Country: New Zealand

Child Poverty Action Group

“Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) strives to achieve the elimination of child poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand. We work to provide evidence-based research about the causes and effects of poverty on children and their families, and to inform the public, policy makers, media and politicians of the changes to policy needed to reduce child poverty.”

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Cats In Need Trust

“We are an organisation that rescues cats and kittens that are unwanted, abandoned, or abused. The animals are cared for by foster carers around Auckland, where we bring them back to good health to go on to being adopted. All cats that are adopted through the Trust are spayed or neutered, wormed, vaccinated and microchipped. We are a registered charity and rely solely on public donations from fundraising and cat sponsorships. We charge an adoption fee of $130 per cat which helps to cover the costs associated with their care (some cats require additional care and can have slighty higher adoption costs).”

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Cat Rescue Christchurch

“Cat Rescue Christchurch Charitable Trust is located in Christchurch, New Zealand, and focuses on reducing stray cat overpopulation by using the trap, neuter, return (TNR) method. Stray kittens who are under 8 weeks of age are socialised, desexed and rehomed. Cat Rescue Christchurch also promotes the desexing of companion and stray cats whom people are feeding, and the early desexing of kittens before being rehomed from any adoption facility. Cat Rescue Christchurch relies on donations from generous people to fund its work. We do not have a shelter but instead have volunteers who foster and socialise our cats and kittens in their own homes until they are ready for their forever homes.”

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Biodiversity

Links to: New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, Biodiversity New Zealand resources, Biodiversity offsetting. (Department of Conservation website)

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BARK NZ

“Our Aim: To reduce the national dog bite statistics in children 12 years and under. We achieve this by providing established programmes to New Zealand’s children at pre-schools, schools and other learning and community facilities. We serve as a hub for volunteer educators throughout New Zealand who have an active interest in the safety of our children around dogs. BARK NZ have designed and implemented well-structured lesson plans to integrate smoothly with the national school curriculum, Te Whariki early childhood curriculum and with individual class, school or organisational processes. We use Government-provided programmes (Dog Box kit) to enable our educators to deliver consistent, reliable and proven messages to all age groups.”

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Auckland Horse Havan

“Welcome to the Auckland Horse Haven. We are the leading Horse Re-homing Haven. The haven was founded in 2006. We have quickly become successful with retraining and working with all horses that otherwise had very uncertain futures. Please note while we are open most days for viewing for horse for rehoming, this must be booked and we are not open Sundays.”

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ARRC Wildlife Trust

“Our Mission: -To provide specialised services, programmes and facilities for the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife and animals. -To demonstrate, educate and inform our community about the importance of respect and responsibility for the well being of our wildlife, animals and natural heritage.”

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Animals & Us

“Animals & Us provides resources on animal issues for teachers and students in New Zealand secondary schools….Animals & Us is a groundbreaking education initiative provided by SAFE. Our vision is that Animals & Us will advance knowledge and critical thinking about the relationship between human and non-human animals while fostering attitudes and values of compassion, respect and empathy. The quality of the Animals & Us programme is guaranteed by SAFE’s ability to draw upon the knowledge of the most experienced animal advocates, and to combine this with the expertise of researchers, academics and teachers working in the area of human-animal studies.”

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All Paws Rescue

“All Paws Rescue is a New Zealand registered charity run solely by volunteers who work tirelessly every day of the year, helping those in need no matter the breed. All of our animals are placed into foster homes where they gain a loving and safe home in preparation for adoption. We do not receive any government funding or have a shelter, we solely rely on our supporters and volunteers to donate or help us fundraise to meet our obligations for the rescue work our dedicated team does.”

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A Guide to Vegan

“Follow us to find out how easy it is to become vegan, especially for those of you who live in New Zealand!”

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Wild Bird Care Charitable Trust

“The Wild Bird Care Charitable Trust was registered in June 2009. The Trust aims to assist groups, organisations and individuals endeavouring to promote activities designed to support New Zealand’s birds and wildlife. The Wild Bird Care Charitable Trust will work with other like minded organisations, groups and individuals to assist in the care of injured and orphaned birds through recognised treatments, rehabilitation techniques and the promotion of high standards of care.”

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Wild & Grace

Blog about local events in the Bay of Plenty with info on wellness, environment, community and sustainability.

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Wellington Rabbit Rescue

“We are a non profit rabbit rescue group. We aim to take on unwanted, neglected or stray rabbits and educate the public on rabbit welfare.” Also rehomes rabbits.

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Vegan Society of Aotearoa NZ

“Welcome! Becoming vegan is easy and we’re here to help you. More and more people are becoming vegan and for all kinds of reasons. The great news is, all of them are positive! Eliminating animal products from our lives is good news for the environment, for our health and for the animals. Plants can provide all the nutrition we need. There are new food groups to discover and new taste sensations to explore. Find some inspiration here. Here’s what some others have said about becoming vegan. You can help us grow veganism in New Zealand too, by supporting our work. We offer businesses the opportunities to connect to a vegan customer base and vice versa through our business membership. The Vegan Society of Aotearoa NZ is a registered charity.”

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Upper Hutt Animal Rescue Society

“Upper Hutt Animal Rescue Society (UHARS) operates as a shelter that takes in homeless, stray and unwanted animals, providing them with a safe haven until they find a permanent home. We offer affordable adoption packages which include sterilisation, vaccinations and a flea and worm treatment for cats and kittens.”

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The Work That Reconnects

“The Work That Reconnects (WTR) is an empowerment process that builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity for a transition to a sustainable world. It was developed by Joanna Macy and colleagues. This group is here to support participants of WTR/Deep Ecology workshops to keep connected and to share what’s happening in Aotearoa/NZ, including relevant upcoming events we know about.”

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The Peace Foundation

“Vision: Peaceful local, national and global communities. Mission: To build peaceful relationships among people of all ages and cultures – from personal to global – through education , research and action. Values: In pursuing this mission we are committed to honour Te Tiriti O Waitangi, human rights and the peaceful resolution of conflict and to modelling peace-making values within the Foundation and beyond. “

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The New Zealand Experiment: A World Model for Structural Adjustment?

Book: “Jane Kelsey’s was a questioning and challenging voice when she wrote this passionate critique of New Zealand’s economic policies in the 1980s and 90s. The social and economic consequences of a decade of market-based reforms are laid bare in this statistically rich and rhetorically powerful work. Drawing on a wide array of sources, Kelsey’s analysis delves into every aspect of the structural reforms that were to have such vast consequences for New Zealand society. Her analysis of those policies and their consequences gains a fresh – and sobering – perspective in the light of the recent global financial crisis.”

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The Hakomi Institute, New Zealand

“We are part of the International Hakomi Institute based in the United States and have been offering practitioner training, workshops, and supporting the growth of Hakomi in New Zealand and Australia since 1989. Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy is a mindfulness-based approach to self-understanding. Mindfulness is not simply part of the ‘tool kit’ in Hakomi, it forms the very foundation of the therapeutic encounter. Much more than a method or set of techniques, Hakomi is a way of looking at the world that is compassionate, mindful, curious, non-invasive, humorous and respectful.”

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The German Shepherd Dog Rescue Trust

“The German Shepherd Dog Rescue Trust (GSRT) is a New Zealand-based non-profit Charitable Trust, (CC27372) an entirely voluntary organisation dedicated to rescuing neglected, abandoned and unwanted German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) across New Zealand. The trust was founded by Denise Sharp in the memory of Yani, Denise’s first German Shepherd Dog, who died at the age of 2 1/2 years after battling various illnesses. The Trust has 4 Trustees (see below) and enlists a few volunteers residing in Palmerston North, Hastings, Wellington, Waikato, Whakatane, Warkworth and Auckland, who offer services such as checking potential homes for a dog, transporting the dogs to their approved homes, and helping the Trust’s founder, Denise, in organising the annual GSDRT Christmas Party and GSDRT calendar production and posting.”

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The Better Base

“We’re all about eating delicious, healthy plant-based food! It’s good for us and great for the planet – so why not?! Our subscription, Ridiculously Good Recipes, takes the hassle out of healthy with 5 tasty dinner recipes and a shopping list each week. Check out the website to sign up, or take on a free Eat Better Challenge. We also offer individual, group and company packages tailored to the level of support and insight you’re after.”

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The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

“The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is a safe and sustainable space to rehabilitate and re-home abused, injured and neglected animals. We are a relatively new sanctuary on 26 acres of land at Ōtaki Forks, an hour’s drive north of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Set up by the Animal Protection Society, the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary operates according to animal rights principles and promotes animal liberation through their work.”

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The Animal Sanctuary

“The Animal Sanctuary is a haven for all animals, with a focus on three main areas of work: Native Birds – We rehabilitate and release native New Zealand birds back into the wild. Rescue Animals – The Animal Sanctuary is a permanent home and refuge for abandoned, abused, and forgotten animals. Battery Hens We rehabilitate and rehome ex-battery hens throughout the Auckland region.”

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Skylight Resilience Hub

“We support people of all ages throughout New Zealand who are facing any kind of tough life situation, but we specialise in grief, loss and trauma.”

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Secrets and Lies: The Anatomy of an Anti-Environmental PR Campaign

Book: “What makes Secrets and Lies so unique and invaluable are the scores of documents upon which it is based – secret internal missives, strategies and tactics that served as the battle plan of the hidden propaganda war waged by a New Zealand state-owned logging company, Timberlands West Coast Limited, and its mercenary PR consultants. What Secrets and Lies describes is happening every day, in similar ways, on every issue of economic and political importance where public controversies rage or could erupt. The activities and events described here are not exceptions, they are the rule. What is exceptional is that they are revealed.”

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Rabbit Rescue Hawkes Bay

“We are an all volunteer non-profit organization dependent on donations to help us rescue unwanted domestic rabbits and educate the public on rabbit care.Located in Havelock North, Rabbit Rescue Hawkes Bay is one of the best places to adopt a rabbit. Since opening in 2015 we have built up a loyal pet owner following with our genuine love for rabbits, commitment to helping service, and unique rabbits. Once you adopt a rabbit, you’ll understand what makes our community so special.”

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NVC Aotearoa NZ

“Welcome! NVC (Nonviolent Communication) is a practical toolkit that provides you with a set of concrete skills that you can use to communicate more effectively with others and even yourself!”

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New Zealand Companion Animal Council

“Throughout New Zealand there are many individuals, organisations and official bodies that are actively concerned both with the welfare and control of companion animals. The diverse nature of their philosophy and operational modus operandi creates a need for communication and the sharing of ideas so that collectively, and by consensus, each and every one of them can contribute to the improvement of the welfare of companion animals in their areas of activity. It was this ideology that prompted the Auckland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to initiate the formation of a forum which would bring together the many and varied animal groups in an open meeting for an exchange of views and ideas. The gathering in 1990 was named the Companion Animal Workshop, and it has been an annual event ever since. As the workshops grew in importance, and the intensity of the discussions developed into meaningful welfare concerns, it became apparent that the participants craved a structure whereby the resolutions of the meetings could be more actively pursued and topics raised could be further advanced. As a result the New Zealand Companion Animal Council (NZCAC) was established in February 1996, and has since become a respected national organisation representing the amalgam of a diverse range of animal groups.”

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National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

“The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) was established under the Animal Welfare Act to provide independent advice to the Government minister responsible for animal welfare.”

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Mountains to Sea – Solving New Zealand’s Freshwater Crisis

Book: “The state of New Zealand’s freshwater has become a pressing public issue in recent years. From across the political spectrum, concern is growing about the pollution of New Zealand’s rivers and streams. We all know they need fixing. But how do we do it? In Mountains to Sea, leading ecologist Mike Joy teams up with thinkers from all walks of life to consider how we can solve New Zealand’s freshwater crisis. The book covers a wide range of topics, including food production, public health, economics and Māori narratives of water. Mountains to Sea offers new perspectives on this urgent problem.”

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Mind your Karma

“The Mind your Karma Retreat & Self Development Centre in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, is a safe and welcoming space where reflection, acknowledgement and healing processes of your inner obstacles, question marks, and struggles are being enabled so that your inner strenghts, resources and talents can unfold freely in your life. “

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Lostpet.co.nz

“Lostpet.co.nz is a free lost and found pet service provided by the New Zealand Companion Animal Council, in conjunction with the leading lost and found services in New Zealand. On this site you can list both lost and found companion animals. Whether you have a lost cat, a lost dog, a found cat, a found dog, or in fact any lost or found bird or animal, you can list it and have the record instantly available.”

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L.A.R.A & Takiwatanga Trust

“Takiwatanga Trust is a beautiful farm Sanctuary and rescue for ‘lifestyle’ animals. Set on private rural land Takiwantanga sanctuary aims to offer weekend farmstays to those with Autism and their carers. Caring for those with Autism is demanding and the stresses and up and downs of those living with Autism can take it’s toll. We aim to offer these families week or weekend short term breaks in our fully furnished guest wing, where they can live independently and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and interact with our many rescue animals. Meet Percy the peacock who comes every morning for his breakfast, or go pet the rescue horses, and watch the daily antics of the free range hens and geese. We also have ‘Patty’ a rescued Belgium Blue cow who comes to her name, and our gorgeous pigs, rescued too from an otherwise not so happy ending. Animals give so much unconditional love, and love to interact with humans, and give so much joy. “

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Humane Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming Charitable Trust

“Founded in April 2013, the Humane Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming Charitable Trust (HURRAH) is an independent, north Auckland based charity run solely by volunteers. Its objectives are to: -Rescue dogs with a proven temperament from euthanasia at council and privately operated pounds. -Prevent unwanted pregnancies through desexing initiatives. -Educate owners on the importance of removing their dog from a life on the chain. -All of our dogs are spay/neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped, and registered before rehoming.”

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Gutter Kitties

“Gutter Kitties is Auckland’s largest no-kill cat rescue, run by volunteers, and relying entirely on donations to make a difference to the lives of Auckland’s street cats. We pride ourselves in running a no-kill shelter, and dedicate our time and efforts to rescuing timid, anxious and/or undersocialised cats.”

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Greyhounds As Pets (GAP)

“Greyhounds As Pets (GAP) is a registered charity established by Greyhound Racing New Zealand to find pet homes for retired racing greyhounds. Retired greyhounds make great pets – they are intelligent, affectionate and lazy. They adapt to pet life with surprising ease, becoming a family favourite in no time. There are greyhounds coming out of racing throughout the year. The GAP adoption programme steers them through the career change and helps them find a new home as a pet. We also provide advice and support to new owners. Many owners become totally smitten with their greyhound and go on to become part of the GAP community, helping more hounds find homes and enjoying walks and social events.”

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Good Neighbour

“To provide practical opportunities for people to support one another so that lives and neighbourhoods are transformed.” Activities: Food Rescue, Community Gardens, Neighbourhood Projects and Kitchen

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Go Eco

“We provide community education, collaborate with and support environmental groups and projects, provide inspiration for living lighter and advocates on behalf of the environment. We are home to a depot for recycling electronic devices, batteries, light bulbs, toner cartridges, and we run Kaivolution Food Rescue.”

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Go Vegan

“Go Vegan is a national organisation dedicated to growing the vegan population in New Zealand. We support the cessation of commercial animal use. We focus on: 1) Vegan advocacy 2) Supporting regional advocates with resources, and 3) Providing resources for those transitioning to veganism”

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Free Range

“Many people assume that free range farming gives animals a happy life, free of the cruelty their factory farmed kin suffer. However, there are some important things you should know before choosing this option.”

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Farm-Animal Sanctuary

“Hi everybody! We are a vegan farm animal sanctuary in Otaki, just over an hour drive from Wellington. Every day we care for over 200 animals (ponies, cows, goats, pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks, cats, bunnies and more) who have been abandoned, injured or mistreated. We are looking for people, either single or a couple, to come and join us for a minimum of a month. If you are the right fit there might be a more permanent place for you – some people choose to stay for a year or more.”

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EquineNZ

“EquineNZ is an organisation dedicated to the welfare of horses and ponies in the New Zealand region. Located in Canterbury (South island), EquineNZ is supported and run by myself because I love and cherish the horse. I accommodate Xbreds, QH, appaloosa’s, miniatures and other breeds that have come to me due to a change in owners circumstances.”

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Environmental Justice Aotearo

“We work and speak for communities and creatures bearing the cost of poor environmental decision-making. We aim to be New Zealand’s centre of environmental and ecological justice expertise….Mission statement: First, to expose environmental and ecological injustice. Second, to confront privilege and power structures that are or have been unjust. Third, to ensure the life force (mauri) of the environment, and all creatures whose home is that environment, are protected in their own right. Fourth, to restore kaitiakitanga, and strive for meaningful involvement of all people in listening and speaking for their place.”

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Ecobob

“Ecobob is a platform specifically developed to make eco friendly living easy and accessible for all walks of life. If you are looking for inspiration, information and eco home products and services, Ecobob has got you covered. Visiting Ecobob.co.nz means having access to relevant and up to date information on the ever changing, ever expanding world of eco homes, zero energy homes and high performance homes. At Ecobob, we believe that owning or living in an eco home shouldn’t affect your ability to enjoy the creature comforts of luxurious living, in fact quite the opposite. Present day eco homes offer the latest environmentally sound technologies coupled with state of the art architecture completed with small-scale renewable energy generation. This allows occupants to enjoy power on their own terms, free from constant, expensive monthly power bills. Ecobob makes it easy for like-minded individuals to engage in environmentally conscious practices by having up to date, practical information at their fingertips.”

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Earthcare Education Aotearoa (Facebook page)

“Enlivening Community through Permaculture and Deep Ecology. A non-profit trust dedicated to the ethics and principles of sustainability and Permaculture….Our mission (kaupapa) is: * Recreating Right Relationship with ALL Communities – respecting ALL life as sacred. * Facilitating sustainable human settlements, where culture embraces nature. * Restoring ecosystems whilst establishing food security.”

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Dogwatch

“Dogwatch rescues and rehomes dogs and puppies who, through no fault of their own, have ended up in the Christchurch City, Selwyn and Waimakariri pounds. After the 7 day holding period the council becomes the legal owner and at their discretion may rehome the dog/puppy or destroy it. Dogwatch is contacted if no one steps forward to claim these dogs and, if we have kennel space, we will take them into our care. Dogs with special needs and extremely young puppies will go into foster homes until they are ready for adoption.”

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Direct Animal Action

“Direct Animal Action is a community of passionate activists. We aim to empower people by providing a supportive group structure to facilitate and drive direct action. All animals deserve to live their lives free from exploitation and abuse. Through direct action campaigning we will confront and disrupt the practices that cause animals to suffer. Animals currently lack the legal and social standing necessary to protect them from harm. Direct Animal Action will challenge the current system to create robust laws and values which reflect the moral imperative that we must break the cycle of exploitation and abuse animals are forced to endure.”

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Cultivate Christchurch

“Cultivate aims to engage and inspire young people in meaningful learning and career opportunities around urban agriculture.”

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Convention on Biological Diversity: New Zealand – Overview

New Zealand overview on biodiversity and measures to enhance implementation of The Convention on Biological Diversity . “The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993. It has 3 main objectives: The conservation of biological diversity, The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity, The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.”

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