New Zealand

White Island tragedy exposed a growing institutional cowardice

On the 1st December 2019 New Zealand’s Civil Emergency  department was transformed into the National Emergency Management Response – NEMA for short.  A week later, White Island erupted on December 9th.

Some Australians are praising New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her classy response to the White Island volcano disaster.  Oh, it’s a class act all right.  

I wonder what they’d think if they learned that after the volcano erupted, the emergency services were told not to respond.  The first responders were ordinary New Zealanders – real heroes.  They’re the ones who acted.  The NZ Government had nothing to do with it – although they’ve taken the credit.

After Whakaari/White Island, it’s up to us to save ourselves

Mark Law

Whakaari/White Island and, inset, helicopter pilot Mark Law, who flew to the island to help as soon as he heard of the eruption.

OPINION: “The tragedy at Whakaari/White Island last week exposed a growing institutional cowardice among emergency services, particularly police, that affects their usefulness to citizens.

When the eruption occurred, and the emergency calls started on Monday afternoon, police and rescue services decided that they would not head to the island to help.

It was left to my fellow citizens to respond with māia (courage). Those nearby, and back on the mainland, reacted instantly and humanely. They ran, flew, and sped by boat toward the danger.

Politicians and officials have praised these as “first responders”.  Their use of the phrase was a dishonest attempt to hide that these people were not official first responders, but ordinary people.”

Read more – Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118219897/after-whakaariwhite-island-its-up-to-us-to-save-ourselves


Risk aversion

A man would tell the leadership to “grow a pair” and respond.  To “grow a pair” is to tell someone they don’t have the balls, that they SHOULD have to do something “manly”  But this feminist led leadership isn’t configured to “grow a pair.”

Finding NEMA

Where was NEMA?  Perhaps they were paralysed by OSH – another stifling government department called “Occupational Health and Safety,” which is also led by a woman.  I guess we’ll have to ask Jacinda, our prime minister.

The head of the newly formed NEMA is Carolyn Schwalger, from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand.

It’s not a good look for the New Zealand government.


12 Dec 2019, aftermarth:

White Island eruption – What police boat was doing so close to shore

“Police initially refused to reveal the boat’s specific activities so close to the island when asked for information by Newshub, saying it was “providing whatever support was required.”  A spokesperson stressed no individual stepped foot on the island.

However, on Thursday, after Police Minister Stuart Nash blasted police communication and called for greater transparency during the eruption aftermath, police confirmed the boat was the launch site for drones.”

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/12/white-island-eruption-what-police-boat-was-doing-so-close-to-shore.html


 Links

NEMA
‘How good is Jacinda Ardern’: People applaud NZ PM.  
White Island eruption: The ‘distressing’ aftermath described by first responder Mark Law

Eruption and corruption in NZ

How much carbon do volcanoes spew into the air?  It doesn’t matter – apparently if we give the UN $1.4 billion dollars a year for carbon trading, they’ll make it go away and magically make mother nature cool it by 1.5 degrees!

Even though New Zealand has the worst level of homelessness in the developed world, we’re committed to giving the UN $1.4 billion per year for carbon trading!  Even though I don’t particularly like President Trump, I applaud him for getting the United States out of the UN Paris rort Agreement.

Trump got the US out of that agreement because it’s a bad deal.  It’s a scam where developed Nations pay over one billion per year to assist developing countries in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and “developing” nations like China and India get a free ride.

I wonder how many New Zealanders know that $1,400,000,000 is being sent offshore, never to be seen again?  We might as well dump that money in the volcano’s crater.

The UN should give New Zealand our money back.  That money, obtained by fraud, was promised for housing – and now we’ll need even more because of the extra refugees that socialist prime minister Jacinda Adern is bringing in.

There’s so much we could spend it on – things like humane pest control, cleaning up old landfills, transport, building apprenticeships and affordable homes.

This is from Newshub.  Read it and weep.

New Zealand to spend $14 billion to meet Paris Agreement targets:

“Newshub can reveal the cost to the New Zealand economy to meet Paris Agreement targets will be $1.4 billion every year for a decade.

But that money won’t be spent on reducing New Zealand’s domestic emissions – it’ll go towards paying other countries to reduce their emissions.

In documents released under the Official Information Act, a briefing to Judith Collins on her first day as Energy Minister says the cost to the economy of buying international carbon units to offset our own emissions will be $14.2 billion over 10 years.

Carbon trading is the process of buying and selling permits and credits to emit carbon dioxide.

In the documents, officials say “this represents a significant transfer of wealth overseas…”


When will New Zealand blow it’s top over this?  We should.  We can’t do much about ‘Acts of God,’ but we should be able to hold the people who are not acting in New Zealand’s best interests – people like corrupt bankers and socialist UN Shills to account.  The trouble is, the damage they do only emerges after they’ve gone on to high-ranking positions for the banks or UN.  New Zealand is left picking up the pieces while getting used to “a new normal.”

Volcanos, literal and figurative


Related posts

WITHDRAWING FROM PARIS AGREEMENT HELPS THE POOR

WHO WANTS TO BE A CARBON TRILLIONAIRE?

Thunberg

Links

How much C02 does a volcano spew?  It’s unknown.  Another known unknown – volcanic outgassing of CO2

How much money does the UN want for CO2?  Trillions.  UN: Nobody is doing Enough to Limit CO2 Emissions

How much will it cost NZ?  New Zealand to spend $14 billion to meet Paris Agreement targets

How bad is NZ’s homeless problem?  NZ’s homelessness the worst in OECD – by far

The UN-sustainable Prince

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The Prince of Wales addressed the issue of environment during his royal visit to NZ

Prince Charles has been out here in New Zealand again, I don’t know why.  He was only here three years ago.  Here he is in November 2019, lecturing on the effects of a ‘human spending spree’ of earth’s resources.  I wish a reporter would step up and ask ‘who’s doing the spending?’

Charles offered the usual pessimism, doom and gloom, “a tipping point,” wanting us to “take less, make less and dispose of less,” warning us we only have ten years to do it.  In 2011 we were warned it was six years.  It gets old after a while.

Prince Charles issues stark climate change warning

Is Charles going to do with less?  I don’t think he was talking about himself or his family.

Prince Charles to visit New Zealand: Here’s his remarkable travel demands revealed

Prince Charles – Hypocrite

How often do you hear about “climate change” or “global warming” on the news?  Can you remember when you first started hearing about it?

Fifty years ago it wasn’t a thing. In the 1970’s we were being warned about “an ice age,” we were told to only have two children and it was predicted we’d run out of food. So I’ve heard it all before.  It’s a political agenda designed to scare the public into a new world order.

Of course we’ve got to look after the environment.  But this isn’t about the environment.

Joan Veon, a committed Christian, international journalist, and businesswoman attended more than 100 United Nations and UN-related meetings all over the world and reported on the links between the Technocrats and the UN.

Joan Veon tells how she received her “wake up call” when she learned that the super-rich elite of the world have been feverishly working to establish a “One World Government” through a multitude of “international” institutions.

How often do you hear the term “sustainable development?”  When the term was formulated in 1990 Prince Charles commended those who came up with it for getting the term into everyone’s vocabulary.

Joan Veon wrote an article called ‘Sustainable development, Agenda 21 and Prince Charles’, showing how Prince Charles kicked the ball off.

She also wrote a book about his activities.

In April 1991, fourteen months before Agenda 21 was initiated at Rio, Prince Charles held a private two-day conference aboard the royal yacht Britannia, moored off the coast of Brazil. His goal was to bring together key international figures in an attempt to unite them at the Rio Earth Summit.

On board his yacht were senior officials from the World Bank, chief executives from the big oil companies such as Shell and British Petroleum, key NGOs and other officials. Some of them were energy traders. Al Gore was also present.

They invented the term ‘global warming’ in 1992 and the term was used at the initiation of Agenda 21 in Rio.

“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban hosuing are not sustainable.” – Maurice Strong, Earth Summit director at the inititation of Agenda 21 in Rio, 1992.


Energy Trading

Do you know what ‘Emissions Trading’ or cap-and-trade is?  It’s Energy trading – an exchange where polluters can buy permits for their pollution.  Polluters must hold permits in an amount equal to their emissions.  Those who want to increase their emissions must buy permits from others willing to sell them.

Then the merchants graduated to making money out of the air by labelling C02 a pollutant, even though it’s a harmless gas that makes up just 0.058% of the atmosphere.

So it’s money for nothing – like the Pope selling indulgences as licenses to sin.  Before graduating to C02 the traders started by buying pollution permits for coal-fired power stations.  With this kind of thing, there’s enormous potential for moral risk from greed.   Do you know about the scandal of an energy trading company called Enron?

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Palace defends prince’s Enron link

“The close links between Charles and Enron came amid dramatic new evidence of the way the company bought its way into the highest echelons of the British Establishment.”  Prince Charles took £1m off Enron


Sustainability?

In 2007 Prince Charles set up The Prince’s Rainforests Project (PRP) in the UK.  The project is working with governments, businesses and non-profit organisations around the world to quickly find solutions to deforestation, with the ambition of “making the trees worth more alive than dead.”

That’s good.  Actually, it’s great. 

Britain Rainforest Prince

So why on God’s green earth did the Duchy of Cornwall, the Prince’s private estate, invest $113,500 in Sustainable Forestry Management Ltd, a “carbon credits” company based in Bermuda?  Sustainable Forestry wanted to trade in carbon credits from rainforests.  That means paying money to harvest rainforest trees. 

They weren’t allowed to, so they started to lobby politicians.  Prince Charles also made speeches criticising existing regulations and calling for a change in the rules to allow trading in rainforest carbon credits.  Why would he set himself up to be the conservator of rainforests and then try to have that protection removed?  What does that tell us?

Paradise Papers: Prince Charles’s offshore investments revealed – BBC News

Prince Charles ‘lobbied for climate policy change without disclosing offshore financial interest’


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Minutes, Sustainable Forestry 2005,  with mention of the ‘Green Planet Tax shelter.’

More about his lifestyle, and his opinions:

What Prince Charles Doesn’t Want You to Know about His Lavish Lifestyle

“Charles has an overweening sense of privilege and entitlement, born of many years of being pampered with a level of personal service and comfort that have securely insulated him from the realities of normal life. He also has annoying habit, as The Economist recently noted, of “sounding off about a wide range of subjects about which he has more opinions than knowledge.”

… And his hypocrisy

Prince Charles flew 125miles in a helicopter to give speech on aircraft emissions

The Fox guarding the NZ hen house

In September 2017 Canterbury University Professor Anne-Marie Brady, an expert in Chinese politics, presented a conference paper Magic Weapons:China’s political influence activities under Xi Jinping, explaining how China attempts to influence international opinion and using New Zealand as a case study.

Jacinda Adern said she hadn’t read the paper.  She looked like she was playing dodge ball with the questions.  Someone must have read it.  Anne-Marie Brady has been followed and harassed ever since, with her home broken into and her car tampered with.

We need more people like Anne-Marie Brady.  Now that this brave woman has spoken out, the Government has to be seen to be doing something.  In October 2018, Justice Minister Andrew Little asked Parliament’s Justice committee to “look at the resilience of our electoral system against foreign interference risks.”  “It is vital that New Zealand’s electoral system is protected against illegitimate interference by foreign states,” Little told the committee in a letter.

Really?  Talk is cheap.  The chair of the Justice committee, Labour MP Raymond Huo, is a man mentioned in Brady’s research on Chinese influence in New Zealand!  He was born in mainland China.

Guess what happened after Anne-Marie Brady wrote to the committee in February 2019 asking to appear before it.

Blocked.  This was very recent, just a week before the Mosque attacks.

“The select committee was then thrown into disarray when it emerged that Labour MPs had blocked Canterbury University Professor Anne-Marie Brady from appearing before the committee.”

Huo brushed questions about that off, saying “the correct procedure had been followed” and a spokesman for Jacinda Ardern echoed Huo’s comments saying “they only wanted to hear from Government agencies.”  National  MP Nick Smith said that was “complete crock”.

In the light of Media attention, Labour had to make an immediate U-turn.

But this Chinese is still in charge of the inquiry.  Given the conflict of interest, there will be no justice, and I’m left asking myself why Andrew Little would pick Huo to chair the committee?

Do you think our Electoral process is compromised?  No wonder I’ve been feeling that our votes are counted for nothing.

Fox in charge of hen house

Across the Tasman, Australia commissioned a secret government study that uncovered CCP attempts to influence all levels of politics, and subsequently proposed a raft of new legislation targeting espionage, foreign political donations, and foreign interference.

I wish New Zealand would do the same and tell China where to go.  I get the unsettling feeling that New Zealand is compromised and not in safe hands with either party or any of our leaders.


‘Abandoned and afraid’: Kiwi academics urge Jacinda Ardern to stand against China.

your-daughter-should-have-been-safe-here-your-daughter-should-38501918“Your daughter should have been safe here” Jacinda told the parents of backpacker Grace Millane.  In the light of the Mosque attacks, this has become a meme.  Does this only apply to foreigners?  Who is safe here?

Should our professor be safe?

As many as 29 academics have called on the Prime Minister to speak out, saying “attempts to intimidate and harass one academic in New Zealand have implications for the freedoms of all who live here”.

“My family and I, particularly in the last week, have been feeling abandoned, afraid and unsafe,” Ms Brady told Newshub in November 2018.  Police, the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) and Interpol are on the case. Ms Brady has asked them for protection, but hasn’t been given any.

“Not only did it seem to be a direct threat to her safety and the safety of her family, but it was something that was likely to cause a chilling effect,” London School of Economics Phd Candidate Tze Ming Mok says.

But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won’t act.  When questioned she said “she was waiting for the police report.”


Meanwhile …

China’s communist party has so much power in New Zealand that western countries might stop sharing intelligence.

How about that?  New Zealand is so compromised our traditional allies don’t want to share information with us.

Source: Business Insider  Note* This was published March 26th 2019.

Now on Jan 15th 2020: Spy claims New Zealand could be kicked out of Five Eyes intelligence network due to China’s influence in the country


There’s a prophecy in the Bible about a fox in the hen-house, when a future end-times leader aided by a complicit media will steal the wealth of nations;

“As one reaches into a nest, so my hand reached for the wealth of the nations;
as people gather abandoned eggs, so I gathered all the countries;
not one flapped a wing, or opened its mouth to chirp.”  Isaiah 10:14

This leader will come to his end – but will cause a lot of grief before he’s removed.  He will have ten globalist buddies but will remove three.  You can read about him in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13.  Will China be his buddy?  The red dragon has awakened and it’s hot breath is being felt in New Zealand.

I haven’t blogged for a while as I’m writing a book called “The End” which deals with end times events from a Biblical perspective.  But I will try and blog too.  After the attacks in Christchurch – which happened just as the inquiry I’ve written about got started, I feel the need to warn about what’s going on here.

Contact me if you want a free rough draft of the book in return for proof reading.


Links

Anne-Marie Brady
‘Abandoned and afraid’: Kiwi academics urge Jacinda Ardern to stand against China
Brady blocked from foreign interference inquiry
Ardern, Peters take different line on foreign interference
Strange lessons of 2018: What goes on when we’re not looking
2017 – Revealed: China’s network of influence in New Zealand, through donations to MPs from both our political parties.

Taxed to the max in NZ

New Zealand has an overwhelmingly onerous, highly regressive, taxation compliance regime to which we must conform under the Sauron-like gaze of the IRD, or get flogged with fees and penalties.

We pay more tax than anyone else, and unlike other nations every dollar of our earnings is taxed.  Even our children are taxed.

Now, our government intends to slap a Capital Gains Tax on us.  Cullen, head of the Tax Working Group, said “it’s to bring us in line with the other nations.” 

“It’s all about fairness” the proponents of this tax proclaim as they seek to apply it not just to speculators flipping Auckland houses, but to farmers and small business owners!  I know its not going to be fair, its already corrupt and unjust.

Here is my experience of the NZ Government as a small business owner.  We set up in 2007, in our early forties.  It was quite the mid-life crisis.  We didn’t get any help from the government.  In fact, they were a stumbling block.  Our capital was a measly $48 but we secured a private loan of $10,000 which we paid back in three years.

The first year, we couldn’t take drawings so worked at night.  I worked three part time jobs, my husband two.  We cleaned  workplaces, did night-fill at a Supermarket, and I looked after a group of handicapped people on the weekend.  Our tax was 28% because of the “secondary” jobs.  If we’d been in Australia we would have paid no tax.

We went along fine for two years, and made a small profit of $34,000 before drawings, which triggered Provisional Tax.  This tax is brutal for small business and the reason most of them fail in the first five years. It’s like a bar to entering business.

Under Provisional Tax, NZ Businesses have to pay two years worth of tax, being tax for the previous year and tax on money for the current year that hasn’t been earned yet.  We didn’t have enough put away, not knowing how much we were going to be charged.

We had to pay nearly 25% of that profit in tax.  IRD said we could pay the first year’s tax off in installments, with penalties, but had to pay the entire amount on the second year.  It was a serious setback, and we would have been out of business if we hadn’t had access to revolving credit.

For the next three years, we were unable to replace the twenty year old car or grow our business, because of the amount taken off our profit.

The business is now twelve years old.  It hasn’t made us rich but it does provide a living and we’re our own boss.  We haven’t been able to participate in the Auckland housing market but hoped the business would be a nest egg for our retirement.  If the CGT goes through the leech-like NZ government will seek to take 33% of the money from our small business.

My husband and business partner considers the NZ government and its enforcer IRD to be like Queensland cattle ticks.

My tale will be typical of small business and the middle class in New Zealand.

We are a nation of entrepreneurs.  Small businesses generate 28% of New Zealand’s GDP and employ over 600,000 people.  You’d think we’d be encouraged and helped every step of the way but we’re not.

Given the risks we take and the hurdles we have to overcome to get our business running, its demoralising to think that at the end of it the government will take a third of our nest egg, on top of all the other tax we pay in the business; Provisional Tax, PAYE, 15% GST, the ever-widening FBT, ACC, Fuel Tax, and GST on Fuel Tax.

Cullen and the Tax Working Group appear to be completely out of touch with NZ Small Business.  If Jacinda follows the Tax Committee’s advice she will only be in for one term.  In the meantime, how much damage will they do?


There are two tax regimes, one is hidden.  It turns out NZ is a well-known tax haven.
Just like Vancouver and other places where foreigners have speculated, we’ve now got an unaffordable property market.  Guess what the overseas tax lawyers invested their client’s un-taxed money in?  I found out how it happened and will deal with that in a separate post.

Finally, Jacinda is a socialist.  Here she is in action ten years ago as Comrade Jacinda Ardern. Should we trust her given what we’re seeing here?


Links

Cartoons about the proposed capital gains tax

Andrew Dickens: Supporters of a capital gains tax should be angry

Freedom of religion attacked in NZ

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report used to be a big progressive, but he has left the left.  Although a gay, he does not believe in people of faith being coerced to provide a service that goes against their religion.

“If a baker won’t bake you a cake, find another baker!” he said, adding;

“A government that can force Christians to violate their conscience can violate anyone.”

He speaks on religious freedom at the two minute mark.

Recently, this issue erupted in my own community, when a lesbian couple from overseas complained about a local cake baker who politely turned them down when asked to bake them a wedding cake, saying it was against her beliefs.

Lesbian couple ‘shocked’ by Kiwi baker who refused to make wedding cake.

I’ll leave you to imagine the names she got called by all the “social justice” trolls.

Kath’s Story (The Warkworth Baker)

The argument was made that the baker shouldn’t have been in business if she was going to be discriminatory.  But if she was in business before same-sex marriage became law, was she expected to give up her career, shut up shop and go out of business, just in case she might offend someone?

When same sex marriage was foisted on NZ in by the politicians in 2013, the Select Committee stated: ‘It is our intention that the passage of this bill should not impact negatively upon people’s religious freedoms… The bill seeks to extend the legal right to marry to same-sex couples; it does not seek to interfere with people’s religious freedoms.’

Yeah right.  Same sex marriage has impacted negatively on religious freedom in New Zealand.  They lied and this law should have never have been passed without a referendum.

What do you call a government that legislates morality and forces people to violate their religious beliefs?


Links

Gay Marriage Exemption ‘Unprincipled’, ‘Discriminatory’ – Legal Opinion

 

NZ Monopoly

MonopolyWe’ve been sitting down playing the latest game of Monopoly these holidays.  The board is an ominous black colour, there’s no cash and it’s ruthless!  At least you get round the board quickly.  Even my husband joined in.  He normally refuses to play, calling the standard game “Monotony.”

Anyway, it got me thinking about the game.

How would you feel if we sat down for a game and I was the banker who could generate more Monopoly money whenever I needed to?  I had the most expensive streets.  Your cheap properties would end up mortgaged, and every time you made it around Go, you’d only get about half of your Go money because a portion would be electronically deducted to me via income tax and GST – even before you landed on the tax squares.

That’s what the system is like in every country in the world that has a reserve bank and a system modeled on the Bank of England.

Uninsured picIn the New Zealand version of our rigged game of Monopoly, if I as the Banker did get into trouble, I would take your money to keep myself in the game.  It’s called the “Open Bank Resolution.”  New Zealand is the only OECD country without deposit insurance.

To add insult to injury the banker is foreign.  The “big four” banks in NZ are all Australian – even the BNZ, which was sold to Australia in 1992 after the NZ tax payer bailed it out in 1990.

Do you want to play?  The NZ version of Monopoly is probably the worst – but we’re all playing unless you’re in North Korea, the only country left without a reserve bank.  Interestingly, the other hold outs – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya have had central banks imposed after being invaded.

Guess How Many Nations In The World Do Not Have A Central Bank?

Money creation, Fractional Reserve Banking

While the NZ Reserve Bank controls the issue of currency, most of the money is now generated electronically – essentially created out of nothing by the Australian banks.  We think the banks are loaning from depositor’s funds, but they’re not.

“As the Bank of England has now confirmed, banks create the money they lend out of nothing and can charge interest on the new money for as long as it exists in the form of a debt owed to them.” Source:  Banks fuel housing market by ‘creating’ money.

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What can we do?

How Monopoly ends

We could educate ourselves about money.

We could ask our governments for a change to the money system. Ask why we aren’t creating the money electronically and charging the banks for it?

Don’t do business with the foreign owned banks.

Join an international movement for money reform.  http://internationalmoneyreform.org/


Links

The New Zealand housing affordability crisis will go on getting worse. In other words, and at the risk of accusations of xenophobia, it is not so much Chinese buyers, as Australian-owned banks, that are responsible for New Zealand’s housing crisis. Source: Banks fuel housing market by ‘creating’ money.

NZ Open bank Resolution: ‘A flawed system to protect savers’

“On the bank’s website, BNZ invites customers to “check out how we’ve been part of New Zealand’s history”, with a timeline running from 1860 to the present day.  It contains many high-points, but fails to mention either of the two times the bank required government bail-outs in order to continue trading.”  Source: BNZ ‘inadvertently’ rewrites history by omitting bailouts.