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‘One Planet’ summit must help those on the front lines of climate change

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ‘One Planet’ summit must help those on the front lines of climate change

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ‘One Planet’ summit must help those on the front lines of climate change Tuesday’s climate summit in Paris must boost the financial support going to help poor communities adapt to climate change, said Oxfam. French President Emmanuel Macron, the World Bank, and the United Nations are co-organizing the event, […]

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New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG 07 December 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the new Child Poverty Monitor 2017 report shows some improvements in rates and number of children in material hardship, but the figures should be viewed with […]

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Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty 23 November 2017 Reducing child poverty was on top of the agenda for New Zealand’s main political parties going into the 2017 Election. Political leaders shared a vision for improving […]

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Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time? “We woke up to the fact that there’s ocean change just like climate change. We need ocean action like there’s climate action.” These words rang out at international climate talks last week, spoken by […]

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CPAG November Newsletter 2017

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on CPAG November Newsletter 2017

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG November Newsletter 2017 15 November 2017 For a formatted copy, please use this link. Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s November newsletter. In This Issue Briefing paper to the incoming government Beyond Social Investment summit proceedings 2017 Whakataukī and […]

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A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing 14 November 2017 More than 40,000 children are hospitalised each year with preventable illnesses that can be attributed to poverty and poor living conditions, and vastly improving legislation around the quality and safety […]

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We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG 13 November 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new report “Getting it Right” by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) Monitoring Group. The group, convened […]

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Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Big oil is destructive in more ways than one This September I took my first trip to Russia to join the celebration of Greenpeace Russia’s 25 Year Anniversary. In big cities like Moscow, oil powered transport is a major source of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions. This […]

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Antarctic krill – not just whale food

By   /  November 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Antarctic krill – not just whale food

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Antarctic krill – not just whale food Krill is whale food. In fact, it’s a commonly held misbelief that ‘krill’ in Norwegian literally means ‘whale food’. It doesn’t, but it’s still true. Massive swarms of krill, a tiny micro-shrimp in the Antarctic Ocean, provide the principal food […]

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5 steps governments can take to stop another #ParadisePapers scandal – Oxfam

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 5 steps governments can take to stop another #ParadisePapers scandal – Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 5 steps governments can take to stop another #ParadisePapers scandal – Oxfam Governments must take five immediate steps to stop corporations and the super-rich cheating poor countries out of over $170 billion in tax revenues every year, said Oxfam today in the wake of the Paradise Papers […]

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3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global climate action

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global climate action

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global climate action Two years ago, a courageous law student, Sarah Thomson, sued the New Zealand Government over its weak climate targets. Now she’s made history. On 2 November, 2017, the High Court of […]

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Oxfam: Rigged and unjust global tax system crippling the worlds poorest

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oxfam: Rigged and unjust global tax system crippling the worlds poorest

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam: Rigged and unjust global tax system crippling the worlds poorest The New Zealand Government has a huge opportunity to demonstrate leadership on the global stage in reforming the worlds rigged and unjust global tax system, Oxfam said today. “The Paradise Papers have laid bare the extent […]

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A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers 01 November 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that with a new minister for Child Poverty Reduction, there is hope for measurable improvement in the lives of affected children in Aotearoa-New Zealand. […]

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5 peaceful protests that prove you can still change the world

By   /  October 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 5 peaceful protests that prove you can still change the world

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 5 peaceful protests that prove you can still change the world NBA players kneeling against white supremacy. Catalonians marching for independence. Quakers disarming Saudi-bound jets. In turbulent times, it’s inspiring to see protest happening — but when change doesn’t come, even the most ardent of campaigners can feel disheartened. What’s worse is that many […]

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MSD is treating loans as income in the courts

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on MSD is treating loans as income in the courts

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: MSD is treating loans as income in the courts 26 October 2017 Borrowed money should not count as income that can reduce benefit entitlements, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). In a case being heard in the High Court, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) […]

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We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth In the words of David Attenborough, “Our planet is a blue planet”. With over 70% of our world covered by water, our oceans can be seen from across the solar system. […]

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When is MSD going to give up its damaging and arcane views towards sole mothers who repartner?

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on When is MSD going to give up its damaging and arcane views towards sole mothers who repartner?

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: When is MSD going to give up its damaging and arcane views towards sole mothers who repartner? When Wendy Shoebridge died in 2011 after a benefit fraud investigator issued her an ill-advised prosecution notice for being in an undeclared relationship – probably […]

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Consumerism or citizenship

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Consumerism or citizenship

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Consumerism or citizenship Life as a consumer is very different to what we’re told. We’re told it’s easy, it’s effortless. That life flows better with Visa. We’re sold an image of smash avo on toast; of beautiful, thin, white women laughing at salads; of […]

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NZ First’s anti-discrimination policy could be promising

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZ First’s anti-discrimination policy could be promising

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZ First’s anti-discrimination policy could be promising 27 September 2017 With a new government undecided, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) urges participants in coalition talks to prioritise child wellbeing policies.“Fixing Working for Families (WFF) is imperative and fundamental if we want to […]

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When the state turned away: Sarah’s story

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on When the state turned away: Sarah’s story

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: When the state turned away: Sarah’s story With all the rhetoric around domestic violence and women and children it’s hard to believe that even today when women experience hardship and reach out to the state for support, they are still judged and […]

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