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Major Survey: Kiwis Demand Consultation On Three Waters

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 9:55 am | Democracy Action

The most comprehensive polling to date on the Government’s Three Water reforms reveals the overwhelming majority of New Zealanders believe the Government should consult with them over the highly contentious policy proposal. Its release follows ... More >>

Radical Health Bill Requires More Time For Public Scrutiny

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 10:59 am | Democracy Action

Unrealistic timelines around the restructure of the New Zealand healthcare system reinforces the disconnect the Government has with the realities facing New Zealanders. "The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill proposes a radical overhaul of the structure ... More >>

New Parliament Demonstrates That Māori Seats Should Go

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 10:13 am | Democracy Action

New Parliament demonstrates that Māori seats should go More >>

Government And Police Need To Move Against Illegal Roadblocks

Friday, 21 August 2020, 9:46 am | Democracy Action

Pro-democracy lobby group Democracy Action urges the Government and Police to shut down the illegal roadblocks making an unwelcome return to our highways, stopping New Zealanders going about their lawful business. Democracy Action spokesperson, ... More >>

Council Looking To Outsource Key Environmental Functions To Iwi

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 11:03 am | Democracy Action

Democracy Action is criticising the Waikato Regional Council’s proposal to outsource monitoring of the waters in and around Lake Taupō to the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board. Spokesperson Lee Short said: “This environmental work is absolutely a core ... More >>

Labour Boasts Illegal Roadblocks Were "Well Supported By Government"

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 1:42 pm | Democracy Action

Two Labour Members of Parliament have confirmed the claim by Democracy Action that the Government and Police condone illegal iwi roadblocks on public roads. Tamati Coffey (Labour – Waiariki) and Kiri Allan (Labour – List MP living in the East ... More >>

NZ First praised for rejecting Māori seat entrenchment

Friday, 13 December 2019, 4:18 pm | Democracy Action

Pro-democracy lobby group Democracy Action welcome New Zealand First’s commitment to hold firm rejecting the Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene’s bill to entrench the Māori seats. The Bill, which would require any changes to the seats to require the ... More >>

Retention of referenda for Māori wards

Friday, 6 December 2019, 10:29 am | Democracy Action

The Minister of Local Government Nanaia Mahuta has announced changes to prevent Māori wards being voted down by referendums are off the table, saying she believes such a change is not possible within the coalition. More >>

Appointing iwi representatives an attack on democracy

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 10:44 am | Democracy Action

Democracy Action is very concerned by Otago Regional Council’s move to appoint two Ngāi Tahu representatives to the Council, with full voting rights on the Council’s powerful Policy Committee. More >>

Petition launched to make NZ First keep its promise

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 2:07 pm | Democracy Action

Pro-democracy lobby group, Democracy Action, has launched a petition lobbying NZ First to force a referendum on the existence of Māori seats. More >>

Democracy Action calls on Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas to resign

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 3:08 pm | Democracy Action

Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas should resign over her decision to cancel a talk by Dr Don Brash scheduled for tomorrow, says Democracy Action . More >>

Council set to erode democracy with unelected members

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 2:56 pm | Democracy Action

Hamilton City Council’s plan to appoint non-elected members to Council committees will erode local democracy, says Democracy Action. More >>

New Zealanders deserve a referendum on Māori seats

Friday, 6 July 2018, 2:10 pm | Democracy Action

6 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Democracy Action welcomes Winston Peters’ call for a two-pronged referendum on whether Māori seats should be entrenched, or should go altogether. Labour MP Rino Tirikatene’s bill to entrench the Māori seats will ... More >>

Mayor Goff fails to live up to election promise

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 10:19 am | Democracy Action

Pro democracy group Democracy Action applauds the Auckland councillors who have penned a letter of no confidence in mayor Phil Goff. The Chair of Democracy Action, Lee Short, says: More >>

The People Have Spoken

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:34 am | Democracy Action

Democracy Action is applauding the decision made by citizens to reject the introduction of Maori ward seats. Chairman of Democracy Action, Lee Short, say More >>

Free speech blocked at Nelson library

Monday, 16 April 2018, 1:26 pm | Democracy Action

Free speech blocked at Nelson library 16 April 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Democracy Action is condemning Nelson City Council and the city library’s decision to withdraw speaking permissions for a public talk on the Treaty of Waitangi by Bruce Moon. Democracy ... More >>

LGNZ’s referenda stance serves politicians over people

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 3:50 pm | Democracy Action

In response to Local Government New Zealand’s recent call for changes to Māori wards legislation , Democracy Action founder Lee Short says, “Local Government New Zealand is supposed to be about protecting and enhancing local democracy, but ... More >>

Serious misconduct at Horowhenua District Council

Monday, 17 July 2017, 1:29 pm | Democracy Action

Serious misconduct at Horowhenua District Council - CEO must resign 17 May 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pro-democracy lobby group, Democracy Action, says that details reported by Radio New Zealand this morning, which allege Horowhenua District Council ... More >>

Binding referenda on Maori seats welcomed

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 5:30 pm | Democracy Action

Binding referenda on Maori seats welcomed 17 May 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pro-democracy lobby group, Democracy Action, welcome New Zealand First’s commitment to hold a binding referendum on the retention of Parliament’s Maori Seats, should the Party ... More >>

Auckland Council process undemocratic

Friday, 31 March 2017, 2:01 pm | Democracy Action

Pro-democracy group, Democracy Action, says the process in which Auckland Council has consulted on its Annual Plan is flawed and undemocratic, with public participation and oral submissions being shunted down to local boards, when it is Councillors who ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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