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Revealed: Wellington City Council’s climate hypocrisy

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Revealed: Wellington City Council’s climate hypocrisy

Source: Taxpayers Union The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that, despite plans to declare a ‘climate emergency’, Wellington City Council spent a massive $623,296 on air travel in the previous financial year.This makes Wellington City the country’s second highest-spending council behind Auckland City ($1,221,571). Notably, Wellington City’s air travel spending is more than double […]

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Time nearly up on Makhlouf investigation

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Time nearly up on Makhlouf investigation

Source: Taxpayers Union 24 JUNE 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Services Minister Chris Hipkins must confirm that the State Services Commissioner is on track to announce the results of his investigation into Gabriel Makhlouf by this Thursday, 27 June, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The Commissioner was clear in his […]

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Govt’s new oil spill insurance cap still a drop in the ocean

By   /  June 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Govt’s new oil spill insurance cap still a drop in the ocean

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Government is touting an increase in oil industry liability as a win for taxpayers, but Greenpeace says the new plan would still see the New Zealand public picking up most of the bill for in the event of a major spill. The changes to the law covering the insurance of […]

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Greenpeace activist swims in front of BP rig in latest attempt to stop it reaching drill site

By   /  June 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace activist swims in front of BP rig in latest attempt to stop it reaching drill site

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Scotland, UK – Greenpeace activists have forced the third U-turn of a BP-operated rig away from a major oil drilling site in the North Sea, blocking the oil giant’s operation for the 10th day in a row. Just a few miles from the drilling site and having travelled more than 500 […]

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Let beneficiaries keep more earnings: a letter to Jacinda, Grant and Carmel

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Let beneficiaries keep more earnings: a letter to Jacinda, Grant and Carmel

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) As a lifetime Labour supporter, I deeply admire and support your commitment to reducing child poverty – which of course means family poverty. A very important part of that is raising the minimum wage, to $20 per hour in 2021. But this makes it even more obvious how ridiculously low the abatement […]

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Could this be the last action we ever do against BP?

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Could this be the last action we ever do against BP?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I’m writing this from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, somewhere in the North Sea… A few days ago I completely unexpectedly found myself on an all-nighter from London to Scotland. It’s a long story but really, I was only going up there to walk my dog! While crawling around gorse bushes […]

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Two down, OMV to go: Last oil giant isolated after majors pull out

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Two down, OMV to go: Last oil giant isolated after majors pull out

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Oil majors Chevron and Equinor have abandoned their oil and gas exploration permits off the east coast of the North Island, leaving Austrian oil company OMV as the last remaining oil giant in New Zealand. The move comes a year after the Coalition Government issued a ban on new oil and […]

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Greenpeace to hold protest training as OMV oil rig arrives in Taranaki

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace to hold protest training as OMV oil rig arrives in Taranaki

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace will hold peaceful civil disobedience training in New Plymouth this weekend, a week after the arrival of a 40,000 tonne oil rig. Austrian oil giant OMV will be using the rig to drill nine exploratory wells and three appraisal wells off the coast of Taranaki with the intention of finding […]

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Greenpeace rig occupation enters ninth day

By   /  June 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace rig occupation enters ninth day

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A Greenpeace protest to stop a BP oil rig from drilling in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland has just entered its ninth day. A rolling succession of climbers from Greenpeace UK have been occupying the rig since last Sunday, with the last pair being removed by police on […]

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Day 9 #BPShutdown: Greenpeace vs Big Oil in the North Sea

By   /  June 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Day 9 #BPShutdown: Greenpeace vs Big Oil in the North Sea

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand We are in the midst of a #ClimateEmergency. Thousands of people around the world, from heads of state to school-age strikers are calling for an immediate and just transition to a zero-carbon future. Yet despite its greenwashing and rhetoric about aligning itself with the goals of the Paris Agreement, BP is […]

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Māui and Hector’s dolphin proposals not fit for extinction crisis

By   /  June 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Māui and Hector’s dolphin proposals not fit for extinction crisis

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is calling the Government’s latest proposal to save Māui and Hector’s dolphins a “pathway to extinction for the world’s rarest dolphin species”. Proposals for the critically endangered Māui and endangered Hector’s dolphin have been released by the Government this morning, following months of delays. But Greenpeace senior campaigner Steve Abel […]

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Proposed 17.5% flat tax would cause economic boom

By   /  June 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Proposed 17.5% flat tax would cause economic boom

Source: Taxpayers Union 16 JUNE 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The ACT Party’s 17.5 percent flat tax policy would cause an economic boom and finally bring New Zealand into line with our international competitors’ corporate tax rates, says the Taxpayers’ Union.Union Spokesman Jordan Williams says, “This would be a huge shot in the arm to the business sector, and amount […]

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There’s a giant oil rig on the horizon

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on There’s a giant oil rig on the horizon

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A drill rig commissioned by oil giant OMV has arrived in New Zealand, a little over a year after the Government issued a ban on new oil and gas exploration permits. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says the arrival of the OMV-contracted drill rig contradicts Jacinda Ardern’s declaration that climate change […]

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CPAG welcomes Ministry of Health focus on food insecurity

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes Ministry of Health focus on food insecurity

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 13 June 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that income adequacy, along with the consistent certainty of income, is key to ensuring that children’s nutritional needs are met for healthy brain development in their critical early years, and for ensuring that they are able to do well in their […]

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Container deposit scheme is just another tax

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Container deposit scheme is just another tax

Source: Taxpayers Union 13 JUNE 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A container deposit scheme from the Government would just function as a new tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “This scheme will have no appreciable effect on recycling rates, but is guaranteed to financially punish consumers by increasing the upfront cost of […]

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Clarification: Payment to ‘The Limery’ is a loan, not a grant

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Clarification: Payment to ‘The Limery’ is a loan, not a grant

Source: Taxpayers Union 13 JUNE 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Wednesday the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union issued a statement about the Provincial Growth Fund’s $355 million loan to ‘The Limery’ in Wairoa.The introduction of our statement called the loan a ‘payment’, which could lead some to believe it was a grant rather than a loan to be […]

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Taxpayers’ Union praises James Shaw for use of videoconferencing

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union praises James Shaw for use of videoconferencing

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Union praises James Shaw for use of videoconferencing12 JUNE 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union has congratulated Climate Change Minister James Shaw for his integrity and frugality. In response to questions from Todd Muller in the House today, Mr Shaw confirmed he has been conducting climate change meetings via video conference. “Congratulations to James […]

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Op-ed: The Wellbeing Budget gave beneficiaries what taxpayers deserved

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Op-ed: The Wellbeing Budget gave beneficiaries what taxpayers deserved

Source: Taxpayers Union Within the first weeks of becoming leader of the Labour Party, Jacinda Ardern made the call not to defend Metiria Turei’s self-confessed cheating of the welfare system. It was the right move. Workers rightly resent the idea that beneficiaries game the system while others work long shifts, pay secondary tax, and contribute […]

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Oxfam confederation welcomes IC’s recommendations

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam confederation welcomes IC’s recommendations

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam confederation welcomes Independent Commission’s recommendations to continue culture change and safeguarding improvements The Oxfam confederation welcomes the final report of the Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change.   “This is exactly the report we asked for following incidents of sexual misconduct in Haiti that came to light last […]

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Oxfam International Response To UK Charity Commission Report

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam International Response To UK Charity Commission Report

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam Great Britain has today welcomed and accepted the UK Charity Commission’s judgment following its investigation into serious sexual misconduct by members of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti in 2011. Oxfam Great Britain has apologised for its failings in its investigation and case management at the time and, as Executive […]

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