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CPAG calls for an Inquiry to review the debts of MSD current and former clients

By   /  December 13, 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 calls for an Inquiry to review the debts of MSD current and former clients

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 12 December 2018 “We are delighted with this decision and congratulate the Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) advocates who supported the man to have his case reviewed,” says Associate Professor Susan St John, CPAG Economics spokesperson. “It shows that compassion can still be found in the Social Security and […]

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Greenpeace disbelief at Govt’s failure to include agriculture in ETS “improvements”

By   /  December 12, 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 disbelief at Govt’s failure to include agriculture in ETS “improvements”

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Government has just announced “improvements” to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Greenpeace has responded with disbelief at the Government’s failure to include agriculture – the country’s biggest climate polluter – in the “improvements”. “As long as the country biggest polluter is still excluded from the ETS, there is no amount […]

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Breakthrough as world’s largest palm oil trader gives forest destroyers nowhere to hide

By   /  December 12, 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 Breakthrough as world’s largest palm oil trader gives forest destroyers nowhere to hide

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor all of its suppliers. If implemented, this would put the palm oil giant, which supplies 40% of the world’s palm oil, one step closer to finally eliminating deforestation from its supply chain and would have […]

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New Zealand called on by global leaders to step up at COP24

By   /  December 11, 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 called on by global leaders to step up at COP24

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand New Zealand has been urged to be bolder at COP24 in Poland, the annual United Nations climate change conference. Greenpeace International Executive Director, Jennifer Morgan, says the New Zealand delegation has been “quiet” at the conference, which is at odds with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s bold action earlier in the year […]

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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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Only funny comedians should get funding

By   /  December 7, 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 Only funny comedians should get funding

Source: Taxpayers Union 7 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NZ on Air’s decision to give Guy Williams $524,000 in funding for a new television show highlights the need for more taxpayer accountability, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “Guy Williams isn’t funny. Why are we funding him to create a television […]

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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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‘Green investment’ fund = more corporate welfare

By   /  December 5, 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 ‘Green investment’ fund = more corporate welfare

Source: Taxpayers Union 5 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government’s new Green Investment Finance Fund is just another example of taxpayer money wastefully being funnelled into private businesses, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “In practice, the Green Investment Finance Fund will serve as a pot of corporate welfare, delivering taxpayer-funded […]

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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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Mirror, not inquiry needed for government to understand high fuel prices

By   /  December 3, 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 Mirror, not inquiry needed for government to understand high fuel prices

Source: Taxpayers Union Mirror, not inquiry needed for government to understand high fuel prices3 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE If the Government wants to understand the causes of high petrol prices, it should look in the mirror, not fund an expensive inquiry, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The recent spike, and […]

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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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