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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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Australia: EU countries must not repeat human rights failures of cruel Australian refugee policy

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Australia: EU countries must not repeat human rights failures of cruel Australian refugee policy

Source: Amnesty International NZ Australia’s notorious policy of detaining refugees and people seeking asylum in horrific offshore detention centres is in danger of being replicated by other countries, including some EU member states which are seeking to force people rescued at sea to disembark at locations outside Europe where they would be exposed to serious […]

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NZ Immigration Minister joins international calls for community-based refugee sponsorship

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on NZ Immigration Minister joins international calls for community-based refugee sponsorship

Source: Amnesty International NZ Amnesty International welcomes the joint statement made this week by Immigration ministers from around the world committing to advancing community-based refugee sponsorship.   The statement, signed on to by Ministers of Immigration representing New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Argentina and Spain encourages other countries to join them in offering a warm and […]

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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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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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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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UN: Next week, world leaders must take steps to end child migration detention for good

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on UN: Next week, world leaders must take steps to end child migration detention for good

Source: Amnesty International NZ With hundreds of traumatised children still trapped in detention centres in the USA as a result of the Trump administration’s family separation policy, Amnesty International is calling on world leaders to take action by including a commitment to end child migration detention in the text of the Global Compact on Migration […]

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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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Nauru: Government must lift press restrictions on ABC ahead of Pacific Islands summit

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Nauru: Government must lift press restrictions on ABC ahead of Pacific Islands summit

Source: Amnesty International NZ Responding to the news that Nauru’s government has banned journalists from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from attending the Pacific Islands Forum in September, Minar Pimple Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Global Operations said: “This brazen move is a clear attempt at suppressing critical coverage of Nauru’s government and its inhumane […]

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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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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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Indonesia: Police and military unlawfully kill almost 100 people in Papua in eight years with near total impunity

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Police and military unlawfully kill almost 100 people in Papua in eight years with near total impunity

Source: Amnesty International NZ Indonesian security forces have unlawfully killed at least 95 people in little more than eight years in the restive eastern provinces of Papua and West Papua, with the overwhelming majority of perpetrators never being held to account for these crimes, Amnesty International reveals in a new report today. All but 10 […]

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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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What confidence can we have in “business confidence”?

By   /  June 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on What confidence can we have in “business confidence”?

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: What confidence can we have in “business confidence”? ‘Business confidence’ is falling and we should be very concerned, we are told. But is ‘business confidence’ really falling and is it anything more than an opinion poll of some chief executives as to what they think […]

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Sri Lanka: Deplorable threats against human rights defender

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Sri Lanka: Deplorable threats against human rights defender

Source: Amnesty International NZ The Sri Lankan authorities must urgently take action against those threatening human rights defender Sandhya Eknaligoda, Amnesty International said today. Over recent days, Sandhya Eknaligoda, a distinguished campaigner against enforced disappearances and the wife of disappeared cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, has been subject to a barrage of hate, abuse, intimidation, harassment and […]

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Myanmar: Military top brass must face justice for crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Military top brass must face justice for crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya

Source: Amnesty International NZ Report names 13 officials with a key role in murder, rape and deportation of Rohingya Myanmar’s security forces committed nine distinct types of crimes against humanity; responsibility goes to the top of the chain of command Calls for accountability, including a UN Security Council referral to the ICC Amnesty International has […]

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Saudi Arabia: Women now allowed to drive, but more reforms must follow

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia: Women now allowed to drive, but more reforms must follow

Source: Amnesty International NZ Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow women to drive is welcome but must now be followed by more reforms to women’s rights, Amnesty International said today. This weekend (Sunday 24 June) women will be allowed to drive in the country as the controversial driving ban is lifted. However, leading women’s rights activists […]

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