• Convince Coca-Cola to spend their $3 billion dollar advertising budget on saving the rainforests
    Mass deforestation and devastating climate change threatens survival of all the species, including us. The facts: - Next 5 years are critical. 80-90% of tropical rainforest systems will be destroyed by 2020. ( Source: http://www.custommade.com/l/deforestation/ ) - Rainforests regulate the Earth’s climate, storing 1 trillion tonnes of carbon. That is twice the amount than in the atmosphere. ( Source: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/ ) - We have lost the equivalent of 50 football pitches of rainforest every minute since 2000. ( Source: www.theguardian.com ) - Every year we lose 7.3 million hectares (50 football pitches every minute) of forest. ( Source: www.inhabitat.com ) - In 1950, 15% of the Earth’s land was covered by rainforests. Today (2015) only 6% are covered. ( Source: www.inhabitat.com ) This is a simple idea to show how one of the biggest global brands could connect with its roots to tackle one of the biggest global problems. The video explains how this campaign will boost Coke’s global brand equity, turn passive consumers into loyal followers, increase marketing reach (and help save the world).
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  • #SaveOurFallenKauri: Stop The Illegal Trade of Swamp Kauri and Save Our Wetlands
    Ancient Kauri is being ripped out from our native Northland wetlands. Northland Environmental Protection Society has identified a rare native orchid where the majority of the world’s population was wiped out last year by swamp kauri mining. Evidence of illegal or at the least dubious trade has been exposed. The Ministry for Primary Industries and Customs have no record of this massive swamp kauri log being exported to Shanghai. Why? Overseas websites sell slabs and logs of ancient swamp kauri when this is only country that should be selling locally made swamp kauri products. We all know a rough sawn slab in China is not a finished table. We need to save wetlands and local jobs. So right now we need a moratorium on all swamp kauri mining and exports until the whole mess is investigated and sorted out and laws adhered to with illegal swamp kauri to be impounded. We need your help. Please sign our petition and tell central Government to #SaveOurFallenKauri
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  • PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN THIS PETITION: Make merciful assisted dying legal in New Zealand
    All terminally ill New Zealanders deserve the right to end their time on earth in peace and dignity. Yes this is about the right of choice. John Key please present an End of Life Choice Bill to Parliament and please change New Zealand's law. Show mercy for terminally ill people in New Zealand - and give them the right to choose. Terminally ill people in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or Switzerland, or in the US state of Oregon, Washington, Montana or Vermont, or in the Canadian province of Quebec already have this choice. Please have the courage to lead New Zealand and get this in front of the members. If there is going to be no quality of life for a terminally ill person please do the only thing we can as a nation and give them choice to die peacefully, with dignity and at the time of their choosing. Read http://www.listener.co.nz/current-affairs/health-current-affairs/dying-wishes/
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  • Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in Australia
    This is incredibly important in the evolution of our society. Everyone deserves equal rights and the equal ability to love who they want. Stopping people to be married due to their gender stops them from being free to love who they want which is a huge human rights problem that needs to change. If a man is allowed to marry a woman then so should a man be allowed to marry a man and all the same for woman. Gender does not define love.
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  • Fix the Footpath
    This footpath is used by children on their way to school on their scooters. It is used by old people on their way to Barrington Mall on their mobility scooters and Zimmer frames. The unstable ground is a hazard for old people as they can easily slip on the stones, or roll over on their ankles. We have asked the council several times to address this problem and we have had NO response whatsoever. We need your help to encourage the Christchurch City Council to hear us.
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  • Get John Campbell Back On TV In Prime Time
    Because New Zealanders are fed up with having their news diet dictated to them by an elite group of bankers, posers and pretenders. It is time for us to take direct action to try to get news media of the kind we need. Because the board and management of Mediaworks who conceitedly made this decision, against all rationality, on the basis of prejudice and hubris need to have the fact that they made a huge mistake pointed out to them in style. Because it is right that we show John Campbell, who has done so much for so many, how much we care.
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  • Government must act to control overseas investment
    International websites and radio stations are flaunting New Zealand’s lack of a capital gains tax and the market, in particular the housing market, is in crisis. Many overseas investors don’t need to borrow to buy here and the majority of New Zealanders are struggling to compete. First home buyers are outbid at auctions and Mum and Dad investors will be unable to compete with the new 30% deposit imposed by the Reserve Bank. Without intervention by the Government New Zealanders will be tenants in their own country very soon.
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  • Fair Debt Collection Practices
    People of New Zealand have had enough of bullies in many walks of life, be it the schoolroom, the playing field, or in the workplace, however we still tolerate it from organisations who want to collect funds. New Zealand is nearly 40 years behind the USA who introduced the Fair Debt collection Practices Act in 1977. Just because someone is having financial difficulty, this is no reason that they should sacrifice their human rights. It is important for everyone in New Zealand to recognise and support the promotion of fairness and equity, because any person in New Zealand can go from being able to afford to pay the bills, to being in default. And it is not just a small portion of Kiwis that have had 'run ins' with creditors and collectors, there are hundreds of thousands out there. It is also a common misconception that debtors are bad people; they are ordinary people who may have - lost their job, finished their employment contract, had a period of sickness, or it could be as simple as a relationship split.. (that doesn't give anyone the right to harass you!).
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  • Bring Back Spud Monday
    "Spud Monday" was a public holiday, peculiar to Nelson that was held every year on the first Monday of August. According to legend the holiday commemorates the first Nelson settlers who became so close to starvation they were forced to dig up and eat the seed potatoes they had just planted. It was also a day on which to plant potatoes. The holiday was abolished some time around World War II. As part of the celebrations all shops and businesses closed. People would also mark the occasion by playing special sports matches, walking the Dun mountain trail and of course, planting spuds. This holiday would present a great opportunity to encourage Nelsonians to remember their heritage, gain interest in their local history and get out and about. It would also allow a public holiday to be held at a time of year when there are currently none. What Thanksgiving is to America, this should be to Nelson. Let it take back its rightful place in the hearts and minds of all Nelsonians!
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  • Get NZ back in the clean energy race. This petition is to upgrade NZ’s renewable energy goal to 100%
    New Zealand's net emissions of greenhouse gases climbed 42 percent between 1990 and 2013, driven by a rise of almost a third from the energy sector. While the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, globally many nations and more than 50 cities including Sydney, Vancouver, San Francisco and San Diego have announced they are aiming for 100 percent renewable energy by 2020, others by 2035. New Zealand is supposed to be one of the cleanest, greenest nations in the world and to make this a reality we need to move away from our dependance on fossil fuels as an energy source. As a country, we need to tell the government that 90 percent isn’t good enough. Kiwis pride themselves on giving 100 percent, so why should our approach to the impact of climate change on our country be any different?
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  • Lower motorcycle licences
    Motorcycle licences should not be unfair and punitive against motorcyclists. New Zealand and particularly Auckland has a huge congestion and parking problem and motorbikes are a good alternative for commuting.
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    Recently glyphosate was classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Class 2A carcinogen, meaning, it probably causes cancer. (1) Glyphosate is the world's most commonly sprayed weedkiller and is the active ingredient in RoundUp (2) It is a product most Council contractors use in keeping both urban and rural public areas weed free. With cancer the leading cause of death in New Zealand, accounting for 29.4% of all deaths (3), it is important we protect the public, particularly children, from exposure to this chemical. The damning conclusion by the world's leading health experts means that the Council needs to take responsibility for protecting our health and making our beautiful district healthy and safe for all by completely stopping the use of glyphosate. The public spraying of this carcinogenic chemical is a violation of our human rights. We have already requested the Rangitikei District Council consider a chemical free alternative, however they've declined, based on their own report that failed to look at the proven cost effectiveness of hot water and foam treatment which is almost equal in cost to chemical spraying. In 2009 French Professor Séralini's two year study on glyphosate found it produced large cancerous tumours in rats (4). Because its effects are cumulative and not immediate (that is they only show up over a long period of time) people generally think it is safe. Dr. Don Huber, an award-winning, international scientist, microbiologist and professor emeritus of plant pathology at Purdue University (US) who has 55+ years experience in research and expertise in the area of plant pathology, says that contrary to the common claim of safety, a large volume of peer-reviewed scientific information clearly demonstrates that Roundup herbicide is chronically toxic to human and animal tissues and leads to cancer, premature death, kidney and liver failure, blood disorders and a host of other diseases (5). Dr Huber considers glyphosate is worse than DDT (6), and that there's also a correlation between glyphosate use & bee die off (7). Our environment has long been subject to frequent spraying of this toxic chemical. In 2009 France's highest Court ruled that Roundup (active ingredient glyphosate) is not biodegradable nor does it "keep the soil clean" as Monsanto had previously advertised. (8) It has now also been found present in human blood, urine and breast milk. (7) Help us make public areas in our Rangitikei towns both glyphosate and chemical free now. [1] and [2] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150422-glyphosate-roundup-herbicide-weeds/ [3] http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/cancer-new-registrations-and-deaths-2011 [4] http://www.gmoseralini.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/GES-final-study-19.9.121.pdf (5) http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/roundup-herbicide-most-toxic-chemical-environment [6] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/15/dr-don-huber-interview-part-2.aspx [7] http://www.gmoevidence.com/dr-huber-glyphosate-and-bee-colony-collapse-disorder-ccd/ [8] http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8308903.stm
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