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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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Greens back iwi carbon push - waateanews.com
Greens back iwi carbon pushwaateanews.comGreens co-leader Metiria Turei says Maori have been short changed by National's refusal to accept the reality of climate change. Iwi leaders are pushing for the Government to stop the use of cheap European carbon credits, which have led to an estimated ...
Green Party throws support behind Norman - Newstalk ZB
Newstalk ZBGreen Party throws support behind NormanNewstalk ZBThe other Green Party co-leader, Metiria Turei, is supporting Russel Norman's stance. "I think Russel and right and the Green Party is right to stand up for women and for gay men and to identify offensive language, offensive statements, when we see them.".and more »
Political tit for tat continues over Judith Collins and Oravida - Newstalk ZB
Newstalk ZBPolitical tit for tat continues over Judith Collins and OravidaNewstalk ZBGreens co-leader Metiria Turei wants to see it. "I'm very interested to see if there is dicuments that say she didn't breach the Cabinet Manual. By all accounts she did do that. "Until we see that clearly, it's uncertain. But it certainly looks like a ...
Govt shelves part of Vulnerable Children Bill - 3News NZ
Newstalk ZBGovt shelves part of Vulnerable Children Bill3News NZGreen Party co-leader Metiria Turei hopes Ms Bennett will also be open to changing other aspects of the Bill if recommendations from experts show it is not in the interests of children. "Child Harm Prevention Orders were an untested experiment that ...Bennett denies protection orders have legal problemsNewstalk ZBMinister's decision on vulnerable kids bill welcomedVoxyPrevention order decision wins praiseMSN NZ Newsall 17 news articles »

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