Category Archives: NZ Government

Jacinda is going to “break the stranglehold” major fuel companies have in New Zealand … might that have anything to do with it being election year?

Isn’t it great that your corporation cum govt is concerned about your pockets? ‘They’ think we are paying too much for petrol. Wow the coming changes will ” “swiftly” break the supply dominance of big fuel companies”. And the competition will bring the prices down ‘they’ say. Hmm. Didn’t ‘they’ say that about the powercos away back? And didn’t the power prices go up, and up, and up ad nauseum?

But then of course it’s election year isn’t it?

(Big Oil will of course manage to navigate a few loopholes & ramp prices up again when you’ve all voted ‘correctly’ & forgotten about this).

Minister expects to see fuel prices drop 18-32 cents a litre because of new petrol company rules

 

Image by andreas160578 from Pixabay

Ihumātao: The Fletcher-Rockefeller-Rothschild Connection & the Crown’s Crimes Act Breaches [Letter to NZ PM Ardern]

Excellent post here from Snoopman.net …. some truths on Ihumātao. Media predictably play the race card on this one big time but then what better card to cover up the facts? EWR

From snoopman.net.nz

“This three-page letter calls out New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her continuance of successive governments’ maintenance of a Neo-Feudal economic warfare paradigm inflicted on New Zealanders in 1984. Steve Edwards cites The Snoopman’s “Deep History of Ihumātao – The Fletcher-Rockefeller-Rothschild Dynasties Connection” — which reveals the links between Fletcher Building Limited’s corporate ancestor, Fletcher Challenge, and the Neo-Feudal Siege of New Zealand that occurred from 1984 to 1994. This economic warfare reset was inflicted to make New Zealand into a ‘Switzerland of the South Pacific’ Utopia for centimillionaires, billionaires and transnational corporations to exploit, undermine Māori land reform and sovereignty aspirations and replace democratic governance with a high-tech Neo-Feudal technocratic jurisdiction, he argues.

Edwards sketches the links between the David Rockefeller-chaired Council on Foreign Relations, his Trilateral Commission brainchild and his Neo-Feudal cronies at the global policy shaping conclave, the Bilderberg Group, and their machinations to capitalize on the 1973-1974 Oil Price Shocks engineered by the Rockefeller-Kissinger-Bilderberger Nexus to weaken resistance to the coming Neo-Feudal siege of entire economies. Ultimately, the ‘Unitary Plan’ which embroiled Ihumātao in the Auckland Council’s Special Housing Area zoning for Fletcher Building’s intensive residential housing project, was part of a long-range scheme dating back to the 1980’s to re-make Auckland as a World City. The forging of huge cities suits the exploitative business models of transnational corporations, whom require Neo-Feudal jurisdictions to facilitate high capital mobility, organize public debt-funded infrastructure, and accommodate large pools of excess labour.

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https://snoopman.net.nz/2019/12/25/ihumatao-the-fletcher-rockefeller-rothschild-connection-the-crowns-crimes-act-breaches-letter-to-nz-pm-ardern/

The Nats intend to punish the poor some more instead of dealing to corporate tax exemptions and white collar crime – what’s new?

So this mainstream article (below) is announcing the Nats’ new policy plans for NZ and is basically all about controlling the poor. What an easy target. What are they afraid of? 

Wake up folks, it’s easier to bash the vulnerable than to hold the rich & powerful to account.

Predictably, as parties do, they are hustling up support ready for the next election …that illusory option of choice. Bridges is playing the old ‘bash the beneficiary’ card. A sure winner for the wealthy in times of need. Those ‘bad sole mothers, gang members, non vaxers’ (who don’t want to risk maiming or killing their offspring) … and yes the poor, working or otherwise. (He obviously hasn’t noticed the working folk who are living in cars). And clearly Bridges hasn’t read about the 1 in 39 injured from vaccines or he knows & just figures the rest of us are too dumb to know. Do show us Simon, the studies that compare vaccinated kids with non vaccinated … if you can find any that is. Wake up folks, even Labour said pre last election they hadn’t ruled out mandatory vaccination, in spite of telling us they’re not going to do it (yet). It is all a game of rhetorics gently nudging you in  a specific direction that they won’t divulge yet for fear of you revolting.

And they’re going after the people they want in paid WORK when there are no jobs for them. If you will ascribe to a social policy that does not value people & their usefulness to wider society & each other Simon … that favours corporate profit & automation by machines over people with real jobs & roofs over their heads (like we used to have), then unemployment is what you get. So stop blaming the poor for that & lay the blame where it belongs. I lived through the era when we had full employment & I witnessed what killed it. It wasn’t ‘lazy’ gang members, sole mothers or anti vaxxers, it was  Neolib economics courtesy of Roger Douglas who should be tried for treason. Bashing us is a smoke screen.

RELATED: Mind the Gap documentary by Bryan Bruce who clearly sets out where things went wrong. (VIDEO POSTED BELOW)

Just be honest Simon. You should be going after the corporations (your mates) that cream off the nation’s wealth & send it off shore, that make their millions & pay no taxes. And what about the white collar criminals who plunder with impunity? Why not tax the rich who currently pay peanuts?

RELATED: EVERY YEAR THE IRD IDENTIFIES ABOUT $1.2 BILLION IN FRAUD COMMITTED BY NZ BUSINESS PEOPLE … AND WELFARE FRAUD? … $30 MILLION

WHITE COLLAR CRIME ‘RAMPANT’ AS NEARLY 900 FRAUD COMPLAINTS GO UNINVESTIGATED

And what are you going to do about our climbing suicide rate? Child poverty? Homelessness? (That your predecessors sent into landslide mode?) Remember … the masses are waking up. Look at France and the yellow vests that mainstream never reports on.  They are realizing they are the 99% and you a mere 1%. This is the ultimate end of your greedy profiteering policies.

Wake up folks, it’s easier to bash the vulnerable than to hold the rich & powerful to account.

 

Watch Bryan Bruce’s excellent doco, Mind the Gap:

 

READ SIMPLE SIMON’S POLICY PROPOSALS AT STUFF:

“The National Party has signalled a crackdown on welfare alongside longer hospital stays for new mothers if elected next year.

The crackdown could include a time-limit on the dole for under 25-year-olds and a sanction for parents on benefits who don’t immunise their children.

The party’s social services discussion document, released on Wednesday, includes a mixture of concrete policies it wants to enact if elected next year as well as proposals it wants feedback on….

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/117017482/national-promises-welfare-crackdown-and-return-to-social-investment-if-elected?fbclid=IwAR22HUofmwTtBjDwf_sZSesgPkLMWSbeAlDj3wlcQ5nha-NDP2ux9BOMDg0

Minister cautions Huawei against “heavying” NZ government

Minister cautions Huawei against “heavying” NZ government

Now this is interesting … remember the takoha (gifts) we had from Huawei to Labour members not so long ago? (It’s what corporations do of course) … EWR

A must read/watch on 5G! This is a military grade weapon already used for crowd control & already tested in Russia on humans and animals with disturbing results. Hear the expert whistleblowers speak out!

 

via huttsfantasticworld
GCSB Minister Andrew Little has cautioned Huawei against “heavying the government” with threats to exit New Zealand.

The Chinese telecom giant last month sent a letter to ministers, including Mr Little,warning it could be forced to pull outof the country if it was blocked from working on 5G upgrades.

The missive – which was leaked to NZME – said such an approach would have “a significant effect” on Huawei’s revenue and create a “real risk” causing the company to leave the New Zealand market.

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) last year rejected a proposal from Spark to partner with Huawei to deliver 5G, citing security concerns; Spark is still deciding whether to reapply.

via Minister cautions Huawei against “heavying” NZ government

Government to create ‘dedicated watchdog’ to regulate water quality (really?)

‘Dedicated watchdog’? 

Who are the serial polluters? Corporations/local councils/industry … they pollute with impunity. And they sell off our clean water to offshore corporations. I’m not holding my breath on this one I’m afraid. They pollute it with impunity then fix it with carcinogenic chemicals like chlorine (the new sticking plaster) & NZ wide the awake people are spending a fortune on filters & other means, or purchasing bottled water. (The rest sadly are pummeling their vital organs filtering this stuff from their systems). What a scam. We cannot even swim in our waterways now let alone drink what was once a free, unpolluted natural resource. They’re quickly selling it off to not the highest but the lowest bidder … peanuts. Remember this (image below) with the Key govt? And charging you mega bucks to buy it. And I haven’t even mentioned yet the ecoli scares we’ve had around the country.

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I’m afraid I really am not holding out a lot of hope for a truly dedicated watchdog given they are the ones who created the complete mess we have now with the state of our water. To boot they are dumping a class 1A Ecotoxin into the waterways with the blessings of a tweaked RMA. The header image features industrial waste pouring into the local river loop at Foxton in the Horowhenua, where children once used to swim & fish. Not any more. There’s  a hazard sign up now saying not to swim there. A young man even contracted trench mouth from swimming in the Manawatu (not seen since WW2 his MD said).

It’s called the ‘sustainable development’ lie.

 

Here is the article from tvnz

The Government has today announced the creation of a “dedicated watchdog” to regulate water quality in New Zealand.

The decision to create the new regulations was spurred by the Havelock North Campylobacter outbreak in 2016 where 5,000 people got sick from their drinking water.

“Access to safe, clean drinking water is a birth-right for New Zealanders and a key concern for communities up and down the country. Wherever they live, consumers and communities expect to be able to turn on the tap and drink the water without fear of getting ill,” says Minister of Health Dr David Clark says in a statement.

“Immediately following the Havelock North Inquiry Stage 2 Report we began implementing its recommendations to increase public safety while the Three Waters review worked through the longer-term programme of reform options.

 

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/government-create-dedicated-watchdog-regulate-water-quality?auto=6066028685001&fbclid=IwAR0XXZz9icwsBGNb4cCKyG8O3CRl4icetHAs5w6aTwKh8mPZSfcd4-i_YTo

Photo: EWR

 

With certain species on brink of extinction, two top scientists are lifting the lid on DoC’s “toxic” culture of corporate ideals – “the department has lost its way” says one

Are we surprised? I don’t think so. About time isn’t it? Reflect now on the use of 1080 all over our environment including the waterways, with impunity. Do you still feel safe under their watch? EnvirowatchRangitikei

“Committed conservation workers, even if they’re highly regarded, are being pushed out, Head says, because they don’t fit the mould of the department’s new corporate ideals…”

“The desire to listen to in-house expertise is gone. It’s much more important that we write plans and waste thousands and thousands of dollars on consultants developing so-called interface plans and task assignments than actually doing the job.”

From newsroom.co.nz

DoC’s Culture Wars Revealed

Two top scientists are lifting the lid on the Department of Conservation’s “toxic” culture. David Williams reports.

A culture war is being waged within the Department of Conservation, says a former DOC ecologist who claims he’s been hounded out of the job.

Nick Head, the 2013 winner of the prestigious Loder Cup for conservation, quit the department last month and is taking a personal grievance claim. He says there’s a corporate culture in DOC being driven by management, that seems unable to face the inconvenient truth that its core function is to advocate for conservation. Some bosses seem unwilling to fight to protect special, rare and threatened places in case it upsets “relationships”, he says. That’s causing friction with some scientific, technical and frontline staff.

“There’s a culture war and there’s a lot of discontent.”

Head’s view, which he believes is widely shared within the department, is that DOC became highly politicised because it was seen as an impediment to the previous Government’s economic growth agenda. Some DOC staff became afraid to speak out or take a strong line.

“…the country’s rare flora and fauna are on the brink of a raft of extinctions, much of it down to DOC’s ineptitude…”

Committed conservation workers, even if they’re highly regarded, are being pushed out, Head says, because they don’t fit the mould of the department’s new corporate ideals. “They make life so difficult for them, they either leave or they find reasons to force them out.”Another Loder Cup winner, botanist Peter de Lange, left the department, disillusioned, in August last year, after being diagnosed with chronic stress. He thinks the department has lost its way, and that the country’s rare flora and fauna are on the brink of a raft of extinctions, much of it down to DOC’s ineptitude. He should know – De Lange was instrumental in developing the country’s threat classification system used since 2001.

“… the department has lost its way…” 
Loder Cup winner, botanist Peter de Lange

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https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/07/12/151517/docs-culture-wars-revealed

DOC withholds information after demands from Thompson and Clark

The Department of Conservation (DOC) withheld official information after demands from security firm Thompson and Clark, internal emails show.

Thompson and Clark spied on anti-1080 activists for DOC, sharing intelligence through what it called its “Fusion Centre” – locked, hidden chat channels on messaging app Slack.

The work cost nearly $4000 a month – several government departments are signed up to similar packages – and also included a weekly phone briefing involving senior staff from both organisations.

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https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018648974/doc-withholds-information-after-demands-from-thompson-and-clark

In 2017 the NZ Govt effectively excluded the aerial distribution of poison bait, from the protection of the Resource Management Act – still trust them then with your safety?

Through its new rules the New Zealand Government has effectively excluded the spreading of Compound 1080 – a WHO class A1 eco-toxin – from environmental protection legislation, to increase its company profits … TV-Wild

Important information from TV-Wild by the Graf Brothers:

“New Zealand is known for its pure water, mountainous peaks and majestic scenery. Millions of tourists visit every year. They tramp the Great Walks and drink from the mountain streams – a land of milk and honey, 100% Pure! …” 

However…

“There is growing concern across New Zealand about the massive use of Compound 1080 poison. Government agencies currently spread 1080 poison bait aerially, across the forests and directly into the waterways – enough poison to kill over 60 million people every year. The poison kills 1000’s of deer, and 100’s of 1000’s of other animals, birds and insects, every year.” (Explore menu at the TV-Wild link for references)

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“There are three significant government agencies that aerially spread 1080 poison bait across land and water in New Zealand – The Department of ConservationTB Free & OSPRI, and regional councils.

Up until 2017, regional councils issued resource consent certificates to government agencies and contractors that permitted 1080 poison bait to be spread across land and directly into water. However, in 2017, the New Zealand Government changed legislation, and that legislation now permits poison bait to be aerially spread across land and directly into water, without the requirement for a resource consent certificate – effectively excluding the aerial distribution of poison bait, from the protection of the Resource Management Act.

The New Zealand Government owns Orillion, the 1080 poison factory that imports and manufactures 1080 poison, and brodifacoum cereal baits. The factory’s mission statement makes it clear that the company exists for profit.

Through its new rules the New Zealand Government has effectively excluded the spreading of Compound 1080 – a WHO class A1 eco-toxin – from environmental protection legislation, to increase its company profits. “

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https://www.tv-wild.com/hikoi


Follow links at the TV-Wild site for further info on 1080. Also see our 1080 & related resource sub pages for other links to information. The information your esteemed leaders are not providing you with. The independent research. Search categories here (left of page) for further articles on topic and/or use the search box. Especially you should visit our page on suspected 1080 poisoning of humans (and that’s not including the thousands of animals and birds not specifically targeted that die with each drop). Folk are commenting that the bush is quiet. The birds are disappearing.

Finally, consider how you can support the coming hikoi from far North & far South to parliament. All info at TV-Wild.

EnvirowatchRangitikei

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei marks the 40th anniversary of the Bastion Point eviction

And the land grabs continue….if you’re not up to speed with the shameful Bastion Point story here is a NZ OnScreen documentary … information you won’t have learned at school:

Bastion Point – The Untold Story


Further you can read more at the waitangitribunal website:

The loss of the Orakei block


Also, from ngatiwhatuaorakei’s website (go there for pertinent commemoration info):

BASTION POINT OCCUPATION TO BE COMMEMORATED ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Forty years ago, after 506 days of occupation, protesters faced off with members of the police, armed forces and the government over plans to build luxury housing on Ngāti Whātua ancestral land at Takaparawhau/Bastion Point, resulting in 222 arrests.
 
On Friday 25 May, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will mark the 40th anniversary of what has been called a defining moment in New Zealand history.
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And from Scoop:

“Forty years ago, after 506 days of occupation, protesters faced off with members of the police, armed forces and the government over plans to build luxury housing on Ngāti Whātua ancestral land at Takaparawhau/Bastion Point, resulting in 222 arrests.”

On Friday 25 May, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will mark the 40th anniversary of what has been called a defining moment in New Zealand history.

This year, the commemoration honours those who took part in the occupation; providing an opportunity to further reflect on the efforts of those who strove for Treaty settlement and a better future for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

The stand at Bastion Point is a prevailing benchmark for protest in Aotearoa, which led to the first successful retrospective claim hearing at the Waitangi Tribunal. It is a move that Joe Hawke, leader of the 1977 protest, has never regretted.

“I went onto the Point, not to invite an arrest, but to arrest a wrong, and 40 years on, all of Ngāti Whātua are benefiting from that stand”, he said.

Joe will be part of the events planned for Friday 25 May that commemorate that struggle, foster reconciliation and re-affirm Ngāti Whātua’s footprint on the land in Auckland.

 

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1805/S00099/bastion-point-occupation-to-be-commemorated.htm

Over the last hundred and two years, Labour has demonstrated a loyalty to capitalism that can’t really be faulted

From rdln.wordpress.com

Jacinda & the Elephant

Delivering her pre-Budget speech to a Business New Zealand audience, Labour prime minister Ardern said business confidence was “the elephant in the room”.

Business confidence has apparently been low since the new government took office. A business confidence survey conducted by NZIER found businesses had become pessimistic about economic outlook for the first time in two years after Labour assumed office.

There is no need to worry.

Over the last hundred and two years, Labour has demonstrated a loyalty to capitalism that can’t really be faulted. During the 1951 waterfront workers lockout, possibly the most tense class standoff after the land wars in New Zealand history, Labour delivered for the class they have always answered to. “Labour is neither for nor against the watersiders,” party leader Walter (later Sir Walter) Nash declared.

The pattern of behaviour continued in later years, all down the line.

Following the stock market crash of October, 1987 capitalism was in trouble. State-owned enterprises started shedding thousands of workers. Factories closed – over one hundred and forty in Auckland in less than two years – along with hundreds of shops and offices.

Bankruptcies were up by fifty percent, eighty-six thousand jobs disappeared and unemployment in New Zealand was up to over 180,000 by early 1989.

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https://rdln.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/jacinda-and-the-elephant/

Photo: Wikipedia (Members of the first Labour Govt 1935)