The Capital Connection is our commuter rail service between Palmerston North and Wellington. It's under threat because National refuses to fund it in the same way as all other public transport. It could be gone by June 2015 if we don't convince the Government to prioritise this important service. You can join the campaign to Save the Capital Connection by clicking on the links below.
Zero-Hour contracts are exploitative employment agreements that lock employees into a permanent employment relationship but with no certainty of hours. People tied to these contracts find it impossible to save, get loans, arrange childcare or just make ends meet. Labour says they should go but the Government needs to be convinced.
The Government plans to reduce the number of state houses in Palmerston North by 500 and to privatise much of our social housing. They say there is no need for it. Yet hundreds of people live in cars, garages and squeezed into homes not fit for multiple families. We must work together to keep our social housing.
Julie Stibbs is a Palmerston North resident and member of the Youth Council. After a scary experience involving a young family member and an inflatable slide, Julie discovered that there is very little accountability for the safe operation of inflatable fairground rides.
Julie wants to see changes made so that kids can be safe and have fun on these rides. Read what she is doing and see how you can help.