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Making oil history, one sunrise at a time

By   /  September 4, 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, one sunrise at a time

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand While the Rainbow Warrior arrives in New Zealand to celebrate the end of oil, we at Greenpeace HQ in Auckland have been forging ahead with the transition to clean energy. Fifty new solar panels have been added to our existing rooftop array, powering up our campaign for a safe climate using […]

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Money Week 2018: Weathering a perpetual storm

By   /  September 4, 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 Money Week 2018: Weathering a perpetual storm

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) ‘Money week’ is like birthdays and Christmas – they are not something you look forward to if you don’t have any money. No-one can save if they can only afford to pay the rent if they pay that first every week, and limit the time they run the heater […]

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Our oceans’ last chance: a historic opportunity

By   /  September 4, 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 Our oceans’ last chance: a historic opportunity

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand This is so exciting! For the next two weeks, there will be negotiations on a Global Ocean Treaty at the UN. It’s such a historic opportunity, scientists are calling it “The last chance for the oceans”, and that’s exactly what it is! A hawksbill turtle swims past a boat in the […]

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A safe harbour in life’s financial storms – Nga Tangata Microfinance

By   /  September 3, 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 safe harbour in life’s financial storms – Nga Tangata Microfinance

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 03 September 2018 Ngā Tangata Microfinance supports this year’s Money Week focus; asking New Zealanders how they will weather life’s financial storms, and how quickly they can bounce back. When you are on a low income managing a very tight budget, it does not take much for calm waters to […]

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Burger King year long ban highlights massive wage theft problem

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Burger King year long ban highlights massive wage theft problem

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite union supports the Labour Inspectorate’s enforcement action that has seen Burger King (Antares Restaurants) banned from getting new visas for migrant workers for a year. https://www.employment.govt.nz/resolving-problems/steps-to-resolve/labour-inspectorate/employers-who-have-breached-minimum-employment-standards/  The reason for then ban is for paying a salaried manager (and Unite union member) less than the minimum wage:  https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12097042 “This is […]

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CPAG welcomes Govt announcement of tenancy law review

By   /  August 28, 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 welcomes Govt announcement of tenancy law review

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 28 August 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s plans to review rental law, and is pleased that it intends to engage in public consultation, allowing those who are most affected to have a say in what reforms will have the most positive impacts on their lives. […]

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Fresh quakes in Lombok cause mass panic and worsens need for urgent aid

By   /  August 22, 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 Fresh quakes in Lombok cause mass panic and worsens need for urgent aid

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Strong earthquakes and aftershocks continued to rattle Lombok sending its people, already reeling from the massive destruction in the previous weeks, running scared for their lives.  Over the past 24 hours, at least a dozen shocks of 5-Richter magnitude have followed on the heels of Sunday’s big quakes of 6.3 and […]

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Greenpeace to make new challenge to Government on plastics

By   /  August 21, 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 to make new challenge to Government on plastics

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Following the win on plastic bags, Greenpeace is gearing up to issue a significant new challenge to Government on plastics. “The ban on single-use plastic bags was a huge win for the oceans and for people power, but we’re not satisfied yet. Plastic bags are just the tip of the plastic […]

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Oxfam response to Kerala floods

By   /  August 20, 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 response to Kerala floods

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam India is preparing emergency relief and assistance for people affected by one of the worst floods in the history of Kerala. The floods have affected more then one million people, left hundreds of thousands homeless and claimed the lives of 324 people to date.  Following a rapid assessment of the situation Oxfam India […]

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$72 million needed to protect Rohingya refugee women missing out on vital aid

By   /  August 20, 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 $72 million needed to protect Rohingya refugee women missing out on vital aid

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Rohingya women living in Bangladesh are developing health problems, missing out on aid and are at greater risk of abuse due to unsafe and unsuitable facilities in many parts of the refugee camps, Oxfam warned today. The international agency called for 15 per cent of new funding to be set aside […]

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From the Rainbow Warrior: Next stop New Zealand

By   /  August 20, 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 From the Rainbow Warrior: Next stop New Zealand

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Hola, This is Fernando – captain of Greenpeace flagship The Rainbow Warrior. I’m writing to you from the middle of the Tasman Sea – and our next stop is New Zealand! In April, when New Zealand became one of the first countries in the world to ban offshore oil and gas […]

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Rainbow Warrior sailing to NZ to make oil history

By   /  August 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 Rainbow Warrior sailing to NZ to make oil history

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Sunday, August 19: The world famous Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is on its way to New Zealand for a tour of the country to celebrate the Government’s recent oil ban and promote clean energy opportunities. In April, New Zealand made international headlines when it became one of the first countries in […]

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An Orca mother finally abandons her dead calf that she carried for over two weeks

By   /  August 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 An Orca mother finally abandons her dead calf that she carried for over two weeks

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Orca Whale jumping out of the water. After 17 heartbreaking days, Tahlequah (J35), the orca mother who captured the world’s attention, has finally stopped carrying her dead calf through the Salish Sea off the Pacific coast of Washington and British Columbia. In response, Greenpeace USA released the following statement calling for […]

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World Photography Day through the lens of Greenpeace

By   /  August 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 World Photography Day through the lens of Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I grew up in photography reading Robert Capa’s words: “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”. It’s a simple statement but really profound. Photographers have understood this statement in their own unique way, similar to what photography as a medium is. It can be personal to the photographer and […]

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Our oceans are finally getting the top-table attention they deserve

By   /  August 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 Our oceans are finally getting the top-table attention they deserve

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem meets with the UK Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to discuss protection of the Antarctic Ocean, as part of a Greenpeace campaign to create a 1.8 million square kilometre Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. Last month, as a result of our campaign, Boris Johnson gave public backing to an Antarctic […]

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Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved

By   /  August 15, 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 Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 15 August 2018 Families going without food on a regular basis is dangerously on the verge of becoming normal in Aotearoa-New Zealand – and the problem doesn’t seem to be easing since recent tax credit and Accommodation Supplement increases. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that more needs to […]

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Dame Emma Thompson leads celebs to give global brands 500-day warning: “Stop forest destruction for palm oil and save orangutans”

By   /  August 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 Dame Emma Thompson leads celebs to give global brands 500-day warning: “Stop forest destruction for palm oil and save orangutans”

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Dame Emma Thompson, backed by a host of other famous names, has taken aim at big brands including Unilever, Nestle and Mondelez today, as Greenpeace releases a powerful new 90-second animation that highlights how orangutans are being pushed to the brink of extinction because of deforestation for palm oil. Launched globally […]

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Plastics aren’t just polluting our oceans — they’re releasing greenhouse gases

By   /  August 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 Plastics aren’t just polluting our oceans — they’re releasing greenhouse gases

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I’m a French-Canadian postdoctoral scholar at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science & Technology (SOEST). As part of our team’s research, we found that, as plastic decomposes, it is producing a new source of greenhouse gas pollution not included in previous climate […]

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More lifesaving aid needed urgently as a third big quake hits Lombok

By   /  August 10, 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 More lifesaving aid needed urgently as a third big quake hits Lombok

Source: Oxfam New Zealand A third earthquake of 6.2 magnitude which struck Lombok yesterday has severely escalated the need for life-saving aid and slowed down rescue efforts. With the latest quake adding to the trauma of the tens of thousands already in temporary shelters and under open skies, there is an increasing need for water, […]

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Plastic bag ban proposal a win for people power and the oceans – Greenpeace

By   /  August 10, 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 Plastic bag ban proposal a win for people power and the oceans – Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of the Environment, Eugenie Sage have today announced a proposal to phase out single use plastic bags by 2019. Greenpeace is celebrating the Government’s announcement on single use plastic bags as “a win for people power and the first big step towards addressing marine […]

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