill to introduce a more comprehensive food in schools programme for all decile one and two schools has been defeated at its first reading in Parliament this afternoon. Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei Metiria's so-called 'Feed ...Feed the Kids Bill fails to gain Government supportMāori TelevisionGreens blast Nats over food in schoolsNewstalk ZBParliament rejects free school lunch billsRadio New ZealandScoop.co.nz (press release) -NZ Cityall 19 news articles »
Opposition parties promote anti-immigrant New Zealand First - World Socialist Web Site
Opposition parties promote anti-immigrant New Zealand FirstWorld Socialist Web SiteSpeaking to Radio Waatea on March 11, Greens co-leader Metiria Turei enthused that “Winston” had really “freaked National out.” While stating that “Winston and the Greens don't always agree on everything,” she made no criticism of NZ First's xenophobia ...and more »
Metiria Turei asks John Key on a lunch date - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Newstalk ZBMetiria Turei asks John Key on a lunch dateScoop.co.nz (press release)Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is inviting John Key to join her for lunch at decile 1 Windley School in Porirua next Wednesday, following the Prime Minister's offer to undertake such a visit during question time yesterday. “I'm challenging John ...PM, Turei spar over school lunchesNewstalk ZBGreens co-leader admits lunchless kids number errorStuff.co.nz'Bugger' – Greens co-leader backtracks on child poverty callThe National Business Review (subscription)TVNZall 21 news articles »

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