Posted: July 15, 2017 Filed under: Other, submissions | Tags: hostel, Opoutere, outdoors, solar, sustainability, YHA
Young people are becoming more urbanised and are increasingly turning to indoor activities; yet YHA surely has a duty to promote the outdoor life? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 2, 2017 Filed under: submissions | Tags: Greenpeace, Grey Districr Council, logging, mining
It is not surprizing that logging and mining proposals keep come up. They are an iconic type of economic activity shared with many places around the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 8, 2016 Filed under: Other, submissions | Tags: "passionless society", Bill English, climate change, climate disruption, gordon campbell, John Key, National government, National Party, psychopath
“Yet, to pursue the analogy, the severity of hurricanes these days tends to be a symptom of climate change. Similarly, it was the wider climate change within MFAT that drove the formation of this particular hurricane. ”
Gordon, to capture the ‘larger’ larger picture here you should pursue the ‘climate change’ analogy further. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 28, 2016 Filed under: Other, submissions | Tags: "urgency", corporate global economy, democracy, fear, globalisation, National government, open government, politics
This is a last minute, short, one item submission to the consultation on Open Government:
Apologies for such a short statement at the last minute today.
The most important thing that NZ could do to promote open government would be to narrow the criteria and limit the use of “urgency” by government. A government is not elected to be a dictator but this government is using their popularity to shove through much important legislation that deserves a national discussion, even clearly unpopular legislation. Urgency is meant to keep the government working, not to shut off debate.
Posted: August 18, 2016 Filed under: Other, submissions | Tags: "war on terror", dissent, fear, freedom of speech, Maritime Crimes Amendment Bill, non-violent direct action, Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference, politics, terrorism, violence, warships
Committee Secretariat Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Parliament Buildings Wellington
Maritime Crimes Amendment Bill
“Terrorism” is a term that features so prominently in this Act that that term itself, “terrorism”, becomes the real focus of the bill. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 10, 2016 Filed under: Other, submissions | Tags: Airport Corporation, Airport Master Plan, airport runway, Bush/Cheney, Cheney, climate denialism, climate disruption, Environment Court, Guardian's of the Bay, ISIS, John Key, runway extension, Wellington Airport
The suggestion to extend the runway at Wellington airport will be seen in the global context of climate disruption. There will need to be less tourism and less air travel in a carbon constrained world. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 12, 2016 Filed under: Other, submissions | Tags: Big Tobacco, dairy, finance meltdown, finance sector, gap between rich and poor, health, income gap, ISDS, National government, TPPA
the Clerk of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.
International Treaty Examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)
I recommend dropping the TPPA.
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