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These displays of hope and change show our…

A 15,000-strong petition for kindness to migrants in Aotearoa was delivered to Parliament this week, as the community rallied in solidarity. Carolina Albuquerque a Brazilian journalist, based in New Zealand for the past three years, looks into this week’s events.

A crowd of hundreds of people behind metal barriers hold signs, such as, Migrant Lives Matter
Photo: Unite Union

I chose to come to New Zealand three years ago for one single reason: it’s the only country in the world that offered Brazilians the possibility to access the Work Holiday Visa.

I come from Brazil, a country with huge social issues. Poverty, corruption, violence, and, on top of that…

Welcome to the monthly dose of hope your doctor didn’t prescribe. It comes at the right time, because temperatures are rising! Whether it’s online, on the streets, overseas or in the house, the heat is on when it comes to people power pushing for change.

And it gets hotter. On Thursday, our government will announce Budget 2021 — their plan for resourcing services, programs, policies, and infrastructure. Our ActionStation community’s job is to hold them to account if their plan doesn’t bring us closer to the fair and flourishing Aotearoa we know is possible. Stay…

The ActionStation story through the words of Laura O’Connell Rapira.

Laura and another person on two sides of a yellow banner saying ‘Absolutely Positively Sexual Violence Free Wellington New Zealand’
In 2018 presenting a submission from the ActionStation community to Wellington City Council towards the vision of Pōneke becoming the country’s first sexual violence free city.

Laura O’Connell Rapira (Te Ātiawa, Ngāruahine, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whakaue) is a campaigner, fundraiser, writer and until 2021 the Director of ActionStation.

She started her career organising events, before moving on to fundraising for non-profits. She founded RockEnrol, a youth-powered campaign to get more young people out to vote…

Everywhere I look, I see people coming together to make the world a better place.

This is not always easy. I often witness people’s pain, rage, grief and heartache as they face the sharp edges of inequality and injustice. This usually comes from the desire to simply be treated with…

Stories of hope from the ActionStation community for December 2020.

Welcome to another edition of the monthly dose of hope!

We are a little bit behind, having sent our last ‘monthly’ newsletter out in September, but 2020 has been a wild year and so hiccups along the way are to…

Inside a grassroots campaign to protect conservation land from mining - and how you can help.

Áine Kelly-Costello

Watchdog protest calling on the Government to honour the promise to ban mining on conservation land, 2017. Credit Geoff Reid

It’s a story of an extractive industry causing needless ecological and community damage in the face of alternatives. It’s the story of a broken political promise that has till now done more harm than good. …

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