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Fonterra implicated in deforestation and human rights abuses

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Fonterra implicated in deforestation and human rights abuses

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Wednesday 19 September, Over one a half million rugby fields of Indonesian rainforest were destroyed between 2015 and 2017. (1) That’s just one of the harrowing statistics included in a devastating new investigative report released today by Greenpeace International. The report, Final Countdown, documents extensive deforestation and human rights abuses by […]

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Wings of Paradise: Drawing attention to rainforest destruction

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Wings of Paradise: Drawing attention to rainforest destruction

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand For too long the story of Indonesian forests has been painted with the darkness of burning rainforests, disappearing species and displaced communities.  Greedy palm oil companies, that only seem to be driven by the bottom line whatever the cost to humanity or biodiversity, have played a major role in this. Little […]

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Big Pharma cheating countries out of billions in tax

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Big Pharma cheating countries out of billions in tax

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated NZ$5.5 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, reveals a new report from Oxfam today.  EDITOR’S NOTE: LiveNews received a statement from Abbott. We have republished it here: Statement from Abbott: Abbott is a responsible and transparent tax payer, […]

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Drug companies cheating New Zealand out of millions in tax revenue

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Drug companies cheating New Zealand out of millions in tax revenue

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies who are behind some of New Zealand’s most trusted brands – including Neutrogena, BAND-AID, Johnson’s Baby and ChapStick – appear to be unfairly avoiding an estimated NZ$21million in tax per year in New Zealand, reveals new research from Oxfam today.   EDITOR’S NOTE: LiveNews received a statement […]

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New Zealand needs to lift its game in UN Ocean Treaty negotiations

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on New Zealand needs to lift its game in UN Ocean Treaty negotiations

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The first meeting at the United Nations’ headquarters focused on a treaty to protect all the oceans beyond national borders has just come to an end. Greenpeace says the New Zealand position showed a disappointing lack of ambition. Whereas the negotiations were underway because of a widespread belief that the status […]

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Oxfam, CDRC prioritise safe water and shelter materials in distribution efforts

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam, CDRC prioritise safe water and shelter materials in distribution efforts

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam staff on the ground in Cagayan have reported complete devastation of crops and destruction of significant damage to critical infrastructure like roads and bridges in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut. Oxfam has dispatched a team of experts on the ground to assess the water, public health and sanitation conditions following […]

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What a Global Ocean Treaty means—and why it matters to all of us

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on What a Global Ocean Treaty means—and why it matters to all of us

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand We have paddled the first nautical miles of a long voyage. The first meeting at the United Nations’ headquarters about a treaty to protect all the oceans which lie beyond national borders is coming to an end. It’s been two weeks of political meetings, origami turtles, too many policy acronyms, but, […]

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Oxfam and local partners witness Mangkhut’s “destructive force”– disaster preparedness committees activated

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam and local partners witness Mangkhut’s “destructive force”– disaster preparedness committees activated

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The joint assessment teams of Oxfam and its partner, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), witnessed the destructive force of Ompong, known internationally as Super Typhoon Mangkhut. The teams have been deployed to Cagayan since Wednesday to provide on-site situational updates and conduct rapid needs assessments. The community-led disaster preparedness committees of […]

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Oxfam, local partners ready to respond as “highly threatening” Typhoon Mangkhut nears Philippines

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam, local partners ready to respond as “highly threatening” Typhoon Mangkhut nears Philippines

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and its local partners are on high alert and ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed. The Philippine Government considers the huge typhoon to be “highly threatening” and that a request for international assistance might be considered.  The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council […]

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Electricity price gouging shows urgent need for massive solar injection

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Electricity price gouging shows urgent need for massive solar injection

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A new report published by the University of Auckland Business School has revealed that New Zealanders have been ripped off by big electricity generators to the tune of $5.4 billion over seven years. Senior Lecturer in Energy Economics at the Business School, Dr. Stephen Poletti, has demonstrated that from 2010 to […]

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Making Oil History: Solar for Everyone

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Making Oil History: Solar for Everyone

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I’m writing to you from on board The Rainbow Warrior. Yesterday, we sailed into Auckland, crossing the beautiful Hauraki Gulf and past Rangitoto, before being welcomed with a pōwhiri from Ngāti Whātua on Princes Wharf. After Matauri Bay, this is the first port of call in our Making Oil History tour […]

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Oxfam monitoring Super Typhoon Mangkhut bearing down on Philippines

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam monitoring Super Typhoon Mangkhut bearing down on Philippines

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and partner staff in the Philippines are preparing to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut as it barrels towards the north of the country. Known locally as Ompong, the super typhoon is predicted to make landfall in north of the main island of Luzon on Saturday morning and is packing devastating […]

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How I got hijacked, kidnapped, tasered, cracked ribs and a fractured foot at the hands of the Israeli military in international waters

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on How I got hijacked, kidnapped, tasered, cracked ribs and a fractured foot at the hands of the Israeli military in international waters

Source: Unite Union New Zealand How I got hijacked, kidnapped, tasered, cracked ribs and a fractured foot at the hands of the Israeli military in international waters By Mike Treen, National Director of Unite Union The headline of this article tells the end of the story following an attempt by myself and others this past […]

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Greenpeace launches plan to solarise half a million NZ homes

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace launches plan to solarise half a million NZ homes

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace has unveiled a plan that would see half a million New Zealand homes solarised over the next 10 years with money currently being used to subsidise the oil and gas industry. The plan was launched today as the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, arrived in Auckland to begin a national tour […]

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Making Oil History tour launches in Matauri Bay

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Making Oil History tour launches in Matauri Bay

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand This bay in the north is the final resting place of the original Rainbow Warrior, the ship that was bombed in 1985 by French Secret Service in retaliation for New Zealand’s campaign for a nuclear-free Pacific. I was on board when the bombs went off. The second explosion was so powerful, […]

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Oxfam dismayed at third consecutive annual rise in global hunger

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam dismayed at third consecutive annual rise in global hunger

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The United Nation today published its annual report on global food security and nutrition, estimating that 821 million people were undernourished in 2017. It says that “more complex, frequent, and intense climate extremes” was one of the leading causes of food crises in 2017, which alone left 94.9 million people having […]

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Don McGlashan to welcome Rainbow Warrior with Anchor Me

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Don McGlashan to welcome Rainbow Warrior with Anchor Me

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior will be welcomed into Auckland tomorrow by musician Don McGlashan singing his Kiwi classic, Anchor Me. The ship has just arrived in the country for a tour to celebrate New Zealand’s recent ban on new offshore oil exploration.In 2005, a version of Anchor Me was recorded […]

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A more supportive welfare system will benefit the whole nation: CPAG Summit 2018

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  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  /  Comments Off on A more supportive welfare system will benefit the whole nation: CPAG Summit 2018

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 September 2018 It is widely acknowledged that there are inadequacies in the current design of the Welfare System in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Welfare payment levels and tax credits are too low to adequately support low-income families. Policy changes over the past three decades have seen benefits subjected to outright […]

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August the bloodiest month for civilians in Yemen

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on August the bloodiest month for civilians in Yemen

Source: Oxfam New Zealand August has been the bloodiest month this year for civilians in Yemen due to a combination of the warring parties’ reckless disregard for civilian lives and the failure of their political backers to offer any action to prevent the carnage said Oxfam today. The grim warning comes as the first talks […]

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CPAG launches Welfare fit for Families campaign

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  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  /  Comments Off on CPAG launches Welfare fit for Families campaign

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 06 September 2018 What will it take to ensure that all children living in Aotearoa-New Zealand have all their wellbeing needs met? Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says when families fall on hard times, they still need to have enough money to meet all their basic needs. Sufficient income […]

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