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Unite needs new Organisers

By   /  October 20, 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 needs new Organisers

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has vacancies for a permanent  full and/or  part-time Organisers in the Auckland and Otago-Southalnd regions. The successful applicant(s) will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector, although they may also be involved in other sectors that Unite represents from time to time. We are looking […]

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It’s time for the punitive, stigmatising nature of welfare to change

By   /  October 19, 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 It’s time for the punitive, stigmatising nature of welfare to change

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 19 October 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Privacy Commissioner inquiry into the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) investigative practices and joins the AAAP’s call for the department to end cruel and invasive practices that can have devastating impacts on children. “In particular, the watchdog approach that […]

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KiwiBuy could provide security to low-income families

By   /  October 18, 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 KiwiBuy could provide security to low-income families

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 18 October 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that a broad sweep of new housing programmes is required to reduce the reliance on an increasingly unaffordable and unreliable private rental market. The Salvation Army’s new report, Beyond Renting says that changes in the private rental market mean that […]

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Annual Leave: Time’s Up – Pay it back!

By   /  October 18, 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 Annual Leave: Time’s Up – Pay it back!

Source: Unite Union New Zealand By Mike Treen, Unite National Director Hundreds of millions of dollars are owed to hundreds of thousands of workers and only the top 100 employers are being asked to fix the problem and pay it back. This should not be acceptable. If it was a worker defrauding a boss or a […]

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Government warned about ‘death cult’

By   /  October 17, 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 warned about ‘death cult’

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace will be warning senior Government figures tomorrow not to trust the “honeyed words” of oil companies – likening the industry to a “death cult.” “At this critical juncture as we face catastrophic climate change it is essential that we don’t let this death cult take us with them,” says Senior […]

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Govt backtracks on climate action, grants OMV drill extension

By   /  October 17, 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 Govt backtracks on climate action, grants OMV drill extension

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Government has just granted oil giant OMV a two-year extension to drill in the Great South Basin, despite issuing a ban on new oil and gas exploration permits in April. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says the decision by the Ministry for Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE) to grant the […]

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World Food Day: Fill tummies, grow minds and have #ZeroHunger in NZ

By   /  October 16, 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 World Food Day: Fill tummies, grow minds and have #ZeroHunger in NZ

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) On World Food Day, let’s really talk about about securing #ZeroHunger schools in New Zealand where every child is nutritiously fed at every school every day, as a right. Today is World Food Day when the United Nations promotes worldwide action for those who suffer from hunger and for […]

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Ngā Tangata Microfinance – Loan shark net tightens, but holes still remain

By   /  October 15, 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 Ngā Tangata Microfinance – Loan shark net tightens, but holes still remain

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 15 October 2018 Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) welcomes the new measures announced by Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi, that will strengthen the net of protection for vulnerable consumers in the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA). The reforms of 2015 and the introduction of a Responsible […]

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Pohokura gas shutdown exposes urgent need for solar

By   /  October 15, 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 Pohokura gas shutdown exposes urgent need for solar

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Skyrocketing power prices linked to a shutdown at the offshore Pohokura gas field are just another reminder that we need to fast-track the rollout of solar energy, says Greenpeace. A faulty valve discovered at New Zealand’s largest offshore gas platform last month has resulted in a gas shortage, affecting New Zealand’s […]

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Greenpeace launches trainings to confront oil driller OMV

By   /  October 13, 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 launches trainings to confront oil driller OMV

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace has launched the first of a series of national training workshops to prepare for the arrival of oil giant, OMV. The environmental organisation is running the training this weekend with world class climbers and boat crew, and has invited members of the public to join in. The training is being […]

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Submission on the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill

By   /  October 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 Submission on the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Read the full submission here Introduction Greenpeace of New Zealand Incorporated (Greenpeace) is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to protect the environment. A major focus for Greenpeace is working to prevent dangerous climate change. Greenpeace supports the primary goal of this Amendment to the Crown Minerals Act (Act), being to […]

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Tsunami survivors face long queues for clean water – Oxfam

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Tsunami survivors face long queues for clean water – Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Scenes of destruction in Peotbo, Indonesia, a village of some 1700 homes that was swallowed whole by the liquefaction of the soil, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Sulawesi on September 28. Photo: Andri Tambunan/Oxfam The emergency system for distributing clean water in Palu is under strain to meet demand […]

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OIA reveals oil giant OMV seeking drill extension

By   /  October 9, 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 OIA reveals oil giant OMV seeking drill extension

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace has today revealed that Austrian oil giant OMV has requested an extension to its upcoming drill commitment in the Great South Basin. Greenpeace Climate Campaigner, Kate Simcock, says an Official Information Act (OIA) request has uncovered OMV’s application for the permit extension, which otherwise required it to drill an exploration […]

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Rising temperatures jeopardise life as we know it unless governments take swift action: Oxfam

By   /  October 8, 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 Rising temperatures jeopardise life as we know it unless governments take swift action: Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Commenting on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report on limiting warming to 1.5C released today, Oxfam New Zealand Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “Climate change has set our planet on fire, millions are already feeling the impacts, and the IPCC just showed that things can get much worse. […]

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IPCC climate report gives us 10 years to save the world

By   /  October 8, 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 IPCC climate report gives us 10 years to save the world

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace says the release of the IPCC’s special report on climate change must shock the world into immediate action to halve the world’s climate emissions in the next 10 years. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that we must limit the world’s temperature increase to 1.5 […]

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About that Winter Energy Payment – Mary Mowbray

By   /  October 8, 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 About that Winter Energy Payment – Mary Mowbray

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) Why some struggling families miss out on the Government’s Winter Energy Payment over winter, while many over-65s not in need get it automatically? Mary Mowbray, long-time member of Child Poverty Action Groups Wellington contingent says there is definitely a proportion of those who are “not in need.” This week is […]

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Cross party support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill welcomed by children’s advocacy community

By   /  October 8, 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 Cross party support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill welcomed by children’s advocacy community

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 October 2018 The cross party support for the Child Poverty Reduction Bill is a significant step forward for children and young people in Aotearoa-New Zealand. “It is a great result to have agreement across the House that more needs to be done to ensure all our families can […]

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Water Plan a start but Govt must ban dairy expansion

By   /  October 8, 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 Water Plan a start but Govt must ban dairy expansion

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is welcoming the Government’s fresh water work plan as a good step towards clean rivers but criticises it’s lack of immediate action to stop increases in cow numbers and pollution. “The plan is good news for our rivers in the long-term but it is completely missing interim measures to stop […]

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Rainbow Warrior arrives in Lyttelton

By   /  October 5, 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 arrives in Lyttelton

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has arrived into Lyttelton this morning as part of a tour to celebrate New Zealand’s recent ban on new offshore oil exploration, and promote clean energy opportunities. In April this year, New Zealand made international headlines when it became one of the first countries in the […]

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Oxfam treatment units on way to Palu as clean water in short supply

By   /  October 5, 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 treatment units on way to Palu as clean water in short supply

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Hariandi Hafid/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Oxfam water treatment units and purification kits are en route to Palu, Sulawesi, with clean water in short supply after the deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami. Water remains the main issue, with most supply infrastructure, such as pipes, damaged in the earthquake. Some drinking water […]

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