We all deserve a world where we live in balance with the taiao, and have what we need to live joyful, abundant lives. But right now, political decisions are being made about our future which exploit Papatūānuku, lock whānau into poverty and block our ancestors’ hopes for a fairer country. Many of the solutions rely on people power and strong movements that shape the path of our shared future.
ActionStation is a community campaigning organisation that enables and unleashes people power towards progressive change. Founded in 2014, we have supported hundreds of communities and contributed to changes such as: making Matariki a public holiday, securing Māori Wards on councils, pushing the Government for the biggest benefit increase in a decade and more.
The proceeds of this fundraiser will go towards our key campaigns on:
- Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Climate Justice (led by Māori)
- Whānau Wellbeing through Economic Justice
It will also keep our movement building platform, OurActionStation running so we can support people to lead change on different issues across Aotearoa.
Each sticker pack contains five stickers created and donated by local artists:
1) Land Back (Rectangle: 110mm x 87mm) by Teaomana Tahuriorangi
2) Land Back Pony (Circle: 90mm) by Jessica Hinerangi Thompson-Carr aka Māori Mermaid
3) Climate Justice Now (Rectangle: 100mm x 50mm) by MZ / Fu Fighter Arts
4) Decolonise / Save the World (Bumper Sticker Style: 180mm x 56mm) by Ahilapalapa Rands
5) You Don’t Hate Mondays (Circle: 90mm) by Ahilapalapa Rands
Stickers are made by www.customstickers.co.nz and are waterproof and weatherproof.
About the Artists
Te Ao Mana Tahuriorangi (Ngāti Pikiao, Rangitaane, Kuki Airani) is a visual artist and teacher based in Te Papa-i-oea. His paintings, illustrations and digital work often move between tradition and contemporary styles. Te Ao Mana is passionate about the power of mahi toi as a vehicle for both self-expression and furthering kaupapa that he sees as uplifting and empowering in his community.
Jessica Hinerangi Thompson-Carr is Ngāruahine, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāpuhi and Pākehā. She is 26 years old and currently works as an artist, poet, and writer, often under the name Māori Mermaid (@maori_mermaid on instagram). Her inspiration comes from her whakapapa and she is constantly seeking more information about herself and her future through her poetry and art.
MZ (@fufighterarts) is a diasporic Chinese artist who works with traditional media such as ink, gouache, brush pen and watercolour. More recently, they have been experimenting with digital art. Their work has been featured in the We Are Beneficiaries project, Out Loud Aotearoa, New Sociology, Three Words Comic book and Mellow Yellow zines. They are a co-editor of the blog, Te Tangi A Te Ruru (the Cry of the Ruru) with Kassie Hartendorp which features voices of Indigenous writers and people of colour who are signalling warnings in a time of colonial capitalism and calling for otherworlds to be birthed.
Ahilapalapa Rands was born in Aotearoa and has whakapapa to Hawaii, Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Scotland, Ireland and England. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology and a Diploma in Te Reo Māori from Te Wananga o Raukawa in Ōtaki, Aotearoa. She loves working collaboratively and has co-founded and worked in collectives for over a decade including D.A.N.C.E. art club alongside Vaimaila Urale, Tuafale Tanoa’i aka Linda T, and Chris Fitzgerald; London based In*ter*is*land Collective alongside Lyall Hakaraia, Jo Walsh and Jessica Palalagi and most recently Moana Fresh with Vaimaila Urale. An aspiring decolonial cancerian to her core she works to restore, rediscover and perpetuate ways of being and creating in relationship with one another across our Moana nui a Kiwa. Ahilapalapa’s art practice has a focus on her lived experience as part of the Hawaiian diaspora navigating colonial borders that block access to ancestral homelands. All of this living and making is informed by being tangata tiriti here in beautiful Aotearoa and continuing to engage with and understand what that means in practice.