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Government must act on Shewan Review recommendations

Monday, 27 June 2016, 4:59 pm | ActionStation

Press Release: Government must act on Shewan Review recommendations - ActionStation Monday 27 July, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Small, delayed refugee quota increase deeply disappointing

Monday, 13 June 2016, 3:05 pm | ActionStation

Members of community group ActionStation say the Government’s decision not to increase New Zealand’s refugee quota for two years is deeply disappointing. More >>

Skyplane to fly over All Blacks game tonight

Sunday, 12 June 2016, 7:16 pm | ActionStation

In anticipation of World Refugee Day (June 20th), community organisation ActionStation have crowdfunded a skyplane to fly over the All Blacks game at Eden Park this evening with a banner that says, ‘It’s time to double the refugee quota’. More >>

WINZ debt can and should be wiped

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:41 pm | ActionStation

After today accepting a petition from ActionStation member Kyle MacDonald calling on her to wipe WINZ emergency housing debt, the Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley informed ActionStation that changes to the current policy will be brought ... More >>

Petition calling on Government to wipe emergency housing debt

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 3:12 pm | ActionStation

On Wednesday morning members of community campaigning group ActionStation will meet the Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley to present a petition calling on the Government to forgive debt incurred by people seeking emergency housing support ... More >>

Poll shows Govt seen to be handling tax haven issue “poorly”

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 5:12 pm | ActionStation

Community campaigning group ActionStation says the Government needs to act to close loopholes that have allowed New Zealand to become a tax haven. The group today released UMR polling data showing more than half of New Zealanders are concerned about New ... More >>

10 metre long TPPA petition delivered to Parliament today

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:41 pm | ActionStation

A 10 metre long petition that has been signed by more than 72,000 New Zealanders opposed to the ratification of the TPPA was delivered to Parliament today, as the final rounds of public submissions to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select ... More >>

ActionStation statement on support for refugee quota

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 3:07 pm | ActionStation

Marianne Elliott, spokesperson for ActionStation has the following statement to make in regard to announcements by the Labour, Green and United Future parties at a petition delivery today that they officially support the doubling of the refugee quota; More >>

20,000 call on Minister to double refugee quota

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 1:35 pm | ActionStation

Today, ActionStation, Avaaz and Doing Our Bit handed over a petition of 20,546 signatures calling on the Minister of Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, to double New Zealand’s refugee quota. The organisations are calling for the refugee quota to be doubled ... More >>

Actionstation Welcomes New Mental Health Funding

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 9:15 am | ActionStation

The announcement by the Government of an extra $20 million in new funding for mental health services over the next three years is being welcomed by ActionStation. 10,000 members of the group signed a petition calling for the Minister of Health, Jonathan ... More >>

Protesters project giant message onto SkyCity

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:09 am | ActionStation

Community organisations representing more than five and a half million people around the world have united to take joint action and express global opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as Trade Ministers sign the deal at SkyCity in Auckland. More >>

Petition calls for fully funded sexual violence support

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:40 pm | ActionStation

Petition calls on government to fully fund sexual violence support services Tuesday 24 November 2015 - for immediate release More >>

Minister's Plan not enough to curb children's health crisis

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 12:32 pm | ActionStation

More than 6000 New Zealanders have called on the Minister of Health to limit the marketing of junk food and high sugar drinks, saying the Minister’s childhood obesity plan is not enough to curb the children's health crisis in our country. More >>

Will You Join Us To Stand With Refugees Tonight?

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 11:25 am | ActionStation

At 6pm tonight thousands of New Zealanders, all across the country, will observe a minute of silence. More >>

Thousands Demand Key Debate TPPA Expert on National TV

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 3:10 pm | ActionStation

More than 12,000 Kiwis are demanding that PM John Key and Tim Groser debate a democratically-elected TPPA expert in a nationally televised event, after the Prime Minister dismissed the more than 25,000 people who protested over the weekend, and the 100,000 people who ... More >>

Investigation into Saudi Sheep deal welcomed - ActionStation

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 7:24 am | ActionStation

ActionStation welcomes the news that an inquiry is to be launched into the controversial ‘Saudi Sheep’ deal after over 10,000 of its members called on the Auditor-General to investigate the deal. More >>

Over 100,000 Kiwis say no to the TPPA - ActionStation

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 10:27 am | ActionStation

Hundreds of community groups, artists, musicians, activists, Māori leaders, small and medium-sized business owners, not-for-profits, environmentalists, students, doctors, local councillors and grassroots campaigners from all around New Zealand have joined ... More >>

Huge Wave of Support for a locally-led Christchurch

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 1:55 pm | ActionStation

As of today over 1800 people have submitted to the consultation on the future structure of the Christchurch rebuild, calling for a locally-led approach, after member-led campaign organisation; ActionStation, launched their quick submission form on Friday. More >>

Action Station: #FutureOfNews #NZNewsSurvey Methodology

Friday, 26 June 2015, 2:53 pm | ActionStation

#FutureOfNews: a survey of 3773 members of ActionStation shows a high value placed on public good journalism, but low confidence in existing news media. More >>

10,000 call for Investigation into Saudi deal

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 10:24 am | ActionStation

Almost 10,000 ActionStation members are calling for a full investigation by the Auditor-General into the $11.5 million dollars of taxpayer money spent by Foreign Minister Murray McCully. More >>