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Keith Locke speech on Local Government (Auckland Reorganisation) Bill , In...

KEITH LOCKE (Green): My colleague Hone Harawira and I have been talking in the media about the possibility of helping this Government, perhaps by going to Fiji on a little trip to talk in our own very

Government cannot see the Forest for the Trees

Far from ‘streamlining and simplifying’, the Government’s Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms will mean more bureaucracy and skyrocketing costs for local councils and ratepayers. “The Government wants to eliminate protection for trees by making it too expensive to protect them,” Green Party Auckland MP Keith Locke said today. The proposed law change means that every council will have to individually list each tree it wants to protect in its council plan, rather than protecting them in groups.

Falun Gong decision eroding democratic values

The decision to ban the Falun Gong from Chinese New Year parade is deplorable, the Green Party Human Rights Spokesperson Keith Lock says.

Split vote will undermine Auckland mayoral mandate

Green MP Keith Locke says Dick Hubbard's entry into the Auckland mayoral race shows the need for an STV voting system in the city.

Govt purchase of Westhaven the best option: Locke

Auckland Green MP Keith Locke is welcoming news that the Government will purchase the Westhaven Marina.

Local Government (Auckland) Amendment Bill – First Reading

The Green Party, of course, will be supporting this bill and was very involved in its formulation, working closely and successfully with the Government on bringing it to its present state and to this

Freeze Westhaven sale before asset takeover: Locke

Auckland Green MP Keith Locke yesterday asked Local Government Minister Chris Carter asking him to use his influence to stop the sale of the Westhaven Marina before Auckland Regional Holdings takes over the controlling interest in the Ports of Auckla

Eastern Highway will never fly

Auckland Green MP Keith Locke described today's Eastern Transport Corridor announcement as a debacle for proponents of the plan.

Island memorial is people’s choice, say Greens

The Green Party is calling on the Auckland City Council and the Government to listen to the voice of the people, when it comes to deciding the most appropriate memorial for Sir Peter Blake.