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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 >>

People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting & Media launches

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 9:19 am | ActionStation

A crowdfunded investigation to make media and public broadcasting work better for New Zealand WHAT: Public inquiry into state of public broadcasting and media WHEN: February - March 2017 (workshops around the country) WHO: ActionStation and Coalition ... More >>

Over 5,500 ActionStation members sign petition

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 10:32 am | ActionStation

In the two weeks leading up to Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne’s announcement loosening the rules around medicinal cannabis, over 5,500 signed an ActionStation petition calling for GPs to be able to prescribe the treatment. More >>

Govt passes TPPA Bill under the shadow of the quakes

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 5:11 pm | ActionStation

The TPPA Amendment Bill has passed its Third and final reading today despite the majority of New Zealanders not wanting it. More >>

ActionStation: TPPA Bill must be taken off the agenda

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 12:44 pm | ActionStation

Despite the admission from the Prime Minister that the TPPA now has a ‘zero to none’ chance of being ratified, the Government is still trying to drive the TPPA Amendment Bill through it’s final reading tonight. More >>

ActionStation: TPPA not a Dunne deal

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 1:10 pm | ActionStation

As the US election looms large, the Government is trying to drive the TPPA ratification through it’s final stages in Parliament with the Committee of the whole House occurring later today. More >>

New Zealanders get answers to McCully-Saudi sheep deal

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 2:40 pm | ActionStation

Today the Auditor-General handed down the results of a full investigation into a deal that saw Foreign Minister Murray McCully hand over $11.5 million taxpayer dollars to a Saudi sheep farming magnate. This investigation was initiated in response to ... More >>

New Zealanders don’t want to profit from war

Monday, 17 October 2016, 3:05 pm | ActionStation

A theatre performance illustrating how Kiwi’s savings are being turned into weapons of war will accompany the delivery tomorrow of a petition signed by more than 12,800 New Zealanders. More >>

People’s review of the public mental health system launches

Monday, 5 September 2016, 11:00 am | ActionStation

Today marks the start of an innovative and powerful project aimed at improving New Zealand’s public mental health system by letting those within the system share their stories online. More >>