Successful Campaigns

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Successful Campaigns
  • Launch an independent inquiry into residential student accommodation
    July 2020: We won! The Education and Workforce Select Committee launched an inquiry :)
    420 Signatures
    Created by NZ Union of Students' Associations (NZUSA) Picture
  • Respect and value ECE teachers - stop Evolve’s exploitative contracts!
    After more than 5000 people signed the petition in less than a week, Evolve backed down and withdrew unfair and unlawful contracts that would have halved ECE teachers’ pay. What’s more, the company pledged to actually pass on a 2.3% funding increase from the Government to improve teacher pay to the teachers! We will need to monitor this closely to make sure it happens... but I’m so proud of the brave teachers at Evolve who had the courage to stand up collectively with their union and win this fight — with your support. Please sign the petition if you’d like to get updates on the campaign for fair pay for ECE teachers, or join the campaign at www.ecevoice.org Thanks! Ngā mihi Virginia Oakly ECE representative on NZEI Te Riu National Executive
    5,721 Signatures
    Created by Virginia Oakly
  • Stand Together for Social Work - Change the Registration Bill!
    Amy started the Stand Together for Social Work - Change the Registration Bill! campaign when new laws were drafted that would redefine who is or isn’t a social worker. She helped bring the social work community leaders together to draft an alternative to the bill. Social workers nationally emailed, called and visited their MPs with clear talking points. “The petition was noted by Ministers even before being presented so it clearly got attention and helped us get cut through,” says Amy. She is now “very hopeful. The bill is being redrafted with our communities supplementary order paper informing this. We are on the way to a good result.”
    3,658 Signatures
    Created by Amy Ross Picture
  • Save Wellington Citizens Advice Bureau!
    As a result of the public pressure on the Council there will now be an amendment proposed that the CAB receive a 3 year funding contract. So we are pleased that we have achieved our aim. Thanks so much for your support!
    4,805 Signatures
    Created by Sacha Green
  • An Open Letter to save Playcentre
    June 2020 To all supporters of the Save Playcentre petition Hopefully those of you who backed the Playcentre petition will have seen the Government announcement today of an urgent funding boost. Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin is making $3.7 million available for Playcentre Aotearoa as well as a further $500,000 to deal with our property issues. This will allow us to offset our deficit, save a lot of Playcentres from closing and means we have some certainty to plan for our future. More than 16,000 people signed the petition and I and all our Playcentre whānau are most appreciative of that support. It was really special to read all the many thoughtful comments a lot of you the took time to make. It was a great insight into why you were signing the petition and to see what Playcentre means and has meant to so many New Zealand families over the past 79 years. The overwhelming message was that Playcentre is valued and must not be lost. In my meeting with Minister Martin I was able to present many of those comments to her. Thank you again for all your support. Sean McKinley General Manager Playcentre Aotearoa
    16,124 Signatures
    Created by Sophie Handford
  • Introduce a bottle deposit scheme!
    October 2019 A container deposit scheme trial has been announced! https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/returning-empty-bottles-refund-could-revived-v1 The Kiwi Bottle Drive team delivered our petition to Parliament on December 2nd, 2018. We handed over our petition, signed by 15,450 Kiwis (including offline signatures), to Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick with the support of her Parliamentary colleagues MP Gareth Hughes and Minister Eugenie Sage.
    15,670 Signatures
    Created by Kiwi Bottle Drive
  • Take abortion out of the Crimes Act!
    March 2020: This week we achieved abortion law reform, largely because of the support you and the rest of the country have shown toward reproductive rights through polls, demonstrations, lobbying efforts, and petitions like this one.
    13,773 Signatures
    Created by ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa
  • Save Poroti Springs
    Campaigner Millan Ruka worked with ActionStation to stop the application for a water bottling factory at Poroti Spings. Your official submission was one of 856 that showed the Council and the applicant, Zodiac Holdings there was overwhelming opposition - Zodiac have this week withdrawn their application! Thank you for taking action, it really made a difference. Zodiac still have the rights to take water however - if you would like to be updated on future events and possible actions you can join the Save Poroti Springs Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/saveporotisprings/
    1,564 Signatures
    Created by Millan Ruka Picture
  • Save Our Kindergartens!
    Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association has decided not to open for seven hours a day and nearly all year round after 300 people signed a petition against the changes. http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/auckland/petition-sees-seven-hour-kindy-proposal-scrapped/
    303 Signatures
    Created by Frances Cross
  • Minister Anne Tolley: Forgive WINZ Motel Emergency Accommodation Debt
    Thank you for helping to make a difference. On the 25th of May I flew down to Wellington to deliver our petition to the Minister. It was because of your support, and the support of more than 9000 others, that Minister Anne Tolley agreed to meet with me. Together we showed her this issue cannot be ignored. When I asked her what could be done to help people and families facing the impossible choice between homelessness or unmanageable debt over the coming winter months, the Minister acknowledged the urgency of the situation and told us she would look into possible solutions. Just a few hours after our meeting, the Minister’s office called to tell us that changes to the policy will be brought forward from September to 1 July. These changes will mean that the first week of emergency housing would be covered by a special needs grant rather than a loan. A week is not going to be long enough if there is nowhere to go once that week is up, so the Government still has a lot of work to be done to make sure there are enough houses for people to move into.
    10,064 Signatures
    Created by Kyle MacDonald Picture