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Greenpeace head and climate activist face court

By   /  July 20, 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 Greenpeace head and climate activist face court

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, and climate activist Sara Howell, appeared for sentencing today following action they took to stop the world’s largest oil and gas exploration ship searching for fossil fuels off the Wairarapa Coast. Judge Arthur Tompkins in the Napier District Court reserved his decision on charges laid […]

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New seabed mining project threatens endangered whales and dolphins

By   /  July 12, 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 New seabed mining project threatens endangered whales and dolphins

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is shocked to discover that a new seabed mining exploration permit has been awarded inside a Marine Mammal Sanctuary, and is calling on the Government to reject all attempts to mine the seabed. The exploration permit, awarded to Ironsands Offshore Mining Limited, sits within the West Coast North Island Marine […]

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The time for tame reforms of tenancy laws is over says CPAG

By   /  July 11, 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 The time for tame reforms of tenancy laws is over says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 11 July 2018 As a country we should see that every every Kiwi child has the right to live in a home which is warm, safe and secure, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). “Sadly, this is not the case for tens of thousands of children in poverty, many […]

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Union leader Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Union leader Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Veteran human rights campaigner and union leader, Mike Treen, is about to join the 2018 international Freedom Flotilla determined to challenge Israel’s 11-year inhumane naval blockade of Gaza later this month. Treen says it is “a great honour to be asked to participate and a chance to deepen solidarity between […]

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Krill fishing companies back call to protect Antarctic Ocean

By   /  July 10, 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 Krill fishing companies back call to protect Antarctic Ocean

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A campaign to create the world’s biggest marine reserve off Antarctica has been given props from an unexpected quarter. The Greenpeace campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean, backed by 1.7 million people globally, has just received unprecedented support from the vast majority of krill fishing companies operating in these waters. New […]

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One year on from conflict – dream of a better Mosul remains distant for many

By   /  July 9, 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 One year on from conflict – dream of a better Mosul remains distant for many

Source: Oxfam New Zealand One year after Mosul was retaken from ISIS, thousands of people are still unable to return home as parts of the city remain severely damaged and lack running water or electricity, Oxfam said today. Thousands more don’t feel safe to return – including families whose houses have been completely destroyed in […]

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New survey numbers to be celebrated, but children can’t wait for reporting

By   /  July 7, 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 New survey numbers to be celebrated, but children can’t wait for reporting

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 July 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the announcement by Minister of Statistics James Shaw that his ministry will be kicking off New Zealand’s most extensive survey of child poverty this month “to give a clearer picture of how poverty affects everyone; from children to the elderly”. […]

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“Popcorn strike” planned for Hoyts Cinemas, Saturday

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on “Popcorn strike” planned for Hoyts Cinemas, Saturday

Source: Unite Union New Zealand In what has been dubbed a “Popcorn Strike” Unite Union will be handing out free popcorn outside Hoyts Cinemas to support Hoyts workers who have been threatened with being locked out until the end of July if they go on strike for only one minute. Workers are being told they […]

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Yemen: Hodeidah cannot be allowed to become a graveyard

By   /  July 6, 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 Yemen: Hodeidah cannot be allowed to become a graveyard

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Conditions for over half a million people in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah are steadily deteriorating with food in short supply and seriously damaged water and sewage systems increasing the risk of cholera, Oxfam said today. More than 80,000 people have fled their homes, despite a recent reduction in the intensity […]

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Greenpeace Canada blockade reaches 30-hour mark as tar sands oil tanker pulls away from terminal

By   /  July 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 Greenpeace Canada blockade reaches 30-hour mark as tar sands oil tanker pulls away from terminal

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Vancouver, Canada – It has been 30 hours since climbers began their ascent yesterday to form a 12-person blockade on Vancouver’s Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Canada to prevent the oil tanker Serene Sea from leaving Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal. The tar sands oil tanker has pulled away from the terminal and is sitting at […]

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Dairying in the Mackenzie – how far is too far?

By   /  July 4, 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 Dairying in the Mackenzie – how far is too far?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand When it comes to extremes we all have different limits. And sometimes we have to reach those nasty edges to appreciate they do exist. Extremes have been reached with the mega dairy farm planned for the Mackenzie Basin. A huge industrial dairying project that’s seen 12 environmental activists arrested and dragged […]

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A heartfelt letter penned by Ms F

By   /  July 4, 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 A heartfelt letter penned by Ms F

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 July 2018 Through eight hard years, a sole mother pleaded her case against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) who argued before the High Court that because she took out loans in the form bank loans, credit cards and family loans to pay for needed home repairs and to support […]

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High court rules loans are not income for welfare beneficiaries

By   /  July 3, 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 High court rules loans are not income for welfare beneficiaries

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 03 July 2018 In a breakthrough decision released today the High Court has said that loans are not income for social security purposes and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling on the Minister of Social Development to immediately remove all debts, cases and prosecutions against beneficiaries where loans […]

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New water rules must ban dairy conversions says Greenpeace

By   /  July 3, 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 New water rules must ban dairy conversions says Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace says New Zealand’s water regulations need to be updated to prevent dairy expansion and end the intensification of livestock farming across the country. Yesterday, 12 protesters locked themselves onto diggers and other machinery, disrupting the development of a new mega-dairy farm that plans to put 15,000 cows at Simon’s Pass, […]

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Twelve arrested in Mackenzie dairy expansion protest

By   /  July 2, 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 Twelve arrested in Mackenzie dairy expansion protest

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Twelve people have been arrested following a peaceful protest at the Simons Pass dairy conversion in the Mackenzie Country. Among those arrested was an 88 year old South Island man. 45 Greenpeace activists arrived at the site before dawn today, some locking themselves onto diggers and trucks while others deployed a […]

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Cruel threat from across the ditch – Hoyts workers face month-long lockout

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Cruel threat from across the ditch – Hoyts workers face month-long lockout

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Hoyts cinemas have threatened their workers that if they take even 1 minute of strike action, they will be locked out of the workplace for almost a month. The threat comes after union members rejected a 3-year offer that would have seen all staff who are not on base rates that […]

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Hoyts boss arrested with two bags of cocaine

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Hoyts boss arrested with two bags of cocaine

Footage of the moment former Cronulla Sharks chairman Damian Keogh (pictured) is arrested for cocaine possession will air on television on Tuesday night Footage of the moment Australian basketball champion and former Cronulla Sharks chairman Damian Keogh is arrested for cocaine possession has been released. Keogh was arrested at a licensed premises in Wooloomooloo in […]

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Man slams Hoyts after being offered $80 bonus bets with an online betting site

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Man slams Hoyts after being offered $80 bonus bets with an online betting site

A popular cinema chain has outraged customers by offering free bonus bets with an online gambling website after movie ticket purchases. Under a new promotion Australian company Hoyts is offering $80 worth of bonus bets with Ladbrokes when customers deposit $10 on the gambling website after buying movie tickets. An outraged customer posted a screenshot […]

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Greenpeace activists unleash giant banner in Mackenzie

By   /  July 2, 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 Greenpeace activists unleash giant banner in Mackenzie

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand As the Greenpeace occupation of a proposed mega farm in the Mackenzie goes into its third hour, activists have laid out a massive message on the tussock. The giant banner with the words “Stop Dairy Expansion” is 80 by 25 metres – about the size of a rugby field. 45 activists […]

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Greenpeace shuts down Mackenzie mega dairy conversion

By   /  July 2, 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 Greenpeace shuts down Mackenzie mega dairy conversion

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Dozens of environmental activists have braved freezing temperatures this morning to protest at the site of a proposed mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie / Te Manahuna. Protestors have locked themselves onto diggers and other machinery, disrupting construction on a huge irrigation pipeline for the new dairy farm. The Greenpeace protest […]

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