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Education, income-generation for Rohingya refugees must be top priorities, say Oxfam, Save the Children & World Vision

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Education, income-generation for Rohingya refugees must be top priorities, say Oxfam, Save the Children & World Vision

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Donate now Education and income-generating opportunities must be made top priorities for the nearly 1 million Rohingya still languishing in the world’s largest refugee camp almost 18 months after fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar, said three leading NGOs at the launch of a new UN funding plan for the crisis […]

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Three reasons why plastics won’t save the oil industry

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Three reasons why plastics won’t save the oil industry

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand As electric vehicles and cheap solar panels cut into the demand for petroleum-based fuels, an increasingly desperate oil industry has been banking on plastics to drive future demand growth. Here are three reasons why the logic behind this is flimsier than a cheap plastic bag. Bad press: The petrochemical industry has been aware of the general […]

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Australia: Medivac Bill a welcome step towards humanity for refugees

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Amnesty International NZ, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Australia: Medivac Bill a welcome step towards humanity for refugees

Source: Amnesty International NZ In response to the Medivac Bill passing the senate and the Prime Minister’s announcement that Christmas Island will be reopening Amnesty International Australia Refugee Coordinator Graham Thom said: “The passing of the Medivac Bill is a welcome step towards humanity for the refugees on Manus and Nauru. It is reassuring that […]

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Transpower issues “game changing” report on solar

By   /  February 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Transpower issues “game changing” report on solar

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A new Transpower report into the future of electricity has been labelled “the most disruptive study to emerge in the New Zealand energy space”. The country’s electricity grid operator, Transpower, has just released an addendum to last year’s significant report on New Zealand’s energy future, Te Mauri Hiko, which confirms that […]

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How long is the tail wagging the fish in NZ’s fisheries management?

By   /  February 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on How long is the tail wagging the fish in NZ’s fisheries management?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand What’s that thing people say? You don’t know what you’ve got until they’re gone. Strangely I’m starting to feel that way about National’s former minister for primary industries. Bring back the Guy who was starting to put cameras on commercial fishing boats, Nathan Guy. Yes, really. In the year running up […]

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Nelson fires “tip of the ice sheet” without immediate emissions slash

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Nelson fires “tip of the ice sheet” without immediate emissions slash

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Thursday, February 7: New Zealand scientists are behind a major new international research paper that shows dangerously unpredictable extreme weather could become a reality within decades as the impact of melting ice sheets becomes better understood. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says the study published in the journal Nature is the […]

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Biggest-ever waste treatment plant in a refugee camp is ‘step forward’ for safer human waste disposal in emergencies

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Biggest-ever waste treatment plant in a refugee camp is ‘step forward’ for safer human waste disposal in emergencies

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam has opened the largest human waste treatment plant ever built in a refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The industrial-scale plant, funded by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, can process the waste of 150,000 people – a population bigger than Tauranga.  Being able to treat large volumes of faecal waste on site, […]

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Amnesty International Israel: Government Ministers incite with “anti-semitism” to silence war-crime allegations towards Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Amnesty International NZ, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International Israel: Government Ministers incite with “anti-semitism” to silence war-crime allegations towards Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Source: Amnesty International NZ Since the publication of the new Amnesty International report “Destination: Occupation” last night, ministers in the Israeli government are attacking the Amnesty International movement as “anti-Semitic”. This is wild incitement based on lies, deception and misrepresentations that are easy to debunk, with the purpose of derailing public debate from the real […]

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The outlook for 2019

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on The outlook for 2019

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The outlook for 2019  This commentary looks at the year ahead. The Prime Minister has described this as the year of ‘delivery’ for the Government and she aint wrong. In addition we need to keep an eye on what’s happening in New Zealand’s economy and […]

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Alarm raised after Govt “quietly” delays fishing boat camera rollout

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Alarm raised after Govt “quietly” delays fishing boat camera rollout

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Thursday, Jan 31: Greenpeace is raising the alarm after the Government has again delayed the rollout of cameras on fishing boats, this time until August. The decision was quietly notified in the Government Gazette yesterday. Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says cameras are urgently needed on all fishing boats to […]

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Govt tries to get Talley’s boat off international illegal blacklist

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Govt tries to get Talley’s boat off international illegal blacklist

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand Government to stop supporting disreputable fishing companies after it tried to get a Talley’s fishing boat taken off a global blacklist of illegal fishing vessels during an international fisheries meeting in the Hague. Talley’s fishing vessel, Amaltal Apollo, was caught doing 14 bottom trawls […]

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Israel/OPT: Tourism companies driving settlement expansion, profiting from war crimes

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Amnesty International NZ, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Israel/OPT: Tourism companies driving settlement expansion, profiting from war crimes

Source: Amnesty International NZ Online booking giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are fuelling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of rooms and activities in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, “Destination: Occupation”, the organisation documents how online booking companies are driving […]

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Genesis’ “appalling” record coal burn reveals urgent need for solar

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  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 Genesis’ “appalling” record coal burn reveals urgent need for solar

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The revelation that coal burning at Genesis Energy’s Huntly Power Station is the highest in five years is proof we need to fast-track the rollout of solar energy, says Greenpeace. Genesis Energy has been powering its two Rankine units at Huntly on coal for most of the last part of 2018 […]

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Byanyima and Ardern talk NZ budget, inequality, climate change

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  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 Byanyima and Ardern talk NZ budget, inequality, climate change

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Winnie Byanyima and Prime Minister Ardern at the World Economic Forum 2019 in Davos, Switzerland.  Oxfam International executive director Winnie Byanyima and New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern have met to discuss global and New Zealand issues including the upcoming national well-being budget and global inequality. The meeting occurred as part […]

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The youth have seen enough

By   /  January 13, 2019  /  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 The youth have seen enough

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Why are global politics so dysfunctional that the UN climate meeting requires a 15-year-old Swedish grade school student to speak the truth? Why does a coalition of youth, outside the COP 24 climate meeting articulate a more comprehensive action plan than the delegates inside the meeting? Greta Thunberg at COP24 in […]

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In difficult times, hope is an act of courage

By   /  January 3, 2019  /  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 In difficult times, hope is an act of courage

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Flooding in Japan, unprecedented monsoons in India, a nearly 30% increase in rainfallthroughout the Americas and 40% across Europe. Africa is seeing deadly droughtsacross Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Australia, Greece, Sweden, Portugal and the American Northwest’s horizons glowed red with wildfires because of heatwaves and drier seasons. The Philippines and Fiji were battered by some of the […]

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Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s “sneaky” withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission

By   /  December 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 Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s “sneaky” withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tokyo, Japan – Greenpeace condemns the Japanese Government’s formal announcement today to officially withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), with the intention to resume commercial whaling in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Previous media reports had indicated that government of Japan was considering pulling out of the […]

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5 young activists who inspired us this year

By   /  December 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 5 young activists who inspired us this year

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand When it comes to climate ambition, these young people put world leaders to shame. This is Zero Hour’s inaugural Youth Climate March on Washington D.C. Led by 16-year-old Jamie Margolin, the youth-organized march seeks to highlight climate issues on a global scale. © Katie Nelson You can never be too young […]

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The best images of 2018 from Greenpeace’s ships

By   /  December 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 The best images of 2018 from Greenpeace’s ships

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand 2018 has been an iconic year for Greenpeace’s ships. The Rainbow Warrior, Esperanza, and Arctic Sunrise has sailed from all corners of the world – from Antarctica to Hawaii, Taiwan to New Zealand, from the dense forest of Papua to the pristine biodiverse Great Southern Reef in Australia. Our ships have […]

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Thank you for 2018!

By   /  December 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 Thank you for 2018!

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The best images of 2018 from Greenpeace’s ships by Sudhanshu Malhotra 26 December 2018 2018 has been an iconic year for Greenpeace’s ships. The Rainbow Warrior, Esperanza, and Arctic Sunrise has sailed from all corners of the world – from Antarctica to Hawaii, Taiwan… MIL OSI

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