LIQUID ENERGY ASSETS, DAIRY ASSETS, REAL ESTATE EXPORT SALES ECONOMIES – FONTERRA FARMERS, MINING & NEW ZEALAND
In Mining, Sustainable Prosperity, Stimulating Business Growth & Wanting Farmland Capital News:
This morning on New Zealand TV, we had some very good interviews:
Blondes in green: Hollywood action star and local girl, Lucy Lawless has turned green-thinking eco-warrior. She was speaking from Rio’s Earth summit. Amy Adams, a new MP, versed in a bunch of boys cliches also appeared to give a view on balancing a green looking country with sploshes of liquid cash from mining monies. She also got shalted a tax-payer funded trip to Rio, to give the interview some credibility. Both girls can be seen as two sides of a coin on fossil fuels economies effects. Both gave good comments. Both wore green.
What did they share? Both concentrated on New Zealand’s potential to export energy. Amy is arguing more for New Zealand to realise there will be a risk to the environment, yet to free up fossil fuels mining exports to the world, helps us “make a bunch of bob.” Lawless spoke more about green energy techonologies in New Zealand, being exported more around the world (for example geothermal, solar, Lanzatech typed companies knowledge etc). To export the knowledge, would save the planet’s longevity longterm, so Lawless’ views are timelessly good, with her argument to grandstand on. Lucy also raised the issue, that there’s a feeling in Rio that politicians are in BigOil’s pockets on fossil fuels mining, hence their coms perhaps need to be tracked and transparent – for their own health’s sake and that of their families. As fossil fuel addicted nations depend on wrangling oil supplies, to turn a light or computer on, oil is a tempting, highly seductive and dangerous world. Lawless is fearless on the issue. She seemed honest. Perhaps, why people speaking on energy should always be balanced out with people like Lawless. I appreciated both views! :)
Stephen Joyce: Super Ministry – A lot is riding on Stephen Joyce’s political eyes (vision) and talent to build an economy. His new ministry merges departments that are listed as future drivers of the economy (towards job creation in valuable areas). His number 1 forte is that his ministry is structured like a hub of business knowledge. Cross-pollination is what many claim Joyce brings to the package. So, at best he’s to prove himself as an adept mixologist of business, with an Associate Finance Minister cap. On a panel after Stephen’s interview was Jim Anderton, past MP. He claims that Joyce’s department is vital to growth, however it is not structured right. The NZTE and Rural Development focus is missing from Joyce’s mix. Both of these areas are a cornerstone of New Zealand’s economy, Joyce could do with, as realistically they grow and sustain, Joyce’s future aspirations in economic growth in NZ. Without them Joyce’s vision is partly hot air, with empty words (NZ is so done, with that kind of politics, so how can Joyce have more substance, was Anderson’s heart in sharing). NZTE and Rural Development planning (involves R&D investment, that should be clawed back off bankers fat profit shares!) needs to happen -requiring Joyce and colleagues to focus too, on these two areas.
Anderton posits that New Zealand has no rural development plan. Or, politicians are playing the majority card of cities populations here, with such a focus. Or, it means too, that Wall Street farming is the mirage being sought, over realistic growth rooted in the rural comminities of NZ. What this means? Outside investors have an opportunity to do a rural development job. We become more foreign owned, and the OIO continue to do crazy things in their little outrageous shop. It could also mean that New Zealanders will be left open to be too vulnerable from foreign business who claim to do a NZTE role. Turners & Growers for example is now owned by a German company. My thought is that the real resource is the raw product, so NZ’s ownership of the resources need NZ owned distribution networks developed more, otherwise we aren’t negotiating well, in taking raw product to market. We miss out on a bulk of profit share. Stephen Joyce is a good minister. Anderton’s views very complimentary to Joyce achieving what he says he will for biz in NZ.
Farms & The World Wanting a Chunk of Them:
At the moment, Hollywood stars like Angelina Jolie are being photographed on farmland movie sets. Why is this, all of a sudden? By the year 2050, the global population will have increased by 2 billion. This means that clean water, agricultural and meat products and high protein foods are really the no.1 currency on the agenda. You can’t raise children on Disney films alone, without putting food in their tummies too. Farmland, therefore is the prized asset of the world. Arable land for arable crops growth.
Is the Fonterra shares scheme like the second partial national assets sale? Absolutely. It involves more of New Zealand owned assets being privatized than the controversial energy assets company sales, just passed through Parliament. I have never seen farmland owners more pressurized from government (via the face of a private company) to give up partial ownership of their farms with a suggested “shares float” of their farms.
Fonterra (a 100% farmers owned cooperative) is the largest dairy company in the world supplying dairy high-protein foods to the global market. This shares scheme is a BIG deal whether people realize that or not. It’s hardly had any press, in relation to energy assets companies debate for example, yet it involves more land and New Zealand territory than the assets sales currently do. Overseas investors want to buy in to NZ land’s productivity. Fonterra claims that if farmers give up some of their capital, they have less say, to collapse the company if they sell their farm and take their capital out of the company, thus allowing the business to be more stable for long term planning.
In Brazil, Petrobas has so many global shareholders now, Brazil is under pressure to find offshore mining areas to feed the shareholders greed. Brazil is now prospecting in NZ, so as not to destroy Brazil’s environment any more than what is occurring. Likewise, (perhaps as a swap), Fonterra claims to want to do the same thing, in foreign territories, regarding farming technology on land around the globe elsewhere, to supply the dairy food supply chain market. So oil goes from here from foreign prospectors, yet dairy goes from there, via a soon to be majority owned NZ dairy company, yet not solely NZ owned? That seems to be the idea of the boys, whose children go to Kings College, while tending to live within a bubble of inequality.
All of these plans, rest on the captial in the land – so really this is a partial real estate sale of NZ.
10,500 farmers are voting. The stellar example of the suggested shares float is Chile. Fonterra own milk production in Chile that gets onsold into Mexico. To have access to world markets, you need more capital. Distance the redemption risk is the idea to expand. Everyone knows that if farmers go down this track, it will yield benefits. Yet down the track, the company will be privatized. Down the track, New Zealand could lose a bulk of land. We would be a globally owned village, before too long. Is that the idea too? We have a need to be owned, more? That’s a bit immature and insecure, and doesn’t think of future generations of NZ citizens well enough. More robust protection of NZ owned assets remaining, is required at this time in our history. Otherwise, politicians start looking too old, and we need younger politicians committed to retaining NZ amongst Kiwis and the political system has become too dangerous, if we continue to let a few, sell off more of NZ. Having written that, Who stands to gain? Everyone. Yet the fat cats cutting the deals, loom large in this move.
What I get from this interview line up? If mining is to go ahead, and Fonterra is a dairy supplier – how will increased mining impacts affect soil quality that affects the milk produced on the same land – that really is this story of our future in NZ. Everyone in the mining chain will lie like a flat fish to reduce the fears of soil contamination to ensure more extraction, so Fonterra and scientists will have to be more alert at testing soil quality (the Minister of Energy too) as Fonterra and BigOil grow together in NZ’s future to ‘create jobs’, ‘increase export,’ make people living off the wall in NZ, feel like they still can on the stock market. Once people live off the wall, they’re like junkies – they know how to do little else, except bully for more product to invest shares into and live off. This means our producer bees economies, get diminished by ‘spoiled fat bees.’ Balance is needed here too perhaps!
Who won in the interviews today? Everyone interviewed well and gave valuable insights of thought. Stephen Joyce and Lucy Lawless seemed the most credible in their passion for what they both believe in. Either way, NZ is going to grow economically soon. That’s good! It’s been like watching paint dry, economically in the year and a quarter since I returned to NZ.
One final question: What can this government do, except sell stuff? is the one question we are left with watching how they’ve operated. Acting mainly for a few, they have repeatedly done little else except to pass bills through parliament to sell off chunks of NZ. A handbrake perhaps is needed more to balance out this very obvious kind of ‘rolling.’ Or, hiding behind non-citizen CEOs of NZ owned companies to sell even more real estate and land and resources future productive earnings – has also been a trait of this government.
One question: What do Maori get out of the land useage, sale, water useage and fossil fuels and mineral exports from NZ in all of this? If we don’t look after that, or structure that right – you have a situation where ‘wall street farmers’ or foreign investors, can actually not live in NZ, and yet have a better deal off these elements of Aotearoa NZ’s productivity – than Maori people are allowed to. I am so 100% sick and tired of Maori bashing stories in the news, before mass assets sales occur. Also a racist pattern, masking greed that needs curbing. The banking system flows, also look like economic genocide, and that needs monitoring, concerning this government (and the wealthy’s treatment of Maori in the last five years).
To not equally share economic capital with Maori and hide this with ‘free market security’ rhetoric, is illegal behavior, so how will all these players involved in the scenarios mentioned above, all ensure Maori get a good deal now and in the years ahead? Maori are not invisible afterthoughts on the whenua. To restrict Maori, assumes Maori are children economically. That binding behavior needs to stop as Pakeha help their Maori brethren out more, now with economic access wealth sharing. The piggish mean-spiritedness towards Maori that refuses to share the economic wealth-distribution towards Maori people fairly and equitably, needs a reality check here. In light of the spirit of The Treaty of Waitangi, how will Maori benefit more so, than a Wall Street type or Australian bankers (for example) in the profit flows directions of these deals. The latter two things, have been strong traits of who this current government feeds with NZ’s economy too.
Can politicians speak on that. Fonterra and farmers too. At the moment, ‘foreign’ virtual farmers of the Wall Street type, are the big winners here.
With Fonterra’s suggested float: It is a creative way to try and structure a trade deal in other countries. A lot still rests on farmers trusting the management of the company and its profits, especially with overseas investments of R&D projects.
The TV show ended with an outro: “Let’s have a glass of milk.” At least that is something that a child at King’s College, Timaru and Mangere, on a good week - all can do, equally.
Along with Country Calendar‘s programming content, and Brittany Trifold‘s speech abroad, this morning’s TV was some of the best TV this week on important issues now and ahead.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.6.12~
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