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More revelations on NZ’s corporate LG model that’s controlling the democracy of your local councils … from the stonewalled outgoing Mayor of Horowhenua

After a very unfriendly ‘farewell’ if you could call it that, Horowhenua’s former Mayor, Michael Feyen, speaks out about what is really happening inside your local councils.

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THE MAYOR WHO HAS HAD TO RUN HIS OWN MEDIA CAMPAIGN SHARES SOME INSIGHTS INTO THE CURRENT STATE OF LG IN NZ

Stonewalled from the outset, this Mayor, also a former councilor who blew the whistle on among other things pollution, and (now coming out for example, & curiously right after elections the issue of the cracks in the new HDC building that HDC declined to have examined at no cost). Add to that monitored & intercepted emails, a secret $1mill  payout to one of the local Iwi, and exclusion from the pensioner housing sale planning committee.  As many of us are aware democracy is fading into oblivion in NZ & we have the mere illusion only of the former status quo. This is a must listen on the machinations of both LGNZ (& govt?) from an insider. There will be more to come. See our LG Watch pages & search HDC in ‘categories’ for Horowhenua articles. EWR

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The Mayor who has had to run his own media campaign shares some insights into the current state of LG in NZ

These videos are from the Mayor of Horowhenua, Michael Feyen. This is a ‘people’s Mayor’ who, like his former deputy Cr Ross Campbell, seems as much at home digging a haangi or drying dishes as he is wearing his mayoral chains. Just into his first term as Mayor however he had most of the councilors go public with a statement saying they supported not him but the CEO. For background to this situation read this article.  His selected Deputy Mayor was unseated just hours into his term for speaking on social media about what looked like insider trading (and that hasn’t gone away, see Ross Campbell’s recent updates). This is all not surprising in light of the fact that these two have blown the whistle on quite a lot of things they saw as ‘not right’ in the course of their work in Council. Council pollution was another issue they highlighted. And so come this campaign the Mayor has had next to no coverage by media. Stone walled & neutered as he puts it himself, he has had a difficult uphill battle with a council that seems more intent on the business of property development than the interests both he & his former deputy would have liked to focus on. A keen supporter of retaining the Horowhenua community housing for instance, Mayor Feyen was removed from the housing committee because he had a conflict of interest! (ie he wanted to retain the housing … he had seen among other things opportunities for employment therein for the young people of the town, the same as his aspirations to pursue trapping of pests in lieu of the use of 1080 poison and of investing in the hemp growing industry). The list goes on, not a list shared largely by his colleagues. The housing sold for a song incidentally, to a property developer who then partnered with an established housing provider with promises to maintain the then status quo, however the contract ends in 2029 or thereabouts & just 18 months in they rents have already been raised.

“Effective growth is a partnership between council, central government and private enterprise….away from the unsettling glare of public commentary…” explains one HDC councilor regarding all of the public excluded meetings by which the assets are being sold. (See this article also). Developers are also exempt from paying development contributions to Council. And nowhere else in the country besides Horowhenua does a District Council have a CE and a Deputy Mayor who are both registered property developers.

Listen further to the Mayor’s latest update, expanding further on LG in NZ:

A highlighted issue with this election has been the difficulty involved in voting (see Veronica Harrod’s info). This was the same last election when many folk did not receive their voting papers and the voting info office was frequently either unmanned or closed. Curious isn’t it?

So amidst the LG so called ‘sustainable’ councils up and down our clean green land (not) we have a raft of property developers busy with their public private partnerships selling up all of the public assets for a song. Then there has been the ongoing escalating debts of Councils. That has been an issue in the Horowhenua as well … it’s ‘good debt’ we’re frequently told. Currently, right on election time, the Horowhenua CE is away on holiday and has been for several weeks. This is the CE who was intercepting the emails of his staff for ‘safety reasons’ it was touted. Who paid a secret payment to a local iwi without the Mayor’s knowledge. Mayor Feyen is himself a staunch supporter of true partnership with Tangata Whenua & honouring the principles of the Treaty. Currently the Council’s real commitment appears to be mainly lipservice. 

 

Please have a listen to his videos anyway & peruse the info on our Local Government Watch Horowhenua page. That has not been updated of late unfortunately, there is much more than is documented there. For more recent & all info see HDC in ‘categories. See also Cr Ross Campbell’s page on FB, the Mayor’s page (Michael Feyen) and Veronica Harrod’s also. Veronica is an investigative journalist who has researched quite extensively the activities of this Council.

EWR

 

 

 

 

The NZ Government has announced a proposed second tranche of reforms to gun control legislation

From postmanproductions.wordpress.com

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a proposed gun register isn’t about going after law-abiding firearms owners, but rather the people who steal them. The Government announced a proposed second tranche of reform to gun control legislation which includes a register and gun licence renewals every five years.

As logic goes their five reason why it simply flawed and wont work and thus demonstrates is not the goal of said legislation.

A; Our ports are controlled by the gangs (see PSA report 1998 ‘Bluff Ports wide open’). As you might notice several of the drugs shipments coming in now also include hand guns.

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Found in Tauranga along with cocaine linked to the Sinoloa Cocaine cartel

B As your making the weapon a increasingly prohibited item (as we let outselves get dragged into a dumb and sick US gun culture that associates guns with killing people, as opposed to gathering food and as a conservation pest eradication tool) there street value will sky rocket.

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https://postmanproductions.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/the-right-to-arms-bears/

The ONE action you need to take NOW to keep your home 5G-free

From 5g.org.nz

A NZ resource for all things 5G … educate yourself & inform others. 5G is more than you are being told on those glossy ads. EWR

“The ONE action you need to take NOW to keep your home 5G-free

The rollout of 5G has started here in NZ. [1]

Reality is that there will be nowhere to hide once it’s in your town, your suburb, your street.

Shielding your home will cost you thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars. While still leaving you fully exposed once you set a foot out the door.

So is it all doom and gloom?

By no means!

Put your elected representatives on notice NOW to help keep your suburb and home 5G-Free.

To do this, follow the 3 simple steps below.

These steps have been tried and tested in Australia to help people stop 5G in their communities an d over 200,000 people around the world have now used them.

Here’s what you need to do NOW:

Step 1:

Look up your elected representatives on the list of the members of parliament

Step 2:

Copy and paste the below text into an email (or letter sent via certified mail):

Dear _______,

You are my elected representative. This legal notice of liability is designed to be used as evidence in court if needed and intends to enlighten you and to protect you from attracting civil and criminal liability in relation to your actions and/or omissions surrounding the deployment of 5G technology within your constituency. 4G/LTE small cells form an integral part of the 5G deployment. This 5G technology will cause me to be exposed to wireless non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation against my consent and in my home.

Contamination of my home with 5G may cause damage to my home if it becomes a health risk to me and thus render my home uninhabitable. Irradiating me with wireless non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation against my consent would be an application of force against my person and which causes fear of bodily injury and could be classed as a civil trespass and/or a criminal assault.

Any level of exposure of man-made non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation can be diagnosed by my medical practitioner as an adverse health effect pursuant to the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases ICD-10, code W90 thus rendering any safety limit as set by the government safety standards obsolete as to protecting my health. As needed, I may see my doctor for advice on the 5G issue.

If 5G technology is deployed within your constituency, I expect that you as my elected representative will exercise due diligence to certify that all parties deploying 5G technologies have sufficient insurance cover to compensate for damage or harm caused by the emission of wireless non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation. Please note that this could be a problem, since underwriters such as Lloyds of London do not insure for such harm and damage.

I urge you, as my elected official, to act in the public interest by addressing the potential cumulative harms of densification (the crowding of small cells into a limited area to enable 5G) and insisting that public safety regulatory authorities need to prove that such densification of 5G technology is safe and that any deployment of 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and/or the Internet of Things (IoT), is regulated appropriately to ensure that the national security and the safety and privacy of the public and myself is not compromised.

You need to protect the public from other harmful wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi in schools, “smart” meters on dwellings, and the like, and to replace those technologies with safe and efficient wired technologies, such as Ethernet and/or fiber optics, as the end-nodes of internet delivery systems to dwellings, schools and commercial buildings. Forward-thinking cities are already doing this.

I implore you, as my elected official, to act in the public interest by protecting the public and myself from being persecuted by the passing of laws that restrict the Courts, law enforcement agencies, municipal councils and local governments from taking action to protect the public from harm to health and damage, caused by 5G and other wireless technologies.

I am genuinely concerned for your welfare, the general public and mine, and this is a situation of the utmost urgency. I have studied the relevant facts and am thus aware of the danger. As a result I am in fear and I take the risk of harm and damage to me very seriously.

To help bring you up to speed on this extremely important topic, please go to the5Gsummit.com, and listen for free to what 40 highly regarded experts inclusive of scientists, medical practitioners and lawyers from around the world have to say on the 5G subject. Experts who are not censored by the telecommunications industry, nor their captured governments, nor the captured media. Further, to assist with your education, please look at the Bio-initiative Report 2012 (updated 2017) – A Rationale for Biologically-based Public Exposure Standards for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF) bioinitiative.org and Physicians for Safe Technology – 5G Mobile Communications mdsafetech.org.

I implore you as my civic leader, and as my elected representative to get educated on this important topic, and show me by your decisions, actions and omissions that you are taking precautionary steps to address the risk of harm to me and all the people within your constituency.

As an elected official I believe you are at risk of being liable if you do not take appropriate action to attempt to abate, or prevent such harm to me or the public.

Your people are rising up and I implore you to take leadership and be a champion for the health and safety of all of us. If you do, many voters, legislators and I will wholeheartedly support and campaign for you.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Step 3:

Get connected with groups where you live – look up local groups working on the 5G issue

Source: https://takebackyourpower.net/international-5g-email/

Please don’t hesitate – take action now and build on the momentum that’s been generated around the globe.

Together, we can make a difference!

Notes:

[1] Vodafone has been able to use a chunk of 3500 MHz spectrum that it had acquired when it purchased TelstraClear in 2012 to begin to operate five 5G transmitters “for network testing”. The 5G cell sites located in and around Mangere in South Auckland. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/08/first-vodafone-5g-mobile-towers-go-live-in-auckland.html If you would like to boycott Vodafone (and the other companies that want to foist 5G on NZ) you can find information about alternative telecommunications providers at the following link: https://www.5g.org.nz/2019/08/23/boycott-5g/

5g.org Website editor’s note:

Thank you for reading this post on www.5G.org.nz, NZ’s 5G information website. If you found it to be interesting, please share it with your friends and family.

If you are on Facebook, please also check out the 5G Free New Zealand FB page at the following link as this is the best way to stay up-to- date with 5G related news: https://www.facebook.com/5GFreeNewZealand/

If you would like to help in any way with the campaign against 5G in NZ, please email through the Contact Form on this website.

There is a now Resources page on the site where you can download flyers and poster for printing and distribution and also download the new5G Free New Zealand Personal Action Plan.

We now also have an Events Page in which events relating to 5G will be listed as information comes to hand.

If you would like to stay up to date with information on what is happening in NZ in relation to smart technology, 5G and wireless and health issues, please visit www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz  and email through the contact form and ask to be signed up to the free email list.

This will mean that you receive occasional newsletters from Stop Smart Meters NZ which include information on 5G as well as smart meters and related wireless technologies.

 

SOURCE:

https://www.5g.org.nz/2019/09/10/5g-red-card-putting-elected-officials-on-notice/

Foreign tourists collecting stream water on a 1080 aerial drop day … no warnings given

Remember, this is what Milford local Sacha Stevenson recently wrote to DoC about. No warning signs for tourists. Turns out they won’t be putting any up about the water, just the usual signs with the skull on to warn them since they haven’t resources to put signs up in every tourist’s language. Signs will only indicate pellets, not the risk of water contamination. And the other rationale cited, that it’s ‘extremely unlikely’ the water will be poisoned. Whatever happened to the precautionary principle? Not good enough. EWR

By Carol Sawyer
Video by Shane Wilson

“Oh well”, says the NZ government, “They’re Chinese. They don’t know any different. What do we care?!”

It’s appalling actually. No self-respecting Kiwi (on second thoughts there might be a few) would drink out of those creeks in the middle of a 1080 poison drop – or afterwards. Shane Wilson watched as four busloads of tourists stopped there on “Aerial 1080 Poison Day” and filled up their water bottles. They probably thought the helicopters were taking tourists for a joyride! Shane tried to warn some of them but they didn’t understand him.

Setting the record straight – Pakeha kill just as many children as Maori do, despite Maori being reported by mainstream as the “face of abuse”

Pakeha kill just as many children as Maori do, despite Maori being the “face of abuse” Raema Merchant (Lecturer EIT; BSW, MSW)

In 2017, at least 45 babies were taken the day they were born, and more than half of the newborns were removed from young Māori mothers  Whanau Ora NZ, 26/6/19

Just a reminder for those I note on forums & social media who say ‘Māori should stop abusing their children’. We are hearing that the higher proportion of children/babies uplifted by NZ authorities have been Māori babies, and going by the mainstream media hype it would be difficult not to think that Maori were the top offenders.

Not so.

Raema Merchant’s doctorate research in 2011 revealed what mainstream is generally not telling us. They have in my opinion, much to answer for in this skewing of perception, both currently and historically. EWR

RELATED:
Child Abuse Reporting Biased And Sensationalised

Now Pakeha media have highlighted the horror of Oranga Tamariki’s theft of    Māori children – will Government be shamed into action?

 

From stuff.co.nz (2011)

Pakeha kill just as many children as Maori do, despite Maori being the “face of abuse” in the media, according to a researcher.

Social work lecturer Raema Merchant said focusing on Maori parents diverts attention away from the fact Pakeha can harm children too.

“I’m not denying it’s a problem for Maori, but if we’re just focusing on Maori we’re ignoring the Pakeha side,” she said.

“It’s almost as though Pakeha are putting their heads in the sand and saying there is no Pakeha child abuse.”

Her master’s thesis at Massey University found about half of the children killed in New Zealand died at the hands of a Pakeha abuser.

Almost 9000 children were victims of physical abuse between 2000 and 2008, yet only 21 became “household names”‘ in the media, she said.

Just one-third of child deaths were reported in the press, and they were predominantly Maori cases.

Merchant urged the public and media to focus on real problems of child abuse, rather than making Maori the “face of abuse”.

“The real danger I have seen from a social worker point of view is that there are a lot of children being abused but as far as the public are concerned they only seem to know about the ones that are Maori.

“Child abuse is a problem for all people, not just for Maori.”

Merchant is already planning her next thesis, which will look at a bigger issue: whether focusing on Maori child abuse victims leads to skewed views by health professionals and the public.

This could lead to a lack of awareness of abuse occurring in Pakeha families, she said.

Merchant found physical child abuse was largely related to poverty, poor housing, inter-generational abuse, poor parenting and drugs and alcohol abuse.

Her research comes after a recent poll revealed half of New Zealanders believe child abuse has an ethnic connection.

Research New Zealand conducted the survey on how New Zealanders view the causes of child abuse, asking respondents to rank the factors they believed most contributed to the problem.

Just over half the 503 people polled said child abuse was a cultural issue, while parental experience and economic factors shared equal status at about a third each.

Child Matters chief executive Anthea Simcock said abuse was not just about one culture.

“Child abuse is right across the spectrum.”

On average, one child is killed every five weeks in New Zealand, and most victims are less than a year old.

MINISTER SAYS PARENTS NEED HELP

Mums and dads would get preferential treatment for drug and mental health problems under a radical plan to address the nation’s shocking child abuse rate.

The government is braced for criticisms of suggested changes to the current system, where state assistance is allocated on individual need rather than whether dependent children are involved.

Mandatory reporting, a re-think of the whanau-first policy when children are removed from their parents’ care, and sharing information despite privacy concerns will also be on the table when the government releases its Green Paper next week on improving children’s lives.

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett launched the review in April, saying she was incensed by the number of child abuse cases and wanted a national debate about how the problem should be tackled.

It will be launched in Auckland on Wednesday and there will be eight months of public consultation before a formal White Paper is released and the Children’s Action Plan is adopted next year.

Bennett said she was aware many of the topics in the Green Paper were controversial, but tough choices were needed to reduce child abuse.

She said she does not agree with some of the recommendations, but wants them discussed.

Barnardos boss Murray Edridge, former All Blacks hooker Norm Hewitt and former Families Commissioner Sandra Alofivae have been appointed to help lead public debate on the issues.

The more contentious topics include a legal requirement for professionals – including doctors, teachers and nurses – to report suspected child abuse cases, and monitoring at-risk children from birth in a national database.

Former Children’s Commissioner John Angus has said there are already enough reports of child abuse, and dealing with the cases properly was preferable to encouraging more reporting.

He said mandatory reporting would swamp Child Youth and Family.

Child abuse expert Patrick Kelly said many health professionals were not qualified enough to detect it.

Bennett said suggestions of greater information sharing between government agencies also extended to other family members and non-governmental organisations.

“We want to see children protected and in a safe environment, to do that we need to share information a lot more readily, and that does mean occasionally we’ll be sharing information on children who are not in danger.

“So is middle New Zealand ready for us to step into that area a bit?”

Putting parents ahead of other Kiwis in line for government services will also attract criticism.

“The example you could use is that mental health services be prioritised to mothers and fathers with small children.

“Does that mean other people wait longer?

“Should they be able to jump the queue because they have young children?”

It could also apply to drug and alcohol treatment, welfare, education and the rest of the health sector. Services are currently allocated based on need.

Bennett acknowledged that many people, particularly the elderly, would be put out by that.

“I get daily correspondence [from people] who are appalled and disgusted at those beautiful faces that they see, unfortunately week after week, who have been severely damaged or even killed at the hands of people who should be loving them.

“I suppose I’m saying to those people; what are you willing to give up for me to spend more resources on those very families?”

Three questions asked by the Green Paper: What priority should government give to the families and whanau of those caring for children when allocating services that impact on the children they are caring for? What services do you think should be included in this policy? When should adults who care for children be prioritised for services over others?

SOURCE:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/5331753/Pakeha-child-abuse-ignored-researcher

A local is addressing homelessness … Building A Whare Uku – an Earth House in the Far North

Some very good news from the Far North. “Don’t wait for the Government” says Reuben Porter. I think we all know why we shouldn’t. EWR

From Bryan Bruce’s VIDEO channel, producer of the award winning doco Mind the Gap on poverty in NZ. An excellent watch.

BUILDING A WHARE UKU

While traveling in the the Far North of New Zealand a couple of years ago Bryan  Bruce  met Ruben Porter who has come up with his own solution to solving New Zealand’s affordable housing problem. It’s called the Whare Uku or a house made out of the earth . With he assistance of the University of Auckland’s engineering department Rueben is building beautiful homes using rammed earth construction and locally milled timber. But as I discovered Rueben’s not doing it just for himself but to help others.

https://www.nzptv.org.nz/videos/building-and-earht-house

Photo: Video screenshot

ANOTHER Environmental Catastrophe caused by CORRUPTION (right here in NZ)

Another Agenda 21 land grab? Stand over tactics, bullying, night visits with flashlights … disturbing … 

‘This video proves that New Zealand’s “Clean, Green” status is nothing more than a HOAX.’

Sign the petition today to save this pristine valley. Thank you.
https://www.toko.org.nz/petitions/no-mt-messenger-bypass-save-mangapepeke-valley

Driven by Greedy, Corrupt Corporations:

“This is truly an inspiring documentary which highlights how greed and monetary value can destroy, not only the lives of others, but entire ecosystems filled with life. As a society we have taken far too much from our planet, and this documentary proves that New Zealand’s “Clean, Green” image is nothing more than a hoax.

Humans rely on the natural environment for everything we have. Without it, we WILL die. New Zealand’s unique, endemic species are depopulating by the second, with extinction just around the corner. How much must we destroy until we come to this realisation?

Do we want our children, and our children’s children to hear the birdsong, explore native bush, and to continue generations on our planet?
It is ‘developments’ like these which make this future impossible.

It takes 30 seconds to sign the petition.
If you love our beautiful nation, support this cause and make a difference!

Ki te kahore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi.
Without foresight or vision the people will be lost.”

-Anastasia Collier

Agenda 21 Stack & Pack Mega-Cities

You will live near where you work. This plan is global & already we have signs of it in NZ. The stack & packs are situated near or around the transport/rail center of your cities. Do have a listen, hear those familiar terms, ‘sustainable’, ‘climate change’, ‘greenhouse emissions’, all very much part of Agenda 21 rhetoric. Our NZ planning documents carry the same. The ones about maintaining water quality etc certainly make you gag. The video is interspersed with the actual planning meetings … you will hear how people will be gotten out of their cars and onto bikes or public transport. Out of homes with lawns and into high rise apartments. Note how they haven’t come out and told this to our faces? It’s all gift wrapped & disguised with that new vocabulary. They are fond of repackaging. One discussion tells the planners how to disguise the term ‘toll roads’. They know perfectly well people will not swallow that.

 

Nydia Track Trampers hit by falling 1080 pellets

Correction: the trampers were on the Nydia, not the Heaphy Track. 

Sadly this is what has happened on more than one occasion in (not) clean green New Zealand. A warning about 1080 poison a Class 1A Ecotoxin that unbelievably NZ authorities claim is not very dangerous: our authorities do not practice the precautionary principle with the spreading of 1080 poison. In fact they are now legally allowed to drop it into your waterways without the previously required consents, even though the manufacturer’s warning says take care not to drop it into the waterways. Whilst they continue to claim it is harmless, there is much independent research that says otherwise. (See 1080science for further independent info). In light of that, in my opinion it is safer to follow the precautionary principle, that is, proceed as if there were a possible risk to your health rather than assume there is none. Since 1080 is a known teratogen I believe it is particularly important for pregnant mothers or even those who think they may be or who could be pregnant, to distance themselves from an area where 1080 is being distributed, particularly aerially because of the drift of the dust over long distances.

So if you are out tramping, visiting from overseas or just an unaware local, you’d be wise to take your own drinking water (don’t use the streams, taps etc) and check very carefully with DoC when making plans to be sure there will be no drop in your vicinity. The signage it appears, is not always there to warn you. (See further notes & info below the Stuff article). EWR


From Stuff

A couple are angry and upset that a holiday weekend tramp through a Pelorus Sound track ended with them being “dusted” with 1080 bait.

Kaiuma Bay couple Simon and Carol Caley have written an open letter of complaint to the minister of conservation, and are also seeking an apology for his department’s “complete and utter failure to protect the public” after pellets were dropped near them from a helicopter on Saturday.

Health and conservation authorities are investigating how toxic 1080 bait was spilled on to the track.

The Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) is investigating a breach of a condition under which a Department of Conservation (DOC) 1080 drop was permitted in Pelorus Sound over the weekend.

READ MORE:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/editors-picks/9364781/Trampers-1080-poison-landed-on-us?fbclid=IwAR3wkTUR18X2rtsF1XlLLUGw80by9bbOZ5kUEFKuaWrQGPveMXoueqvfS4U


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′.