Successful Campaigns

Successful Campaigns
  • Mangawhai Pakiri SOS
    April 2024: We are absolutely over the moon and delighted to share the incredible news that last week The Environment Court made their final decision and refused the consent for offshore sand mining in the Mangawhai-Pakiri area. This decision is firm evidence that if enough people rise-up, and enough voices are heard, that together we really can make a difference. We want to thank you all and send a massive acknowledgement to the thousands who submitted, advocated, and petitioned. This win would not have been possible without your support. We also want to make a special acknowledgement to tāngata whenua and mana whenua including Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Manuhiri and Ōmaha Marae, who have been fighting to stop sand mining in this rohe for three generations. There are also many individuals and groups who testified in court, including Auckland Council, NZ Fairy Tern Trust, Friends of Pakiri Beach, Save Our Sands Mangawhai Pakiri, Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Trust, Forest and Bird, and the Environmental Defence Society.
    9,895 Signatures
    Created by Save Our Sands
  • Stop the government giving millions more free carbon credits to polluters!
    Thanks to all your signatures and sharing of the ETS petition, we won the campaign to remove Clause 15. Change IS possible! You can read more about the win here: This win shows how much we care about having a strong Emissions Trading Scheme to drive bold climate action in New Zealand.
    3,449 Signatures
    Created by Emily & Tim (Climate Club & CANA)
  • Stop the proposed cattle feedlots in Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) - Ōtautahi
    6 June 2023: Breaking news! Application withdrawn! We opposed this and won! Environment Canterbury has announced today that the Wongan Hills application to build feedlot barns in Kaituna Valley, Banks Peninsula has been withdrawn!! We're celebrating - and we thank you wholeheartedly for your amazing, generous and unstinting support, which has contributed to our win. We hope this means that future applications for feedlots on Banks Peninsula will be unlikely. It's clear that no hearing is required now, but we still have costs to cover for work done thus far. We will let you know more when there is more certainty about the numbers. Thank you again for your wonderful support!
    2,081 Signatures
    Created by Annelies Pekelharing
  • Don’t burn our future: Stop the NZ biofuels obligation
    8 February 2023: Today the Prime Minister Chris Hipkins announced that the NZ Government has dropped its Biofuels Obligation Bill!
    3,124 Signatures
    Created by Jake Roos
  • Make Otautahi-Christchurch one-use plastic-bag free
    August 2018 Dear Changemakers Wahoo! bye bye (plastic) bag! No doubt you have heard the news that the Government is to ban one-use plastic bags. You had a hand in achieving this remarkable result. Take a bow! Yes, there’s still much we can and need to do (tackling other forms of plastic pollution and challenging the absurdity of our society’s ‘throw away’ mentality) but for now it’s time to pat ourselves on the back, wear a big smile and say ‘together, we did it’! Thanks everyone! Well done! Enjoy the moment!
    2,135 Signatures
    Created by Megan Blakie Picture
  • Save the Paturoa Kauri
    2019: This 500 year old Kauri tree Awhi Awhi is still standing! Follow our Facebook community groups and to find out how to help our Kauri and urban forests.
    28,006 Signatures
    Created by Toko Picture
  • Stop the aerial spraying of harmful herbicides in QE Park
    While aerial spraying is happening, the worst toxins are not used. We at Friends of QEII Park are working with GWRC to find alternatives to indiscriminate aerial spraying.
    1,098 Signatures
    Created by Peter Brooking Picture
  • Stand by your pledge to protect GM Free Regions
    2017: Thanks to everyone who showed their support on a hard fought campaign; there has been a partial win in respect of protection of GM Free zones, but that there is more work to do to shield the regions from Wellington imposing GMOs on their communities.
    1,933 Signatures
    Created by Soil & Health Association Picture
  • New Countdown, No Plastic
    Apr 2016: The new Countdown on Waiheke has promised to be plastic bag free! Great community work.
    1,035 Signatures
    Created by Jennifer Fountain Picture
  • Opoho “enviro” school put your words into action and stop burning coal!
    Sep 2021: Great news everyone! After four years of stakeholder pressure, our petition has helped make a difference. Opoho School is now coal-free. A modern and efficient wood chip boiler now replaces the previous climate-vandalising coal boiler. Thank you for taking the time to sign the petition and share your comments on why you did. Please be assured your actions were important to achieving our goal.
    123 Signatures
    Created by Ralph Adler Picture