• New Countdown, No Plastic
    Single-use disposable plastic bags are not recycled and although often reused, they pollute and poison the marine and land environment and negatively impact human and animal health. The ingestion of plastic in the Hauraki Gulf and beyond seriously threatens turtles, whales, sea birds and myriad other creatures. Plastic bags take several hundred years to break down leaving microscopic pieces of highly toxic plastic in the environment as they fissure. Toxicity from plastic components has been scientifically linked to metabolic disorders and threats to fertility in humans and sea creatures. Stopping the use of single-use disposable plastic bags is a relatively easy way we can make a positive difference.
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    Created by Jennifer Fountain Picture
  • TPPA Petition to the Bay of Plenty Councils
    The mainstream media of New Zealand are not informing our public of the dire consequences of this 'so-called' trade agreement, or questioning why it is being negotiated secretly in collaboration with foreign corporate investors. So it falls upon us to inform our communities, to pressure our government for full disclosure, and to insist upon our democratic right to decide if this Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will be the signing away of our future. Based upon the latest Wikileaks documents, we understand that signing the TPPA in it's current form will open New Zealand up to the following: * Foreign investors dictating our domestic laws * Inflated pricing of patented medicines * Weak or non-existent GMO food labelling * Overriding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi * Pushing more of our kiwi jobs overseas * Undermining our environmental protections * Unfettered mining, drilling and fracking * Escalation of our national financial crises * Irreversible sellouts of more kiwi assets * Voidance of our “buy kiwi made” policy * Erosion of privacy and internet freedoms * Corporate takeover of our Kiwi way of life We stand united with our communities against the signing away of our future and call upon our local councils to stand united with us!
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    Created by Tauranga TPPA Action Network
  • Earth Friends
    Right now we do not have a critical mass to make change for our planet. If we can bring awareness to our youth as well as our adults in a way that is non-threatening, I feel, change can occur. An animated movie has the ability to reach millions of people to help educate the masses. We need a "Blackfish" effect to make change on how we treat this planet. Earth Friends can be that stepping stone. By signing this, you are becoming a part of the critical mass for change Earth Friends is a gentle yet wondrous story that tells the tale of Cara, a disillusioned and somewhat lonely child. Finding no one to play with, one day Cara is visited by a special friend.The Wind tells Cara to go outside and here she will meet all the friends she desires, friends for life. In a series of imaginative adventures Cara learns about our planet, our heritage and the true meaning of friendship.
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    Created by Jodi Raven Hawk Silver
  • Total ban on the sale of fireworks in New Zealand
    The safety of our children is paramount and yet year after year around early November we hear of horrendous accidents with children, animals and peoples property due to miss use of fireworks. Why do we continue to celebrate an overseas anniversary that turned into a disaster in the end. Furthermore, the animal Injuries and distress caused around this time is significant and totally unnecessary. IT NEEDS TO STOP NOW. IT HAS GONE ON FAR TOO LONG
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    Created by Sarah Yates Picture
  • Ban Supermarket use of plastic bags
    The fact is, as plastic weathers it breaks down and is easily mistaken for food by fish. A document produced by the Seafood Industry Council and Maritime New Zealand states that in parts of the world "fish are becoming seriously contaminated by plastic pollution". Plastic ingestion also kills turtles and seabirds. It's time New Zealand played its part in curbing the scourge.
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    Created by william buchanan
  • Get GDC to Adopt this Resolution to Protect Gisborne from the TPPA
    As our elected Council, GDC needs to address the TPP and its effects on our community. This resolution will ensure they voice their willingness to protect us as much as they can. Other major NZ cities have adopted these resolutions and Gisborne should be next. Cities include Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Dunedin among others. Adopt this resolution. Protect our Gisborne community.
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    Created by Tania Barbarich Picture