About OurActionStation

This is a new project to allow you to start, run and deliver your own campaign on just about anything, with the technology you need at your fingertips. Continue reading

Starting a campaign

Building your campaign can be a scary business. It’s your issue, it’s you. At the same time, it can be greatly empowering. You’re about to start creating a movement of people around an issue, who all want to achieve the change you believe in. Before you start writing the text of your petition, take a moment to think. What is it you want to achieve? Is there a group of people committed to achieving the same change as you? Do you have much time yourself? While a campaign doesn’t have to consume your life, the more time and effort you put into it, the more successful it will be. Once you think you’re ready to begin the campaigning journey, this blog post will help guide you so that when you go forth and click on “Start a Campaign”, you’re all set! Continue reading

Using the Website

We’ve tried to make using our.actionstation.org.nz as easy as possible, but below are some questions that are commonly asked by OurActionStation campaigners. If you are wondering about anything that isn’t answered below, feel free to contact us at “info@actionstation.org.nz” and we’ll add it to the list. Continue reading

How to Get More People to Sign Your Petition

You know your issue is important – so why aren’t other people getting behind your petition? There are two key rules in getting people to join you: Continue reading


Supporters are gathering around your campaign. They’ve signed your petition and numbers are growing. So, how can you use your supporters effectively? What will make your campaign move forward?  Continue reading

How to Deliver your Petition

An ActionStation guide for members who have started their own petition and would like to deliver it to a target, politician or corporation. Continue reading

Communicating With Your Supporters

When you send an email to your supporters (those who have signed onto your campaign), you’ll get a whole range of responses. Making sure you communicate with your supporters by replying to the emails and dealing with concerns is really important to ensure they feel part of a community and stay on board with your campaign. A nice email acknowledgement could be the difference between them sharing the campaign with their friends and offering to volunteer, or dropping off the radar and unsubscribing from the campaign.   Continue reading

Engaging with Decision-Makers

Good campaigning will require engaging with people with real or imagined power, such as politicians (local; national), policy makers (political party officials and activists; Caucus research staff; local body and Government department key officials), media (to cover issues, to influence others), and other organisations (public, or voluntary). Here are some tips for getting it right. Continue reading

Working With the Media

Media is an important tool to communicate with the public. Local media concentrates on local people and local issues and so resonates strongly with its readership. Its capacity to engage with large numbers of people powerfully and quickly makes it a vital tool to any successful campaign. Continue reading

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