setting the right conditions for actual new zealand citizens to thrive needs realistic governance and accountability issues curbing greedy irresponsible agenda setting and economic climate designs that only benefit too few.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.1.13~
NZ NEWS. LIES. COVER UPS. GREED. TRUST ABUSE. ECONOMIC BULLYING, LAND BUY UPS. RACIST INEQUALITY PERSECUTION, TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS DISCRIMINATION & HEALTHY CONFESSIONS AHEAD – 18th JANUARY 2012
News: It was very much a politics driven show. Click on pic to see.
For my own reference – What is remembered of news and news culture, follows…?
Lance Armstrong confesses to drug useage to Oprah yet he still shows hardness of heart (eg: athlete competiveness combined with cheating has not caught up with his brain in real time). He does have an empire amassed to save, yet the contrition is not apparent yet. Meaning, Lance is still suffering from pumped-up, high profile fame addiction… perhaps.
Performance enhanced ‘med science’ was the reason for his 7 tour de france wins. I don’t respect that easily with “winning” athletes. A faker is a faker, Period. No judgement intended though. Fame addiction and stealing other people’s best endeavors was what Lance’s backers achieved with Lance. NZ’s PM John Key‘s publicst no.2 talks on phone (as an independant journalist, apparently… :) while a pic of plane is shown. Apparently Antarctica is on the cards. An Italian restaurant gets AMAZING press in Otautahi (Christchurch)… how did that happen?! On them. Tauranga grieves lost citizens in Kenya. Where I live, we have the same story… metaphorically speaking. Yet, literally too.
Economist and soccer club owner, Gareth Morgan enlightens how $1b+ in loans were issued in NZ in a week. That means people have been encouraged to buy up houses in bundles. A monopoly now exists of ‘cluster-homes’ owners. NZ’s govt. were the architects of it. It is greed and fear mentality – yet wise investment too. :) (more…)
CH.AIRY AUST.ABRIANS – “CHINA’S” DAIRY NEEDS + SOUTH CANTERBURY “FARM CO-OPS” PROCESSING PLANTS + AUSSIE BANK CLIENTS + SINGAPORES MARKET
a few buzz words for dairy types:
safe milk-sourced foods. Chinese companies [should] live up to the powerful New Zealand brand image. Chinese using the attributes of the New Zealand brand in China. false fronts impersonating “New Zealand” brand attributes. falsifying prophet levels with counterfeit ingredients. South Canterbury’s joint ventures with China. Land buys. Water share. Protein share acquisition. GFC designed solvencies and NZ hit companies. Don Brash. O.I.O. Appoint NZ directors. Taupo China joint land-ventures. Zong Qinghou. Kelly Zong. Australian focused Chinese company supply chain venture. New Zealand is the second largest offshore provider of dairy protein for China’s kids for the Chinese market with an 18% market share. Singapore has 37% market share. Australia has 15% market share.
What we’re talking about is “the price of distribution” of NZ whenua, water, sun, minerals flows via agriculture. The reason given is China’s growing markets. Yet there’s nothing stopping a Chinese company distributing NZ’s water benefits (via protein sales) anywhere they want to in the world, thus undercutting in time, NZ’s supply chain.
So, how high is that cost really? [Photo - South Canterbury South Island].
–Fran Sullivan talks last year’s hot topic, this year’s fleece… when discussing “the face of protein” superimposed on NZ’s water supply chain propensity in the world – and who gets the bulk of those flows… and who doesn’t. Read her article here. Very informative. Thanks Fran.
[recap: Aussie banks. China investors. Singapore's market... and South Canterbury taking a chunk].
General summary: The top 1% in the world… are surrounding NZ’s water, land, farming flows in these deals and discussion. Is 99% of NZ happy? Included? Involved? Getting the best value? (more…)
At risk of being chomped by the E.U’s GFC structured economic models, The UK Telegraph runs with a story today for the Brit Parliament.
“David Cameron must seize back control of employment and social laws from Brussels and stop European nationals from claiming benefits in this country.”
On the cards are the words: social + employment law. opt-out provisions from laws + policy. a rather imaginary “emergency brake” on financial flows. curbing expenditure of EP’s move to Brussels + Strasbourg. (more…)
Course outline: Education & Financial literacy
It’s official, the USA isn’t the only nation to have raised Pretty Little Liars audiences of the TV drama series. Apparently, most New Zealanders were honest enough to admit they lie and cheat in a new survey.
Scoop reports: How do lying, cheating, stealing adults impact a nation’s youth and children?
A Colmar Brunton survey showed: 81% of adults admit cheating. 36% cheat in a relationship. 22% at work. 8 % of young people say they have not cheated. Most youth then are cheating on their parents by lying. 24% of adults told a lie to their significant other. 50% in the last month. 70% are hit by guilt. 84% say cheating was justified. To avoid hurting a friend, was the common lie believed, when people [we] lie. 7% say, lying is never cool. 12% think to lie if cheating on your significant other in an affair is acceptable. 60% of adults steal. 50% say from a shop.
Youth have a blunt view in black and white of what it means to steal. (Our redemption, ahead).
Children learn through observation, so as adults we’re pretty rotton.
91% of adults think [our] personal ethics and character is on the right track. 57% think they [we] are better than most people they know. And so the deception continues in a vicious circle of pride (not good pride, blinding pride).
280 30+ people were serveyed December 2012. Colman Brunton is part of the Millward Brown network covering more than 51 countries around the world, and Kantar, WPP’s insight, information and consultancy group. www.colmarbrunton.co.nz.
If that didn’t float your boat you might also like these PDF documents: Course outline: Education & Financial literacy. Recreational Fishing – Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai. How to think Super planning – The Media Clippings list. China’s demand for NZ Education enrolment. Senate and policy: AustPolicy. Australia’s future Tax System – The Treasury. Research news tools: Daily Research News Online. And: biofuels & carbon.
We need to tell the truth as when we don’t it leads to civil war. Our police (let alone our children) deserve a better reality than to have to meet each other in that way, first.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.1.13~
Buzz words in New Zealand right now as people look at returning to work in an economy that has been very lazy in creating new jobs the last two years are the words: economic violence domestic jobs abuse. (more…)
telco‘s global footprint increasing via users is a hot topic online today. In the West smart phone companies + telco’s are hoping to get younger consumers on their grid.
That leads us to smart phone banking or banks via phone. Almost two years ago, when I returned from a rollercoaster, five years in the USA to New Zealand, a TV program on TV7 (a science platform at the time) featured telephone banking. The TV presenter was in Soweto, South Africa looking at the M-Pesa system. What was amazing was that everyone was trading via phone with M-Pesa as they shopped. Even the most traditionally dressed farmers of Africa, had a phone to trade with. It was a very advanced trading system in South Africa with the locals, beneath the surface of poverty. I loved the program.
In the West telco’s hope to do the same with phones. It’s the new frontier of technology and banking systems. So, let’s turn to Matt Stoller ‘s comments who observes two companies making inroads to do that. Stoller writes:
“I went to Kenya last summer, and saw how a semi-competent telecom and banking system could work. Kenya has the world’s most innovative mobile payments system, called M-Pesa. M-Pesa is a cell phone based cash remittance system based on text messages. Unlike Chase’s Quickpay system, M-Pesa just works, and works well. (more…)
World News, USA: Stock markets in Asia chillaxed as the US neared a deal to stop hundreds of billions of dollars in automatic tax increases and spending cuts from kicking in. The world is observing the biggest economy’s stability planning assortment of policy options at this time.
Australia and Hong Kong markets boomeranged on the first trading day of the year after the Democratic-led US Senate passed an emergency measure to avert much of the impact of the tax-and-spending changes. In Aussie-Hong Kong new benchmarks were set.
Middle-class tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts were averted for now, by a weary US Congress. The bill’s passage on a 257-167 vote in the House of Representatives sealed a hard-won political triumph for the President, a few weeks into his second term as the 44th President of the United States.
Mr Obama said: “Thanks to the votes of Republicans and Democrats in Congress I will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2 per cent of Americans while preventing tax hikes that could have sent the economy back into recession.” (Obama is referring to the fact that 37% of the USA’s wealth in 2012 went to the top 1% of the American people, thus a balance needs to be sought for 2013). (more…)
In 2012, computer designers claimed to have created the world’s next wizard. The announcement came in the form of the “world’s most powerful supercomputer, Titan.” (more…)
He is a top businessman who is a water equaity capital trader. In other words, he successfully turns water (a water-based product) into banking capital for investment. He moves water’s benefits well.
He melded 10,500 NZ dairy farmers to think one way. Out of NZ. The exporting of NZ’s capital earned from water, turned white, to then become cash or gold. The gold can be invested or transferred in other parts of the world. His name is Sir Henry van der Heyden. He introduced a Dutchman, Theo Spierings as the new CEO of NZ dairy giant Fonterra. Theo writes and thinks clearly.
“Hey, it’s politics,” Sir Henry says of what he achieves in business acting as a face of change in NZ.
Like dairy. He now wants to meld the agricultural sector of the meat industry to be like a Fonterra. Same same is what NZX types think should happen with beef, another way of turning water into gold that is transferrable offshore for investment. “It is a job for a young man,” says Henry of the agricultural wrangle, to progress change. (more…)
The useful report given in a “pleased as punch” tone, is also penned at a time in NZ history that shows child poverty and youth unemployment levels are at an all time high in NZ history. In addition, the average NZ wage is $US36k p.a.
However, on “the wall,” if digital numbers going up in your bank account is the only thing you live for… it shows that more people should invest in NZ at this time. It also shows that foreign investors are.
A quote from Brian’s writing: “The numbers demonstrate that the New Zealand and Australian sharemarkets have delivered superior returns to Northern Hemisphere markets – in New Zealand dollar terms – since the end of 2000.”
NZ and Australian markets are seen as less risky to invest with, than certain uncertain overseas markets – is what Brian’s report reveals. (more…)
Te Karere News provides some Maori humor:
The first story is how superficial we all can be: “Ngāti Toa gains banks’ interest after settlement. Ngāti Toa is discovering just how popular they are now they have money in the bank. The tribe is due to receive a $75 million treaty settlement and has found bank managers are already lining up at the door, and even attending iwi meetings. Taku Parai of the Ngāti Toa Rūnanga says the banks are asking how they can assist them where before they wouldn’t have come near them.
–If all banks except Kiwi Bank are Australian banks, what one should the Iwi go with and when will Maori start a Maori-owned investment bank for all New Zealanders and new business partners to NZ too? Anyway… (more…)
Japan News: Shinzo Abe, the former PM of Japan, has won a sweeping ictory in today’s Japanese parliamentary election.
Results indicate that his LDP party (which once ruled Japan for 50 years) has won a sweep of both houses of parliament. Although Abe is a conservative, a big part of his platform related to the Bank of Japan.”
Complaining of ‘no real choice,’ Japan’s voters dumped Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda whose Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) promised a change from more than half a century of almost unbroken rule by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). After three years, Japan decided they didn’t get the best deal and voted again. Voter turn out was poor. Japan’s immediate focus is on protecting Island resources. Quantitative easing is also what Japan is experimenting with, to mixed results.
Source: Business Insider, AFP. Photo: AP.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.12.12~
JUNE McCABE’S THOUGHTS ON SCIENCE & INNOVATION BEING PIVOTAL TO THE MAORI ECONOMIES GROWTH TRAJECTORY
In July 2011, June McCabe who works for WestPac Bank, Australia in New Zealand offered some insights into how Science can improve the Maori sector of The Economy.
Here’s her lecture notes.
Science and innovation will deliver economic growth
Science and innovation creates new opportunities: • for economic growth;
• improves our quality of life; and
• helps us make sense of the world we live in.
For science and innovation to create these opportunities, it is necessary to have a robust science and innovation system that is responsive to national needs and opportunities. Science and innovation are the foundations of New Zealand society. They improve our quality of life, help us understand and manage our environment, and are essential to our jobs and pastimes. (more…)
Getting back from the USA after five years living there, I was shocked how much New Zealand had changed. It was a lot ‘whiter’ in tone than how I had remembered leaving it.
There wasn’t the militancy hiding behind political rhetoric that ensured economic flows were mainly flowing white people’s way first and foremost. Now that does exist in NZ. We need a cultural shift on that. We have a situation where banks and politics have caused a poverty divide to increase between many white and brown New Zealanders. It is easier for a Maori New Zealand citizen to live and earn in Australia without the hositlity pitted against them, as they experience in NZ when it comes to earning a decent wage. So what happened to NZ?
Simon Power offers a few clues on that in an article not even on that topic, yet it still holds some clues as Simon manages some of the wealthiest white citizens funds of NZ.
On the political scene two bright stand out stars two years ago were Steven Joyce and Simon Power. Both worked for the National party, a political party working for the white boys bully club. It is also a party that is partly funded by exclusive bretheren donors, a community of wealthy industrious and nice New Zealand people, who do not have any contact with Maori (Indigenous New Zealanders).
Anyway, in March last year, Simon Power announced his resignation from politics. It was a shock. Why would one of NZ’s brightest politicians and a hard working one to boot want to exit his party? His prospects in politics were so bright. Many believed he was in line to be a future Prime Minister. His exit speech from Parliament was the stand out commentary of the year into ‘how life is’ in Wellington’s political set.
Also what was shocking to many was that he left the nation’s Capital and leapt head first into working for an Australian Bank Westpac. How could Simon adjust so seamlessly? many wondered. Power joined the bank’s Private Banking arm, a division that works for the millionaire a year earners of NZ.
“I knew when I was going,” he told Tamsyn Parker of knowing when to leave politics. “Steady is dead,” he adds. (more…)
NEW ZEALAND’s STEPHEN JENNINGS PULLS OUT OF RUSSIAN INVESTMENT BANK, EMERGING MARKETS IS NOW HIS FOCUS
NBR (NZ) reports via Caleb Allison: Kiwi oligarch Stephen Jennings has sold his stake in Russian Bank. Read Caleb’s story direct here.
Caleb reports: NBR Rich Lister Stephen Jennings is selling his 50% stake in Renaissance Capital, a bank he founded in 1995. Jennings is said to have assets of $900 million and his business partner Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov will buy his shares. Mr Jennings is also stepping down as ceo.
Mr Prokhorov already acquired half the business for $US500 million in 2008 via Onexim. Jennings will still be involved in Renaissance Group, the company that mixes up an investment portfolio with a blend of asset management, African land development, consumer finance and real estate businesses.
Mr Prokhorov stood against Russian president Vladimir Putin in Russia’s reccent election, winning an 8% sare of the voted. He also owns the New York Jets basketball team, so is tres Wall Street friendly. One can only imagine.
Jennings started as a free-market economist at Treasury. In the early 90′s he was sent out to Moscow, where it all began for him. The fall of communism, saw Jennings privatize the Bolshevik Biscuit Company. He then set up Renaissance Group in 1995 with CS First Boston colleague Boris Jordan.
In 1998, the Russian currency crashed. Jennings seized opportunity in dire times, slashed staff numbers by 30% and chomped his business partners’ shares in the company. Clearly, Stephen is a Taranaki born Pakeha shark swimming with Russian oligarch sharks. (more…)
ALTHOUGH THE WORLD’S BIGGEST PIRATES WERE BANKS & FAILED FINANCING COMPANIES FLEECING OLD PEOPLE IN 2008-12…
Although the world biggest pirates were banks in the years 2008-12 and our headlines were full of government bail outs of failed finance companies (fleecing old peoples life savings) and Britain’s banks were seen to be into major white collar crimes, here’s a story.
UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Security Council will discuss on Monday piracy’s unsurprising rise in the world. In particular how it will affect world peace and security will be talked of.
Somalia, West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea and Southeast Asia are said to be areas to look out for in this area.
Indian Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, says 7% of all maritime workers are Indian nationals. Piracy is something they have experienced while working on water.
Music track: Mashallah Mashallah from Ek Tha Tiger, featuring Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan.
Sir Ralph Norris (Ngati Hine) used to earn $20million at the helm of one of Australia’s biggest banks. These days he does white milk and hoping to do black milk economic flows ahead. Or in English, he works for Fonterra (NZ’s dairy giant) and also in energy hoping to export oil and gas more from NZ. Minerals too is an area that could be developed more from NZ. The problem is, while we don’t want the environment eroded too quickly with mining, our culture and our people are being eroded through losing large numbers of Kiwis to Australia.
What did Sir Ralph have to say in a rare interview? Broadcaster Greg Boyed of Q+A zooms us in to a man who hopes to export oil and gas more sustainably than any of us think is possible in New Zealand. (Click on picture to link to TV interview).
GB: You heard what Peter Garrett (Australia MP & Midnight Oil rocker frontman) had to say about Australians and New Zealanders going to Australia. Do you agree with what he’s sort of saying about us there? (New Zealanders are leaving NZ in our droves currently).
SRN: Well, I think it’s fair to say that we should know what the rules of engagement are. If you’re going to go to Australia, you should do your preparation and make sure you understand exactly what the rules are. So I think he’s right as far as that’s concerned. Whether the rules are fair is another matter. I mean, not a lot of people realise, but on average, New Zealanders as a group are the highest average income earners in Australia. So they make a significant contribution in tax in their own right. (more…)