Stonewalled from the outset, this Mayor, also a former councilor who blew the whistle on among other things pollution, and (now coming out for example, & curiously right after elections the issue of the cracks in the new HDC building that HDC declined to have examined at no cost). Add to that monitored & intercepted emails, a secret $1mill payout to one of the local Iwi, and exclusion from the pensioner housing sale planning committee. As many of us are aware democracy is fading into oblivion in NZ & we have the mere illusion only of the former status quo. This is a must listen on the machinations of both LGNZ (& govt?) from an insider. There will be more to come. See our LG Watch pages & search HDC in ‘categories’ for Horowhenua articles. EWR
So Horowhenua’s outgoing Mayor was given a short shift from his office before he even arrived back on Monday, post elections. Bear in mind he would not officially finish employment as Mayor until the following Friday (18th Oct 2019). All of his office contents were packed into boxes & left outside his office door. A continuation merely of the stonewalling treatment he had from day one into his term. In my opinion, a clear message to all whistle blowers. It took 3 weeks for him to be able to enter his office back in 2016 when elected, and just hours to be sent off, as you can hear in the video, with a rude farewell that is quite frankly unbelievably ignorant. These are the people leading your district Horowhenuans. Unelected CEs NZ wide on obscenely high salaries that indicate the power they hold, have a fascist like control of your councils people. They are meeting behind closed doors and enabling the sell of of your (once) publicly owned assets. Things changed back in 2002. Do peruse our LG Watch pages at the main menu for other goings on around the country. For Horowhenua search for ‘HDC’ in ‘categories’ at left of the page. EWR
“SHARE:). Still Mayor to Friday. Went to sort out my office with both personal and HDC documents. Everything had already been boxed and was outside my door. Going through my stuff is disgusting. Looking forward to a place of positivity. Regards”
NOTE: when this outgoing Mayor (his term ends Friday 18th Oct) shared his plans presented here with fellow Mayors at an LG conference media were keen to report on it however when it came to the crunch they all pulled. Mainstream is basically the long arm of the new corporate regime that is currently taking over all your community owned assets your forefathers acquired, using public private partnerships. This council announced plans to and is doing just that. As Joan Veon has told us, with those partnerships the parties with the most money are in control. Currently our council CEs are in control of what people still think are democratic. They are not. They meet for these asset ‘sales’ behind closed doors. Public excluded. “Effective growth is a partnership between council, central government and private enterprise….away from the unsettling glare of public commentary…” explains one HDC councilor regarding all of the public excluded meetings by which the assets are being sold. So here we have an ex Mayor who has devoted his term to showing that this modus operandi is simply in his opinion and the opinion of much of the NZ public just not right. Speaking truth however is not welcomed in a society that is proceeding under a corporate model where profits are more important than people. And so for now property development is the main vehicle for that and so councils are not what they once were. Corporations & companies are not democracies.
Finally, check out the Rodney Council & the Mangawhai/Kaipara pages at the LG Govt watch section to see what has happened to other people who challenge the new system exposing corruption. It is not pretty. And so this Monday morning (14/10/19) on the heels of the local body election this particular Mayor when he went in to work to clear out his office having congratulated the new incoming Mayor, was greeted coolly by the exit committee, the CE and one of his colleagues. Not surprising given the stonewalling he has received for his entire term. His work, papers and other info had already been gone through, uninvited, packed into boxes and left outside his door. He said he was as good as told to piss off. This is the caliber of your local governance people. EWR.
A headline on the recent monitoring, blacklisting and diverting of emails by the CE of Horowhenua District Council that came to light in a recent audit. Do attend the HDC’s meeting tomorrow Wednesday 19th July 2017 if you can and support the Mayor who is intending to speak on these events. EnvirowatchRangitikei
The details reported by Radio New Zealand this morning about an audit report alleging Horowhenua District Council CEO, David Clapperton, has been surreptitiously monitoring and blocking emails sent to elected officials are made even worse by the fact that Local Government New Zealand’s ‘Excellence Program’ gave the Council a ‘competent’ mark for ‘listening and responding’ in an assessment released only last week.
“It is very clear that Mr Clapperton’s head needs to roll if this serious misconduct is true”, says Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union. “We understand that the Mayor and other elected officials have had to engage their own lawyers to obtain information through the CEO. That is unheard of.”
“Questions also need to be asked of LGNZ about why this Council was given a pass rating only last week for ‘listening and responding’ despite the Council having received this disturbing audit report in March. If blocking ratepayers from contacting elected officials is okay, what the heck does a council need to do to fail LGNZ’s assessments?”
So our corporation that parades as a government is handing out election lollipops… predictably, as we steam undeterred towards that ‘choose a different rider for the same (trojan) horse’ time again, and I’ll explain the ‘trojan’ further on in the article. Please excuse my cynicism but it is all just so predictable. As I’ve been going on about for quite some time now, we have 42K homeless. I’m wondering if any of those people will be housed? They pulled all the subsidizing of community housing so the councils would ‘have’ to sell their pensioner housing stock (at fire sale prices see Horowhenua who have all but gifted ours away and to a property developer who started a front company called ‘Compassion Horowhenua’, ‘compassion’, bring on the violins… one week before the sale). Not all that clever really.
In Christchurch they are doing the same, selling to developers with front companies/partnerships. Our Horowhenua Council CE and majority of councillors (who excluded the Mayor from all planning and execution of the deal) have told what looks like porkie after porkie on this – their ‘long term’ agreement with ‘wrap around services’ for the elderly (more violins) is actually only 12 years which should see out the existing pensioners unless they live beyond 90 odd and haven’t been expunged yet by the Liverpool Care Pathway. This is how little they really care about people so don’t fall for the ‘we care about you’ line when just weeks before election time they start bringing out the bribes, having coldly ignored homelessness, child poverty & suicide stats for years now.
Hear former Aussie politician Anne Bressington speak about Agenda 21, the forerunner to Agenda 2030
This is all about Agenda 2030 again (aka Agenda 21). The ‘trojan’ horse I referred to earlier.
The United Nationsaction plan implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all education, all information, and all human beings in the world. (Rosa Koire)
The ‘trojan’ horse of Agenda 2030 has been carefully & quietly working away in our midst in the form of transformed local government with the now well known terminology ‘sustainable development’. They are known also (those committed to the plan) as ICLEI councils (International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives).
Now incorporated and listed on Dun & Bradstreet as companies councils are a different animal to what we had previously. (See image below).
For starters their CEs (no longer humble Town Clerks) are on top salaries of one quarter of a million and more. The key method of the Agenda in stripping nations of their sovereignty is selling off their assets, done through the public private partnerships we are seeing now.
“We are at present working discreetly, with all our might, to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. And all the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands.” Arnold Toynbee – International Affairs, p.809, November 1931
The partnership for instance between Willis & Bond and the Sisters of Compassion in Horowhenua. An excellent exposé of this is the late Joan Veon’s book, ‘Prince Charles the Sustainable Prince’, you will find that still on Amazon or Abebooks. Veon worked for the UN for many years. Also read Rosa Koire’s‘Behind the Green Mask’, watch her videos on Youtube, plus those of former Aussie politician Anne Bressington on the topic. It is very clandestine because they know you won’t like it. They are quietly and gradually whittling away your freedoms. Willis & Bond who were all but gifted Horowhenua’s community housing recently, and who have built apartments in Auckland and other places, refer to their retaining of car storage under the apartments because ‘they’ (that’s you) are not ready yet to go car less. We’ll be under “24 hour surveillance” says the CEO, for our safety of course. “Not that it isn’t already safe” he adds, in case the safety term puts you off. This is the plan for Agenda 2030. All living in the cities in ‘human settlement zones’ (their words), in high rise apartments, without cars, all riding bicycles, with our up market smart appliances connected to our smart meters, keeping track of everything we do. At this point in time it’s a choice. They don’t intend for it to remain that way however.
The new UN plan (well it’s fairly old actually, it’s just they haven’t fully told us about it yet) is about ‘sustainable development’. But have we seen anything that’s sustainable lately, or ever? The pollution’s getting increasingly worse with only 40% of rivers now swimmable, and while they sell our water offshore for profit (for themselves, & we were told Agenda 21 was about helping the poor) we have to buy it at a much higher price, as much as 500 times more. Then generally we have to filter it because it’s now full of chemicals … added to kill the bacteria from all the pollution.
You may like to read the latest anyway on the loans. They are for the cities only pretty much. (Ask yourself, why are they not helping the rural areas?) And being interest free is quite the offer you can’t refuse, if you are fortunate enough to have a job & a reasonable income of course. Other things to watch for with Agenda 2030 are the rates hikes in rural areas (see what Mangawhai has gone through). A small town resident told me recently he pays more in rates in a town of 6K than he did in Christchurch and has less services. (Also read Naomi Jacobs’ ebook on the topic regarding Kaipara rates – she explains Fabian Socialism for you which is the basis of Agenda 2030 and the ‘religion’ if you like of those who are pushing it).
Also watch for the deterioration of the roads. They are finishing off what they began a few decades back when they shut down all the services … health, hospitals, banks, post offices, pharmacies and so on. Due to financial constraints we were told at the time, but really just a matter of priorities and what our esteemed leaders told us we would be getting (or not getting as the case would be) and in keeping with this long term Agenda that’s been in the planning for a couple of hundred years or more. Global governance or the new world order as it’s also known by, and which was first announced publicly by Bush Snr after the Gulf War, is not the benign friendly governance they would have you believe. No wars, all in agreement, a healthy environment. No, it is about world dictatorship by one government that is very fascist. If you don’t believe me on fascist, see what happened in the links below to NZ folk who exposed corruption in recent years. Read all the links above also and you will see. I intend to write more on this disturbing plan for ‘global governance’, especially as it applies to us here in NZ, so watch this space.
Key’s recent knighthood is a clear illustration and reminder of just how corrupt our govt/corp really is. To honour a man under whose watch we’ve descended to 41K homeless, and 3rd highest in child poverty in the world’s developed nations, who is very happy to tax himself & his ilk 2.8% while those in the poverty stats are taxed a whole 28% nearly a third of their income … all makes a hollow farce of the knighthoods in my opinion. Shame on John Key & shame on the pretend NZ govt (that is really a corporation) that honours such rogues. And if you don’t think Enzed’s corrupt as, read this:
You will find this barrister on facebook, consider connecting with him and finding out more truth on this corrupt nation.
And as for honouring former Mayor Duffy, under whose watch we in the Horowhenua heard whistleblowers telling us how he coerced councillors to vote as ‘expected’, and who displays total disrespect for tangata whenua (see our Local Gov Watch pages / Horowhenua for more info on those issues). Such is the rot now in our once democratic nation. Wake up folks & see what’s really happening.
We were reminded not so long ago by the Greens of Key’s real legacy.
“Your desperate, lumbering, grasping attempt at building a legacy with a flag won’t mask the realities.
Hungry kids up
Housing costs up
Electricity costs up
Foreign ownership up
Once you may have been a national leader but now you look like just a National Party leader.” READ MORE of transcript or watch the video.
And not so long ago UNICEF declared we were third on the list for highest child poverty in the developed world. If you go to their website they’re actually pondering on how to solve this!! And the powers that be have just honoured the leader under whose watch this has developed! Join the dots people. This is not normal. It’s not right. And they are wanting you to honour Key right along with them, in the hope you won’t notice it’s not right.
See Bryan Bruce’s recent post featuring this news article:
“A car, a garage, a motel room or boarding house is not a home.
No child should grow up in one.
Please make housing a priority when you cast your vote this year.”
Watch Bruce’s award winning documentary to remind you how this state of affairs developed. No, not the result of lazy parents (those ones who are taxed 28% if they manage to find a job, and another 33% if they should manage to find a second job as many do – while corporations pay almost no tax) … it is a faulty neo lib economic set up that never intended for those aforementioned parents to win. Trickle down is a scam.
Finally (and there are actually more issues I haven’t touched on like NZ’s very high suicide rate) – with our 41K homeless, a reminder that in Auckland 33K homes sit empty, owned by people who don’t even live here, while the Nats have been hocking off all the State Homes our predecessors built with blood sweat and tears after the bankers wars they fought in. The rationale for selling has been to pay off debt, whilst, as Bryan Bruce points out in our article links above, the Housing Corporation was operating at a profit. These people lie to us without even blinking.
So Key has a knighthood that in my opinion means absolutely nothing, in fact it is a damning reflection on the state of our once democratic nation that is now wholly sold out to the banking fraternity that is slowly but surely entwining the entire planet into its plan of global governance aka new world order, aka Agenda 21/2030 that really aims to inventory and control all land and resources on the planet. And it’s right on track.
(Reference; Treasury data between 2008-2016 Statistics NZ data 2008-2016 Reserve Bank data 2008-2016 Auckland City pollution data 2008-2016 Wellington City pollution records 2008-2016 Queenstown City Council records 2008-2016 )
Between 2008- 2016:
*The greatest increase in Population In NZ’s history. from 4.2 million in 2008 to 4.7 million today (500,000 people )
*Mortgage debt res $247.5 billion record high, 28 % increase in last 5 years
*Consumer debt $ 15.4 billion, 16 % increase in last 5 years
*Business debt, $91.34 billion
*Agriculture debt, $59.42 billion, record high
*Govt debt $ 112 billion Nov 2016
( all figures from Statistics NZ, Reserve Bank, Treasury)
* 500 000 extra people over the last 8 years, not one new hospital and the longest elective surgery wait lists in years.
* Between2008-2015 no extra funding for Police. Fewer Police per capita pre-Key to post- Key
* 36 million dollars taken out of DOC’s budget ( 2015 ) to pay for the costs of Immigration.
* Massive blowout in Corrections budget to pay for Prisons, 40 million dollars.
* Massive growth costs in Roading, Schooling, Health, Pensions, and Government Bureaucracy.
* More competition for our Fisheries.
* More demand /competition for our fresh water resources.
*More vehicles registered than ever in our history, over an 8 year period.
* Record environmental damage ( air pollution, landfill waste )recorded by councils in a number of main centres. Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton Queenstown.
* Enormous congestion problems now encountered in some of the main centres.
Your esteemed leaders have traded your clean water for their corporate profits. And you didn’t even notice it was happening!
Don’t forget folks, before taking a dip in our (no longer) ‘clean green’ waterways, check which ones your LG has trashed lately or failed to police.
Your authorities that bandy around the term ‘sustainable practices’, ‘sustainable development’ while in practice doing the complete opposite have left us now with only 40% of the waterways safe to swim in. We posted earlier this year on how a person contracted Trench Mouth from ingesting water from the Manawatu River. I kid you not. Our esteemed authorities seem to think the nice images of kiddies smiling and WADING (note) make up for it ; they think we are all gullible. We know why our waterways are trashed and it wasn’t aliens or some strange biological phenomena. It was our central and local governments which are really corporations and not democracies at all, giving priority to their corporate mates. That’s right, discharge your industrial pollution into the waterways and we’ll turn the proverbial blind eye … we’ll even pipe a bit of sewage in there ourselves to add to the 1080 & Glyphosate (in Roundup) among other things.
No worries, the folks can just swim in our heavily chlorinatedcarcinogenic pools instead, and pay for the pleasure. Chlorine is the new sticking plaster for pollution. We also pay large amounts of money to either remove chlorine (and other chemicals) from our drinking water or purchase clean water. And never mind the free swimming holes … the public will adapt eventually, and before long they’ll forget their grandparents even used to swim or catch edible food in them. Are you getting the picture? They have traded your clean water for their corporate profits. And you didn’t even notice it was happening. Remember, or perhaps you didn’t know, our DCs are companies and your government is a corporation. Look up your DC on the Dun and Bradstreet website. A registered company/corporation is accountable to its shareholders and is for profit and not technically a democracy.
Finally, add to all of this the fallout from Geoengineering that daily pollutes our water, soil & air and you have a completely toxic cocktail of poison.
This is how not only your environment is compromised Kiwis, but your health as well. Soaking in chlorine is not healthy. Stats show that Chlorine is a carcinogen so long term soaking in and ingesting it can lead to cancer. Check out our related pages or search ‘categories’ for similar articles. Use the share buttons and spread the truth.