–Waiheke Island residents’ view of what NZ needs to do on hierarchical monopolies games. tear up the grass, grow more veges, wherever you see grass (within respecting property rules, of course), was the view.
too funny. practical though. exports would go up if nz does.
[photo: google online images archives].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.2.13~
It’s been a delayed and stubborn acknowledgment in part without just equitable cause from the nz government at times, yet “the Supreme Court has floated the prospect of restraining the government to selling no more than 25% of state-owned power companies while it sorts out Māori claims to water rights. Chief Justice Sian Elias made the comments on the first day of hearings on the New Zealand Māori Council’s challenge to the government’s partial assets sales policy. While comments in the course of a hearing can’t be claimed as evidence of the court’s eventual decision, such an outcome would be” an excellent step in the right direction of new zealand being sustainable in the long run as well as just in recognising iwi as business players who do benefit all of new zealand (more so than Maori already have) when recognised as such to do so regarding economic flows kaitiakitanga and the enivronment we all are linked to in new zealand. You know, you’ve got to share the paddock, the lakes and rivers too. It’s just how it goes.
–more at t.k news.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.2.13~
(Financial Times) — Nestlé discovered that the secret infiltration of a non-governmental organisation is illegal. The company also learned that child labor is illegal too. Private companies monitoring activists activities is also illegal. Attac an anti-globalisation organisation that won the case against Nestlé says: ”we are continuing to critically observe the worldwide activities of multinational corporations.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.1.13~
“it takes a life to save a life”
–the slogan of organ donors needed vs a rich ageing population’s demands and whims of “security.”
… can be scary, if unchecked. like all things… balance needs to be found.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.1.13~
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…)
We live in an age, where if someone sees an idea,
their (our) consumerness (heightened senses of instant gratification)
almost thinks it is ours as of right. Our brain sees it, likes it and so it is now ‘ours.’
–it’s quite bizarre to see happening more and more. (more…)
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…)
The worst kind of violence is economic abuse. Greed has led to an increase of violence of all kinds in the world. Economists, bankers must answer for their invisible passive agressive violence of setting a culture of greedy economic-musters and unparallelled acquistions… to answer the rising trend of violence’s effects in the lives of people in real communities.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.1.13~
New Zealand has been accused in 2012 of having a “monopolistic culture.” It’s true. We do. Youth, brown folks, women all took a huge hit in last year’s economic data.
Why there wasn’t a complete uprising was the skill of politicians and business folk. The average NZ wage is US$36k.
On top of that, our unemployment levels are at a twelve year high. Youth unemployment at an all time high. Inequality mysteriously climbed to alarming heights as well. All of the figures too are very racist in New Zealand. In the case of Maori, the racism is also illegal. On human rights law, all of the stats are a bit sketch too. Cultural shifts need to be taught again to New Zealand’s youth and young adults about Maori inclusion. We also love it in New Zealand when our white kids don’t feel guilty for being white and fantastic. So we need to be conscious of each other more in NZ. (more…)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.1.13~
At Christmas 2012, Los Angeles concentrates on tedious stories of: Rogue Pharmacists are the devil beneath a ‘health’ label.
When I got back to New Zealand, an African-American broadcaster friend of my family’s who is married to a Kiwi airline pilot said to me: “You know what hacks me off? It is the fact that people are just the gristle in BigPharma’s wheels.”
As she spends half her time in the US and half her time in New Zealand each year, I took her comment seriously. That was over a year ago.
Today I read of Dr. Carlos Estiandan‘s case in the USA:
“He prescribed powerful painkillers to addicts who had no medical need for them. He wrote more prescriptions than the entire staffs of some hospitals and took in more than $1 million a year. Unknown to the medical investigator, two other Estiandan patients had suffered fatal overdoses. More deaths would follow.
By the time the medical board stopped Estiandan from prescribing, more than four years after it began investigating, eight of his patients had died of overdoses or related causes, according to coroners’ records. (more…)
Art: Rings & Guns portrait by Judith Collins, NZ politician.
“It is not something I put a dollar value on when it comes to justice. I think justice is far more important than the dollar value.”
–Judith Collins sums up a year of legal process in NZ. It was the year where the biggest injustice of all was the rise in racist economic engineering and inequality against women, Maori, Pasifika peoples and NZ’s youth being heavily discriminated against. (more…)
In White People Behaving Badly News: Prashant Pradhan appears in Myanmar pre-Fonterra’s partial float + Fletcher timber planks in a zero budget announcement + shock jock radio dj MP actors + UK royals breeding press + Aussies “phoning it in” = milk (water) heists for ‘foreign’ investors + construction politics gains 2012 + 60,000 Kiwis Missing.
A giddying end-of-year review of news in politics.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about some of these end of year results… The Price of Privatizing the Milk Paddock was f*cking racist and expensive!
[Photo: Fashionably Geek]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.12.12~