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Campaign groups disappointed over Labour and TPPA-11

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 3:55 pm | ActionStation

“It’s time Jacinda Ardern stood with Justin Trudeau and pushed for a better deal for New Zealanders, following Canada’s stand for better provision for workers, the environment and cultural protections,” says ActionStation campaigner Rick Zwaan. More >>

Crowdfunded Billboards Play on Labour Slogan to Protest TPPA

Monday, 6 November 2017, 11:21 am | ActionStation

Hundreds of people have crowdfunded nine giant billboards around the country in a protest against the TPPA11. More >>

Thousands sign open letter to PM Ardern on TPPA11

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 6:22 pm | ActionStation

In just three days nearly 6,000 people have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urging her to put people and planet first in the upcoming TPPA negotiations in Vietnam. Today Jacinda responded, committing to do her ‘utmost to push against ... More >>

New government presents opportunities for action

Friday, 20 October 2017, 2:37 pm | ActionStation

The community campaigning group ActionStation us welcoming the new government and hopeful about the opportunities it presents for action on several pressing issues. More >>

Crowdfunded newspaper ad urges NZ First to side with Labour

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 5:23 pm | ActionStation

Voters have helped crowdfund a full page ad in Winston Peter’s local paper, with an open letter urging NZ First to form a government with Labour and the Greens. More >>

18,534 ask for protection of rare kiwi

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:03 pm | ActionStation

A mother and child pair of costumed kiwis sought sanctuary on Parliament steps today to highlight the plight of the endangered Haast Tokoeka Kiwi, threatened by a West Coast company’s plan to build a pipeline through their habitat in order to transport ... More >>

Mental health billboards appear in Minister’s electorate

Sunday, 30 July 2017, 2:20 pm | ActionStation

Billboards highlighting the fact that most New Zealanders want an inquiry into the public mental health system have sprung up overnight in the Health Minister’s Northcote electorate. More >>

ActionStation & Renters United Launch Campaign for Renters

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:20 pm | ActionStation

Hundreds of renting stories gathered as ActionStation and Renters United launch The People’s Review of Renting More >>

39,000 Demand Rejection of NZ Pure Blue's Extraction Bid

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 9:30 am | ActionStation

After Successfully Pushing Ashburton District Council to Call off Secret Backroom Water Deal with NZ Pure Blue, Consumer Watchdog Group SumOfUs Pressures Waikato to Follow Suit More >>

Five Hundred make Joint Submission on NZ Suicide Plan

Monday, 26 June 2017, 12:56 pm | ActionStation

The deadline for public submissions on the Ministry of Health’s Suicide Prevention Strategy closed today, and the People’s Mental Health Review has been gathering submissions for a joint submission. More >>

Youth campaign for better mental health education

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:27 pm | ActionStation

Over 9,000 people have signed 21-year-old Lucy McSweeney's petition . Lucy McSweeney was inspired to begin the campaign by her own challenges with mental health in high school. More >>

Auditor General Echoes People’s Mental Health Report

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 4:41 pm | ActionStation

Yesterday the Office of the Auditor General released a comprehensive report: “ Mental health: Effectiveness of the planning to discharge people from hospital” More >>

Healthcare funding merely cosmetic

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:31 pm | ActionStation

Today's Budget needed to do much more to save our public health care says ActionStation Co-Director Laura O’Connell-Rapira. More >>

Budget shows Mental Health not a Priority

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:04 pm | ActionStation

Budget shows Mental Health not a Priority Press Release 25 May, 2017 Despite the concerns of many New Zealanders, the National Government's budget announced today only includes an incremental increase in funding for mental health services. “The ... More >>

A win for RNZ, but funding boost doesn't go far enough

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:36 pm | ActionStation

Today’s budget announcement of an extra $2.85m per year in funding for Radio New Zealand has been welcomed by public media campaigners ActionStation who delivered a petition alongside the Coalition for Better Broadcasting and citizen campaigner ... More >>

Petition delivery at MP Grant Robertson’s office

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 1:46 pm | ActionStation

A combined petition of over 6300 signatures, signed by 1399 Wellingtonians, urges dramatically increased funding for healthcare services and will be delivered tomorrow carried on a hospital stretcher in time for this month's budget. More >>

10,725 demand specific policies to end homelessness crisis

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 5:03 pm | ActionStation

The stress of homelessness led one young man to depression to the extent that he contemplated suicide as that was an easier way out, campaigners at Parliament today told Labour deputy leader Jacinda Adern. More >>

People’s Mental Health Report Gathers Support

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 12:45 pm | ActionStation

People’s Mental Health Report Gathers Support Press Release 27 April, 2017 The People’s Mental Health Report was launched last Wednesday (19 April) and since then support for the recommendations in the report has been gathering momentum. New ... More >>

Dunne accepts hundreds of postcards on refugee labels

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 1:28 pm | ActionStation

Minister Peter Dunne today accepted over 800 postcards calling for convention refugees to have the same entitlements as quota refugees at a LUSH store in Wellington. More >>

Huge turnout for final public investigation

Monday, 27 March 2017, 3:53 pm | ActionStation

Over 140 people packed a school hall in Mt Eden, Auckland yesterday to take part in the final event of the People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media - a crowdfunded public inquiry into the state of public broadcasting and media in ... More >>

 

 

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