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The new website for Living Wage is open for business!  Go to and sign in.  You can also let us know if you want to volunteer, support the Movement or become a Member Group.  We are exploring a blog and you may be keen to participate.  Be in touch through our website!
(Thanks to Chris McBride for the art work)

Living Wage Wellington celebrated their second birthday on August 1 with over 200 supporters and entertainers rejoicing in the success of their local Movement which has the well-earned reputation of securing the first Council to commit to a Living Wage.

Join delegations to Local Boards

Thirteen Local Boards have received submissions from the Living Wage Movement calling for the annual plans to incorporate advocacy for a Living Wage. With 10,000 staff directly employed and many more on contracts Auckland Council could make a difference with a miniscule contribution from its total budget committed to a Living Wage of 18.80p/h.  The world's most liveable city needs liveable wages.
Delegations will be called together in the next couple of weeks.

Can you help?  Be part of your local area submission on the Local Board Annual Plans

Contact us at: or through our website 

The first ever packaging with the Living Wage Employer logo has hit the shelves.  Indulge in ethical tofu from the wonderful TONZU.  Keep an eye out for the next group of Living Wage Employers soon to be announced.
To find out which organisations and businesses  are Living Wage Employers or how to join them, visit our website or email

Our featured Living Wage Employer this week is Hamilton's Young Workers Resource Centre.

Grey Power Auckland has just agreed to come on board as our latest Member Group. To find out more about the Movement, become a volunteer, make a donation, become a Member please contact us at or sign in to the new website

Klyoe Hirano, Camille Nakhid, and Naoe Hashimoto at the July 12 Forum for MPs.

The candidates attending have been invited to respond by August 30 to the 11 proposals for transforming the lives of migrants and former refugees.  An ethnic media conference will be held in early September to announce where parties stand.