Web Directory > NZ > Community and Social Studies > Lobby Groups
Includes organisations whose prime purpose is to lobby for change in local, national or international government policies, and not directly related to another browse category.
See also under issue type, eg Housing, Human Rights, Aid and Development organisations, Auckland, Environment, Diseases and Conditions, etc.
- Action for Children & Youth Aotearoa Incorporated : ACYA
ACYA promotes the well-being of children and young people in New Zealand through education, advocacy, and encouraging the Government to act on the recommendations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Site lists recent activities, reports and submissions. Includes a section for youth, planning details for the UN CRC 2010 report, and general information about ACYA including a Constitution and annual reports.
- Alcohol Action NZ
Website of lobby group Alcohol Action NZ, seeking change in the way alcohol is supplied, marketed, sold and consumed in New Zealand. Site includes a discussion of the issues, a suggested course of action, news, events information, resources and contact information.
- Amnesty International, New Zealand Section
Site promotes human rights and the campaigning against violations of those rights. Information on current violations and action being taken. Links to special interest group networks, eg. women, children, trade unions, etc.
- Anew N.Z.
An independent, non-partisan network of motivated and concerned New Zealanders seeking a sustainable future. Aims to develop principled, ethical leadership and facilitate dialogue with civil society, business and government (as a network of networks) on key issues that are critical to the future of the country.
- Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
ALCP site feachers party policy; information about parliamentary canidates;news; media releases and information about candidates.
A task force to offer the National Party independent policy advice on environmental and heritage issues.
- Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition : BCAC
BCAC represents breast cancer related organisations, it aims to make detection and treatment accessible to those affected by breast cancer and provide information about treatment and care. Includes news, events, books and resources, and shared experiences.
- Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA)
CAFCA promotes the concept of an independent Aotearoa based on policies of economic, military and political self-reliance. Has views, research and their analyses of the decisions of the Overseas Investment Office.
- Campaign for MMP
Describes the Campaign for MMP's work to mobilise public support for the MMP electoral system. Includes information about proportional representation, news, video clips, and the 2011 referendum on electoral reform.
- Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
The Catholic agency for Justice, Peace and Development.
- Child Poverty Action Group
Information about poverty among families in New Zealand, and about CPAG's work to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand.
- Clean energy guide
Discusses the impacts of energy use on the environment and explains the benefits of switching to using clean energy.
- Coalition for Equal Value Equal Pay (CEVEP) : The campaign for pay equity in New Zealand
Information on the campaign history and equal pay legislation. Includes advice on lobbying and a bibliography.
- Council for International Development : Kaunihera mo te Whakapakari Ao Whānui
The Council for International Development coordinates actions of member agencies and Government on aid and development issues.
- Disarmament & Security Centre
The DSC is a specialist branch of the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace Foundation. Its broad objective is to provide a resource centre for alternative thinking on disarmament and security issues, both within Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally. Currently the work focusses on promoting the World Court's 1996 Advisory Opinion on nuclear weapons and its implications.
- Family First New Zealand
A lobby group concerned with building strong families and safe communities. Includes issues of concern; lobbying kit; FAQs; its 11 Principles on family; articles and newsletters.
- Fightback : struggle, solidarity, Socialism
Information and resources relating to the Workers' Party of New Zealand, including news items, articles from their newspaper Fightback (previously The spark) and audio and video clips.
- Focus on the Family New Zealand
Organization with a religious focus, provides information and support on family issues. Includes publications and events.
- Forest & Bird
Site of New Zealand's largest independent conservation organisation. Includes information about native animals and plants, natural environments and threats to the ecosystem. Includes a blog and a map that helps find conservation campaigns and activities around the country.
- GE free food guide : your guide to avoiding genetically engineered food
Database of food product brands sold in New Zealand. All are given a classification according to the manufacturer's GE policy. You can browse through 'virtual' supermarket aisles, or use a shopping list generator to create your own personalised guide to print off and take to the supermarket.
- Greenpeace Aotearoa New Zealand
Site features Greenpeace actions, press releases and petitions.
- Grey Power : the active organisation for those 50+
Information about Grey Power's work to promote the welfare and wellbeing of the over 50 age group. Includes the organisation's policies, board members, speeches, and information likely to be of use to older citizens.
- Howard League for Penal Reform, Canterbury : working for open and rational debate on issues of crime and punishment
Blog of the Howard League for Penal Reform, a lobby group on prison policy and prison reform. Includes fact sheets, newsletters, articles, submissions to government bodies and other material.
- Kyoto Forestry Association : New Zealand Kyoto Forestry Association
About KFA,a not for profit organisation formed to represent forest owners. Includes news and faqs.
- Long Bay Okura Great Park
Information about the Long Bay--Okura Great Park Society and its work to protect the landscape and environment of Long Bay and Okura. The society is lobbying to create a 1,000 acre Great Park at Long Bay-Okura in North Auckland. Includes submissions, publications, newsletters; and information about the land and its history.
- Maxim Institute
Maxim Institute is an independent research and public policy think tank. Includes information about researches and public policies on social issues such as education and family. It also has information on internship programmes to foster leadership among youth.
- Monarchy New Zealand = Arikinui Aotearoa
Information about the Monarchist League of New Zealand and New Zealand's constitutional monarchy. Information on coats of arms, New Zealand flags and standards is also provided.
- Naseby Vision Incorporated
A community development group whose aim is to monitor development and town planning in Naseby to improve services and facilities.
- New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (Inc.)
The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society is an incorporated society that is working for the abolition of vivisection on the grounds that it is scientific fraud. Their website offers information on the society's views and activities, and includes their newsletter 'Mobilise!'.
- New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines : CALM
About the campaign with photographs and newsletter, with archived copies.
- New Zealand Companion Animal Council Inc.
Information about the NZCAC, a national organisation which represents animal advocacy groups, and aims to promote the welfare of companion animals.
- New Zealand Equality Education Foundation : incorporating the International Ex-Fetus Association
The official web site of NZEEF. Includes policies and links to resources on men's rights. Provides a list of male-friendly lawyers.
- New Zealand Republic : the Republican Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand
The site provides the opportunity to find out about republicanism and the Republican Movement in New Zealand (through newsletters, policy papers and information about the key issues in the republic debate). Includes blog.
- NORML New Zealand : National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Information about cannabis, hemp and marijuana, its prohibition and uses.
- NZ Super Democratic Party
NZ Super Democratic Party was inaugurated in 1996. Its prime objective is to introduce and maintain televoting throughout New Zealand.
- Oxfam New Zealand
Information on Oxfam projects around the world.
- Papakura Water Pressure Group
Lobby group working to challenge the privatisation of local water services.
- Peace Foundation
Information and resources, including those for youth in Young Peace Foundation section and Cool Schools Programme.
- Peace Movement Aotearoa
Focuses on issues relating to peace, social justice and human rights. Includes directory of peace links and online petitions.
- Pride Alliance : the queer network of the Alliance Party
An autonomous network within the Alliance Party. Includes news, events, media releases .
- Right to Life New Zealand
"This website supports the unborn, the elderly and the unwell in our society whose lives are at risk."
- SADD New Zealand
Students Against Driving Drunk's (SADD) mission is to reduce harm amongst students by promoting alternatives to drinking and driving through positive peer influences.
- SAFE : the voice for all animals
An animal rights organisation, SAFE campaigns on issues such as animal testing, factory farming, genetic engineering, hunting, vegetarianism and animals used in entertainment. Includes current campaigns; news; events; information; education; vegetarian recipes, and merchandise.
- Sensible Sentencing Trust
Information about the Trust and its work to promote more stringent prison sentences for convicted offenders. Includes information about the deterrent effects of sentencing and imprisonment, newsletters, submissions, press releases, information about NZ political party corrections policies, and stories from crime victims.
- Show you're against violence towards women : White Ribbon Day 25 November
Events and information around the protest ride for men against violence towards women. Includes profiles of organisations and individuals supporting the cause.
- Transparency International New Zealand
New Zealand representative of Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption. Not-for-profit, non-political, and non-partisan charitable society. Includes information on its mission, constitution of the organisation and a governance guide and links to press releases and newsletters.
- Volunteer Wellington : catalyst for community involvement
Volunteer Wellington provides the essential voluntary workforce needed to maintain and sustain the work of more than 250 community based and not-for-profit organisations in the greater Wellington region. The site provides information on the sort of jobs that are available, and how to volunteer or to request a volunteer.
- Walking access
Website of the Commission, which provides leadership on walking access issues in New Zealand. Includes news and Commission publications.
- Welfare Justice
Describes the views of the Welfare Justice group on the welfare reforms proposed by the government Welfare Working Group, and Welfare Justice's work to advocate for beneficiaries. Includes news, reports, resources, and details about public events.
- World Socialist Party (New Zealand)
Information about the objectives, activities and projects of the WSPNZ, including a history of the party, publications catalog, and library listing. A brief outline of socialist theory.
- Young Nats
Blog with information about the Young Nats political club and its executive. Includes news and images.
Young Labour is the youth wing of the New Zealand Labour party. Website contains news and press releases about the organisation and its activities. Includes list of executive contacts and Twitter feeds.