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Petition to KiwiBuild , Jacinda Adern

Make Kiwi Build Visually Appropriate

New Zealanders should vote for house building planning BEFORE construction starts. There is a great opportunity to create beauty. Learning from countries that have been building beauty for decades, we need not be a copy of another country but can be unique by gaining insights & inspiration from European newly built housing (they have learned from their classic origins & combine this well with modern interiors). 100,000 new houses is a lot.New Zealand, particularly the Auckland region - has discouraging housing developments, that create stress & leave no room to relax & de stress from daily living.  We need development that promotes well-being. Most local & non local walks are interrupted by boxed housing that scars the landscape. Ensure KiwiBuild is visually appropriate. This petition asks that:1. NZ votes for house building planning BEFORE construction starts.Voting from a range of plan choices. 2. Architects are hired that are skilled in the brief & are thoughtful. 3. Development is overseen with thought in mind for the land surrounds. 4. Classic Walkway's are a priority.5. Housing numbers allowed per region/suburb are voted on by the public, before construction.  (So housing can be spread thoughtfully to multiple suburbs in a thoughtful way).6. Ugly boxed housing is not allowed. 7. Beauty & inspirational living is a priority. 8. Beach front coastal areas are not allowed for development. 9. Rural areas are not to be mass produced without beauty in mind & mind for keeping rolling hills with houses nestled & grouped well rather than - the land scarred & made to be filled with houses in an unthoughtful way.10. That thoughtful town & residential planning become better for all future buildings.  With a plan going in place to accommodate this.  Starting with KiwiBuildVote & following on from there, to ensure our land is preserved with surrounds in mind, to have lasting beauty & well-being.11. Spacial awareness is a priority. The positioning of houses must be a planning consideration, for example large tightly grouped houses in a straight line block the views of the sky & land surrounds for everyone, where as houses on angles are better, whether in a line or individually grouped - angled housing shows the sky & land surrounds for more beauty & a sense of space.

469 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Opunake & Districts Business Association

A Single-Use Plastic Free Opunake

Please help reduce the consumption of single-use plastics in Opunake  This is an urgent call to the businesses of Opunake to stop using and selling single-use plastics. The abolishment of single-use plastics such as plastic bags and plastic straws in our small town would be a great start to repairing the environment and protecting marine life!   With your show of support, we can show the rest of the nation what a small town can do and become trend-setters here in New Zealand.  Single-use plastics, otherwise known as disposable plastics, are plastic products that are intended to be used once before they are thrown away. The most commonly used single use plastics are plastic bags, straws, water bottles and food packaging.   Single-use plastic is one of the most damaging products to ever be invented. Single-use plastics have an extremely negative impact on the environment. The production process of single-use plastic is also damaging to the environment as methane is released and contributes to the amount of greenhouse gas emissions therefore contributing to climate change.   As a coastal town, Opunake is a great town to attempt to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we use. Marine life is heavily impacted by these single-use plastics with fish and seabirds eating the plastic having mistaken it for food. Every year approximately 100,000 tons of plastic end up in our oceans.   However, there are still small steps we can take as a community to make a change. By drastically reducing our consumption of single-use plastic items we will be heading in the right direction to lessen the impact humans are having on climate change. There are many alternative products we could use in place of single-use plastics, such as re-usable shopping bags and paper straws.   Please sign and share this call of support and play your part in conserving the environment and decreasing climate change.

Lyndsay Ralph
880 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Clare Curran MP for the Dunedin South electorate, South Dunedin Labour Electorate Committee, New Zealand Council

Clare Curran: Stand Down as Dunedin South MP

Strike 3 - You're Out! The Dunedin south area gets an unfair, bad rap and has negative connotations attached to it, especially in the wider Dunedin area. Many hardworking volunteer groups and individuals try hard every day to combat these stereotypes, but we are undermined when our own Member of Parliament cannot conduct herself in a professional manner. The actions of Clare Curran during her time as a Minister have been very damaging and reflect poorly on the people of South Dunedin because our local Labour members nominate and select her, and our people living in the electorate vote to put our trust in her during the general election. This means our ability to judge who best represents us as an electorate is under constant scrutiny. We trust that our MP will act in the best interests of Dunedin South and the country, but Clare has proved herself to be an unprofessional and incompetent Minister, and her time as an opposition MP since 2008 has been filled with what some consider to be "treachery" at Labour branch level and inaction and ineffectiveness at electorate level. Had Clare been guilty of a few minor mistakes, we would likely not be calling for her total resignation from parliament. However, given the serious nature of her conduct and the fact that the saga keeps continuing to put South Dunedin in a negative spotlight on the national stage, we respectfully ask that Clare do the right thing by her constituents and give us the chance to vote for an alternative representative in a by-election. Clare has indicated that she resigned from her portfolios because the drama and scrutiny surrounding her conduct was a distraction and reflected badly on her Prime Minister and Government. That being the case, why can't Clare show her constituents the same level of respect and resign totally so we aren't likewise being reflected upon badly? Has Clare taken our support for granted? Are we not also worth considering, or are we just a "safe bet" and an afterthought for the South Dunedin Labour party? 

New Zealand Liberation Action
46 supporters