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Unite Organiser vacancy in Canterbury

By   /  December 11, 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 Unite Organiser vacancy in Canterbury

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has a vacancy for a permanent Organiser based in Canterbury. The successful applicant will be based in our Christchurch office but will also have responsibility for members working members in Marlborough, Tasman and West Coast regions. They will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector […]

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New Zealand’s hidden climate killer: synthetic nitrogen ‘fertiliser’

By   /  December 10, 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 New Zealand’s hidden climate killer: synthetic nitrogen ‘fertiliser’

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand [embedded content] David Attenborough did not mince words in his address to the United Nations this week. “Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change,” he said. “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the […]

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Antarctica: Making the World’s Largest Park Larger

By   /  December 10, 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 Antarctica: Making the World’s Largest Park Larger

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand This is a story of how a few pioneers went to one of the most remote regions on Earth just to get a seat at the bargaining table of Antarctic Treaty Nations, and then proceeded to convince global leaders to believe in the dream of having Antarctica protected as a world […]

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CPM 2018: Inadequate incomes and high cost housing to blame for rise in food poverty

By   /  December 10, 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 CPM 2018: Inadequate incomes and high cost housing to blame for rise in food poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 10 December 2018 The latest Child Poverty Monitor released today by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner reveals alarming facts about children suffering the impacts of family income inadequacy, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). The report found that one in five children under the age of 15 – […]

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Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides “bold, brave blueprint For radical change”

By   /  December 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 Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides “bold, brave blueprint For radical change”

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the release of the 31 recommendations from the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent taskforce is a genuine and game changing blueprint to radically change New Zealand education. Professor Peter O’Connor from the University of Auckland, and CPAG spokesperson for Education says the […]

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Is Volkswagen’s plan to drop diesel and petrol cars a good one?

By   /  December 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 Is Volkswagen’s plan to drop diesel and petrol cars a good one?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand CO2 Protest at VW Factory Gate in WolfsburgCO2 Protest am VW Werkstor in Wolfsburg The announcement Earlier this week, Volkswagen announced a plan to get out of the business of fossil fuel cars and to go 100% electric. They’ll launch their final generation of fossil fuel cars in 2026 and plan to stop […]

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CPAG welcomes He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

By   /  December 6, 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 CPAG welcomes He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 06 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the newly released He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, and says it a comprehensive and substantive response to the wide ranging submissions, with commendable focus on prevention, and notably on the impacts of […]

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Provocative billboards target Ravensdown and Ballance over river pollution

By   /  December 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 Provocative billboards target Ravensdown and Ballance over river pollution

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is pulling no punches in its new campaign to ban synthetic nitrogen fertiliser and save New Zealand’s rivers. The environmental organisation has installed provocative billboards on arterial routes around the country in time for the summer. The no-frills billboards read; ‘Ravensdown and Ballance pollute rivers. #TooManyCows’. On the latest tactic […]

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Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy welcomed by CPAG but levers for change needed

By   /  December 4, 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 Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy welcomed by CPAG but levers for change needed

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has submitted today recommendations for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. CPAG welcomes the coalition Government’s intention to embed a framework which “will set the direction for how to improve the wellbeing of children […]

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Where does all our plastic recycling go?

By   /  December 4, 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 Where does all our plastic recycling go?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace announces the speaking tour of two Malaysian activists who’ve discovered plastic waste from high-income countries being dumped in their backyard. Malaysia has become one of the new destinations for plastic waste since China put a ban on the trade at the start of this year. A Greenpeace investigation has revealed […]

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Update: Greenpeace activists denied bail, facing months in jail awaiting trial

By   /  December 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 Update: Greenpeace activists denied bail, facing months in jail awaiting trial

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Prievidza, Slovakia — The decision by a Slovakian court today to keep Greenpeace activists in detention until a trial takes place is unacceptable, Greenpeace said. The 12 activists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Belgium protested peacefully against dirty coal by displaying banners on the mining tower of a Slovak […]

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This is what a UN climate conference looks like. And why we need YOUR voice heard!

By   /  December 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 This is what a UN climate conference looks like. And why we need YOUR voice heard!

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand If you didn’t know, there’s a UN climate change conference about to begin in Poland – and it’s a big one. COP24, as it’s known, kicks off this weekend. For the next two weeks, a number of very smart experts and politicians will be locked in meeting rooms in a conference centre in […]

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Greenpeace activists detained for peaceful protest

By   /  December 1, 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 activists detained for peaceful protest

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Prievidza, Slovakia –  12 Greenpeace activists from Slovakia, The Czech Republic, Finland and Belgium were detained on Wednesday, November 28th, on the mining tower of the Slovak coal company HornaUpper Nitra Mines (Hornonitrianske bane Prievidza, HBP). Greenpeace has since learned that they will be detained for another 48 hours after they had […]

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COP24 – Governments face life and death decisions, says Oxfam

By   /  November 30, 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 COP24 – Governments face life and death decisions, says Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Photo: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam A global humanitarian catastrophe can still be averted if governments make climate action a priority, said Oxfam today ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland from 2 – 14th December. Oxfam and its partners are already delivering humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands […]

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New report from MSD shows urgent need for Government action on poverty

By   /  November 28, 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 from MSD shows urgent need for Government action on poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 28 November 2018 A new report from Growing Up in New Zealand (GUINZ) data published this week by the Ministry of Social Development highlights the critical link between material hardship and emotional and physical health outcomes for children. It also highlights the greater risk mothers have of experiencing mental […]

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Government must rule out 8 “Dead” Rivers project – Greenpeace

By   /  November 27, 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 Government must rule out 8 “Dead” Rivers project – Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tuesday, November 27: Greenpeace is calling on the Government to rule out what it says is a massive polluting project proposed for Taranaki that will increase dirty energy dependency and increase production of “river-killing” urea. The billion-dollar project proposes using hydrocarbon gas to make hydrogen and urea. The hydrogen would be […]

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Forest destroying products and producers

By   /  November 26, 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 Forest destroying products and producers

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace activists at a Unilever factory in UK, in 2008, highlighting Indonesia’s rainforests being destroyed to grow palm oil. © Will Rose / Greenpeace A lot has happened since Greenpeace has been fighting forest destruction for palm oil. Apple invented the iPhone. Shell went into – and pulled out of – […]

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Black Friday: Breathe, take a break – the planet can’t handle it anymore

By   /  November 23, 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 Black Friday: Breathe, take a break – the planet can’t handle it anymore

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to generate billions of dollars in sales for clothing and other products this year. But this shopping bonanza also generates greater volumes of waste than ever. That is bad news for the environment. Time out for fast fashion illustration © Greenpeace Instead of chasing […]

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Vanuatu warns fossil fuel companies could be sued over climate change

By   /  November 22, 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 Vanuatu warns fossil fuel companies could be sued over climate change

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Port Vila, Vanuatu, 22 November 2018 – Vanuatu is considering suing fossil fuel companies that continue to contribute to climate change, the nation’s foreign minister has warned, in what could be a world first legal action by a climate vulnerable country This morning at the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s Virtual Summit, Vanuatu’s […]

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New article on child poverty and disability welcomed by CPAG

By   /  November 22, 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 article on child poverty and disability welcomed by CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 November 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes Breaking the Link Between Disability and Child and Whanau Poverty a new article by Sam Murray of CCS Disability Action highlighting the inequities that exist among whānau with experiences of disability. Building on existing work, including that by CPAG such […]

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