• National Fundraiser for Child Poverty in New Zealand.
    Despite the government and many other organisations doing as much as they can, we still need more support to overcome aspects of child poverty in New Zealand therefore every dollar raised will contribute in diminishing this crisis. This issue is important because on a daily basis I see many kids suffering in my school. I have had first hand exposure to a lot of students that are going through this and it is my personal experience. I have many friends who don't dress warmly during the very cold months because they cannot afford the school jumpers and therefore wear their short sleeve shirts only. Growing up I've been surrounded by students who would come to school without lunch, simply because they did not have enough food at home. I, myself have not personally been through child poverty but during winter I wear many layers of clothing and still feel cold to the point where I cannot concentrate at school and it only makes me more sympathetic to the students who have less than I do, but have no way to improve their situation.
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    Created by Amirah Rab
  • Get Victoria Skate Park lights
    We as New Zealanders pride ourselves on our sports people. The lights that could be placed down at the skatepark would be able to aid young talent in learning new skills on skateboards,bikes,scooters and rollerblades as well as those who work full time to ride at night. Countries such as Australia, America and England have lights at many top skateparks. These countries have some of the best extreme sports talent coming out of there country as they are able to train and not be restricted by nightfall.
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    Created by Alex de Luen
  • Upgrade of public facilities at Chingford Park
    Chingford has been a popular park for many years, with grand trees, structures and green spaces. The Lindsay Creek winds through the park next to the great children's playground. Tracks weave over the hillside through the established forest. Archery, soccer, orienteering, and athletics all take place here. The park is regularly used for picnics, birthday parties and celebrations, enjoyed by young and old alike. We ask that the council upgrade the facilities provided here to meet the public needs in this popular space. Installing public toilets, extending picnicking facilities, keeping the fields well drained, and ensuring the water quality of the creek is safe for people to play in. Parks are a place for people to come together and enjoy the outdoors and Chingford is a great park. Council investment in Chingford's facilities will ensure it meets the needs of the community it serves now and into the future.
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    Created by Kirstin Flockton
  • Stop NZ Child Poverty
    BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN LIVING BELOW THE NZ POVERTY LINE KEEPS INCREASING Poor and overcrowded housing a major contributor to poverty 305,000 Kiwi kids in poverty Children are a country's future 80,000 young adults with no job no training no future Govt has borrowed over $60 billion since 2007 with little positive result Debt must be repaid by our children and grandchildren Christchurch wrecked Needs thousands of tradespeople $40 to $50 billion going into rebuild Auckland's building boom also needs many tradespeople Elephant in room is lack of home ownership THE PLAN Building houses trains tradespeople Houses improve children's health Increases learning potential Saves health system money House ownership gives families appreciating asset which can get next generation into homes Improves social stability and community pride Training upskills workforce Provides higher incomes Families more independent Less reliant on welfare WE NEED Half to one million registered voters to sign People with skills in media,public relations,town planning,architectural design etc to offer help (contact BruceBenton@clear.net.nz 0272428414 or Neha Hakaria 021612680 nehahak55@gmail.com ) THIS PROJECT WILL ONLY SUCCEED IF THE NZ PUBLIC FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS GREAT LITTLE COUNTRY
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    Created by bruce benton
  • 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