Who gets the best party tickets at the Olympics? Nations with the best water supplies, food and oil and gas. For good measure, nations with the best gossip too. Here’s one of those tales.
So, over my hardy, stodgy porridge breakfast, I learn that New Zealand is juggling an espionage scandal as well as trying to solve our unemployment sector. I don’t know how we do it, but we take it all in our stride?
Anyway the espionage scandal involves Canadian naval officer Jeffrey Paul Delisle, who allegedly while on government pay roll, decided to be like Facebook, Twitter, Apps (and other social media companies). Shock horro! He traded secrets to another government. Namely Russia. Well say this isn’t so?!. (more…)
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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 (more…)
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Snow falls on Christchurch and Te Waipounamu today. I think of my friends in it, hoping they’re staying cosy or those who are not having dinner at no.10 Dowling Street this week, who are still living in tents – in this cold after the trial by quakes. Perhaps because of them, the selfish thought occurs to me. With weather this cold, maybe New Zealand should keep all of the gas, coal, oil we have and not sell one bit to others. We may need it to keep Kiwis housed cosily for future generations. Preferably in cosy safe houses, not tents.
We’ve just watched the Queen of England’s 60th celebrations in her reign on Britain’s throne. BP, the oil company, that has UK pensioners funds invested in it, got hit by the $20 billion bill that the Miami oil spill cost the company. Sadly, the environment not only paid, but UK’s pensioners allegedly paid for the spilled oil too from this fund. Without oil going through BP, pension funds for Britain and our elderly friends of the UK are spartan. Where will BP get oil from? Anyway, in the context of such an economic climate where ‘oil dependant poverty reversal’ is at stake, I write today. The editorial in yesterday’s national paper wrote on behalf of ‘the oil vampires’ (BigOil & associates and banking buds) all hovering around NZ’s coastlines. Printed today on grey wood pulp is:
“Offshore oil drilling is haunted by the accident in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago that caused one of the world’s worst oil spills. The well gushed for three months while efforts were made to plug it. A rare accident such as that is a lesson for all concerned, it is not an indictment of the industry unless it happens too often.
New Zealand needs all the mineral wealth it can find. It cannot sacrifice it all for a pristine environment on land, still less beneath the sea. It is a matter of striking a reasonable balance. Ocean prospecting is expensive, internationally competitive and not often rewarded. The law should not add unnecessarily to the odds against success.”
I’ve written before on this blog, that I’m not an anti ‘oil activist,’ as most of us appreciate what cars can do in New Zealand, heating homes and the joys of air travel and freight too etc. Yet, all Kiwis are pro the green. It’s in our DNA, our reo and our identity for Maori and many Pakeha-Kiwi too, in our spiritual DNA inexplicably linked to our well being as equals of The Crown. So, as our best/ worst leaders (depending on how you want to look at things) continue to get cyphoned up the vacuum into other leaders’ power webs created to cyphon our energy - the fangs of the world’s lusty drills have never hovered over us so heavily in our beautiful nation’s history. It is a nation where Polynesian ancestors of navigator vikings discovered this land for us all. To them, if we are humble enough, we still say “thank you for that” to this day. Their descendants we will extend this same spirit of gratitude with just dealings that mark the Kiwi spirit of a belief in justice.
At the moment, promises are being breathed into the ears belonging to the Kiwi hands, ’Oil, gas and mineral prospectors’ need to sign documents, the majorities of New Zealand’s populations have not seen. The documents will enshrine in law (backed up with military agents’ force) to extract the resources coveted and needed from NZ.
It’s something that perceptive people know is occurring right now. The land and ocean feels it, as the landscape and marine life will never be the same again. The people of the land, who are not over-medicated (therefore not numb of soul), we feel it too. So, it’s only fair to also republish this article that appears in the New Zealand papers today.
The article is titled Oil Survey Eco Impact Overlooked Say Lawyers:
“Lawyers challenging Brazilian oil company Petrobras’ deep sea oil exploration licence say the Minister of Energy failed to consider the impact on marine life of seismic surveying. (more…)
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