Yearly Archives: 2006

Greens warned of problem with bus and taxi licenses

The cases of bus and taxi drivers losing their licenses for long-past minor sexual offences is exactly what the Green Party warned would happen when the new land transport law was being debated last year.

Is Waihopai spying on Japan’s whalers?

How a spy report came to be released with David Lange's papers should not get in the way of a serious public debate over its contents, Green Party Security and Intelligence Spokesperson Keith Locke says.

Hold off enforcing new bus & taxi law until mess sorted out

Land Transport New Zealand should hold off enforcing the sex offender section of the new passenger license law until the needed amendments are in place in a month or so, Green Party Associate Transport Spokesperson Keith Locke says.

End the silence around Waihopai

There has been a wall of silence around the operations of the satellite communications interception station at Waihopai, near Blenheim, since it was built in 1988. This secrecy must end. Our inq

NZ could save West Papuans from Aussie detention camp

Some of the 43 West Papuan boat people imprisoned in an Australian detention camp after a perilous sea journey to escape persecution in their homeland should be offered the chance of new homes in New Zealand, the Green Party says.

Spy chief’s statement welcome but lacking – Greens

Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) head Warren Tucker's entry into the public debate over his agency is welcome, but his opinion piece raises more questions than it answers, says Green MP Keith Locke.

Greens urge caution on Iran issue

New Zealand should be cautious about referring Iran's nuclear programme to the UN Security Council, and avoid falling into line with the United States on the issue, according to Green Party Disarmament Spokesperson Keith Locke.

Greens disturbed by news of Taser trials

News that New Zealand Police will trial Taser stun guns later this year is cause for alarm, Green Party Police Spokesperson Keith Locke says.

Greens want Zespri CEO to stand aside till investigation ends

Green Party MP Keith Locke has called on Zespri CEO Tim Goodacre to stand aside for now and save the company from being caught in fallout from the Australian Wheat Board oil-for-food kickback scandal.