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NZ: It’s been reported a BOP port worker died 2 days after the COVID-19 injection

NZ’s Outdoors Party has noted the report of the death of a port worker in Tauranga two days after taking the Pfizer injection. (Sincere condolences to this family).
* (Link to MD letter to FDA at the end)


A comment on Facebook also confirms a ‘port worker from his street’ having died, citing alleged coercion by his employer.


If after looking at possible side effects to this jab, you decide you would prefer not to take the risk but know your employer may insist, learn about your rights of refusal by listening to NZ Lawyer Sue Grey at the link.

POSTSCRIPT:

Whilst it is frequently pointed out there is no proof that the jab is causing the adverse reactions world wide (see comment below by NZ vaccinologist Helen Petousis-Harris) why are we not seeing autopsies regarding the 1500 odd deaths (now 1700+) and 31,000 injuries to date (with only 1% reporting) to get to the bottom of this bizarre ‘coincidence’? After all is not the purpose of VAERS to report a post vaccination injury?

No proof of cause and effect cannot surely be taken as proof of safety can it?

*Here is a link to the letter by an MD to the FDA that is referred to.

RELATED:

https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2021/03/09/fyi-possible-side-effects-of-the-covid-injection/

https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2021/03/20/a-nz-district-health-board-initiates-a-one-off-free-meal-scheme-for-port-workers-who-take-the-covid-19-injection/

https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2021/02/19/for-those-still-deciding-about-the-new-non-mandatory-cv-vaccine-here-is-a-list-of-factors-to-consider/

Photo: @ Wikipedia, “View of the Port of Tauranga, taken from Pilot bay”. By http://www.freenzphotos.com, CC BY 3.0 nz, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14526842

A NZ Doctor speaks on the PCR test & CV in NZ

See also Dr Sam Bailey’s follow up videos below on topic, having been ‘fact checked’ by you know who. EWR

Dr Sam talks about what is happening in NZ in regards to COVID-19 and important information you should know about the COVID-19 PCR Test. #covid19pcr#covid19test What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of coronavirus. What are the symptoms of Coronavirus? The symptoms of COVID-19 are: * a cough * a high temperature (at least 38°C) * shortness of breath. These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention. How Coronavirus spreads? COVID-19, like the flu, can be spread from person to person. When a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or talks, they may spread droplets containing the virus a short distance, which quickly settle on surrounding surfaces. That’s why it’s really important to use good hygiene, regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands, and use good cough etiquette. Websites & References mentioned: 1. Professor Michael Baker on lockdown being an experiment: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar… 2. International Media Praising NZ 100 Days Covid Free: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-5… 3. COVID pop up surveillance testing: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/heal… 4. New Cases Unknown Source Ministry of Health: https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media… 5. Impact of Influenza Vaccination on Seasonal Mortality in the US Elderly Population. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(3):265-272. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama… 6. 1918 Influenza: the Mother of All Pandemics. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Jan; 12(1): 15–22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti… Subscribe for new videos ▶https://www.youtube.com/c/DrSamBailey ABOUT ME: I’m a kiwi doctor who wants to make it easier for people to fix common health problems. I work as a family doctor in New Zealand. Send business/sponsorship inquiries to admin@drsambailey.com

Wellington the ‘Smart Capital’ of 2040 – looks to build pack and stack housing characteristic of Agenda 2030

This article focuses on Island Bay from the Wellington plan for that word again ‘sustainable’ futures. And as always I reflect on the date the ‘Sustainable’ plans kicked off … 1992 with the Earth Summit & the introduction of Agenda 21. It is intriguing always to note that in its first 30 years we are looking less sustainable than ever, witness the disgusting state of pollution, the unprecedented state of homelessness (43K), the never seen before exponential debt both on a personal & a national level, and the child poverty. We rate third highest in the developed world. And still the councils waffle on about sustainability. If this were for real would they not have started out properly 30 years ago? And so they are basing this growth on the prediction we have a 7 million increase in population over the next 50 years. In fact according to one source NZ’s population is forecast to drop by 1.2 million between 2017 and 2025. That is 4.5 to 3.3 million ( a rough estimate of 1.2 million decrease every 8 years) which would see us at an approximate 7.2 million decrease rather than increase by 2070. And this forecast of growth is cited in the plan as justification for cities to go upwards, as high as 6-8 story apartment blocks. An interesting read, all the council documents (links in the article) bristling with that familiar Agenda 21/30 rhetoric. Read at the link below. EWR

https://viviennemorrell.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/island-bay-in-2043/

If you would like to learn more about Agenda 21/30 follow the links above. You could also listen to a presentation by the NZ Public Advance Party here. They are speaking out about the so called ‘sustainable’ plan which is now a well known feature of proposed global governance.

Photos: Wellington City Council Plan

There’s a gathering tomorrow at NZ’s Parliament grounds (Thurs. 6 August)

The NZ Advance Party is gathering at Parliament for speeches & discussion on the state of our nation and a way forwards … looking towards the coming election. Be there if you can! Have a listen to Horowhenua’s ex Mayor on the state of corruption NZ has sunk into. Hear about the plans for tomorrow, Thursday 6 August. EWR

The working poor in NZ … poverty & soup kitchens on the increase in neo-lib’s new look ‘Godzone’

Isn’t it great how ‘they’ rename & reframe everything to fool the gullible? Remember how they called gutting our economy, ‘restructuring’?. In other countries it got called ‘structural adjustment’.

So now we have a ‘well’ being budget?

With 43K homeless? Dramatic increases in eating at the soup kitchens? Lining up at the food banks? Sleeping in cars? Tents? Third highest child poverty globally? Neo-lib ISN’T working so let’s stop pretending it is. Social Welfare was only ever a safety net that humanizes capitalism. Neo-lib? Forget the net. We had a woman living in a tent in Whanganui recently, while the corporately knighted Keys of the world swan around the world with several million dollar mansions to choose from.

Do they really care?

Jacinda told the World Economic Forum  “…that politics needed to be more altruistic, and more long-term, to address the deep-rooted challenges we’re grappling with as the economy changes…” but, nah,

… in spite of her fine toasts amongst royalty at Buckingham Palace, telling the world that PEOPLE MATTER, she is doing what neo-lib (closet globalists) do best …. dragging it out.

“Let them eat cake”.

1. soup kitchen

 


From tvnz (John Campbell reports)

VIDEO. “If it wasn’t for donations and volunteers, some people would go hungry without breakfast.

The Government is set to deliver its so-called “wellbeing budget” next month. Ahead of the announcement, John Campbell took a look at the state of welfare in New Zealand.

Ahead of the Government announcing its “wellbeing budget”, John Campbell looks at the state of welfare in New Zealand. Source: Breakfast”

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/look-poverty-in-new-zealand-kiwis-struggle-pay-bills-stay-fed?fbclid=IwAR1zFDl9cdWqY9cZeNpmv4EYmIvyB81DpFN_xmol75VDYhb6zrUnWGZDMjs

Save Our NZ Land lines! Important info & petition

Introducing a new NZ website, Save Our Landlines

NB: For updates, please check our NEWS section regularly at this link:

http://www.saveourlandlines.nz/category/news/.

We also have a FB page at this link:

https://www.facebook.com/Save-Our-Landlines-NZ-1626155717464225/

Introduction

This site is a community project by New Zealanders who do not want to see our copper landline infrastructure, which will function in a power blackout to be allowed to be run down or destroyed.

A corded phone that is connected to the copper landline network is a lifeline to emergency services if a storm or other event causes widespread power outages since this type of phone will work even if your home has no power.

The copper landline phone system allows people to choose to have a safe corded home phone.

This is particularly important in households with children given that their developing brain may be more vulnerable to adverse effects from cordless or cellular phones.

Many more reasons why the copper landline system is important and should be preserved may be found at this link: http://www.saveourlandlines.nz/uncategorized/welcome/

We hope that you will support our online petition which you will be able to to access via the link below:

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Please join us

Your voice in defence of our copper landline network and your taking the time to help educate others about the importance of this important national infrastructure. If you would like to volunteer to help with this campaign, please contact us via the Contact Form.  Thank you.

We also have a Facebook page that you can like and/or follow at this link: https://www.facebook.com/Save-Our-Landlines-NZ-1626155717464225/

RELATED:

The Future of Landlines & Networks
http://electromagnetichealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ReInventing-Wires-1-25-18-FINAL.pdf

Auckland Council names 25 blocks with cladding cores like Grenfell Tower

We followed the Grenfell Tower disaster (crime) for a time & have revisited it again recently with the anniversary this month. Many of those people are still not rehoused from that shameful gentrification debacle. If you visit the blogs of the Grenfell Action Group you’ll see as is common with these corporate coverups, a long standing battle with landlords/Councils etc over the lack of safety & the fire risk in that tower before & immediately prior to the disaster. I believe also from many reports on the ground that the numbers of fatalaties were also vastly under stated. People were also advised (as is apparently customary) to remain in their apartments, thereby more fatalities occurred. What a crime. Human life – the shameful ‘throw away’ mentality of those who ride on the backs of the poor. The cladding was the cheaper option … it saved money & lost lives. As for NZ, remember the CTV building in the Christchurch earthquake? Nobody has been held accountable for the many lives lost in that building and should have been. And we have similar inflammable fire risk cladding on our buildings? No worries, they have got that all covered we’re told….


From the NZ Herald

Owners of the buildings have been told about the claddings but McCormick stressed the buildings were not necessarily dangerous to occupy because they had extensive fire protection measures such as sprinklers, alarms and escape routes.

Auckland Council has just released a list of 25 buildings with exterior aluminium composite claddings like the Grenfell Tower in London, where a fire last year killed more than 70 people.

But the council stressed the Auckland buildings with the flammable polyethylene cores in their claddings are not necessarily dangerous because they have other means of fire protection.

The huge Waitakere Stadium at Henderson, certain Auckland Hospital buildings in Grafton, Spark’s four-building campus in Victoria St, large residential blocks in the Viaduct and CBD, the huge PwC building on the city’s waterfront, TVNZ’s headquarters on Victoria St, Auckland University’s Owen Glenn Building and many apartment blocks appear on the list.

After a Herald official information request, the council named 116 buildings it said “appear to utilise ACP cladding to some extent”.

“In some cases the cladding material has a modified fire resistant core. Far fewer cases have cladding with a combustible polyethylene core,” said council building consents general manager Ian McCormick.

“The extent and use of ACP on the buildings varies considerably from the full facade, to decorative features only and many buildings examined did not contain ACP at all,” he said.

Owners of the buildings have been told about the claddings but McCormick stressed the buildings were not necessarily dangerous to occupy because they had extensive fire protection measures such as sprinklers, alarms and escape routes.

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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?

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Protesting for justice over the Grenfell Tower crime

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What you need to know about the ‘new’ & still secret TPPA that isn’t new & doesn’t bode well for Maori, or anybody else really except of course the corporations

Ah… this is good for you but we can’t tell you how good because it’s all been negotiated in secret and we aren’t allowed to tell you what it says but trust us Kiwis … it’s good for you … Tui anyone?

 

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Posted by Jenese James

This is a trade deal NZ should NOT SIGN – The TPPA is a corporate passport to exploit the natural wealth of a nation by ‘legally’ robbing its citizens and the environment of that natural wealth

I want to point out the reason why so many politicians promise this and that before they get elected but once in power reneg on that promise – its because of the T&C of various trade deals done through membership of various organisations often in secret – to give an example …”…..Trade Minister David Parker says NZ First’s policy of taxing bottled water exports would breach various international agreements because it is discriminatory. But there is a much bigger risk that foreign investors could threaten to bring an ISDS dispute if moves to resolve water claims affect their commercial interests….”

here is another example

“…….The new government is rushing through changes to the Overseas Investment Act to restrict foreign purchases of residential housing. They admit that the law would breach the TPPA if it was passed after the agreement came into force….”

Its vital to grasp this because this is the key to understanding how policies are now made via these agreements and why voting really doesn’t make much difference once deals are done and always these deals are not done in public view but behind closed doors in secret as this trade deal reveals it – the secrecy behind it is tantamount to a betrayal of the people because it will allow corporations to steal the wealth of the people of the nation for private profit,

example … “…….The separation of cutting rights from the land was a device used by the Labour government in 1988 to allow corporatisation of the forests and separation of the land from the trees so the forests could be privatised…..”  …. this was the Roger Douglas’ cabinet.

Another example …  “…Labour and NZ First want to restore the right of NZ, and Maori, ownership of the forests. They have to change the foreign investment law before the TPPA comes into force because they can’t do so afterwards…..”…

so when you protest you are protesting against a much bigger force than you realize – politicians’ hands are tied once deals are signed.

Read it all below

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This is about the TTPA and Te Tiriti o Waitangi..

Written By Jane Kelsey

The state of play with TPPA

Ø The original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was signed by the 12 negotiating parties in Auckland on 4 February 2016, in the face of a massive protest led by tangata whenua.

Ø Japan and NZ completed their domestic processes to ratify (adopt) the original agreement during 2016.

Ø In January 2017 US President Trump withdrew the US’s participation from the TPPA.

Ø The 11 remaining countries met 7 times in 2017 to rescue the TPPA minus the US.

Each country tabled a list of provisions in the TPPA that it wanted removed or suspended.

Apparently, NZ under the National government did table a list of requests, but that remains secret.

The new Labour-NZ First government, supported by Greens, only had input into these negotiations at the very end.

Labour asked other TPPA countries to suspend the right of foreign investors to sue the NZ government in offshore tribunals over new laws and policies (investor-state dispute settlement/ISDS), but it failed.

Labour did not seek to make other changes or even suspend other provisions of concern to Maori.

Ø In December 2017 in Vietnam, the TPPA-11 agreed to suspend 20 items from the original text, pending the US’s re-entry; 4 matters remained to be finalized.

Ø In January 2018 in Tokyo the TPPA 11 announced a new deal, one year to the day from Trump’s withdrawal.

Ø Canada insisted that it needed changes to protect its culture sector. Reports say it also achieved changes on automobiles, although that was not on the list. These were done through side letters that remain secret.

Ø The TPPA-11 will contain the entire old agreement. 22 of the 1000+ original provisions have been suspended, pending US re-entry, but they have not been removed.

Ø The TPPA has been rebranded the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP or TPPA-11) even though the substance is the same as the old TPPA.

Ø They intend to sign the TPPA-11 agreement in Chile on 8 March 2018.

Ø The text of what they agreed remains secret. Japanese officials say the text will not be released until after it has been signed. The National Opposition, which ran the secretive negotiations, wants the text released.

Ø In January 2018 President Trump said he would consider re-entering the TPPA, but the terms would have to be more favourable to the US than the original agreement.

Ø The process for US re-entry will require consensus. Labour says some suspended items may never be re-activated. But the US domestic political processes mean any US re-entry will inevitably require more benefits to the US, not less.

Ø The TPPA-11 will reportedly come into force after 6 of the 11 parties have ratified it by completing their domestic processes. Again, the actual text of this provision has not been released.

The new government and the TPPA

Ø Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens all wrote dissents to the majority select committee report on the TPPA and said they would not support its ratification.

Ø Labour said the economic modelling was flawed and there must be a robust cost-benefit analysis that includes impacts on jobs and on distribution, as well as a health impact assessment. Neither report has been done for the TPPA-11.

Ø Labour now claims the new TPPA-11 meets Labour’s 5 pre-conditions for change, but it does not: it provides market access for exporters (but it has no new economic analysis of net costs and benefits); it protects the Pharmac model for buying medicines (but the provisions are suspended not removed); the Treaty of Waitangi, the sovereign right to regulate and restrictions on foreign ownership of property are all protected (which they are not, see below).

Ø Winston Peters says the TPPA-11 is a very different deal from the one NZ First opposed and they will now support it. That is not true. The ISDS provisions and core protections for foreign investors that NZ First so staunchly opposed remain the same and have not even been suspended.

Ø New Zealand’s ratification of the TPPA-11 requires another round of submissions to the parliamentary select committee on which National has 4 of the 8 members, including the chair and deputy chair.

Ø If legislation is needed to implement the agreement, National has said it will vote with Labour and NZ First. The Greens remain opposed.

Ø So the parliamentary process is a foregone conclusion.

MAORI A

The Treaty of Waitangi Exception

The Treaty of Waitangi exception in the TPPA is a copy of one that was drafted in 2000 for the Singapore free trade agreement (FTA).

The same exception has been rolled over in agreements since then, without any consultation with Māori, even though today’s agreements impose much greater restrictions on what governments can do.

Prime Minister Ardern says NZ ‘has an exemption that says it is always able to legislate and act to protect its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and that can’t be challenged by other nations’. That is not true.

Ø The Waitangi Tribunal in the TPPA claim (Wai 2522) said the Treaty exception ‘may not encompass the full extent of the Treaty relationship’ because it only covers Crown actions that give preferences to Māori, not laws or policies that apply generally but are at least partly for Treaty compliance (water, mining, fisheries).

Ø The PM said the Tribunal found the ‘exemption provides protections for the Treaty’. That is also not true. The Tribunal found no breach of Treaty principles because the exception was ‘likely’ to offer a ‘reasonable degree’ of protection for Māori. But it did not accept the Crown’s claim that ‘nothing in the TPPA will prevent the Crown from meeting its Treaty obligations to Māori’.

Ø The Tribunal was not convinced that the exception protects Crown actions from a dispute by a foreign investor, for example on water or mining.

Ø The Wai 2522 claimants made proposals for more effective protection. These have been ignored. There has been no consultation on any stronger protection.

Ø The wording of the exception hasn’t changed in other negotiations since the TPPA. Officials say that they can’t change the wording because they tell other countries they must have this wording because it’s in all NZ’s agreements. New wording would open the text for negotiation.

Ø But New Zealand got additional new wording on UPOV 1991 at the last minute in the TPPA (see below), so it’s not true the Crown can’t demand and win different wording.

Ø Labour seems to be accepting the Crown’s advice and accepting an ‘imperfect’ Treaty protection as a trade-off for other commercial benefits it sees in these deals.

The Waitangi Tribunal claim is ongoing

Ø The Waitangi Tribunal granted urgency to the TPPA (Wai-2522) claim, but limited its scope to whether the wording in the Treaty exception provided effective protection for Māori interests. It didn’t address other parts of the claim (eg water, mining, health).

Ø The Tribunal’s time for preparing its report was cut back because the National government pushed through the legislation to implement the TPPA; once the Bill was introduced the Tribunal had no jurisdiction.

Ø The Tribunal found there was a reasonable level of active protection in the Treaty exception, but suggested there should be consultation on better protection, and it kept oversight of the UPOV 1991 issue (below).

Ø The Crown wants the Tribunal process terminated. The claimants point to a lack of good faith consultation over TPPA-11 negotiations since the Tribunal’s report and issues not addressed in the urgent hearing remain.

Ø On 30 January 2018 the Tribunal asked the parties (basically the Crown) to say by mid-February (a) when the text of the new agreement would be available, (b) what its effect would be on the Crown’s engagement with Maori on the Plant Varieties regime and adopting UPOV 1991, (c) what issues in the TPPA claim remain live, and (d) ‘when would be the appropriate time for the Tribunal to commence inquiry into the remaining substantive claims that have been filed with respect of the TPPA?

WAI 262 and the UPOV 1991 convention

Ø The TPPA required NZ to adopt the UPOV 1991 Convention that creates rights to claim intellectual property rights on plant varieties, which Wai 262 report and the Cabinet have recognized is inconsistent with te Tiriti.

Ø Legal arguments from the Wai-2522 claimants showed the Treaty exception would not protect a Crown decision not to adopt UPOV 1991, because the decision only applies to a ‘preference’ to Maori. Not adopting UPOV 1991 is not a preference to Maori.

Ø The Crown convinced the other TPPA countries to adopt an annex that allows NZ to either adopt UPOV 1991 or pass a domestic law equivalent to UPOV 1991 that complies with te Tiriti. But it has to do one or the other within 3 years of the TPPA coming into force.

Ø That obligation hasn’t changed in the TPPA-11. National and Labour didn’t try to have it suspended.

Ø The Waitangi Tribunal has retained oversight of this matter and is actively monitoring it.

Ø The claimants say MBIE’s consultation process is unacceptable and have set in train their own process for expert advice and consultation.

Foreign investors’ rights

Ø The TPPA (and earlier NZ agreements) allows foreign investors from the countries involved to challenge laws, policies and decisions of a NZ government in controversial ad hoc offshore investment tribunals (known as investor-state dispute settlement or ISDS). An ISDS tribunal can award massive damages against a government for breaching special protections the agreements give to foreign investors.
PM Ardern has called ISDS a ‘dog’.

Ø The new government tried to protect NZ from ISDS in the TPPA-11, but failed.

Ø Australia signed a side-letter with NZ not to allow their investors to use ISDS against each other. But that side-letter was in the original TPPA and in other agreements. It’s not new to Labour.

Ø The new government says some other countries will sign a similar side letter, but won’t say who. Unless all the other ten countries sign side-letters, they don’t protect NZ from the risk of ISDS disputes.

Ø A provision that allowed investors to use ISDS to enforce infrastructure contracts has been suspended (not removed); but that is marginal and doesn’t change the TPPA’s special protections to foreign investors or the ISDS process through which they can enforce them.

Ø The Treaty of Waitangi exception is unlikely to protect NZ from an ISDS case over new laws to promote compliance with te Titiri.

Ø The Waitangi Tribunal noted ‘uncertainty about the extent to which ISDS may have a chilling effect on the Crown’s willingness or ability to meet particular Treaty obligations in the future or to adopt or pursue otherwise Treaty-consistent measures.’(p.50

Ø The government points to other protections for public policy measures, but those protections don’t apply to the main rules that investors rely on in ISDS disputes.

Ø The new government has instructed officials to oppose ISDS in future agreements, which is a positive move. But that doesn’t mean it will walk away if other parties insist on it. Officials are likely to advise that any new market access for agriculture is an acceptable trade-off.

Water

Ø Trade Minister David Parker says NZ First’s policy of taxing bottled water exports would breach various international agreements because it is discriminatory. But there is a much bigger risk that foreign investors could threaten to bring an ISDS dispute if moves to resolve water claims affect their commercial interests.

Ø NZ has protected the right to adopt discriminatory measures in the TPPA-11 ‘with respect to water, including the allocation, collection, treatment and distribution of drinking water’. But it says: ‘This reservation does not apply to the wholesale trade and retail of bottled mineral, aerated and natural water.’

Ø That reservation of the right to regulate on water does not apply to the main rules that investors rely on when they bring ISDS disputes against governments.

Ø The Treaty of Waitangi exception would not stop investors challenging such measures.

Ø There is a serious risk that the government would back away from a proposed solution to Māori rights over water if MFAT or an investor from a TPPA country, says the solution would breach NZ’s obligations.

Land and forestry

Ø The new government is rushing through changes to the Overseas Investment Act to restrict foreign purchases of residential housing. They admit that the law would breach the TPPA if it was passed after the agreement came into force.

Ø In January 2018 the government also sought consultation with Maori over proposals to redefine sensitive land under the Overseas Investment Act to include forestry cutting rights.

Ø The separation of cutting rights from the land was a device used by the Labour government in 1988 to allow corporatisation of the forests and separation of the land from the trees so the forests could be privatised.

Ø Labour and NZ First want to restore the right of NZ, and Maori, ownership of the forests. They have to change the foreign investment law before the TPPA comes into force, because they can’t do so afterwards.

Ø The TPPA only allows the government to keep the categories that are subject to foreign investment vetting which exists when the TPPA comes into force.

Ø The TPPA text says the vetting applies to ‘sensitive land’. If the government wants to implement its election policy, it has to rush through these changes to the law.

Ø But if the TPPA enters into force the government won’t be able to change the investment law to address other failed treaty settlements, such as fisheries quotas, or policies like carbon credits for forests.

Ø Even if changes are made to allow restrictions on future foreign investors, any existing investors from TPPA countries could still bring an ISDS dispute claiming their rights have been breached by the new laws because they can’t get as much for selling their assets as they had expected.

‘Consultation’ and tino rangatiratanga

Claimants in Te Paparahi o te Raki (Wai 1040) have challenged the Crown’s right to negotiate international treaties without the full and equal participation of nga iwi me nga hapu.

Ø The original TPPA was negotiated in total secrecy, aside from leaks. So were the meetings after the US withdrew. National was not interested in genuine consultation with anyone, let alone recognising te tino rangatiratanga o nga iwi me nga hapu. The same secrecy continues under the new government.

Ø The Waitangi Tribunal advised the Crown to consult with Māori to make the Treaty of Waitangi exception stronger. That hasn’t happened.

Labour has kept the same exception. Labour held meetings in various cities in early December and January. But this is not a good faith dialogue: they say the TPPA-11 is the best deal they can get, no further changes can be made, and they are prepared to sign it. The ‘consultation’ can’t change anything. That’s not a Treaty partnership.

The new government says it wants to develop a ‘new and inclusive trade agenda’ that makes trade and investment work for Māori, small business, women, and address climate change, environment and regional development.

That sounds positive. But the examples it gives are clip-ons to existing agreements that don’t address, let alone override, the problems the agreements create. And they are usually unenforceable.

Labour and NZ First’s positions on TPPA and te Tiriti show that it’s businesses as usual for the Crown.

They will try to shut down the Waitangi Tribunal process, while they run consultations around the motu (eg Wellington, 12 February) to promote an agreement the majority of parliamentary parties say they will support.

Other processes to advance Titiri-based continue over UPOV 1991.

Public meetings will be held in February in

Auckland on 12th,
Wellington on 14th,
Nelson on 20th,
Christchurch on 21st
and Dunedin on 22nd.

The arguments being used to promote the agreement don’t stack up for Maori or for Aotearoa/New Zealand.

The parties that make up new government promised change. If they are going to deliver, their positions on TPPA have to change.

Professor Jane Kelsey, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, 1 February 2018
Prof Jane Kelsey
Faculty of Law
The University of Auckland
New Zealand
J.kelsey@auckland.ac.nz

 

Click HERE for further details of the meetings

The re-branded TPPA-11 with little changed is set to be signed in Chile on March 8th! See details of PUBLIC MEETINGS coming up

From It’s Our Future:

The TPPA-11 has had a rebranding to the CPTPPA (Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement) – yet there is very little that is comprehensive or progressive about it, and very little has changed from the original TPPA.

The 11 nations that are party to the agreement will be meeting in Chile to sign the TPPA-11 on 8th March.

Come along and hear experts Professor Jane Kelsey, Dr Burcu Kilic, and Laila Harre speak in Auckland and Wellington, and Professor Jane Kelsey plus other speakers in Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin about what the TPPA-11 will mean for New Zealand.

Event Details

Auckland:  

Monday 12 Feb, 6.30pm, Ellen Melville Centre, corner of High St and Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD
https://www.facebook.com/events/865008510327414/

Wellington: 

Tuesday 14 Feb, 6.30pm, Wesley Church, 75 Taranaki St, Wellington

https://www.facebook.com/events/1578636985577465/

Nelson: 

Tuesday 20 Feb, 7pm, Masonic Lodge, 107 Nile Street, Nelson
https://www.facebook.com/events/1387701038008990/

Christchurch:  

Wednesday 21 Feb, Knox Chruch, 28 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
https://www.facebook.com/events/405312726576602/

Dunedin: 

Thursday, 22 Feb, Knox Chruch, 449 George St, Dunedin
https://www.facebook.com/events/987240044767300/

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE TPPA-11

 

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Tests in 2003 revealed an Inghams food product was GE contaminated

This is obviously quite old but worth a re visit. See how things were creeping in so very long ago? This is not that long after Corngate when the esteemed Helen Clarke let the secretly sown GE corn crops in various places throughout NZ be left to grow to harvest. She initially ordered them pulled up but I suspect corporate persuasion made her change her mind. How dishonest and treacherous can you get? Be aware Kiwis as the article says regarding animal feed, three years ago I rang two producers of chicken and pork here in NZ and neither would admit to GM feed for their livestock, however added they ‘couldn’t rule it out’ because the feed wasn’t labeled as GM. So much for GE free NZ. Like the green image it’s an illusion, a farce, a big LIE.  EnvirowatchRangitikei

Press release – June 5, 2003

Greenpeace today released results that show an Ingham frozen chicken product on sale in New Zealand is contaminated with genetically engineered (GE) soy ingredients (1). Earlier in the year, tests also revealed the Aussie-owned brand uses GE soy in its feed (2).

“Inghams are showing a total disregard for their customers preference – which is for GE-free food,” said Greenpeace campaigner Steve Abel. “Inghams continue to import GE soy meal into New Zealand for use in animal feed – and this latest test shows that Inghams are using GE soy contaminated ingredients in their products too.”

Greenpeace also criticised lax labelling regulations which mean GE feed and many processed ingredients don’t require GE labelling and enter the food chain by stealth.

The environmental organisation is encouraging the public to phone Inghams on 0508 800 785 and express their opposition to GE food. Greenpeace volunteers will be distributing postcards addressed to Inghams and demanding that they remove GE feed and ingredients from the food chain.

“Supermarkets and other users of Inghams products and feed should also demand that the company commit to a GE free policy,” said Abel.

New Zealand’s biggest poultry producer Tegel and their feed subsidiary NRM, shifted to a non-GE feed policy in 2001 following a public campaign by Greenpeace.

“Tegel have set the standard for excluding GE ingredients in animal feed. It’s time for Inghams to clean up their act and stop contaminating New Zealand’s food chain with unwanted GE,” said Abel.

The growing of genetically engineered crops threatens conventional production and the environment and GE foods are insufficiently tested and labelled.

Notes to the Editor:

(1) Inghams “2 Chicken Cordon Bleu” product made and purchased in New Zealand tested positive for GMO Roundup Ready (RR) soy in tests carried out by GeneScan Australia (AgriQuality) on 16 May 2003.

(2) Soy meal destined for Ingham feed mills in New Zealand tested positive for RR soy after tests by GeneScan on 14 March 2003.

 

Pasted from http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/press/new-test-reveals-inghams-food/

NZ is ‘perceived’ to be ‘the least corrupt country in the world’ according to Transparency Int Corruption Perception index – it’s not says an anti-corruption whistleblower

NZ is ‘perceived’ to be ‘the least corrupt country in the world’ according to the 2016 Transparency International ‘Corruption Perception Index’.
NZ, in the opinion of experienced anti-corruption whistle-blower Penny Bright, is a ‘corrupt, polluted tax haven – a banana republic – without the bananas’.

“Throw Transparency International’s ‘Corruption Perception Index’ into the rubbish bin of history!”

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Follow the link to watch the video:

Penny Bright speaks outside Rutherford House – venue of the meeting organised by Transparency International NZ for the Chair of the Board of Transparency International (TI) Jose Ugas on 1 August 2017.

Video recorded:
Wednesday 2 August 2017.

WHY: It’s time to move from corruption measurement based on ‘perception’ to REALITY.

NZ is ‘perceived’ to be ‘the
least corrupt country in the
world’ according to the 2016 Transparency International
‘Corruption Perception Index’.

NZ, in the opinion of experienced anti-corruption whistle-blower Penny Bright, is a ‘corrupt, polluted tax haven – a banana republic – without the bananas’.

That’s what she told the Chair of the Board of TI, Jose Ugaz, in front of 200 attendees at this meeting, and provided evidence, in the form of her ACTION PLAN for Transparency and Accountability.

(Penny Bright has just returned from The Hague, and ‘blew the whistle’ making the same points at the World Justice Project 2017 International Rule Of Law Forum – attended by 400 ‘experts’ from 75 countries).

PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE!
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Clean, green New Zealand is a lie – and a warning for Britain’s countryside

If you don’t believe NZ is polluted to the hilt type pollution &/or water into the searchbox. Or go to categories. We are also slathered relentlessly with toxic poisons including 1080 and glyphosate. The headline is correct, clean and green is a complete and utter lie.
EnvirowatchRangitikei

From theguardian.com

Michael Gove plans to cut farmers’ subsidies while enhancing the environment post-Brexit. New Zealand’s cattle-wrecked land shows the folly of his thinking

There can’t be a more successful tourism marketing campaign than “100% Pure New Zealand”. And New Zealand is seen as a world leader in another respect: how its farmers sell their food globally without government subsidies. But the tension between these two successes has been exposed by Sir Tim Smit, the co-founder of the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Smit has sparked a minor international incident by declaring that New Zealand is “so pure the people of Christchurch won’t even swim in the river Avon. Most of the lakes are full of algae. It is like a beautiful person with cancer.” He was speaking to British landowners pondering the New Zealand model for post-Brexit agriculture. British farmers currently receive £3bn in subsidies each year; environment secretary Michael Gove must design a much smaller subsidy system – or scrap it altogether.

Smit argues that New Zealand is no inspiration despite its farmers surviving the removal of subsidies in 1984. Their response has been to intensify, and export milk to China.

Landscapes that George Monbiot might describe as sheep-wrecked are now cattle-wrecked; the cost, argues Smit, is water quality, as nitrates from fertilisers flood into rivers. Smit’s critique has been endorsed not only by Greenpeace New Zealand but also by the chief executive of New Zealand’s fish and game council, Martin Taylor, who calls the country’s clean, green image “a facade”. Brexit marks a crossroads for the British countryside. Gove believes we can boost agricultural productivity while also enhancing the environment. His vision isn’t so dissimilar from some environmentalists’: subsidy-dependent upland farming will cease (and some land even rewilded) while production is intensified on surviving lowland farms.

But the idea that we can have it all – cheap food, pristine environments and profitable farmers – is naive.

READ MORE

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/04/new-zealand-britain-countryside-michael-gove-brexit?


 

 

A pollution problem you probably weren’t aware of – concern expressed by an Akaroa resident, a problem dubbed an “international embarrassment” by Victoria University Law Lecturer

Here is a topic that’s slipped somewhat under the radar and is affecting beautiful Akaroa in the South Island … the pollution from cruise ships. An Akaroa reader affected by this issue to the extent they sometimes wear a mask, contacted me recently saying they’d tried both government and media channels with a largely ‘not interested’ response. Turns out the issue’s been written about by a University lecturer Dr Bevan Marten (link below the reader’s piece) who says:

New Zealand’s lack of action over air pollution from shipping is an international embarrassment… Dr Bevan Marten

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Cruise ships in Akaroa’s harbour with engines pumping all day [Photo supplied]
So from Akaroa:

It is with a heavy heart I farewell the winter … cold, clear, cleansing southerly winds blowing through the harbour heads straight from the Antarctic.

Today, as dawn breaks , the onslaught of mighty tourism blows through the heads. Just one of 80 ships to visit this season.

Another season of poisonous sulphurous emissions … 12 hours day … often 2 or 3 ships per day … 7am to 7pm.

The air is sharp … stings the throat … wear a mask outside and keep windows closed.

Because of the shallowness of the harbour these floating cities moor out in the open harbour. The engines are pumping all day, swinging 360 degrees on their mooring to stay facing the prevailing winds.

The sediment disturbance turns the harbour a milky grey.

What does this do to the Hector dolphins, the paua beds?

Atmospheric pollution. Ocean pollution.

Seven pm and the engines ramp up for departure. The smoke spreads, the sediment spreads. The bilge water pumps out into our harbour.

Gone … ’til tomorrow. Here til March 2018…

Our council bans woodburners in Chch for home heating. Our council plans to have electric cars. Why bother?

Six months of poison pumping into our air negates all such clever initiatives.

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Swinging 360 degrees on their mooring what are these cruise ships doing to the marine life – the hector dolphins and paua? [Photo: supplied]


NZ’s ignoring dark cruise ship undercurrent

Dr Bevan Marten is a Senior Lecturer in Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Law, specialising in maritime and transport law. He is scathing about the damage those gleaming white cruise ships are doing to the environment.

New Zealand’s lack of action over air pollution from shipping is an international embarrassment. This is true of both the country’s commitment to addressing global climate change and the safeguarding of local air quality. Walking along Auckland’s waterfront, that gleaming white cruise ship may look spotless but the fumes coming out of its funnel might be anything but. It’s time to tell the Government to get serious.

Larger ships mostly burn “bunker” fuel, a grade of oil closer to Marmite than anything the local service station will pour you. It’s also a key source of pollutants such as sulphur dioxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.

Sulphur dioxide in particular creates a risk to human health, despite not having the telltale smog we associate with the problems faced in cities like Beijing. And while we have largely removed sulphur dioxide emissions from road vehicles and some industries, shipping remains a major source of this pollutant.

The global community has long acknowledged this issue. In 1997, countries agreed to Annex VI of the International Convention on the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (known as MARPOL, short for marine pollution). In addition to rules improving ship engine efficiency, this included a promise to reduce the maximum sulphur content of ships’ fuel to 3.5 percent in 2012 and 0.5 percent in 2020. Between 2006 and 2014, special emission control areas covering much of Northern Europe and North America entered into force, bringing sulphur content there down to just 0.1 percent.

Although 86 other countries are party to the Annex VI agreement, New Zealand has never signed up. This makes us a real outlier internationally. The only other OECD countries in this position are Iceland, Israel and Mexico. The only other countries in the South Pacific Commission to ignore it are Fiji and the Solomon Islands.

READ MORE

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@future-learning/2017/03/12/8540/cruise-ships-leave-dark-wake

 

THREE years on, two women alleging 1080 poisoning while picnicking STILL waiting for answers from NZ Health

Be sure to listen to the audio in the radionz article. A reader has pointed out that the National Poisons Center Director (towards the end of the audio) says there is no test he knows of for 1080 poisoning. The toxicologist says it should not be used anywhere where humans could come into contact with it. Remember the recent images of the children near 1080 on the walking track in a Timaru drop zone?

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From radionz

Two women who believe they were poisoned by 1080 more than three years ago say it’s ridiculous they are still waiting for answers from health officials. Gwen Gardner and her sister were having a picnic inland from Greymouth when a helicopter flew over them. A while later they began to feel sick, and when they returned to their car they noticed 1080 pellets nearby. The West Coast Medical Officer of Health gave the women a draft report in 2015 but they have not heard from her since.

LISTEN AT THE LINK HERE:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2018619835/two-alleging-1080-poisoning-still-waiting-for-answers

NZ Govt Seabed Mining Agenda Exposed

Published on Apr 26, 2017

NZ Government Seabed Mining Agenda Exposed! Phil McCabe
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Phil McGabe www.kasm.org.nz
After opening up New Zealand’s regional parks for mining,
The government realised that harvesting minerals from the sea floor is the new game in town.
International momentum and attention from businesses and government have spurred this move.
Currently, there are many countries looking at programs for exploitation.
New Zealand holds the 5th largest marine estate in the world.
Up to 200 Nautical Miles away from the land is marked as it’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
Accounting for roughly 1% of the planet’s surface,
So the potential mining interests and associated risks are voluminous to say the least.
New Zealand isn’t the first country to “OK” Seabed mining,
In the case of Papua New Guinea,
The Community didn’t know about it,
Until AFTER they’d already consented.
And the process for approval here, isn’t exactly above water either,
so to speak.

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The Lie We Live

I am attaching a new YouTube clip that was produced by a young man from Christchurch, NZ.  He and his family went through the trauma of the Christchurch earthquakes, waking him at a very tender age.  Six years on, he has something to say. 

Published on Sep 26, 2017

Watch & learn, the world is not as you think it is. A life trauma has the inevitable effect for some of us, of causing us to dig deeper & examine life events with a microscope. The impact causes us to question our reality, our histories even, and what we find, some will find so shocking they’ll choose rather to ignore & stick their heads back in the sand. This is called ‘cognitive dissonance’. It is these ones who will go on ‘living the lie’ that this video clearly portrays. Don’t be part of that lie … wake up as this young man has, & be a part of the answer! (Do sub this young man’s channel, I’m sure there’ll be more coming) ….EnvirowatchRangitikei

Hospital staff dump Christchurch man Neil Jones at bus stop in ‘appalling’ failure of care

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Such stories are becoming more common now in NZ. Take note & be prepared if you can. You won’t always be accorded the attention you once would have been … for whatever reason they proffer. All up there are certain financial parameters that you won’t necessarily know about. Similar appears to be happening with the elderly.
EnvirowatchRangitikei


From stuff.co.nz

A dying man was discharged to a bus stop wearing pyjamas because Christchurch Hospital staff felt he was a “nuisance” and “faking” his illness.

Neil David Jones, 47, then lay on the footpath for six hours while members of the public tried to get doctors to help him. He was eventually trespassed from the hospital and taken to a shelter, where he vomited blood.

An ambulance took him back to hospital, where he died two days later.

The coroner has blasted Jones’ care as an “appalling” failure, while his angry family say he was treated “worse than an animal”.

“You wouldn’t treat a dog like that would you,” his mother, Joan Jones, said.

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) chief executive David Meates, who has apologised personally to Jones’ family, admitted Coroner Michael Robb’s findings made for “sobering reading”.

READ MORE

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/96602147/hospital-staff-dump-christchurch-man-neil-jones-at-bus-stop-in-appalling-failure-of-care

HPV vaccination Gardasil kills three New Zealand girls and debilitates hundreds of others

Tuesday 12 January 2010, 12:23PM
By J. James

Serious adverse reactions are striking down and killing young kiwi girls after having the HPV vaccination Gardasil – As the global death rate escalates similar deaths and illness are now replicating throughout New Zealand

This is a huge story that in order to expose fully will be covered in two or three parts

This is part one

Three girls have died in their sleep – including Jasmine Renata. However only Jasmines details are available at this time – The two other young girls privacy will be respected until their parents wish to talk about it.

Eighteen year old Jasmine died September 22nd 2009 – the New Zealand Herald was first to break the story on 11th December and on the 9th January 2010 the Heralds Saturday paper carried the story of her mother Rhonda who knows beyond doubt that Jasmines Gardasil HPV vaccination caused her healthy and fit young daughter to die in her sleep – her case is well documented – see documentation here 

Those of us who have been watching the devastation the HPV vaccination is having on the lives and families of young girls/women across the globe have also been waiting. It was just a matter of time once New Zealand bought into the HPV program that we would begin to see the same devastating health affects begin to replicate in our girls; Gardasil was introduced in New Zealand 1st September 2008.

To bring yourself up to speed read my previous two articles on Gardasil

Gardasil – The Great HVP Vaccination Exposed 

and

Gardasil Ingredient Caused Sterility In Lab Rats

On the 9th of July 2008 I wrote an article critiquing TV Ones News report on Gardasil – What TV One news did NOT tell you – They had visited the same sites as I had and yet they chose to omit the growing numbers of death and severe adverse reactions – thus through their calculated and deliberate omissions they gave parents a false sense of reassurance by repeating consistent industry speak about how safe the vaccine was – Instead of warning parents TV one became a mouth piece for pharmaceutical and MoH agendas.

In other words they sold out the parents and young girls of New Zealand by not telling the whole story only selected parts – scripted parts that continue to be taken as gospel in the face of emerging reality – and everyone knows – that if its on the tele – it must be true aye !! or that government agency wouldn’t lie or do anything to harm us or that TV reporters and researchers wouldn’t let their pay packets get in the way of the truth

On the 19 of August TV One’s web site carried another news item reiterating the ‘safety’ of the HPV vaccination – at that time Dr Stewart Jessamine from Medsafe was quoted as saying

“Officials know of no death or serious adverse effects among New Zealanders…..Dr Stewart Jessamine of Medsafe says just under 150,000 doses of Gardasil have been administered in New Zealand. He says there have been 155 reports of adverse events following vaccination. But only one was considered serious and Medsafe thinks it unlikely to have been caused by Gardasil. Jessamine says the safety profile of Gardasil is well documented, and the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the possible risks of side effects.”

The site had a comment section and on the 13th of October the very first comment was that of Rhonda – Jasmine Renata’s mother

grevingmum ; 2009-10-13 @ 23:43 NZDT
My 18 year old Daughter had all three shots and not long completed the third, she complained of weakness in her arm, headaches, dizzyness ,heart racing ,and pins and needles in her hands . All within the last 6 months ,we reasoned all the tell tale signs . She died in her sleep on the 22nd september 2009 .She had none of these symptoms with any other immunisation. We are all still filled with disbelief as she was so healthy, never smoked and hardly drank a workaholic, Jasmine luvu4eva!!”

In the absence of any real help it was to a veteran campaigner of injustice and vaccination harm that the mothers of these girls turned. Here we get a fuller picture of the death of Jasmine Renata

Jasmines medical records show that she had her first HPV vac on the 18th September 2008 around the 20th of October she developed warts on her hand and very dry skin on both hands and lips – the Doctor noted that it was not eczema and prescribed ‘multivitamins to increase immunity, and burnt the warts off with liquid nitrogen – her temperament changed and she became very agitated over this time – it was put down to having ugly warts and rough skin – “she hated them”

She had her 2nd HPV vaccination on the 18th of November 2008 her file states “ok after last injection – no problems” – By January the warts had returned and there were some under her nails which were really painful – the dryness on her hands was still there and she felt dizy at times with pins and needles in her hand – she also suffered “quick bursts of memory lapses and pains in the abdomen . On the 28th of January 2009 she had the warts burnt off her fingers with liquid nitrogen. Her 3rd and final HPV vac was given on the 17th March 2009 and despite the previous issues the doctor wrote ‘No concerns after 2nd dose, no contraindications.

During this time Jasmine was receiving the Depo Provera injection for birth control – at this writing, I do not know how this would affect the HPV vaccination if at all excepting that the toxic load from both vacc’s would have been a heavy burden on her system.

This is what happened after her 3rd and final HPV shot – in her mother’s words…

“Pretty much immediately straight after the third vaccine, Jasmine’s temperament became even more agitated and she was a lot snappier. She complained every so often about a weak arm and tiredness during the day, but we thought that was her doing more shifts for other people than in the past. She slept in the day, whenever possible.

However, the arm pain continued and she used to get pins and needles and tingling in her hands for no reason. Jasmine started sleeping in, longer in the morning and also going to sleep in the middle of the day before her afternoon shift. She started dropping things.

She also started to eat more than normal but wasn’t putting on weight.
Jasmine started waking up at night in sweats and sweating in bed, even when it was a cold pillow, it would be sopping.

From June onwards, Jasmine started to complain of feeling clumsy. She started saying things like, “God, I’m getting clumsy!” and she was knocking things over,and dropping stuff. She complained that she was dropping things at work as well.

About the same time, we started to notice that Jasmine’s thinking wasn’t right. For instance, she asked me if I’d like her to grate some carrots. I said Yes, please. She got out the grater and the carrot, looked at me, and said, “Which way up does the grater go?” Having grated carrots, cheese and stuff hundreds of times before, that was a surprise. Even jasmine would say something like, “Gee how dumb is that!” This wasn’t a one‐off.

In other little things too, where in the past she’d just do it, she didn’t seem to know how. It was like re‐teaching a child.

And then she’d ask me, ‘What should I do with my money this week?” This was a girl who certainly knew what to do with her money in the past.

Looking back, it seems she’d just lose the plot occasionally. She stopped being able to make her own decisions or work out how to do simple things. She was even asking me whether she should do other people’s shifts at work. I got to the point where I thought, “This girl is losing her marbles… where is her decision making gone? Why can’t she do simple things any more?”

In July, Jasmine intermittently complained of chest pain, and a racing heart. We’d ask her if she was stressed but she said she wasn’t.

At the beginning of August, Jasmine got a cold. Normally, her colds might last two days and she had never needed anything for them before this one, but this one just got worse, and worse. She also complained of a sore achy back and abdominal pain. And the warts returned again.

Jasmine’s cold never got better, and on 21st September, the day before she died, she was still complaining of a runny nose, which wouldn’t stop. She also had quite a few headaches during that cold, and leading up to her death. Her skin changed, with a lot more pimples than normal, which really upset her.

Jasmine also talked about going to have more liquid nitrogen on the warts.

In a photo the day before she died, she doesn’t look right. Her hair was lanky and she was very tired. But even so, she was constantly hungry and eating a lot more than normal. Eating more than normal didn’t seem to fit with a constantly tired sick girl, who had had a cold for more than six weeks.

On the 22 September 2009. Jasmine Renata Died in her sleep overnight.

“The Renata’s received from the coroners office (after pushing them for answers), a letter from ESR , which listed samples delivered to them, and the results. Basically, they confirmed what everyone knew – that Jasmine didn’t take opiates, P, acetaminophen, alcohol etc, and there was nothing “self-inflicted” in her system which could have caused her death.”

This was the information that was sent to the CARM database – New Zealand’s version of VARES in the US

Yet in the Heralds December 11th article CARM director Michael Tatley says that “ An investigation is under way but the details of the girls death “were really scant”….. and …”At the present time, CARM have assigned the causality assessment as ‘unclassifiable’ due to lack of information.”

Excuse me !!!

Frustrated at the lack of response over her daughters death Rhonda had earlier emailed the office of John Key – Tony Ryall and a few others the response was the usual non answer in as many words and non action. However they cannot say they were not informed. When she searched the internet for information she found hundreds of adverse reactions similar to Jasmines

300 Posts from Gardasil Girls Warning Others of Toxic Poisoning

All over the world web sites are springing up sharing first hand accounts from mothers and girls whose experience with Gardasil has left them suffering severe adverse reactions – debilitating illness ranging from blood clots- paralysis to diagnoses of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome )(CFS) Gilluan Barr Syndrome (GBS) as well as symptoms of Multiple sclerosis (MS) and the rarer Lou Gehrig’s Disease commonly referred to as ALS

The US Center for Disease Control (CDS) tell us – According to the US adverse reactions centre VAERS as of September 1, 2009, there have been 44 U.S. reports of death among females
As of September 1, 2009, there were 15,037 VAERS reports of adverse events following Gardasil vaccination in the United States. Of these reports, 93% were reports of events considered to be non-serious, and 7% were reports of events considered serious.

The New Zealand Pharmacovigilance’s Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM) is the agency that monitors adverse effects of vaccinations and medicines in New Zealand.

The Immunisation Handbook 2006 requires vaccinators to report all clinically significant events following immunisation to CARM. Adverse events in New Zealand following the Gardasil immunisation are reported to CARM.

However evidence shows that

Doctors are totally dismissive that there is any possible connection with any reaction to Gardasil.
• Doctors refused to report the reaction.
• Doctors have nothing to offer with regard to treatment.

The NZ Gardasil program was started 1st September 2008

I wrote to them curious to see whether they had any deaths or reports of sick girls yet…..this is their reply

Thank you for your email of 29 September 2008 about monitoring of adverse events following vaccination with Gardasil. CARM had received 10 minor reports of adverse reactions following the Gardasil vaccination. Most reports involved injection site pain while a small number of patients had reported general malaise with symptoms such as fatigue and nausea.

Girls started experiencing adverse reactions almost immediately.

When Rhonda went public the Herald reported that …

The ministry said 230,000 doses of Gardasil had been distributed by November 30 since the immunisation programme began September 2008 for 12- to 18-year-olds……..and……” Up to last month,(November 2009) 236 adverse reactions, including Jasmine’s death, had been reported to the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring at Otago University….CARM …..Most reactions were soreness, swelling or redness at the injection site, raised temperatures, headaches, nausea, rashes and fainting……The Accident Compensation Corporation has accepted five claims for treatment injury involving Gardasil, all deemed “minor consequences”.

To some, these statistics don’t seem that high given the millions of doses that have been administered globally. However if your daughter was one of the healthy vital and often high achieving athletic young girls who died as Rhonda’s was or one of the 7% now presenting with debilitating illness that have eroded their lives the stats would mean didly squat!

Even if your daughter was one of the 93% who experienced what they erroneously term “non-serious” reactions such as ‘fainting’ her well being and future health including reproductive health will be of some concern as those ‘non-serious- reactions may now well be precursors to serious long term health problems.

Rhonda Renata under advisement was able to put together a comprehensive accounting of her daughter’s symptoms which shocked and upset her.   As a mother she had dismissed some of the little things or blamed them on something else. However when put together they revealed a ‘clutch’ of symptoms replicating in hundreds of girls who had had the HPV vaccination.

In New Zealand www.offtheradar was set up in response to a growing awareness that there was something seriously wrong with the HPV vaccination. it soon found that major adverse effects were replicating in NZ.   Here kiwi mothers and girls could reach out and share their stories – stories that as mentioned above where escalating all around the world. (google Gardasil side affects)

In the comment section of the site is a scanned copy of the Waihi Leader dated 31st March 2009 

Its the story of another young girl now bed ridden – she had two of the three HPV shots and within two months her health deteriorated – at first her mum didn’t link what was happening (just like Jasmines mum) – this girls mother states

“ I feel ripped off by the drug companies pushing their product and by the government for running campaigns promoting use of the vaccine”

She wants other parents nationwide to be aware of the potentially harmful outcomes and believes the drug company should be held accountable – her voice like Rhonda’s is one of hundreds emerging around the country

Here are some more

One mother wants to know

Why on earth do these pharmaceutical companies put such things as borax (used here in NZ, amongst other things, as ant poison [no longer allowed to the public] and a component of detergent) and aluminum into their vaccines? Madness…?

Can the MoH answer that one?

“My cousin who is 15 years old had the first Gardasil injection through her school four weeks ago, she fainted at the time of the injection. 2 days after the injection she became very fatigued, had trouble moving her limbs and had swollen glands in her neck. We all thought she had sever glandular fever but she got worse and worse sleeping around 18 hours a day. She was taken to a doctor who tested her for lymphatic cancer and other illnesses and all the tests came back negative, he then believed her to have chronic fatigue. In the beginning none of us put two and two together and then started doing some research into the vaccine and other adverse reactions from women overseas.


Really we are just trying to establish ‘where to from here’. Are there other people in New Zealand who have had similar reactions?

Is there anything we can do for her to help her feel better? Is there anyone we can talk to who will actually listen about concerns towards the vaccine? We understand it ‘might not’ be the vaccine but it’s seems like a big coincidence, especially with the uncertainties about the vaccine which are openly displayed in the FDA report.
…..I hope someone can help.”

And another

“My 12 year old daughter recently had a scary reaction to her second gardasil shot. Within a few days she started to become uncoordinated [noticed in particular by her ballet teachers] and had a collapse on day five. Over the next week we presented twice to the emergency ,where it was shown that she had symptoms similar to MS.

These were left sided weakness and sensation changes, some abnormal reflexes ,an inability to walk straight as well as a severe headache, nausea and dizziness. The hospital did a cat scan [normal] and sent us home telling me the gardasil was not to blame and that it was probably just a bad migraine.

After a couple of weeks I was able to see a private pediatrician who immediately consulted with a neurologist who had seen cases of demyelination following this injection. He ordered an urgent MRI which she had several days later.

By this stage she was almost fully recovered and thankfully the MRI was normal. Needless to say she will not be having the third injection and I am telling anyone who will listen our story. I am angry that I was not informed about potential side effects as well as kicking myself for not doing the research prior to going ahead with the vaccination. I am of course also worried about potential side effects that may show themselves in the future. My heart goes out to other girls and their parents who have suffered as well and I hope that my story may raise awareness so that parents can make an informed decision”.

Read more here 

Few of these parents and girls have reported to CARM and the girl in Waihi only did so recently

Who can these parents and girls turn to

Will the MoH help?
Will the government help ?
Will Medsafe help ?
Will their doctors help?

So far the answer is of course a resounding NO

Who can help these girls ?

In terms of treating their health problems here is one kiwi mothers advice

“The reaction was minimised by a visit to a naturopath which is one and a half hours away. She had one follow up session and I am taking her again next week as her immune system is still shot to pieces. He was fantastic. Please consider using alternatives because the main stream doctors can’t help. Our offspring are too precious to be left to fate, so we have to look for alternatives to help make our girls lives better”.

And this from the US January 8th
2010
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Anyone who has experienced negative side effects from this shot most likely has “heavy metal poisoning”! A lot of the ingredients in this shot are filled with metals like aluminum and mercury which are EXTREMELY toxic to the body. Thankfully, there are ways to rid these metals from your body and detoxify. I am a 17 year old girl and know first hand how damaging Gardasil can really be. After getting all 3 shots I had began experiencing all kinds of unexplained health problems and felt hopeless like I’m sure all of you do, but once I began detoxifying this crap from my body I slowly began to feel better and better until I was completely back to my normal self! Here is my recovery story.

seek out registered alternative therapists near you, they are the only hope you have of really healing your daughters of their adverse reactions. As the young woman above mentioned –
“Thank god for my neighbor who is a holistic doctor. She was wonderful and I owe my recovery to her. After my mom and I realized that all of my health problems were most likely caused by the gardasil shot, we marched straight to the doctors who pretty much laughed off our theory and sent us packing. With no one else to turn to my mom had gotten talking to our neighbor who is a holistic doctor. She explained that a lot of shots are made up of ingredients that taken in high amounts are extremely toxic and damaging to the body and put me on a heavy metal detox cleanse. At this point I was desperate and willing to try anything. The cleanse consisted of:

– cutting out all dairy, sugar, gluten, and soy from my diet
– a lot of vitamin c, b complex, zinc, fiber, and magnesium vitamins.
– a good chlorella supplement (google for more info)
– drinking lots of water and getting as much rest as possible

After 3 months of sticking to this regimen, by December I was almost completely recovered.”

This is a story that we are hearing time and time again regarding primary health care

Back to Rhonda Renata who after months of waiting for official answers went public with how her daughter died. The story ran in the NZ Herald January 9th 2010 – Grieving Mother Blames Cancer Vaccine

Its worth taking a little time to look at the ‘official’ response to her accusation because it’s a response that has appeared around the world almost word for word.  Its just different accents in different countries, different faces in different organisations

“CSL, which markets Gardasil in New Zealand, said it was unlikely the investigations would find the vaccine caused Jasmine’s death.”

Yes he is right – the reason being is that our coroner doesn’t have the tools – In terms of postmortem tests: various stains for dead/dying motor neurons would tell the tale, as well as the Morin stain for aluminum – This would prove a link in both deaths and illness arising from the Vaccination. He is also right because NO medical person of any caliber will admit a connection.

“No causal relationship had been established between Gardasil and any deaths or cases of paralysis, said CSL spokeswoman Rachel David. There was an established risk of severe allergic reaction immediately after the injection, but cases were rare.”

This is blatantly untrue – there is a causal relationship – they just don’t want to admit it – admittance would lead to accountability, it would lead to responsibility, which of course would lead to LIABLITY, and none of them want that.

The causal relationship is clear to all the parents and to anyone who has looked at the research and the testimonies from all the girls – all over the world young teenage girls are dying of the same symptoms in the same way from the same thing and in the same time frame – Gardasil the HPV vaccination is the link between all of them and the evidence is more than circumstantial

In Spain two girls got severely sick and their MoH or government body had at least one person concerned enough to stop the program.

“Spain withdraws cervical cancer shot after illnesses

(AFP) – Feb 10, 2009
MADRID (AFP) — Spanish health authorities have withdrawn tens of thousands of doses of a vaccine against cervical cancer after two teenagers who received the shots were hospitalised, regional authorities said on Tuesday. A batch of nearly 76,000 doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) was withdrawn from market, a government statement said, after two girls in the eastern Valencia region fell seriously ill hours after receiving them.”

The same happened in the UK

NHS Trust suspends cervical cancer vaccinations after girl, 14, dies within hours of jab

By DANIEL MARTIN
Last updated at 1:43 PM on 02nd October 2009
An NHS trust today suspended all cervical cancer vaccinations after a 14-year-old girl died hours after being given the vaccine.
Coventry Primary Care Trust today said it had halted vaccinations for two days while an investigation into Natalie’s death is carried out.
The Department of Health has refused to say whether it would still allow tens of thousands of girls across the country to receive the jab in the months ahead.
But there were calls for the entire cervical cancer vaccination program to be suspended amid fears parents would now boycott it in the wake of Natalie’s death.”

* As an aside Natalie’s parents had her autopsy within a week – the NZ coroner took a shocking 4 months

Given the facts that are emerging it begs the question- Will our MoH or our government act in the best interest of public health and safety and suspend this program in the light of the evidence gathered and growing.

Will our main stream media and their reporters start reporting accurate truth or continue with corporate spin?

Will primary health sector doctors stand up and voice concern in public or will they dismiss it in favour of skewed and manipulated science as a growing body of evidence is revealing?

Who stands to gain here – it certainly isn’t your daughter

Read the open letter to Dr Jessamine, the letter that broke the original story 

In part two we will look at the science behind this vaccination and follow the money trail – organizations you trusted in New Zealand may be compromising your daughters health and supporting erroneous science for financial gain

Part two can be read here 

Gardasil Fingerprints Found in Post-Mortem Samples of Jasime 

SOURCE: https://www.infonews.co.nz/news.cfm?l=1&t=0&id=46752


In the U.S. … Military Planes Caught Dumping Mysterious Fibers … Similar Also Seen in Marton

18 Dec 2014  Here we have two women in the U.S. who reported today the sightings of long fibers falling from the sky. Their sightings are identical to fibers I saw on 1 May 2014 in Marton. (Video to come of that).

Published on Dec 17, 2014

Marie Snow and her friend Cori Gunnels knew they stumbled across something sinister when they saw what appeared to be 50 to 60-foot long “raindrops”, “solid” in nature, falling from the sky in clusters, after three military aircraft flew overhead.

https://www.intellihub.com/c-130-airc… http://www.kpho.com/story/27420731/my… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OShO4… The Royal Society, Admits to Ongoing Climate Engineering Experiments http://www.globalresearch.ca/elite-th… Weather wars: who should be allowed to engineer our climate? http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/6/518… geoengineering closer to fighting climate change http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/geoengin… Experiments designed to learn more about ways of geoengineering the climate should be allowed to proceed http://www.economist.com/news/leaders… Geo-engineering: Climate fixes ‘could harm billions’ http://www.bbc.com/news/science-envir… Follow Alex on TWITTER – https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones Like Alex on FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderEme… Infowars on G+ – https://plus.google.com/+infowars/ Marie & Cori’s FB Page:  Geoengineering – Fallout Evidence


Marton is in the lower, North Island of New Zealand. Recently there have been reported sightings of fibres falling in other parts of the country as well (Golden Bay & Taupo come to mind). This should be viewed in light of decades of covert geoengineering, and well documented COVERT biological & chemical warfare. The HR2977 document describes geoengineering trails (US Congress calls them ‘chemtrails’) as exotic weapons.

I first saw these on 1 May 2014 and thereafter on the next day, again on the 11th and have seen them regularly ever since, particularly on clear days. This may be because the sun then reflects on them in which case they could be there every day. Whilst observing them I saw two what looked like military aircraft fly over within minutes of each other. Later in the day there was heavy geoengineering over town and a further aircraft sighting which was a Hercules. It’s not uncommon to see military aircraft here as there is a Defense Base nearby. Go to envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com for further info on geoengineering in the Rangitikei. I’ve observed this activity for 2 and a half years now, both here and in Palmerston North. People observe them daily throughout NZ, including fibers or filaments. I have collected samples however laboratory testing is very expensive so cost prohibitive.
The HR2977 document describes geoengineering trails (US Congress calls them ‘chemtrails’) as exotic weapons.
Some people whose videos are uploaded on YT have had similar fibers or filaments tested by a laboratory. One common comment was ‘unknown, manmade plant life’.
Here are links to videos & websites:

NZ sites: northlandchemtrails.wordpress.com
thecontrail.com
U.S. Sites:
agriculturedefensecoalition.org/
coalitionagainstgeoengineering.org
geoengineeringwatch.org/

There are many more.
For the Rangitikei, NZ, visit envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com
globalskywatch.com/stories/my-chemtrail-story/chemtrail-information/plumes-change.html#.Uk5C8RDIvLY

UK Sites:
uk-skywatch.co.uk/

YT videos with filaments or fibers:
“unidentifiable, artificial/ man made form of plant life”!
Unknown Plant Life — tested by 3 labs
youtube.com/watch?v=vxR0u
HR2977
gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-10

lab results from Filaments tested in France
youtube.com/watch?v=uc3GSh
youtube.com/watch?v=7lkAZTNwq40&list=PLpSLz5km1TegfA6JVeMEQR_Noj6Piqjsj&index=11
See links also under this video. There is also a FB page for this link: Geoengineering – Fallout Evidence … you will need to join however to view it …
facebook.com/groups/642351712541579/643034155806668/?notif_t=like

General info on Geoengineering & all of the above: agriculturedefensecoalition.org/ “unidentifiable, artificial/ man made form of plant life”! Unknown Plant Life — tested by 3 labs youtube.com/watch?v=vxR0uUOszoo&list=PLpSLz5km1Teh8UmyZcB_MtRr1o5bKZ0fE HR2977 gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-107hr2977ih/pdf/BILLS-107hr2977ih.pdf lab results from Filaments tested in France youtube.com/watch?v=uc3GShS56nI&list=UUR-xBXQ-n9bgmj4iWuSS6pA Documentaries to Watch: Why in the World are they Spraying? youtube.com/watch?v=mEfJO0-cTis&list=PLpSLz5km1TegNboJbv_bIcfP-Lst34tct What in the World are they Spraying? youtube.com/watch?v=93at-MTA3es&list=PLpSLz5km1TegNboJbv_bIcfP-Lst34tct Who in the World is Spraying? youtube.com/watch?v=A_7RRTcLdhs&list=PLpSLz5km1TegNboJbv_bIcfP-Lst34tct MUSIC: Saru G ‘Dark Shadows’ SoundCloud link: soundcloud.com/saru-g

Banned in most countries & classified by WHO as ‘Highly Hazardous’… 1080 is a broad-spectrum poison that kills ALL oxygen-breathing animals and organisms – Dr Meriel Watts

“1080 … falls within the category of Highly Hazardous Pesticides for which the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking a global phase out”

In April 2010 Dr Meriel Watts from the Pesticide Action Network NZ (PANANZ) wrote to Environment Waikato regarding 10-20 year consents for the dispersal of 1080 poison. At the grafboysblogspot.com her letter is recorded …

“As you are no doubt aware,” she wrote … “1080 is classed by the World Health Organisation as an Extremely Hazardous pesticide (Class 1a WHO). You may not be aware that as such it falls within the category of Highly Hazardous Pesticides for which the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking a global phase out.

That Environment Waikato is contemplating 10 or 20 year consents to use, let alone aerially disperse, 1080, when a UN agency is promoting a global phase out of all such pesticides is extraordinary. I can only assume that you officers are not aware of the situation.

To issue consents of 10 or more years duration also flies in the face of ERMA’s concern about such on-going widespread dispersal of 1080 in the environment, and their support for more research into alternatives. There will be no room for introduction of alternatives in the EW region if these consents are granted.

1080 is a broad-spectrum poison: it kills all oxygen-breathing animals and organisms. This alone is reason enough to cease dispersing it into the environment. It indiscriminately kills and contaminates everything from the insects that underpin the native fauna food chain to precious native birds, dogs and farm animals.

There are so many recorded instances that there is no need to elaborate on them here. Nor the fact that the suffering of these animals on the way to death is extremely inhumane.

That New Zealand has such a history of poisoning its indigenous species, livestock and companion animals is a shame we have to live with. But we do not need to perpetuate it. Thankfully the era of poisoning everything we don’t like is passing, and intelligent new, targeted approaches to pest management are taking its place.

It is time now for Environment Waikato to move forward with the rest of the world, and introduce alternatives. Trapping has been shown to be an effective method of controlling possums, at the same time utilising a valuable resource for the benefit of the national economy, and trapping technology is continually improving. On the other hand, years of experience of 1080 dispersal has shown that this approach is not sustainable, it has to be repeated at regular intervals, each time with its negative consequences for the environment.

Pesticide Action Network therefore urges you to reject the idea of extended resource consents for aerial dispersal of 1080, and to instead focus your resources on rapid introduction of sustainable, environmentally friendly, and socially supportive alternatives such as trapping.

Yours sincerely,

Meriel Watts, PhD,

Pesticide Action Network

SOURCE: http://thegrafboys.blogspot.co.nz/2010/05/dr-meriel-watts-phd-responds-to-20-year.html



Yet still NZ advertises itself as clean and green. How far from clean and green can a country get one would have ask? All that aside from the cruel death these animals die. It is a slow agonizing death. If you can stomach watching, see what happens to them in this clip from the Poisoning Paradise doco by the Graf Boys. Why are these authorities not charged for cruelty to animals? 

See the TheGrafBoys YT channel and website for more videos. Educate yourself on 1080 poisoning. See also http://1080science.co.nz/  

Our 1080 pages also provide info & links … search ‘categories’ for related articles. Follow our blog or if you’re on FB follow our  page and stay informed … use the share buttons to help spread the word on all the untruths we have been told – we are about exposing corruption and lies!  

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NZ Professional Firefighters Union reveals Christchurch firefighter crews were stood down at nightfall, day one, while the Port Hills fires burned – an independent inquiry sought

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Photo Credit: NZPFU

Christchurch Firefighters Frustrated and Bewildered

The New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union, representing all career front line firefighters can reveal that Christchurch Fire Service Crews (career firefighters) were stood down and told to return to Stations while the catastrophic Christchurch fires continued to burn – said Derek Best, Secretary of the Union.

The Union can reveal that Rural Fire Officials in charge of the incident stood down all career firefighters battling the blaze. The order to stand down was given at nightfall in day one; leaving career firefighters frustrated, bewildered and disappointed.

The fire was left to burn out of control and the frustrated firefighters could see the flames from their Stations. Ninety minutes later, the alarm was re-raised and Christchurch firefighters responded back to find the fire had gained significant momentum and was seriously threatening many properties.

As a result of returning to the locality from which they had been stood down from, they saved at least six houses from total destruction – said Derek Best.

READ MORE


A further article from Stuff certainly confirms the need for an enquiry

Port Hills firefighter allegedly threatened with arrest for fighting blaze

Andy Nicholson says he was told he would be arrested if he didn’t stop fighting the fire on his rural Early Valley Road property.

Nicholson is part of a local fire brigade that was fighting the Port HIlls, Christchurch, fire on Monday night with a water tanker.

A video filmed by his 19-year-old son Robert shows him driving up to a neighbour’s house to try battle the blaze before realising the situation was too dangerous.

“The most important thing is to get to a fire early [but] by the time we got to Ken’s place this thing was astronomical. The fire had rocketed up to the edge [of the road]. It had engulfed everything.

READ MORE:
Analysis: What could have been done to stop the Port Hills blaze?
Devastation of the Port Hills fires from above
Firefighters were sent home early from Christchurch fire response

“We knew we couldn’t stop the fire so we got out of there.”

He went back to protect his own property, where there is now damage to his pasture and fences. Luckily his house and livestock made it through the fire unscathed.

But, he said, a policeman forced him to leave nevertheless, allegedly saying he would be arrested if he didn’t comply with the evacuation order.

READ MORE


From TVNZ:

(Read & see videos at the link)

Christchurch firefighters were told to “stand down” by Rural Fire officials and return to their stations on the first day fires started to engulf the Port Hills, the NZ Professional Firefighters Union says.

“The fire was left to burn out of control and the frustrated firefighters could see the flames from their stations,” Secretary Derek Best told 1 NEWS.

It wasn’t until 90 minutes later the alarm was raised to respond.

“As a result of returning to the locality from which they had been stood down from, they saved at least six houses from total destruction,” said the union. (TVNZ)

About 450 homes have been evacuated since the fires started burning on Monday, with eleven destroyed.

As a result of the stand down, the union says it is starting to question whether more houses could have been saved.

“The union and firefighters seriously question the tactical command decisions made and believes the tactics adopted were significantly flawed,” Mr Best said.

The union says there is an urgent need for a full and independent inquiry.

READ MORE


This is not right at all. Sending firefighters away?  This is tragic. May justice be done, and a full and independent inquiry be conducted. What are the chances? We’ll see.

EnvirowatchRangitikei

 

Golden Bay locals decline accommodation for 1080 workers amid relative media silence still – Kahurangi National Park update

On 10 Feb we reported on the intended spread of 1080 over Kahurangi National Park in the South Island amid mainstream media silence. The Grey Star newspaper was the only newspaper we are aware of, to publish on it. We’ve encountered denials on various forums and alternative news sites this week, however reliable sources on the ground in the area confirmed for us on the 10th February of the pre-feed drop as actually happening. Mainstream, say locals, has been strangely silent on the event, although on the 15th February Stuff finally reported on the pre feed drop. This drop is the one that is poison free and accustoms the animals to eating the bait. The poisoned bait will follow.

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A pre-feed drop accustoms the animals to eating the bait before the 1080 poisoned drop occurs

We were also informed that locals, to their very great credit, declined accommodation for DOC workers doing the pre-feed drop, forgoing a sizeable sum of money. These people are putting their money where their mouth is.  Amidst local rumors whether or not the drop was happening, on the night of the 14th two big hoppers were seen on the back of a truck heading south toward Anatori.

This morning (17th February) several trucks and other vehicles were seen returning from Turimawiwi area just north of Kahurangi Lighthouse. They were obviously part of the drop it was said, as evident by the equipment they had on board. They had picked up a tramper who had been down at the lighthouse and saw no less than five choppers spraying the area. The tramper had had to flee from his trip to the light house because 1080 pellets were being dropped both north and south of this favorite tramping spot.  The tramper was on holiday from Wellington, and appalled to have seen no notification of the drop.

Pre-feed drop or not, there should have been some notification for the public.

This is UNACCEPTABLE!!

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It appears that the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking accommodation for up to 30 people in the Kahurangi NP area for the first weekend of March.


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1080 kills all oxygen-breathing animals and organisms

A pertinent reminder here:

1080 is a broad-spectrum poison: it kills all oxygen-breathing animals and organisms

1080 is a broad-spectrum poison: it kills all oxygen-breathing animals and organisms. This alone is reason enough to cease dispersing it into the environment. It indiscriminately kills and contaminates everything from the insects that underpin the native fauna food chain to precious native birds, dogs and farm animals.
Dr Meriel Watts, PANANZ

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Deer, farm animals and pets are all victims of 1080 poison, it is not selective in its kill range

And in the meantime, the Otago Daily Times reported on the 16th February on the Makarora Valley 1080 operation near Wanaka with concerns about the presence of many tourists still in the bush.

There have been recent reports of 1080 pellets dropping randomly on the unsuspecting. Here is one. And another here.

Concern for trampers in pest operation

“The Department of Conservation has started its Battle for our Birds aerial pest control operation in the Makarora Valley near Wanaka but there are concerns about the apparent high numbers of trampers still in the area.

Doc Central Otago operations manager Mike Tubbs said the operation would begin today with a pre-feed of non-toxic cereal pellets dropped by helicopters over the Makarora valley and its tributaries, the Fish, Blue, Young, Cameron, Wilkin and Siberia Valleys.

Makarora Tourist Centre Director Rhondda Osmers said she wrote to Doc expressing her concerns about the number of vehicles parked in the trampers’ car park yesterday, at Makarora.   READ MORE


See the TheGrafBoys YT channel and website for more videos. Educate yourself on 1080 poisoning. See also http://1080science.co.nz/

See also our 1080 pages for info & links, &/or search ‘categories’ drop down box for further related articles (at left of any page). 

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Header Photo Credit (Kahurangi National Park) with thanks: Wikimedia Commons

The Truth About Those Trails We See Frequently in Our Skies

Here is a short video I put together myself back in 2013. In 2008 I’d photographed the lines in the sky I’d seen, then again in 2011, and having seen the odd headline about ‘chemtrails’ I decided to research them. I was unpleasantly surprised. Check out our Geoengineering pages for further information on what I found, and links to local NZ sites on this practice of weather modification, a well documented and undeniable practice peoples. It’s been going on for decades and most are either in denial about it or conveniently label it conspiracy. 
EnvirowatchRangitikei

 

*Note: header Photo by Marian Sutherland, captured over Wakari

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Published on Sep 22, 2013

For further info on geoengineering aka chemtrailing in the Rangitikei, visit https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpre…
I’ve created this video with those in mind who have never seen these trails commonly dubbed chemtrails before. It comes as a shock to many, as it did to me, that anyone could be spraying us with poisonous chemicals for no apparent reason. We are so accustomed to believing the best of our government, especially the older generations. To absorb this basic fact … that we are being sprayed, is enough to begin with. As the mind awakens to this possibility then is the exploratory process of checking out the facts for ourselves. Sure there are some weird and wonderful concepts and ideas out there, but don’t throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater. There are surely events creeping up on us of which most of us are unaware. You won’t hear this info from the mainstream media. I urge you to educate yourself online, and form your own conclusions. You will find disinfo agents on there also, debunking everything, but bear in mind, this is a covert operation. Examine all the evidence … be informed.
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HIGHLY TOXIC AIRCRAFT TRAILS AKA CHEMTRAILS ARE BEING SPRAYED ON US, PART OF A WORLD WIDE COVERT WEATHER MODIFICATION PROGRAM
Chemtrails are regularly sprayed from aircraft over ‘clean, green’ New Zealand. Marton is in the Rangitikei district in the lower North Island. These trails when analyzed have been found typically to contain strontium, barium, aluminium, manganese, lead, cadmium, chromium, nickel, arsenic, dessicated human blood cells, nanites and manufactured experimental viruses. People who breathe these regularly experience respiratory difficulties. NZ’s A&E presentations country wide, have skyrocketed. Often called conspiracy theory, it is now fact, as data world wide accumulates documenting the health effects and matching them with the contents of the trails.

Here is a more detailed list produced by Stop Spraying California:

“Open air Chemtrail spraying operations are now live in California (all 50 states and all NATO countries). Independent analysis of chemtrail fallout has identified many toxic chemicals including;

Aluminum Oxide Particles, Arsenic, Bacilli and Molds, Barium Salts, Barium Titanates, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Desiccated Human Red Blood Cells, Ethylene Dibromide, Enterobacter Cloacal, Enterobacteriaceae, Human white Blood Cells-A (restrictor enzyme used in research labs to snip and combine DNA), Lead, Mercury, Methyl Aluminum, Mold Spores, Mycoplasma, Nano-Aluminum-Coated Fiberglass, Nitrogen Trifluoride, Known as CHAFF), Nickel, Polymer Fibers, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Pseudomonas Florescens, Radioactive Cesium, Radio Active Thorium, Selenium, Serratia Marcscens, Sharp Titanium Shards, Silver, Streptomyces, Stronthium, Sub-Micron Particles, (Containing Live Biological Matter), Unidentified Bacteria, Uranium, Yellow Fungal Mycotoxins”.

http://www.stopsprayingcalifornia.com/What_are_they_Spraying.php

Note:
Google the term HR2977 which will reveal a document in the US House of Congress that will tell you chemtrails (their term, so not conspiracy theory) are an ‘exotic weapon’.

Here are some excellent links to start researching for yourself:

Why in the World are they Spraying?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0fBcH…

What in the World are they Spraying?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf0khs…

Chemtrail crimes — the Clifford Carnicom Study
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2MefB…

Ted Gunderson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCQ7rl…

Rosalind Peterson — The Chemtrail Cover-Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbfexp…
REFERENCES for VIDEO:
Ted L Gunderson Ex FBI Whistleblower Poisoned? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu77Vl…
http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/
http://globalskywatch.com/stories/my-…
http://educate-yourself.org/ct/
http://consciouslifenews.com/chemtrai…

New Zealand Sites
http://thecontrail.com/
South Canterbury Sky Watch On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaB1FABzEg40OpcKgxtEHPw
http://chemtrailsnorthnz.wordpress.com/

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What’s Wrong with the Sky?
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Key’s ‘great’ legacy … UNICEF ranks NZ third highest in the developed world for child poverty … guess who ranks first?

This is shocking data. Are we surprised though? Really?  Key has been minimizing the impact of his neo-liberal economics package upon the lower echelons of this increasingly lop sided state of affairs we have for some time now. See the myth that trickle down economics is and see the stark reality of what it causes, right here in these statistics. Children of the ‘great’ nations of US and Great Britain the latter once

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Let Kiwi kids eat cake

heralding“civilization, peace and good government and knowledge of ‘the true God'” (British Parliamentary Papers, 1837) and then little old NZ, now ranking third highest in child poverty!  Here we are in a return to the Dickensian era. And Key has scarpered off to Hawaii to escape the heat. Hanging out no doubt in the $6 mill mansion purchased under his watch while back here we have 40K+ homeless sleeping in cars and garages.

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The opulant Key who voted against free lunches for NZ kids

This Unicef paper can be accessed and downloaded via the link provided if you care to read the whole truth. It stems particularly from the 2008 debacle with the economic roulette brigade in Wall Street. That is what they are. Key will remember of course, being a banker and suspected of inside trading with our obscene debt. And having been somewhat involved historically with Wall Street.  Read The Wall Street Gang by Richard Ney. Or The Secret History of the American Empire by John Perkins, especially if you are still of the persuasion the spin doctors are spinning, ‘the economy is stable’.  All that is spinning people is our wheels. These characters are growing richer by the day. Economic recessions, notable people have been telling us for some time now, are scientifically created.

“Under the Federal Reserve Act, panics are scientifically created. The present panic is the first scientific one, worked out as we figure a mathematical equation.” (Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, The Economic Pinch, 1921.)

They are not the result of unknown forces, the lie we’ve been fed for centuries …  the vagaries of ‘the market’. Key and his cronies are by design taxing you 28% and themselves 2.8%. And should you work a second job to feed your family you will be taxed in the vicinity of 33% for that as well. If they had the will to, they could change that and fix poverty overnight. They are relying on your preoccupation with all the bread and circuses they are providing to keep you from knowing what is really going on here.

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Our former PM John Key who grew up in a state house we’re told … a legacy of the post WW2 Labour Govt that he has been selling off like there’s no tomorrow, along with other assets Photo Credit: the Green Party

He who controls the money of a nation controls the nation (US President James Garfield 1881)

When you are done reading the UNICEF report, read our Banking/Money Trail and Agenda 21/2030 pages (be sure to check the sub pages) to see what is really going on. You won’t hear this in mainstream media. Then a must watch, check out Bryan Bruce’s documentary (also embedded below) on child poverty and see then if you still think your government which is really a corporation is not corrupt. Find related articles under ‘categories’ . And please do share this article and spread the word about all the untruths we’ve been told. Use the share buttons at the bottom of the page! Follow us & receive further updates. 

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UNICEF Report

“The data and observations in this Innocenti Report Card reveal a strong and multifaceted relationship between the impact of the Great Recession on national economies and a decline in children’s well-being since 2008. Children are suffering most, and will bear the consequences longest, in countries where the recession has hit hardest.”

http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/rc12-eng-web.pdf

 

Inside Child Poverty, Documentary by Bryan Bruce

NZ Mainstream News – Loans & Mortgages created out of thin air

Who Owns the Federal Reserve – the biggest scam in history of mankind

 

 

Two MDs and an expert on Maori Medicinal Plants Discuss the toxicity of 1080 in our Food & our Environment

An excellent and informative video where experts (two Medical Doctors & an expert in Rongoa – Maori medicinal plants) are discussing the effects of chemicals, particularly 1080 in our environment and its uptake by plants. As you will see there has been little research to cover many areas of risk. By the Graf Boys this is important information to have. Bearing in mind the authorities are telling us it’s safe as houses, educate yourself and make an informed decision yourself. Gone are the days of believing the official word … that word is now corporately controlled and profits a priority. These three men share some very interesting information. EWR

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Dr Peter Scanlon and Dr Sean Weaver (Environmental studies – Victoria University) discuss the low-dose effects of 1080 poison. Jim Doherty discusses the effects of 1080 poison on rongoa plants (maori medicinal plants) …


If you are new to the 1080 poisoning program, here is a good article to start with …

WHY ARE PEOPLE SO CONCERNED ABOUT 1080?

A must watch also is Poisoning Paradise, the doco made by the GrafBoys (banned from screening on NZ TV, yet a 4x international award winner). Their website is tv-wild.com. Their doco is a very comprehensive overview with the independent science to illustrate the question marks that remain over the use of this poison. There are links also on our 1080 resources page to most of the groups, pages, sites etc that will provide you with further information.

Check out the 1080 pages at the main menu, particularly the sub tab, ‘suspected 1080 poisoning cases’. Finally, remember what the retired MD Charlie Baycroft said recently …‘if you die from 1080 poisoning, nobody will know  because the Ministry of Health is bullying NZ Doctors into not testing for 1080′. 

Note we don’t condone or advocate violence, & unlike those who support the use of 1080 poison we do not support cruelty to animals. Note it can take up to two days for animals to die an agonizing death from 1080. Now that is violence.

NZ Baby food contains 800 times more pesticide than in Europe!

This is a good reminder why it is healthier to either grow your own or source organic produce & make your own baby food. This is disturbing … 800 times more pesticide than Europe’s baby food. From ‘clean & green’ NZ?

NZ BABY FOOD 800 TIMES MORE PESTICIDES THAN IN EUROPE

New Zealand baby food contained nearly 800 times more pesticides than baby food in Europe, according to a recent analysis. This evidence and why this is a risk to New Zealand babies will be presented tomorrow to the Primary Production Committee by Dr Meriel Watts of the Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa and Alison White of the Safe Food Campaign(*)….. read at SOURCE

Also HERE at Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa New Zealand (PANANZ)

What mainstream isn’t telling you about Horowhenua DC …”We were dumped off committees, access keys taken, derogatory remarks constantly thrown at us …”

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A large crowd of protesters gathered outside Horowhenua DC’s building to protest at the ousting of the new Deputy Mayor Ross Campbell


If you attended the protest outside the Horowhenua District Council building on Wednesday 7 Dec (2016) and particularly if you stayed and listened to the events at the Council’s meeting, then you will have heard the new Mayor’s speech. You would also have heard the revelations presented by former Councilor Mrs Anne Hunt. Mainstream media have mentioned neither. 

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If you weren’t there you will only have heard mainstream’s take by now. Herald’s provided the damning conclusions & comments from a Massey University expert on the mechanics of Local Government. They have already cast the new Mayor as a ‘lame duck mayor’, ‘dead in the water’ through his supposedly poor and inexperienced choices, that is, exercising his democratic right using the ‘dumb ass’ LG law to select a Deputy without consulting  the other nine Councilors who don’t support him anyway. They’d already made that clear early in the piece by announcing they were rolling his Deputy, no explanation offered. There was even pre-election mention in social media by a relative of one councilor of the likely outcome if the now current Mayor got elected. He’d be a “Nigel no mates” it was said, if half the Council weren’t also replaced by councilors of like mind. Already a foregone conclusion? This is not a simple personality clash as media would have you believe.

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Former Cr Mrs Anne Hunt revealed how she was similarly treated in her nine years as a councilor

Mayor Feyen has acknowledged the law is an ass, and former Cr of nine years, Mrs Anne Hunt pointed out in her speech just how it was made that way. The Local Govt Act gave Mayors the option of choosing their own Deputy when Len Brown in Auckland became Mayor. It was never intended for all Councils. And it clearly doesn’t work.

Since mainstream is not going to highlight it for you, here is Mayor Feyen’s speech anyway. It followed a glowing report on the Economic Development Committee, (that looks not unlike insider trading) and was interrupted by Cr Judd  just as he was about to reveal how he and Cr Campbell had been treated for the past three years. Cr Judd had to be told three times to sit down and be quiet. You can head to the DC’s Facebook page and listen to it all for yourself. The Mayor’s speech is in Part 1. Below is the transcript.

Mayor Feyen speaks:

This is a difficult situation and I believe it’s been brought about,  and you would understand how this has all come about if you had actually been Cr Feyen or Cr Campbell, where everything that you describe, talking about corruption, that everything many have described …

… we simply weren’t accorded any democratic rights in the last three years. We had our access keys taken from us, we were dumped off committees with no explanation, people saw us constantly having derogatory comments  thrown at us by the past mayor, we were always interrupted when we asked questions, when we asked questions in writing we seldom got an answer.

copy-of-protest-7-dec-2016-029We had to ask the questions  in council & that’s what people saw. There was no true democracy leading up to these elections & that is something that I want to bring back into this council where people if they ask for speaking rights they get them. That’s why we’re getting people in here, that’s why people are coming back into council, because they’re seeing that there’s a chance for community to actually participate. It’s been a really difficult road, we’ve got Cr Judd who has come back on the scene, & we have two new Crs.

It’s a paradigm shift that the two Crs that asked all the questions, the public want us in & now here we sit as mayor and DM because they want a change, they’re actually sick and tired  of the half truths that are published in the paper.

copy-of-protest-7-dec-2016-030With the pressure that’s put on the media, .. that’s gone, there is no pressure on the media now  & now we’re getting letters to the editor in the paper where we’re actually getting the full story out there. As a new mayor, I knew it was going to be difficult, the minute I saw the results because I’ve had to put up with three years of being … point of order (Cr Judd interrupts) … no there’s no point of order I’m going to carry on speaking …. can you please take a seat and let me finish Cr Judd … I’m asking you to stay seated … thank you, thank you … I AM speaking to the matter in front of me , it’s quite interesting that every single Cr brought up the past in relating their story to Cr Campbell & I am bringing people into the context of what this is all about … (unclear from the recording at this point) … would give me the time of day during my time in council , that’s the truth of it.

This is crucial background information for understanding why the Mayor has made the choices he has. He was effectively hamstrung. And yet, again, mainstream has made no mention of it whatsoever. Curious isn’t it?

Add to this the revelations made by Mrs Anne Hunt. During her terms of nine years she endured similar to that described by Mayor Feyen and Cr Campbell … basically she too was kept out of the loop.  Mrs Hunt explains in her speech she was given information indicating ‘they’ would “make her life hell” should she become the Mayor in the 2010 election. She goes on to explain that this was not just about Michael Feyen or Ross Campbell.

“… this was not just about Michael Feyen or Ross Campbell … what has happened she said, would happen to anybody who unseated Mayor Duffy…”

She described how for nine years as a councilor she’d been under pressure to sing from the same song sheet. Read at the link of a Code of Conduct incident obtained under the Official Information Act describing Mayor Duffy’s alleged intimidating behavior. You can listen to Mrs Hunt’s speech on the HDC website also, it too is in Part 1.

(Unfortunately this recording has now gone you may find it by searching HDC’s site or asking for the archives there).

So, it’s a little rich that we have Cr Wanden and other Crs in their speeches stressing openness, communication, respect and trust. What astounds me most is that all the councilors who would have observed the bullying behavior described that went on for three years (and beyond) said or did nothing to stop it. We can’t conclude they didn’t know, otherwise jaws should have dropped when the truth was told right there that Wednesday. Jaws didn’t drop however, it’s business as usual, and mainstream is saying nothing, zip, zilch. 

And finally, aside from all of that, neither has there been any mention of opening the books. Or why the same nine who voted the Deputy Mayor out promptly voted against opening the books, first meeting after the installation of Mayor Feyen. You really have to wonder why. If it is all so squeaky clean they should be proud to show us the books. 

All that debt, $68 million! With a CE on a $250K salary. Doesn’t make sense does it? 

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Foxton drinking water

On a very bright note however, since the elections Foxton now has two outlets to fill containers with filtered water. The former Mayor insisted the water was fine … it is not and hasn’t been for as long as some folks who live there can remember. We will soon however have a largely unwanted street do up worth $1.5 million. Flash streets are more important than healthy water it would seem. 

Do read our Local Government Watch pages at the menu, and note these goings on are by no means confined to the Horowhenua. Your country Kiwis is not what it used to be. If you watch the video of the gentleman whom Rodney Council took to the cleaners, he relates how an ex Scotland Yard official now in NZ has described your country as one of the most corrupt in the world. Thing is, Kiwis are so trusting and blind they’ve convinced themselves it is one of the least corrupt. For more light reading check out Mainstream Media on how your reading material is carefully filtered.

Note: Cr Campbell declined to reply to the criticism against him. By visiting our Local Government Watch pages (Horowhenua) you can learn more about his historical querying of excessive Council debt, his genuine concerns regarding the Economic Development Committee and his efforts at exposing the pollution of his ward’s waterways by negligent Council practices.

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The illusion of democracy: Horowhenua District Council is rolling its new Deputy Mayor and won’t be opening the books … what’s to hide?

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The Horowhenua DC’s Economic Development Committee that Looks Not Unlike Insider Trading

“These business associates of the Mayor actually came to our table at Council the other night and addressed us and advised us to vote for the policies that would benefit them!”   Cr Ross Campbell

Last July it was brought to our attention by the currently-being-rolled Deputy Mayor (then) Councilor Ross Campbell, that a certain group within the HDC called the Economic Development Committee, was actually functioning in an advisory capacity to the district’s ELECTED representatives, the HDC Councilors. That economic group is comprised of:

EIGHT NON-ELECTED members of the business community … developers, retailers, manufacturers, contractors… and TWO ELECTED COUNCILORS, who in turn are advising ELECTED COUNCILORS how they should vote. 

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The Economic Development Committee is privy to information that the public isn’t

These people are privy to information that the public isn’t. Now this is not right, to have information that puts you at an advantage over your competitors. This Councilor is about to be ousted from his position as Deputy because the Council doesn’t want him in that position. They have not given a reason why. Is this why?

Bear in mind also, this is the same Councilor who has constantly cautioned the Council about its fiscal mismanagement … Council is currently $100 million in debt. The (previous) Council has argued it’s $68 million however, why is that figure even acceptable? Why would even ONE million be acceptable? How is it a CE on a $250K salary, can allow a small town Council to sink into such obscene debt?

Listen carefully to what Cr Ross Campbell says. Read the transcript if you are unable to watch it. He has brought important information to the attention of you the voters.


If you cannot play this video, here is the transcript for you to read:

“My name is Ross Campbell and as most of you know I’m the District Councilor for the Miranui Ward which takes in Tokomaru & Shannon, Opiki, Akarua, Buckley & Mangaore and this lovely part of the district of Miranui.
I’ve got a few things that concern me when I’m in Council. One of them is these … we get a lot of information at Council … we get information from the NZTA you know, that’s the roading people; we get Government departments telling us all sorts of statistics and things, what they are likely to do and what they want to do. We get a lot of information from statistics of course, we get market trends, we get inquiries from overseas investments … we get information from Regional Councils, Health Boards and so it goes on … there’s a lot of information coming in. This information is meant to be used in briefings to councillors, to help them in their decisions, planning the district, and which way we want to go, if we want to go forward or we want to go sideways or whatever the case might be, and so we use this information to help us make decisions.

But this concern is something that I want to bring to you … it’s not always the case. Our mayor … some of you might not know this ,.. our mayor has formed a group of his closest business associates. They’re the people who he mixes with. And together with these
associates there are developers, there are retailers, there are manufacturers, contractors, who have been selected by him. They’ve formed themselves into what we call an Economic Development Committee. That’s what the Council calls it. You see all the information that we receive is passed on to this committee who are not elected people … they’ve not been elected to be there by you, who may be arguably your closest competitor in your business, and these people all get an unfair advantage over their closest rivals, and that rival could be you. Because of all this information coming in, they know where the trends are, they know the direction the council’s thinking. They are privy to information that gives them an advantage over others, especially at this time when we councillors are told often to be quiet about the different possibilities that may happen.

These business associates of the Mayor actually came to our table at Council the other night and addressed us and advised us to vote for the policies that would benefit them!

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This handful of business associates that our Mayor has selected are receiving an advantage over their competitors, and it’s just not right. These folks have not been elected by you. They’ve never sworn allegiance to the district, and are being rewarded for their faithfulness to the Mayor. Go figure. What do you think? Just last week a decision was made to announce to the retailers in Levin as to where the road of national significance was going. But we wouldn’t announce it until February 2017.

As it was told to us by the Mayor we shouldn’t announce it before the election as the Mayor, because of this, could get skinned alive.

So just whose interests are we looking after? Folks, we must get out there and vote, and elect those you trust … not those who are there to furnish the Mayor’s ego and their own business pockets. That is one of my concerns and over the next few weeks, I’m going to share some of the other concerns I have. They are concerns that I believe you need to know about … that we haven’t got a Council that’s working directly for you … we’ve got a Council that is working for the few.”


NOTE: If you would like to know the names of the seven business people from your community and their activities as part of the Committee, this has been summarized for you in video part one of the HDC meeting streamed on 7 December 2016  (on the HDC Facebook page).


That’s true Kiwi ‘democracy’ for you! Still, the Horowhenua voters who wanted change are not going to take all this lying down. 

There will be a protest against both the selling of the community housing, and the
rolling of the new Deputy Mayor Cr Ross Campbell … outside the HDC building at 126 Oxford Street in Levin on Wednesday 7th December 2016! A peaceful protest … but one that will send a clear message that those who voted for our current Mayor are not happy with what is happening. Please come and bring a placard if you can.

You will find updates or changes at the Facebook page, at the Nua on our own FB pages (links at right of page) and our petition page here (see menu). 

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‘A Culture of Corruption’, Former Auckland Council Manager in Court

money-501613_1280.jpgYour governments, local and national, are not what they used to be Kiwis. Check out our Local Government Watch pages for similar in other districts. Search ‘categories’ also (left of any page) for related articles. Particularly this one … Is Local Government in New Zealand Corrupt? And not-to-be-missed, the Horowhenua’s long history of intriguing events. Like many Councils NZ wide, Horowhenua is in serious economic debt to the tune of $68 million, although it’s alleged the figure is closer to $100 million. These debt figures in NZ have accrued under the watch of very well paid CEs with salaries ranging from $600K to $150K. On average, council chief executives are paid almost three times the mayoral salary – and almost five times the average household income of their area. This is what happens when the bottom line is profit. We are undergoing a shift from a Welfare State to Corporate fascism. When Police appear to be monitoring who attends protests (once a democratic right) and acting on behalf of LG, something is seriously wrong folks. Check out Naomi Jacobs’ take on all of this here.
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Case circumstantial and reliant on suspicion: court told

NZ Herald, 15 Nov 2016

The lawyer acting for a former Auckland council manager has disputed claims from the Serious Fraud Office that his client created a “culture of corruption”, by pointing to undeclared gifts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars given by others to council staff – including a former council chief executive.

The explosive claims emerged in closing arguments for the defence in the trial of Murray Noone and Stephen Borlase, accused of bribery and corruption over $1.1 million in consultancy payments between 2005 and 2012.

The Serious Fraud Office alleges these payments, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel and entertainment spending on associated council staff, was connected to Noone’s awarding of tens of millions of dollars of roading contracts to Borlase’s firm Projenz by Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport.

The long-running trial which opened in late September closed today with Simon Lance, acting for Noone, outlining to the High Court at Auckland how the evidence showed his client’s relationship Projenz was neither atypical nor corrupt.

Lance said the prosecution case had made much of potential conflicts of interest and Noone’s alleged lack of disclosure.

“These allegations did eventually lead to Noone’s employment at Auckland Transport being investigation, then brought to an end. But the lack of disclosure cannot necessarily lead to the conclusion there was a corrupt agenda,” Lance said.

Lance said evidence heard over the past seven weeks supported the contention that this was at worst an employment issue, and many of Noone’s colleagues and superiors had treated similar issues the same way.

Lance, quoting former RDC chief executive Roger Kerr-Newell’s testimony given earlier in the trial, said conflicts of interests were not “the end of the world”. Lance said Kerr-Newell admitted to receiving an expensive bottle of whiskey and a cigar from Projenz that were not listed on the RDC gift register.

“Some gifts, for example whiskey, were simply provided as a goodwill gesture – ‘a courtesy of life’. This was seen as standard industry practice,” Lance said in written submissions to the court.

Lance also said the council’s claim that Noone and Borlase were responsible for a “culture of corruption” in Auckland roading management was not supported by revelations at trial that Noone’s deputy Barrie George received hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel gifts and perks from other contractors.

Lance said George received $200,000 in travel gifts from Hiway Stabilisers, all before Noone was employed in 2005 at RDC.

George was originally charged alongside Noone and Borlase, but pleaded guilty on the eve of trial to corruptly receiving $103,580 in gifts from Projenz. He gave evidence for the Crown while wearing a home detention bracelet.

Lance argued the case against his client, and Borlase, was circumstantial and was reliant on suspicion.

“Suspicion plus suspicion only ever equals suspicion. If maybe this thorough investigation, which goes for a number of years, sees suspicions raised: But that is not proof beyond reasonable doubt,” he said.

The trial, before Justice Sally Fitzgerald alone, finished hearing eight weeks of evidence this morning. Justice Fitzgerald directed a hearing be scheduled for December 9 where she would deliver her verdict.

NZ Herald

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=11747724


 

Forest & Bird Say 1080’s as Safe to Eat as a Packet of Crisps … and DOC says it’s Deadly to Dogs?

It just gets sillier doesn’t it? Reminds me of the pregnant woman recently who declined the TDAP vaccination … whose Doctor had never read the insert saying it had neither been tested for the unborn nor proven safe for under 10 year olds ! The astute young mother demanded to see the insert then read it out slowly to her Doc and his nursing staff. The Doc was very shocked as indeed he should be with the fees he charges and the lives he’s trusted with protecting.

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DOC warns 1080 is DEADLY to dogs

Similar scenario here. They’re recommending you can eat 1080 while the manufacturer warns quite clearly to wear goggles and a mask while handling it … ‘may cause reproductive or developmental damage’. They don’t always though (wear protective apparatus). See the workers in the video further down. And DOC (those people entrusted with protecting our wildlife among other things) write on their signs, ‘deadly to dogs’.

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Monsanto Herbicide sprayed on food crops [Photo from USDA via Wikimedia Commons via Mintpressnews]
Hmmm. Same again as the glyphosate debacle, the product that we’re told is drinkable. Harmless as dishwash liquid farmers were told back in the 1970s when they first sold it to them. (Same people who made DDT and Agent Orange and told us it was safe). And have you seen the employees handling the product? Full overalls, gloves and masks (at least if you’re not in a Third World country … they’re poisoned there … by Western corporations,  with impunity). If you doubt this read ‘The Corporate Crime of the Century’.

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Third World workers are poisoned with impunity

They spray it on your food. You know, the GE variety that’s so safe there’s no need to label it? Just how gullible can people be? The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies 1080 as ‘Extremely Hazardous’, most countries ban it outright. DOC’s signs certainly don’t indicate it’s safe as crisps. ‘Do not touch’ let alone eat. WHO also labeled glyphosate as being a probable carcinogen … for a while at least … until corporate persuasion convinced them Prof Séralani’s rats would’ve probably got cancerous tumours anyway.

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Toxic Roundup (containing glyphosate) is sprayed on GE crops [Photo credit: Wikimedia]
What else would you expect? This from the same scientific/corporate club that told us smoking was good for us! Good for corporate pockets would be more to the point. If it weren’t so serious it would be laughable. Crisps with your ciggies anybody? (Do watch the video & research 1080 for yourself … check out our 1080 pages for links to what mainstream media isn’t telling you … under ‘Chemicals’ on the menu).
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Published on Jul 7, 2014

New Zealand Forest and Bird believe that one of the worlds worst poisons is as safe to eat as a packet of crisps.

We are allowing fools to destroy our beautiful environment. The New Zealand government dumps enough 1080 poison to kill 20 million people every year.

Help us save the environment and our native Kea Parrot.
SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP DUMPING 1080 POISON
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/sa…


FURTHER LINKS FOR RESEARCHING 1080:

NZ WEBSITES :

http://www.stop1080poison.com/

http://1080science.co.nz/

http://www.1080.org.nz/

AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES :

http://www.1080actiongroup.org/ Still in development. Perth, Australia. Contact – Aaron Mortimer