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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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Sacking required over Justice Summit cost blowouts

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Sacking required over Justice Summit cost blowouts

Source: Taxpayers Union Sacking required over Justice Summit cost blowoutsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE17 OCTOBER 2018Today’s news that three registration desks at the Government’s Justice Summit cost more than $20,000 should lead to a sacking, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “In effect, four minimum wage workers got every workday for a […]

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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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MEDIA RELEASE: Home ownership subsidies should be rejected

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Home ownership subsidies should be rejected

Source: Taxpayers Union Home ownership subsidies should be rejectedFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE17 OCTOBER 2018The Salvation Army’s home ownership subsidy agenda would be a disaster says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says “The Salvation Army is right when they say housing costs are a big issue for thousands of families around the country, […]

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Revealed: the most expensive vehicle in local government

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Revealed: the most expensive vehicle in local government

Source: Taxpayers Union Horizons Regional Council Chairman Bruce Gordon drives a BMW X4, which cost ratepayers $97,000, reveals the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.The Union asked every council in the country for expenses associated with their vehicles. The full spreadsheet of expenses is available here.A week ago, we identified the most expensive mayoral vehicle in the country, […]

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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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Taxpayers’ Union launch report at Parliament with inaugural “Jonesie Waste Awards”

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union launch report at Parliament with inaugural “Jonesie Waste Awards”

Source: Taxpayers Union Today at Parliament the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union presented the inaugural Jonesie Waste Awards, recognising the best of the worst in government waste revealed in the last 12 months.The full details of the 2018 Jonesies are available as a report, which was launched at the awards ceremony, available at www.taxpayers.org.nz/2018_jonesiesThe Jonesies celebrate the best of […]

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Taxpayers’ Union applauds Government for meeting Budget Responsibility Targets

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union applauds Government for meeting Budget Responsibility Targets

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Union applauds Government for meeting Budget Responsibility TargetsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE9 OCTOBER 2018Minister of Finance Hon. Grant Robertson and the Government should be congratulated for remaining on track to meet their self-imposed debt targets, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says “It would have been politically convenient for […]

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Media Advisory: Union to launch waste report at Parliament tomorrow

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Media Advisory: Union to launch waste report at Parliament tomorrow

Source: Taxpayers Union Union to launch government waste report at Parliament tomorrow9 OCTOBER 2018The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union will be at Parliament tomorrow for an event to launch a report on government waste identified in the last 12 months in both central and local government.Time: 11:00am, Wednesday 10 October (tomorrow)Location: Legislative Council Chamber, ParliamentThe event will […]

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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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Government should back National’s call for fuel tax repeal

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Government should back National’s call for fuel tax repeal

Source: Taxpayers Union 8 OCTOBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe best solution to the fuel price crisis is the immediate repeal of national and regional fuel tax hikes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union Economicts Joe Ascroft says “When the Government was legislating for fuel tax hikes, we argued that these taxes punish hard-working families – […]

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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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Benefit Sanctions: Help-but-hassle welfare reduces child poverty

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Benefit Sanctions: Help-but-hassle welfare reduces child poverty

Source: Taxpayers Union A new report from the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union shows the success of benefit sanctions, explains why efforts to make life on a benefit easier simply encourage a culture of welfare dependency and fraud, and exposes that more than one third of unemployment and single parent beneficiaries admit to failing on their […]

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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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