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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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Green Party farewells Russel Norman - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Radio New ZealandGreen Party farewells Russel NormanScoop.co.nz (press release)Green Party Co leaders Metiria Turei and James Shaw both expressed their warmest thanks to Dr Norman today, paying tribute to his huge contribution over nine years as a co-leader of the Greens, and 18 years of involvement with the Party. “We are so ...Russel Norman delivers final jabs to Government in speech to ParliamentStuff.co.nzall 12 news articles »
Marama Davidson sworn in as a Green MP - 3News NZ
3News NZMarama Davidson sworn in as a Green MP3News NZMarama Davidson took her seat today, replacing former co-leader Russel Norman who has resigned to become head of Greenpeace New Zealand. She's been given the portfolio responsibilities of Maori development, social housing, human rights and Pacific ...Marama Davidson newest Member of Parliament for the Green PartyMāori TelevisionNew Green MP welcomed to ParliamentRadio New ZealandMarama Davidson replaces Russel NormanStuff.co.nzScoop.co.nz (press release)all 11 news articles »
'Children's lives are at risk'- Metiria Turei urges action on state houses - TVNZ
'Children's lives are at risk'- Metiria Turei urges action on state housesTVNZThe Green Party co-leader launched a scathing statement over the Government's handling of state housing. Source: ONE News. Related. Politics. Chris Cairns prepares for long day on the witness stand. now. share. One News. Source: Chris Cairns prepares ...
'Green must be the new mainstream' - Metiria Turei - New Zealand Herald
The National Business Review'Green must be the new mainstream' - Metiria TureiNew Zealand HeraldGreen Party co-leader Metiria Turei says her party's 25th year has been its most successful yet. Opening the party's AGM in Auckland this morning, Mrs Turei marked the quarter-century anniversary of the Greens and its previous incarnations The Values ...Lisa Owen interviews Green Party co-leader Metiria TureiScoop.co.nz (press release)all 12 news articles »

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