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Greenpeace calls for ban on chemical nitrogen fertiliser

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace calls for ban on chemical nitrogen fertiliser

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is opening up a new front in the struggle to save New Zealand’s rivers and reduce agricultural emissions. The environmental heavyweight is calling for a ban on chemical nitrogen fertilisers. Firmly in the sights of the new campaign are Ravensdown and Ballance, two little-known companies that sell 98% of all […]

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New Zealand Labour News: November 2018

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Labour News: November 2018

Source: Unite Union New Zealand New Zealand Labour Letter is published as a service to Labour by AIL of New Zealand Ltd. A round of rolling national strikes by principals and primary teachers will hit the nation starting on November 12, announced the New Zealand Education Institute. The decision follows the rejection of a second […]

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New report shows four out of five people have had negative experiences at WINZ

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New report shows four out of five people have had negative experiences at WINZ

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 08 November 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and ActionStation welcome the Government’s vision for “a welfare system … that ensures people have an adequate income and standard of living, [and] are treated with, and can live in dignity and are able to participate meaningfully in their communities” (Welfare […]

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Oil and gas exploration ban passes into law

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Oil and gas exploration ban passes into law

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace today welcomes the passing of legislation that puts the ban on new oil and gas permits into law. The Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Act, which passed today 63 to 55, formalises the Coalition Government’s April announcement that there will be no new offshore permits available to oil and gas companies. […]

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Government on the right track to making education more inclusive

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Government on the right track to making education more inclusive

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 November 2018 The 600 new support staff for schools announced by the Ministry of Education over the weekend is a welcome advance for children in Aotearoa, and one that could not come soon enough considering the latest OECD stats on education inequality, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). […]

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Greenpeace fury at Mackenzie Dairy decision

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace fury at Mackenzie Dairy decision

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is furious at a council decision to let the controversial mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie turn on it’s irrigators before all the conditions of the resource consent are met. ECan, Canterbury’s Regional Council has green lit the latest plans of rich-lister Murray Valentine. He is trying to convert iconic […]

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Governments have failed to protect the Antarctic — but this isn’t over

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Governments have failed to protect the Antarctic — but this isn’t over

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Penguins take shelter on an Iceberg, close to Trinity Island, in the Antarctic. Greenpeace is documenting the Antarctic’s unique wildlife, to strengthen the proposal to create the largest protected area on the planet, an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace Over the last two weeks, a group of governments […]

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Greenpeace slams Antarctic Ocean Commission for ‘failing its mandate’ to protect Antarctic waters

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace slams Antarctic Ocean Commission for ‘failing its mandate’ to protect Antarctic waters

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace has slammed the Antarctic Ocean Commission (CCAMLR) for “failing its mandate” following a meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, where governments failed to agree a vast Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, backed by 22 of 25 attending governments and almost 3 million people worldwide. Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace’s Protect the Antarctic campaign, said: “This […]

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Important questions from an advocate at the coalface

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Important questions from an advocate at the coalface

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) Another young woman. As she sits down she burst into tears. ‘I’ve been too scared to come to WINZ.’ She had missed an appointment with a caseworker as she had a sick child whom she had taken to the doctor. She had been unable to contact Work and Income […]

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Tax Working Group: Importance of Working for Families recognised, but problems not addressed

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Tax Working Group: Importance of Working for Families recognised, but problems not addressed

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 31 October 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes recognition by the Tax Working Group (TWG) that Working for Families (WFF) provides vital tax transfers to low-income families to offset high taxes on low incomes and make taxes fairer. Working for Families tax credits have been labelled recently as […]

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Stewart Island under threat from oil exploration

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Stewart Island under threat from oil exploration

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand [embedded content] On the Rainbow Warrior, I’ve just been to one of the most incredible places I’ve ever seen – Rakiura/Stewart Island. Here, the coast is so thick with rainforest it seems impenetrable, and the birdsong – almost deafening. The area is home to a rich variety of rare bird and […]

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Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever sign global plastics pledge but still haven’t prioritized reduction

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever sign global plastics pledge but still haven’t prioritized reduction

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Bali, Indonesia, October 29 – Greenpeace has cautiously welcomed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment announced today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, saying that it allows for too much flexibility. Coke, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever are among the 200+ signatories that have pledged to tackle plastic pollution, though Greenpeace, a […]

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One month on after Indonesia tsunami and quake: concerns as monsoon threatens

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, Environment, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on One month on after Indonesia tsunami and quake: concerns as monsoon threatens

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Mas’ad and her three children are living with their relatives in a makeshift camp for internally displaced people, near her destroyed house in Dampal village, Donggala district, about 700 kilometres south-north of Palu in central Sulawesi. “My three children and I ran away from home when the first quake hit. When […]

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Greenpeace Mackenzie dairy protestors escape conviction

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace Mackenzie dairy protestors escape conviction

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A dozen Greenpeace activists arrested for protesting the site of a mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie Country earlier this year will not be convicted. Those arrested include a grandmother and an 89 year old man. All 12 activists were granted diversion which means they will not receive a criminal conviction. […]

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Rental reform proposal offers little more than minor modifications

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Rental reform proposal offers little more than minor modifications

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 25 October 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s (MHUD) intention to reform the outdated Residential Tenancies Act, but stated in a submission to the MHUD that the proposals put forth don’t go far enough to provide tenants the kind of protection […]

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Migrant worker exploitation rampant across hospitality industry – Unite Union

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Migrant worker exploitation rampant across hospitality industry – Unite Union

Source: Unite Union New Zealand A union representative says the hospitality industry is rife with exploitation after some workers complained they were treated “like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, if they complain, threatened with deportation. The students paid up to $6000 each to […]

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cleaning rooms at a flash hotel

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on cleaning rooms at a flash hotel

One of two companies implicated has launched an investigation. Credits: Newshub A group of overseas students, who paid thousands to come to New Zealand to complete internships, say they’re being “treated like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, if they complain, threatened […]

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View full interview here

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on View full interview here

A union representative says the hospitality industry is rife with exploitation after some workers complained they were treated “like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, if they complain, threatened with deportation. The students paid up to $6000 each to Wellington company Internship […]

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‘Treated like slaves’: Overseas students claim they’re underpaid, overworked, threatened

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on ‘Treated like slaves’: Overseas students claim they’re underpaid, overworked, threatened

Source: Unite Union New Zealand ‘Treated like slaves’: Overseas students claim they’re underpaid, overworked, threatened A group of overseas students, who paid thousands to come to New Zealand to complete internships, say they’re being “treated like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, […]

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View Newshub video here

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on View Newshub video here

One of two companies implicated has launched an investigation. Credits: Newshub A group of overseas students, who paid thousands to come to New Zealand to complete internships, say they’re being “treated like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, if they complain, threatened […]

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