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Chip in to fund ActionStation's election campaign

ActionStation is a growing community of over 160,000 New Zealanders who come together in new ways, and in real-time, to create what we cannot achieve on our own: a society, economy and democracy that serves all of us - everyday people and the planet we love.

In 2017, we are seizing the opportunity that election year brings to engage New Zealanders of all stripes and colours in a nationwide conversation about where we want our wonderful country to be in 2040 (200 years on since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed).

We’ll leave party politics, special interests and the usual labels that divide us at the door. This is a chance for people of all ages, backgrounds, postcodes, and incomes to discover what we value as a people, and what is needed to create the more beautiful country and world our hearts tell us is possible.


The conversations will take place during the months of June and July:

  • In person and over kai (food). 500 people from all around New Zealand will host people-powered Kai & Kōrero events with friends, coworkers, neighbours and strangers to help create a vision for the future of Aotearoa New Zealand. At these dinners six to ten diverse participants will break bread and discuss the big questions through a uniquely designed and facilitated process.

  • On the web. We will have an online survey running to gather the views of New Zealanders. The survey will cover everything from protecting the planet, the direction of the economy, the possibilities of technology and how to adapt to current and upcoming social issues.

The data that these conversations generate will form Te Ira Tāngata: The People’s Agenda for Aotearoa New Zealand. In July and August, we’ll work with independent policy experts, creatives, and tāngata whenua to fill in the details for our plan for a fair and flourishing Aotearoa.

The Agenda will cover everything from what is needed to ensure everyone has a warm, dry home to what New Zealand can do to seize economic opportunities that lie ahead; what can we do to ensure New Zealand is an inclusive and welcoming place to live and what is the future of education?


In August, we will present our people-powered vision to political parties to ask how their policies stack up against ours. We will analyse their responses, and publicise the results, along with full notes on how the analysis was done.

Then in September, members of the ActionStation community, as well as values and missions aligned allies, will gather in living rooms, pubs and churches throughout the country to have purposeful conversations with their friends and whānau about the need to vote for political parties that most closely align with Te Ira Tangata: The People’s Agenda for Aotearoa.

Using custom-built technology, people will be able to create an account, log in, and be guided through best practice methods to have poignant and persuasive conversations with their fellow voting New Zealanders. The conversations will take place through the mediums and channels people already know and use - Twitter, Facebook, email, text or real life. Our job will be to make it easier for people to have the best kinds of conversations that leave more New Zealanders feeling hopeful for the future.

By breaking out of our echo chambers, and defying social norms (talking about politics at the dinner table!) we will uncover the hopes, aspirations, and dreams we collectively hold for New Zealand, reveal the obstacles and barriers that keep us from becoming the country we want to be, now and in the future, and help pave the way for the best kinds of transformational change to happen. Together, we will shift the usual boundaries of what is possible in politics.

The Agenda will also inform the next five to ten years of ActionStation’s work. It will provide a compass of where we’re headed and give us the ability to track our progress toward our fair and flourishing future. It will also send a strong message to Government to ensure they are tracking along with our goals.


One that’s all about us, taking action together, in small everyday ways as well as bigger ones – in order to protect the best of what makes Aotearoa New Zealand wonderful, and shape an even brighter future.

Are you ready to be part of it? Chip in now.


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We rely entirely on member donations and grants.

  • We receive no government funding. Our team works hard to ensure even the smallest contributions go a long way. No amount is too small and all donations will help build a better, fairer New Zealand.

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  • Through our BNZ account: 02-0560-0155430-01 or our Kiwibank account: 38-9012-0571645-00. If you choose this method, please follow these steps:
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  • If you'd like to send us a cheque, our postal address is PO Box 19069, Wellington, 6149. Please make sure to include your full name, printed, and a note if you would like to give to a specific campaign. Thank you!

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  • Regular contributions give ActionStation the ability to plan effectively, allowing us to campaign for long-term progressive change. To become a Core Member by setting up a regular donation via PayPal, click the donate button to the right. If you would prefer to set up a recurring payment via internet banking, email us now: nina@actionstation.org.nz

  • Donation Policy

  • We want to be transparent and accountable about who we are, how we are funded and how we spend your donations - please get in touchif you've got a question or any feedback on how we present this information.  In short, we are a member led not-for-profit organisation working hard to bring democracy and fairness back to New Zealand. We model ourselves after our larger sister organisations such as GetUp and 38Degrees.

    Where does ActionStation get its money from?

    ActionStation is independent and member led - we don't accept money from government, political parties or big business.

    We rely on donations from our members to make our campaigns happen. From time to time we’ll ask our members to fund a specific campaign or a specific action (e.g. to pay for the costs of an advertisement or billboard). All donations generated by these are used for that specific project. If for any reason we are unable to spend the money on the action for which it was raised we give our members the option to get a refund, or to choose how they would like to have the money used instead.

    Since launching in 2014, we have also received some money from charitable trusts and foundations. The bulk of our start up funding came from Global Green Grants.

    We are a very lean organisation. Our staff team is small, with one sole purpose - to build and run winning campaigns on issues our members care about. Our operating budget is funded entirely by small donations from members.

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