• Our democracy!

    Local Government is where some of the most vital decisions for our communities, our environment, and our families are made. It’s our democracy – let’s stand up for it!

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Whether it's fighting for our rights at work, for respect and dignity for everyone, or for the future of our planet, we're so much stronger when we join together to speak out.
Join us in building a better world - it's easy to start - just click on one of our campaigns below or click here to join.

 

  • Our democracy!

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    GOAL 5,000 signatures
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    Local Government is where some of the most vital decisions for our communities, our environment, and our families are made. It’s our democracy – let’s stand up for it!

    This year we vote on what kind of local government we want.

    Our District and Regional Councils, and District Health Boards, make some of the most important decisions that affect our lives. It’s not just about rubbish and rates. It’s about the plans that shape our communities over decades. Local government should create jobs, protect our environment, and make sure our families and our communities enjoy the good lives we all deserve. And we can make it do that. All we have to do is work together.

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  • Support fair and secure renting

    1,844 HAVE SIGNED
    GOAL 5,000 signatures
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    A good and secure home is fundamental to our wellbeing but for people who rent our tenancy laws offer no stability. This disrupts our families, schools and communities. Back the Green Party's Bill to guarantee all kiwis have a secure home and a fair deal.

    Our current tenancy laws allow unfair rent increases and evictions with little notice. This condemns renters to a life of uncertainty that impacts on their jobs, schooling, neighbourhood and community.

    Renting is no longer temporary or short-term, hundreds of thousands of families are locked out of home-ownership and it's time our renting laws caught up.

    The Green Party's Bill will make the standard tenancy three years with renters having the first right of refusal to renew. It will also control rent increases and end letting fees. Please support the Bill to bring renting into the 21st century:

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  • Support a Great Education for All Kids

    4,153 HAVE SIGNED
    GOAL 15,000 signatures
    4,153 SIGNATURES
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    The Government isn't prioritising our kids' education. National has frozen school operations funding. Sign the petition and let the Minister of Education know that better funding means better learning for kids.

     

    To the Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education,

    Our kids need more funding not less.

    Please show you value our kids and unfreeze the operations grant so schools don’t have to make cuts and support staff are paid fairly and have secure work.

    You listened to us when we opposed the increase in our kids’ class sizes. I urge you to listen again and make sure all schools have the funding they need to provide an excellent learning environment for all our kids.

    Better funding for support staff will mean better learning for kiwi kids. 


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  • Make Smokefree Aotearoa a reality

    1,650 HAVE SIGNED
    GOAL 2,000 signatures
    1,650 SIGNATURES
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    The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says the Government has made a mistake by cutting funding to anti-smoking advocacy services and iwi health providers who help people quit smoking.* Sign the petition to fund these essential services

    To Hon Jonathan Coleman and Hon Bill English:

    Nurses, midwives, caregivers, kaimahi hauora and their supporters want to see a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. We urge the Government to fully fund smoking cessation and advocacy services for all New Zealanders, especially services by Māori and Pasifika organisations supporting their own local communities.

    * For more information on these cuts click here and here.

    To find out more about the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) click here.


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  • Stop the clock on back pay loss

    4,876 HAVE SIGNED
    GOAL 7,000 signatures
    4,876 SIGNATURES
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    A massive payroll error means New Zealanders are owed billions in holiday backpay.
    But every day a million dollars of that debt is being written off as it passes the six year statute of limitations.

    Tell the government to stop the clock on the write-off while we get this problem fixed.

    To the Rt Hon John Key and Cabinet,

    New Zealanders are losing a million dollars a day in unpaid leave - please put the CTU’s Bill to the house under urgency to stop the clock on this write-off. Kiwis deserve the chance to recover the back-pay they are owed.

    Yours,

     

    Click here for a copy of the Bill and here for a background document on the issue.


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  • Protect Easter Sunday

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    GOAL 6,000 signatures
    5,289 SIGNATURES
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    The Government is trying to pass a law that puts retail workers’ Easter Sunday at risk. Peter Dunne and Te Ururoa Flavell can stop this happening. Sign the petition to tell them to put family ahead of shopping.

    To Peter Dunne and Te Ururoa Flavell,

    Having a few days in the year when people are completely free to spend time with their family and friends is so very important. There's enough pressure on people to fill their lives with work as it is - being able to take a little time for yourself and your loved ones is a vital part of who we are.

    The Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill puts one of these precious protected days at risk for Kiwis who work in retail.

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  • Tell Talley’s to do the right thing

    10,127 HAVE SIGNED
    GOAL 12,000 signatures
    10,127 SIGNATURES
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    Sir Peter Talley isn't listening to his workers, but he’ll listen to his community and his customers. Sign the petition to tell him to do the Kiwi thing and negotiate properly with the people who make his business successful.

    To Sir Peter Talley

    You and your family have been part of the fabric of New Zealand's society for decades. But your response to the Kiwis working in your Talley's AFFCO meat-plants is out of line with our values as New Zealanders.

    We are the people who live in your community, who buy your products, who have helped you and your family do so well for so long. Now we ask that you do the right thing by the Kiwis who work at AFFCO and:

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