In spite of their spin the Horowhenua District Council is not enabling “democratic local decision making”… they’ve just issued a liquor license that Shannon locals didn’t want!

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Cr Ross Campbell conducted a street poll regarding a proposed liquor license … the results were not in favour of the license however the DC went ahead and issued one anyway! How’s that for listening to your people?

For those who don’t know Shannon, it is a beautiful, small town on State Highway 57 between Palmerston North and Levin in the lower North Island. Recently it featured in the news media following the filming by Horowhenua District Councillor Ross Campbell, of HDC’s pollution of the local waterways. You can read about these events that saw Cr Campbell trespassed, at this link. 

More recently, Cr Campbell conducted a street poll to air the proposal by Council of issuing another liquor license in the town.  Shannon already has two off license outlets and five licensed outlets, and the public voted an overwhelming 309 to 3 against. Now that is a clear message from constituents to at the very least hold off, and at most to conduct a proper survey of the town.

But no, the HDC Licensing Chair-person Councilor Ross Brannigan and Committee and obviously the Police thought otherwise and granted yet another license!

Disappointed with this outcome, Cr Campbell, who has fought hard for his community, commented that he thought the Police would have been more supportive of locals’ wishes especially with this issue.

Now, I’ve noticed for some time now, as have many others, that DCs seem to not really be listening to what their constituents say. The official spin if you like on their websites tends to sound very democratic but in practice, in reality, as can be seen from all of the above, they are everything but democratic. A former Cr, Mrs Anne Hunt, recently went public and divulged the persuasive measures that HDC take with their own, coercing them to deny the facts about certain issues. Something is clearly not right with local government in NZ, the HDC being no exception. Here for instance, to illustrate, is some of their spin, quoted from HDC’s own website (our emphases):


Council’s Functions, Responsibilities and Activities

The purpose of the Horowhenua District Council is to enable democratic local decision making to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural well being of the Horowhenua District in the present and for the future.   

In meeting its purpose, the Horowhenua District Council has a variety of roles:

  • Facilitating solutions to local needs
  • Advocacy on behalf of the local community with central government,  other local authorities and other agencies
  • Management of local infrastructure including network infrastructure (eg roading, water supply, waste disposal, libraries, parks and recreational facilities)
  • Environmental management planning for the current and future needs of the local district.

So there is a discrepancy right there in the first paragraph:

…to enable democratic local decision making to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural well being of the Horowhenua District

In this instance, clearly demonstrated by Cr Campbell, they are not enabling democratic local decision making. Locals commenting on social media clearly reflected that they neither needed nor wanted more liquor outlets so HDC is neither consulting nor listening to locals and … facilitating solutions to local needs. (Their own words).

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Shannon already has two off license liquor outlets and five licensed … the public voted overwhelmingly against a new license [photo credit: nzhistory.net.nz]
So who needs more liquor outlets? … no prizes for guessing that one … the liquor companies of course.

So the question that needs to be asked here is …  why is a supposedly responsible DC favoring the wishes of the liquor industry, over the people who voted them in?

Hopefully the locals will be phoning those who made this decision on their behalf .. (in particular Cr Ross Brannigan in case you missed it) to ask them “why”?  Why are they contradicting their own policy statements?

We need to be speaking up about these matters  … our silence is interpreted as consent.

The contact details for all councilors and others who are serving you the rate payers, can be found on the respective Council websites. And remember, elections are coming up soon … be sure to vote, and vote for those who are genuinely for changing the current status quo.

In addition, consider registering your opposition to the way these decisions are made by filling in a form at the Citizens Government Corruption Watchdog Commission. This is easy to do, and the site is a NZ one. 

HDC contact details can be found HERE at this link.

Shannon will be entering the “Keep NZ Beautiful”competition this spring. Good luck to them!

 

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Dr. Weston Price DDS – Dental Health Industry Deception, Fluoride, Implants, Veneer, Amalgam, And Root Of Dental Problems

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Dr. Weston Price DDS – Dental Health Industry Deception, Flouride, Implants, Veneer, Amalgam, And Root Of Dental Problems

Sally Fallon discusses the research work of a very courageous dentist  named Dr Weston Price DDS. He proves with photo’s in this presentation that demonstrate just how our supposedly ‘modern and civilized’ diet affects people in the first, and then the second generation in a very negative fashion, and how most of what is taught in dental schools is based on myths, misinformation and deception. Can you handle the truth, as taught by Dr. Price DDS?
We can turn this degeneration of our genetic expression around by learning from our elders, so to speak… the traditions of the indigenous people that Weston Price researched…They have much to teach us, if we will listen, hear and open our minds to their wisdom, Natures laws, and her bounty. 
Weston A Price Foundation: http://www.westonaprice.org/
Farm-to-Consumer…

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Why And How To Make Home Made, Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Plus Large Variety of Sources For Ingredients and/or Fluoride Free Toothpaste Provided

This will get the pro fluoride lobby hyperventilating, intent as they seem to enforce the status quo of fluoridated water, toothpaste, meds etc etc. upon all of us. I reiterate, let us choose for ourselves which chemicals to ingest. Enough’s been written about the dangers toxic chemicals pose for our health, long term … however for those who wish to continue ingesting them, they have the choice. Those of us who do not wish to would like the choice also. (Apologies for the spelling error in ‘fluoride’ … this is not my article so I cannot change it, it needs to be corrected at the source).  EnvirowatchRangitikei

AGR Daily News Service

Where does flouride come from? Flouride is a highly toxic, poisonous waste/garbage product produced by the aluminum, chemical fertilizer and nuclear industries. As a man made chemical, it is used to produce deadly rat poison and insecticide. 

IS FLOURIDE IN TOOTHPASTE DANGEROUS? 


http://www.laytondental.com “Is Fluoride Dangerous in your water. Is Fluoride Dangerous in your toothpaste? Dr Layton DDS is a Holistic Dentist In Encinitas Ca. In this video he talks about the dangers of Fluoride in your toothpaste and in your water. Layton Dental is also known as a Natural Dentist and practices Metal Free Dentistry and is an expert in safe Mercury Removal. Dr Layton has videos demonstrating this procedure on his website. Layton Dental 285 N. El Camino Real, Suite 102, Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 753-7700.”
Bottom line, this truth telling dentist is advising everyone to NOT allow children to be exposed to ANY flouride, at all.

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Most advanced nations don’t fluoridate their water – 10 facts about fluoride from an attorney

Published on Apr 8, 2013

Attorney Michael Connett summarizes 10 basic facts about fluoride that should be considered in any discussion about whether to fluoridate water. To download the flyer that accompanies this video, visit:http://www.fluoridealert.org/uploads/…. To watch Michael debate two advocates of fluoridation, see:http://www.wpsu.org/conversationslive….

For more info search under categories at the left of any page, or visit our fluoride page.

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Had enough of Govt corruption Kiwis? Here is a venue for reporting, exposing & taking action: the “Citizens Government Corruption Watchdog Commission”

By making these reports you are adding to a database of complaints that documents multiple violations. This makes the case for change much stronger and if the department concerned doesn’t act then we can take it to media for publication and to pressure change. Mainstream media will probably be either forced to print our exposes or lose their place as Mainstream Media and those who DO share it will become the new “Mainstream Media”!

Those of you who think beyond the mainstream media … or even those who don’t … you’ve probably noticed a few things are not ticking the boxes lately regarding democratic processes.

Local Government

One example would be the way District Councils appear to have minds of their own and increasingly they are failing to consult those who elect them regarding decisions that will be affecting them. Recently the Whaleoil blog featured the growing problem of local government breaking the law and points out that they get away with it because nobody is policing it. Check out the blog as there are many examples cited of things folks are encountering with their DCs.

Here is a recent example in Shannon where locals were consulted by their representing Councillor Ross Campbell on whether they wanted yet another liquor outlet licensed … overwhelmingly more were against than for (309 to 3) … yet the DC has gone right ahead and issued the liquor license anyway.  So who is this council  batting for? Their constituents, or the liquor industry? No prizes for guessing. Shannon has also had recent issues with discharge by Council of raw sewage into the local waterways, an ongoing issue with many DCs NZ wide. Cr Campbell was  trespassed for two years by HDC for filming the discharge of raw sewage into the town’s waterways. Shutting down dissent!

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The street poll by Cr Ross Campbell in the Horowhenua district … the poll overwhelmingly against the issuing of yet another liquor license in Shannon, and the DC has gone and issued the one anyway

The Rangitikei DC was also exposed last year with regard to their long standing non compliance in relation to pollution of its waterways with leachate. They too shut down dissent by failing to accept the recommendation of their own Community Committee!
For further examples of local government corruption see our Local Govt Watch pages.

Health and Related Services

Then we have many services (formerly ‘government’, now ‘corporate’ departments) that blatantly ignore the rules and run rough shod over people. I heard of one for instance just recently. An older woman who was admitted to A & E at a public hospital, left in a cold corridor, no warm blanket, no buzzer, calling for the toilet, left for hours in her own feces then loudly told off! The patient was too sick to respond.

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With recent events in our corporatized government departments we need a watch on our health care providers and their protocols, particularly with the elderly and the dying

Also, on the hospital subject, I heard recently of a dying patient on ‘nil by mouth’, without the family’s knowledge. On this horrific subject please google ‘Liverpool Care Pathway’ the thin end of the wedge in my opinion, to euthanasia. Now there’s huge debate as we know about that, however, since when do we administer ‘nil by mouth’ without explaining the rationale to the distressed relatives, whose loved one is crying out for water? And since when has this become the ‘norm’? Dying of thirst? I don’t recall any public discussion around this.

Weather Modification Practices

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Trails over the Rangitikei, here in plain sight in 2014

The other glaring elephant in the room on the topic of flagrancy is the practice of geoengineering … ie spraying us all daily with toxic chemicals then telling us it is only steam or condensation. Or worse, “nothing doing here please move along you ‘conspiracy theorists'”.

There will be many more issues and other departments that spring to mind that need policing. 

Reporting and Taking Action

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What to do!?

When these various events happen we’re often left standing, mouth open, grasping for who to tell, or, we’re so deep in grief we’re unable to act. And from my experience, often nobody knows just who to tell anyway. Many have tried for instance in the geoengineering domain to approach the various authorities charged with protecting us from unhealthy toxic environments only to be told there’s nothing doing. Denial, yet all the while scientific testing is revealing high levels of toxic chemicals in water and soils. These authorities need to be held to account.

So here is a venue for you to report these various incidents. It’s easy to do, simply go to the site (links below) and fill in the appropriate form online (more forms to come).

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The reports will be collated to reveal the extent of the respective complaints, all documented in reports and kept for evidence when confronting the department concerned, and/or for timely publishing on this and other websites, and on social media. Since our so called mainstream media is displaying a growing reluctance to fully air the truth, we can become a force to be reckoned with. This is people power!

By making these reports you are adding to a database of complaints that documents multiple violations. This makes the case for change much stronger and if the department concerned doesn’t act then we can take it to media for publication and to pressure change. Mainstream media will probably be either forced to print our exposes or lose their place as Mainstream Media and those who DO share it will become the new “Mainstream Media”!

Here are links to both the site and the new Facebook page (head there and ‘like’ the page, and get reporting. You can also report historic incidents).

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Protecting your child’s brain development – Harvard MD warns against fluoride

When it comes to avoiding chemicals our respective governments/corporations prefer not to give us a choice, they add it in, spray it on, feed it to us, all without our knowledge, and usually without prior discussion with, and consent from those who will be ingesting it. Us. The pro fluoride lobby are really keen to keep us ingesting fluoride … instead of letting us choose to add it to our diets ourselves. So we are compelled to continue filtering these (frequently carcinogenic) chemicals out, at our own cost. If anybody is doing well out of this scheme it would have to be the water filter people.  Judging by the push to make vaccines and even chemo mandatory, next it’ll be mandatory fluoride as well. And I haven’t even mentioned GM food.

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From Dr Leonard Coldwell’s website:

Drs Grandjean and Landrigan write, “Our very great concern is that children worldwide are being exposed to unrecognized toxic chemicals that are silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, truncating future achievements, and damaging societies, perhaps most seriously in developing countries.”

Fluoride joins lead, arsenic, methylmercury, toluene, tetrachloroethylene, and other chemicals known to cause harm to brains, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).

faucet-158911_1280Fluoride is newly classified as a developmental neurotoxin by medical authorities in the March 2014 journal Lancet Neurology (a search for the wordfluoride in this article will not produce results, we suggest you search for ride). The authors are Dr. Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Philip Landrigan of the Icahn School of Medicine.

The authors write “A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to fluoride in drinking water, mainly from China, suggests an average IQ decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations.”  The majority of these 27 studies had water fluoride levels which the US Environmental Protection Agency currently allows in the US – less than 4 milligrams per liter.

Developmental neurotoxins are capable of causing widespread brain disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, and other cognitive impairments.  The harm is often untreatable and permanent.

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21,000 new millionaires made in WW1 … exposing the racket that is war … remembering our loved ones who died needlessly because of it

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L. Sgt. J Vernon 

Those of us who remember our loved ones who either died in war, or who returned, ever to live with the horrific memories of war, we do so from deep respect. We are not glorifying war. These men and women were of a very unique breed. They went in love, desiring to defend their loved ones, us, and their beloved countries. They never wanted war, they were caught up in events against which they had very little, if any, ability to influence. My uncle was so deeply affected by war he would weep when he remembered it. These men on return had no counselors to hear their trauma, they just got on with life and raising families, and buried their grief. They bore a great cost.

 

 

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50 million lives lost in WW2 … “newly placed gravestones, mangled bodies, shattered minds, broken hearts and homes” (Maj Gen Smedley Butler) – the senseless heartbreak of war.

War is a Racket – literally

Although every ANZAC we honour these our forbears, we also now know that these loved ones who truly did sacrifice their lives, were pawns in a much larger scheme of events. My father, who went off to WW II with his four brothers at the tender age of 17, said in his latter years that wars would never end because ‘wars make money’. Because our true histories are little known and because the media provides us with a very narrow slanted view, then it’s not widely known that the so-called mother country, Great Britain and the royal family deal in the arms trade. Yes they actually profit from wars. Major General Smedley Butler in his famous lecture: ‘War is a Racket’ clearly outlines whom war serves – the corporations. In the age old rationale of ‘defending democracy’ – the military are really defending the mother country’s rights to plunder resources. Hear his speech here.

So, as always, we need to follow the familiar money trail.

So called ‘Maori Wars’ were Actually Land Wars

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Some of the lands confiscated in Aotearoa by Te Kooti Tango Whenua, The Land Taking Court 

It’s little known that some of our own Maori soldiers returned from those World Wars to find their ancestral lands confiscated by the very government they fought for.

Those who read beyond those official histories we all heard in school (who know that ‘Maori Wars’ and ‘Indian Wars’ were actually ‘Land Wars’) will also be aware of the role of the Rothschild family in fomenting and profiteering from wars for hundreds of years, boasting even of funding both sides. These people, incredible as it sounds to real human beings, are dealing in blood. (The following video is the short 12 min version of ‘War is a Racket’, the longer one is found at this link).

 

The death toll from WWII was over 50 million lives.

“I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply”…Nathan Mayer Rothschild

“If my sons did not want wars, there would be none”… Mrs Rothschild

Our loved ones were simply pawns.

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Nevertheless, again, we honour the fact that our loved ones went honourably and served their beloved countries and peoples. If you want to get angry at the so called ‘celebration’ of war, please direct this not at our commemorations, but at these other people, the profiteers, who have blood on their hands. Blood that one day,  they will  have to answer for.

When your children are old enough, teach them the true histories, tell them how it really was and still is. We want wars to stop, but the truth needs to be told about the origins of those wars. You will have to uncover those histories for yourselves because mainstream media is not about to. They guard this dirty little secret well.

RELATED:

All Wars are Bankers’ Wars
Professors and Politicians Gather to Warn us about the New World Order
Who Really Rules the World?
Australia Wages War on its Own Indigenous People
ANZAC, General Freyberg and the Once Pristine Lake Horowhenua Pt 1
ANZAC, General Freyberg etc Pt 2
The History of the House of Rothschild Pt 1

Read our pages on Banking, The Money Trail and Corporations.

 

 

 

 

TPPA “Key government regards the Treaty as an inconvenience rather than as the founding document of our nation…” Prof Jane Kelsey

Bryan Bruce, one of my favourites, an award winning documentary maker and best selling author,  updates us on Prof Jane Kelsey’s comments on TPPA ‘progress’ as it relates to Aotearoa’s founding document the Tiriti o Waitangi – visit his website, “Knowledge is Power” for further articles.
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Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi, signed in 1840

That Incovenient Treaty Thing Again

Bryan Bruce

Professor Jane Kelsey says that the reason why the government suddenly announced it is fast-tracking the report date for the select committee considering the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) from the end of May to 4 May is now clear.

In a press statement released today she states:

“It gives the Waitangi Tribunal three rather than seven weeks to produce its urgent report on the claim brought by prominent Maori that the Agreement violates the Crown’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi”….

 

There’s no need for the Waitangi Tribunal to be rushed into making its decision.

As Professor Kelsey points out :

” The earliest the US Congress will consider implementing legislation is during the lame duck period after the presidential election in November.”

This shortened consideration process demonstrates ( if you were in any doubt) that the Key government regards the Treaty as an inconvenience rather than as the founding document of our nation.

And that is an insult to us all – because the thing that makes us unique in the world as a nation is that we are the people of the Treaty.

If we dishonour it – then who are we?

Read more: SOURCE

You can also read Jane Kelsey’s Press release here:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/…/government-seeking-to-stymie-repor…

 

 

 

The rationale for eliminating fluoride from your diet is well documented – Dr Mercola

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http://www.mercola.com/ Internationally renowned natural health physician and Mercola.com founder, Dr. Joseph Mercola, answers questions about water filters and fluoride, posed to him by followers on Facebook.

Maori Activist Calls For More Transparency From Government Regarding Aerosol Spraying Operations

NORTHLAND NEW ZEALAND CHEMTRAILS WATCH

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Like many people around the world in recent years, Māori activist and lawyer, Catherine Murupaenga-Ikenn of Ahipara, Northland has become increasingly concerned at seeing lingering aerosol trails transforming her formerly unpolluted skies.

A passionate speaker on indigenous rights at international forums, she is a strong believer in people power and would like to see a citizen-based initiative where “sufficient compelling data is collected” on aerosol spraying operations and used to lobby the New Zealand Government to instigate a transparent and robust inquiry into aerosol crimes.

She writes here about what led her to the realization that geoengineering in all of its forms was unregulated in New Zealand and illustrates why government needs to be more transparent around this issue.

By Catherine Murupaenga-Ikenn

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 I decided to make inquiries about “geoengineering” to the Environmental Protection Authority, (EPA) and the Ministry for the Environment…

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