The Manawatū Tenants’ Union (MTU) advocates for tenants at the individual and societal level, providing free advice, advocacy, and education services based in the Manawatū.
Contact: Ben Schmidt, Coordinator Email: [email protected]
Phone: 027 5422 071 Website: www.mtu.org.nz
Beneficiary Advisory Service is based in Christchurch, formerly the Christchurch People’s Resource Centre. The BAS has a strong commitment to social justice and a fair society. They provide advice and information as well as advocacy to government and other agencies on issues of concern to beneficiaries.
Contact Claire Gray [email protected] | www.bas.org.nz. .
Tax Justice Aotearoa New Zealand proposes to ring about the complete end of Aotearoa New Zealand as a tax haven, advocate for fairness and reduction of inequalities, both in New Zealand and internationally, and to significantly reduce corporate tax avoidance and evasion.
Contact [email protected] www.taxjustice.net/tag/new-zealand
Renters United has a plan to fix renting that ensures that every renter should have the right to live in a safe and healthy home, pay affordable rent, find and rent a home free from discrimination, intimidation and harassment, expect a respectful and responsive relationship with their landlord, have a rental agreement that grants them long-term security and stability, have good cooking, laundry and bathroom facilities and make their home their own through reasonable changes.
Contact [email protected],nz www.rentersunited.org.nz
This network of the Methodist Church covers a wide range of issues linked to the EqN kaupapa, including poverty and inequality, climate change, refugees and working with Te Tiriti.
Contact: Betsan Martin
Email: [email protected]
Oxfam is an international development NGO with a goal of Working together to end poverty and injustice and a vision of a world without poverty where people are valued and treated equally, on a planet that has the natural resources to sustain them. Although their main focus is international they also apply their advocacy to issues in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Contact: Jo Spratt
The Diocese plans to be involved through their advocacy arm. They are very active in promoting social justice throughout the region as shown by their mission statement: We are family; we are disciples; we care for the last, the lost and the least.
Contact: Kate Day – Email: [email protected]
The Fabian Society is an independent membership-based policy forum that aims to provide a forum for education and debate on progressive policy priorities by providing quality events, publications and research. Initially, we will focus on the fundamental requirement that New Zealand shapes a sustainable economic future for itself. We provide a forum for critiquing the prevailing economic orthodoxy and the advocacy of viable alternatives and reforms.
We are a volunteer network focused on the public sphere. There are three legs to our work – a strong public sector, genuine democracy and engagement, and community wealth.
Contact: Jan Rivers / www.publicgood.org.nz
ActionStation is an independent, member-led not-for-profit organisation representing over 100,000 Kiwis holding power to account, standing for a fair society, healthy environment & economic fairness.
Ruby Powell @ [email protected]| www.actionstation.org.nz