What we did in numbers
Numbers aren't everything, but these people-powered figures are mighty impressive!
139,643 people signed a petition
15,310 people made submissions
8,156 people made a donation
We launched three people-powered reports
Our volunteers contributed more than 1,500 hours
We raised $60,000 for marginalised communities
Our campaigns in 2018
Simply click on the posts below to read more about each campaign or filter by category
Our income this year
And what we've done with it
Our members, team, collaborators, volunteers and Board
ActionStation exists to create change, not just add to the noise
This budding movement is a deliberately broad tent of fair-minded people who want to get things done. It’s our shared values, plus a willingness to act, that makes someone an ‘ActionStation kind of person’. Not your age, income, postcode, ethnicity, gender or political affiliation. We are a vehicle for people to unite independent of the usual labels that divide us.
According to surveys that we send to ActionStation members throughout the year - we are from every generation, the youngest member being 12 years old and the eldest, 96. We are nurses, teachers, union organisers, mums, dads, retirees, students, church leaders, social workers, engineers, admin workers, doctors, academics, researchers, lawyers, technologists and more.
Roughly 80 percent of us are Pākehā or European, 15 percent of us are Māori, 4 percent of us Pasifika and 3 percent of us Asian. This shows, we have more work to do to make sure our community genuinely reflects the country we live in and we're committed to doing so.
61 percent of us are female, 36 percent of us are male, 2 percent of us are non-binary and the other 1 percent preferred not to say. We live all around New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff, and the majority of people live in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Our staff team is made up of eight amazing humans, but only three of us are full-time. Our job is to direct your precious time energy for maximum impact. Our Board is made up of eight volunteers who operate with a Co-Chair model. One Tangata Whenua Co-Chair and one Tangata Tiriti Co-Chair. This is part of our efforts to truly honour and reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all that we do.
Our dedicated volunteers and interns
The Member Review Panel is a group of ActionStation members who use the collaborative decision-making platform Loomio to review every petition started on our community campaign platform OurActionStation. They are: Mandy Hager, Murdoch Stephens, Susi Newborn, Marnie Reid, Lauren Jack, Kera Sherwood O’Regan (Kāi Tahu), Jackson Vogt and Thom Taptiklis. We also have five volunteer proofreaders, two volunteer data analysts and this year we welcomed two interns from Victoria University - Talia and Neveh. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or intern, please get in touch with [email protected]
We couldn't achieve all that we do without these organisations and people
OPEN Network, Amnesty International New Zealand, We Are Beneficiaries, Child Poverty Action Group, JustSpeak, New Zealand Drug Foundation, Shakti, Access Alliance, Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation, Aviva, Renters United, White Man Behind A Desk, Backbone Collective, Ara Taiohi, Wellington Rape Crisis, ALRANZ, The Women's Self Defence Network — Wāhine Toa, Protect Karangahake, Bike Auckland, Cycle Action Network, Direct Animal Action, Kiwi Bottle Drive, The Kindness Institute, Mindfulness Education, Mary O'Hagan, Kyle MacDonald, Gender Minorities Aotearoa, InsideOUT, TOAH-NNEST, Whaea Dr. Keri Lawson-Te Aho and the University of Otago fourth year medical students, SOUL, Renae Maihi, The Coalition for a Truly Inclusive Pride, The Workshop, and so many more. Grants and major donations in 2018 came from JR McKenzie Trust, Omidyar Network, Quatro Trust, Lloyd Morris and the Namaste Foundation.
And last, but certainly not least, our community campaigners who lead people powered efforts for a fair and flourishing Aotearoa every single day. Check out some of their incredible wins from 2018 here.
Our year in images
Photos from our campaigns in 2018. You can click the photos to expand them.
Check out the ActionStation story
Shared on the TEDx stage by our Director Laura O'Connell Rapira