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Budget Response from Greenpeace

15 May 2014

Budget Response from Greenpeace

Responding to today’s Budget, Nathan Argent, Greenpeace’s chief policy advisor, said:

“This Budget shows a deficit of ambition. There is nothing in here to back our potentially world-leading clean energy sector, which could provide tens of thousands of jobs and give the economy a multi-billion dollar boost.

“Leading finance houses are pouring money in to clean energy, and smart governments around the world are realising this.

“But this Budget has instead ignored the New Zealand-grown industries that would put this country at the heart of a growing global industrial sector.

"A smart, sensible Budget would have established a clean energy investment bank to support business investment in energy efficiency and sustainable transport fuels.”

ENDS

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Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

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