New Zealand

Dirty Deeds

Before she was sworn in as prime minister, Ardern talked about wanting her Government to feel different. “I want people to feel that it’s open, that it’s listening and that it’s going to bring kindness back,” she said.  It sounds great after three decades of austerity and neo-liberalism. 

Jacinda Adern knows how to be appealing, her qualification is in public relations, and she’s good at it, very glib and quick with empathy and talking points.

I know these are unprecedented times, but Jacinda did talk about being known by deeds, so let’s look at those deeds.  If you don’t like bad news, click on the Time cover, read all the lovely things the globalist media have to say about Jacinda, and go no further.  If you believe in accountability, read on.

Jacinda Arden Time

From the 26th March, New Zealand was wrapped in Covid-19 yellow tape when a level 4 lock down was imposed.  On the advice of the health ministers, NZ should only have gone to level 2 for a month – but we didn’t.  Instead, just three days later, the Government moved to Level 3, and in another two days went to Level 4.

The lock down was done illegally and the government and police knew that.  Leaked emails showed that police believed, on the advice from Crown Law that there was very little they could do, other than ask people nicely to comply with the edicts.  Yet businesses were closed on Police orders, and shopkeepers were threatened with arrest – all without any legal basis.

The term for this is “ultra vires,”  a Latin phrase for “an act which requires legal authority but is done without it.”

UltraViresImage

Worst of all, people were made to die alone.  I’m not talking about Covid deaths.  The Ministry of Health failed to allow for their own legal directive that allowed for compassionate grounds and exception circumstances in allowing people to visit dying relatives.

“Where is my boy, where is my boy?” a dying father asked.  His son, one of the 24 declined relatives, had to go to the High Court to gain access to his father.  Justice Tracey Walker, the judge that ruled Oliver Christiansen could leave quarantine to see his father, said the health officials’ decisions to decline permission were legally flawed.  In her decision released on Friday, Justice Walker said the handling of Christiansen’s case “had the hallmarks of an automatic rejection.”

Man in quarantine appeals to Government to see dying wife

Covid 19 coronavirus: Kiwi in LA begs for quarantine exemption to see dying dad in Christchurch

Denied visits for dying relatives: support for reviews of decisions

There had been 24 requests to visit a relative dying or close to dying as of April 30, a spokesperson for the prime minister said.   None of those requests were granted by the Ministry of Health, but while people died alone in the midst of this lock down, the Minister of Health went on a mountain bike ride, a drive to the beach and moved house.

New Zealand health minister demoted after beach visit broke lockdown rules

It was also turned into a nation of snitches after a hotline was setup for COVID-19 compliance.  Ardern minions have filed “4,200 reports to police”, reporting on their neighbours who breach New Zealand’s house arrest rules.  As The NZ Herald quipped, “curtain-twitchers outing members of the public crashed the new police reporting site within an hour of it going live yesterday.” Neighbour devouring neighbour under a cloud of suspicion and fear, in an eerie echo of the kind of public denouncing, carried out by Soviet Stasi, and Nazi Gestapo, collaborators.

It appears that “kindness” has turned out to be nothing but double-speak.

The document dump

The fact that top health officials had recommended New Zealand move to Alert Level 2, and remain there for up to 30 days was revealed in the document dump that happened late of Friday afternoon of the 8th May.

Dumping documents late in the week is a long used practice of avoiding scrutiny, as Ministers head home for the weekend.  The hope and intention is that media attention will have largely moved on by the following Monday.

While this was done, Adern slapped a gag order on her ministers. Newshub was leaked an internal memo sent to all ministers from the Prime Minister’s office instructing them not to speak to the media about the document dump.

The COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill

Despite Adern’s review of the legally flawed decisions where family members were denied access to their dying relatives, the Minister of Health has been granted unbridled power.  New Zealand has essentially been turned into a police state.

Hours before New Zealand moved to lock down level 2 on the 14th May, the COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill was rammed through Parliament, granting police or “enforcement officers” the right to come into a home or place of business without a warrant if they reasonably believe virus-related orders are being breached.  The wording of the bill may lead to mandated forced vaccinations.  It was done in less than two days and with no select committee hearings.

Covid-19 Health bill

These are the facts.  Now for my opinion.  “Know us by our deeds,” said Jacinda Adern a year after Christchurch.  She loves to be inclusive and say “us.”  Who is “us?”

The only thing I’d agree with Adern on is that her government feels different.  It certainly does.  There’s been no kindness.  To me, the Orwellian term “double-speak” comes to mind.

As Jordan Peterson well articulates, “Kindness is the excuse that social justice warriors use when they want to exercise control over what other people think and say.”

You know what it looks like to me?  A socialist working in cahoots with complicit, corporate owned media to get mandated vaccines for Agenda 2030.

Call me a conspiracy theorist all you like – I want to be wrong!


Links and leaks

Illegality:
LEAKED: Crown Law Advice to Police

New Zealand’s own Amy Brooke has penned a damning critique of Ardern’s so-called “kindness:” Speccy Puts the Boot into the Princess
Ardern’s much-vaunted “compassion” didn’t extend to the families of the ill and dying, either.

Coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern asks for review of all cases where family members were denied permission to visit relatives  (Wasn’t her carefree health minister reporting to her?)

Jacinda, house arrest

New Zealanders begin to devour each other while Jacinda Ardern smiles and waves at the nation she’s put under house arrest

Covid-19 coronavirus: Kiwis file 4200 reports to police of people flouting lockdown

Gagging ministers:

Doublespeak document dump while schooling Ministers on avoiding accountability

Leak: PM gags ministers on COVID-19 response

Creating a police state:

Even the UN Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill

Coronavirus: Welcome to the pandemic police state

Coronavirus: Police can now enter homes to look for people gathering


I’m reminded of a song by ACDC; ‘Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.’  (ACDC’s album cover shows people with their eyes covered.)

Covid-19, the economic pain to come

As a small business we’re trying to navigate our way through the Covid-19 shut-down.  Being an essential service (Information Technology) we’re trading under extremely limited circumstances.  We may survive, but it’s impossible to do any forecasting right now and I have no confidence in the government.

Coronavirus edicartoon-3-3_2020-03-02

I’m questioning this so-called pandemic and the government’s actions, or inactions.

On the 25th March, NZ went to level 4 lock down.  We only had two days to prepare for it.

Was this whole thing necessary?  Does it fit the definition of a pandemic?  How is it different from a Sars outbreak?

“How bad is this?  How evil is this one?” asks Duncan Garner, TV news presenter for Newshub.

“It’s not the most evil that we’ve had. Sars and Mers coronaviruses were more severe. They killed, were set up to kill a lot more people …” replied Doctor Petousis-Harris.

Doctor Helen Petousis-Harris is the director of the WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, as well as an Associate Professor at Auckland University.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_x8yDiifig

If Sars and Mers were worse, why was New Zealand shut down over this coronavirus, which most people recover from?

I don’t understand why our small South Pacific nation went to a level 4 lock-down when we’ve only had 19 deaths – all over 70 and all with pre-existing conditions.

Another thing I don’t understand – why did Jacinda give priority to the extreme abortion law in the midst of the so-called Coronavirus pandemic?  It doesn’t make sense.

Why wasn’t the government paying attention to the looming “medical crises” instead?  I have yet to hear the media ask this question.

It even turns out the Government was formally told by Dr Ashley Bloomfield, the Director General of Health, to completely close the borders in February.  When they finally closed the door, the virus had walked in and spread.

Business before the house, 17th March 2020

Why was he ignored?  Are there other nefarious and unreported agendas at work that we’re not aware of?

If this draconian level 4 lock down isn’t justified, then Adern is guilty of crashing the economy and she should be held accountable.

An article today said “Jacinda Ardern is sued over coronavirus lockdown and is accused of imposing strict measures in New Zealand ‘for her political gain.’

I don’t like their chances of successfully suing her.

Unfortunately the voting booth is the only choice we have and even then it’s a poor choice.  The contenders are globalists who either serve the UN or China.  We don’t have a true political choice or a voice in the media.  If Jacinda is voted out she’ll be off to a glittering career at the UN – just like socialist Helen Clark, her mentor and predecessor.

There’s an interesting article by Sir Bob Jones that is critical of Jacinda’s inept handling of this crisis.  Jones said, “Contrary to the Jacinda-obssessed non-critical media, New Zealand hasn’t done very well.  We’ve wrongly followed overseas practices to the letter.  We need not have gone that far and the economic cost will be enormous.”

Mike’s Minute: Have we overreacted to all of this?

HDPA: Australia’s figures suggest we’ve gone too hard with lockdown

The government ignored experts & data opposing a lock down


Document Dump, 10th May 2020

The government proactively dumped hundreds of documents late on Friday 8th May, and in an email obtained by RNZ, the prime minister’s office gagged her ministers by telling them not to do interviews.

In a 20 March document, top health officials recommended New Zealand move to alert level 2, and remain there for up to 30 days.  But just three days later, the government moved to level 3, and in another two days went to level 4.

Also, Adern wanted New Zealand to be on alert level 2-3 for two years!

Source: RNZ, Covid-19: Government need to explain response after documents released – National

I would like to know

  • why Jacinda Adern imposed a gag order after the document dump,
  • why she took New Zealand to lock down level 4 when she was told to go to level 2
  • why she ignored Dr Ashley Bloomfield, the Director General of Health, when he told her to completely close the borders in February
  • and why she wanted New Zealand to be on alert level 2-3 for two years!
Transparent-Govt-meme-1

meme of the day: thebfd.co.nz / The BFD Credit: Alex Davis

 


Links

The coming economic crisis and it’s political consequences.

Govt yet to figure out how to pay the COVID-19 bill

‘Saint Jacinda’ Ardern’s lockdown has not silenced her critics

We allowed the virus to be walked into the country

10th May 2020

Comment: The cynical and arrogant gagging order from PM’s office

Leak: PM Jacinda Ardern gags ministers speaking on COVID-19 8/5/2020 – Tova O’Brien speaking from parliament.

Duckspeak and Agenda 2030

I will be blogging about the UN’s Agenda 2030, focusing mainly on it’s detrimental effects on New Zealand and Australia.  In case you don’t think it’s a thing, here’s Jacinda Adern speaking about fulfilling the goals of Agenda 2030.  Note, there is no mandate from the people of New Zealand for this.  When she says “we” or “New Zealand,” she’s speaking for herself.  

UN SDG review – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

But this is a good example of “Duckspeak.”

“There is a word in Newspeak,’ said Syme, ‘I don’t know whether you know it: duckspeak, to quack like a duck.” – George Orwell, 1984

duck-quack

Adern’s minority government was elected to reduce immigration because of concern about New Zealand’s homeless problem.  We have the worst level of homelessness in the developed world.  Instead of doing anything about it – Adern increased the number of refugees and on Christmas 2019, our country was sneakily signed up to the UN’s Global Migration compact, without New Zealanders’ permission.

I am left asking why?

Adern broken promises

In case you think that “giving our country away” is a bit emotive, here’s the page showing the 1.1 million migrants for New Zealand.   Look and decide for yourself.  The source is the UN DESA (The UN ‘Department of Economic and Social Affairs.’)  Now we can see whose interests Jacinda is acting in – and it’s not New Zealand’s.


18 March 2020, further to this post: I’ve just read about a young gun owner in Waikanae who was harrassed by the police. He was asked questions about the New Conservative party: “Do you know what New Conservative’s immigration policy is?”
Do you know any representatives of the New Conservative party?”

Source: https://waikanaewatch.org/2020/03/16/police-continue-to-intimidate-licenced-firearms-owners/

Why was the NZ Police asking about this political party???

Here is New Conservative’s reply about their immigration policy:

New Conservative

 

 

Dear NZ Police Management,

New Zealand is a sovereign nation, and it’s also supposed to be a democratic one. So please find our immigration policy attached.

PS – You are supposed to enforce law, not a political agenda…

#LetsFixThis

Immigration policy

Immigration is central to many parts of New Zealand’s culture, economy, and future prospects. New Conservative believes that there is a balance to be struck between the important benefits that immigration brings and the wellbeing of those who already call New Zealand “home.”

We believe that those who choose to immigrate should embrace New Zealand’s culture and not try and change it.​

New Conservative will ensure there is no acceptance or allowance of Sharia Law, in any expression, as well as any non-constitutional jurisdictional authority, in New Zealand.

The key New Conservative immigration policy is “Net Zero Immigration”. This would be for a period determined by the time taken to ease housing demand, which could be as little as 12 months (student visas and returning New Zealanders excluded).

Long term immigration policy must be based on which occupations will be available/necessary in the future.​

Prioritising immigrants who can add to our economy and not depend on it.​

Working with NZ based non-governmental organisations operating in troubled zones to identify genuine refugees who are more closely aligned with our nation’s values, and fill our refugee quota with these people, rather than accepting the United Nations allotment.

NZ New Conservative

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 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.

China’s communists fund Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party: What the United States Congress was told

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 blood-sucking 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

Australia debates same-sex marriage, but was NZ given a say?

This time Australia is being pressured to change the marriage law.  They’ll be told that New Zealand did it, so why shouldn’t they?  The media are making it sound like there was a public mandate for same-sex marriage in 2013, but that’s simply not true.  New Zealanders weren’t asked.  We weren’t given a referendum.  We were silenced. 

The one and only time we got a voice was in a TV3 news poll.  This was the response.  There were nearly 17,000 respondents with 78% against.  The media were shocked at the strength of public opinion against and there was a media blackout over our opinion.

NZ support for gay marriage 2013

NZ TV3 news poll from 2013, nearly 17,000 respondents, 78% against.

SHOCK – TV3 Campbell Live ‘Marriage-Equality bill’ poll

Here’s a cartoon from 2013 showing who had the say in NZ – politicians.

Marriage

At least Australians are being asked.  Why weren’t New Zealanders given the right to vote on this?

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And before you label me a “hater” for pointing out the facts – I don’t hate homosexuals.  What I do hate is living in a society where people are shouted down and silenced, slurred for having a different opinion and not given a say in what their government does!  It’s called injustice.

These are the questions I hope Australians will ask themselves;  Who is driving this agenda?  Should government legislate morality?  What societal benefits are there in same-sex marriage?  Why are people who disagree being labelled “homophobes” and “bigots?”


Australians are voting on same-sex marriage — and it’s starting to get ugly


 

Israel and the NZ earthquakes

kerry-and-keyIn November 2016 the US Secretary of State John Kerry sneaked into New Zealand to meet prime minister John Key and Trade minister Murray McCully.  We were surprised at the timing because it was election day in the US. 

I covered it in a shaken nation.

We now know what the meeting was for. It involved Israel … and the TWO State Solution.  They met on the 13th November to discuss “particularly matters currently before the United Nations Security Council, including the Syria crisis.”

And what was currently before the United Nations Security Council?  Israel.

The Two State Solution

Here’s what led to the meeting.  There have been seven decades of failed peace talks between the ‘Palestinians’ and Israel.  US Secretary of State John Kerry led the most recent attempt at brokering a final peace agreement.  Those talks broke down in 2014, and then NZ successfully bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.

In 2015 the NZ government immediately started to pressure Israel to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, by using its position on the UN Security Council.  It led to Israel sending a blunt message to the NZ government not to try to restart the peace talks.

The day of the meeting on 13th November had barely ended, when at two minutes after midnight on the 14th November 2016 NZ was struck by the massive 7.8 earthquakes. This time there was damage in Wellington, and Kaikoura was devastated.

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The number two figured prominently in this earthquake.  Two huge earthquakes happened simultaneously, involving two different plates, at two minutes after midnight, that lasted two minutes, with two people dead, affecting two islands (the North and South Island), and to top if off the land underwent a two-metre shift south of Marlborough.
I have covered this more on my other blog: The trap in the ground, and the trumpet in the sky.

In the Meaning of Numbers in the Bible, the number two conveys the meaning of a union, division or the verification of facts by witnesses.

After the earthquake, NZ put forward a motion in the UN Security Council on the 23rd of December 2016.  (You’d think we’d have better things to worry about.)  It criticized Israel’s settlement in East Jerusalem, commonly referred to as the West Bank.  That meeting led to the Paris peace conference three weeks later on the 15th January 2017, a shameful Two State Solution hammered out in Paris without agreement from Israel.

“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?”  Amos 3:3

This cartoon shows what I think of complicit little NZ’s actions.  I hope Israel and God will forgive this foolishness.

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The sign of “Peace and Security”

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“At the heart of this whole debate is whether we will see a future in which two states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace and security” the Zealand Herald reported on 12 January 2017.  Source: Opinion: Resolution 2334 – Preserving the two-state solution. 

Did you know the term “peace and security” was given as a sign before the Lord’s sudden return?  “Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.  1 Thessalonians 5


Links

Israel sends a blunt message to New Zealand: Don’t try to renew peace talks

Israeli ambassador to New Zealand recalled after UN security resolution

Has NZ been left with a financial T-Rex?

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has resigned.  I’m surprised at the timing – just after the Kaikoura earthquakes, and on the same day that Italy’s prime minister resigned.

It reminds me of that scene in Jurassic Park where the kids got left with T-Rex.  But let’s hold that uneasy thought for the time being.

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Key should have resigned like he promised when it was proven that the GCSB is carrying out mass surveillance of us New Zealanders.  But when the Snowden revelations did indeed show that in 2015, nothing happened.  At least he would have had some credibility if he’d kept his word.

But he hasn’t kept his word.

For instance, he wasn’t going to raise the GST tax.   John Key’s changing opinion on GST rise.

On gay marriage – before his government passed it into law in 2013, he previously said “he did not believe there was a big demand for gay marriage in NZ and that civil unions were enough.”

Has John Key left big shoes to fill?  No, those big shoes look more like flip flops.

John Key flip flops like a girl changes clothes

His comments were flip and his neo-liberal financial leadership was a flop.

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So what has John Key done in the three terms he’s been in?

He raised GST to 15%, turned NZ into a tax haven for the one percent, sold NZ land to overseas investors thereby pricing our children out of the domestic housing market, signed NZ up to the TPP, sold state houses – which forced vulnerable NZ families into living in cars, and under his watch New Zealand’s gross debt has soared to a whopping half trillion dollars.

That’s what we know he’s done.  So what’s happening behind the scenes that we don’t know about?

How about New Zealand’s exposure to derivatives? 

Former Canterbury University accountancy lecturer Dr Susan Newberry, now professor of accounting at Sydney University’s business school, still keeps a fascinated eye on the “New Zealand experiment”. And some of what she sees she finds a little alarming.

Does the average Kiwi know the country’s balance sheet now has a derivatives exposure of $180b, she asks? That is rather a lot of those “financial weapons of mass destruction”.

It means the NZ tax-payer is on the hook if it all goes wrong and there is the international equivalent of a bank-imposed mortgagee sale. (Think Greece, Iceland and Ireland.)

But hey, what could go wrong?  It’s like 2008 never happened!

John Key was directly involved in the development of derivatives – the financial contracts and credit default swaps that no-one understands, which led to the toxic sub-prime housing loans, which led to the Global Financial Crisis. The likes of Merrill Lynch and the Bankers Trust profited from foreign exchange trades and derivatives speculation at the expense of national economies.

In transforming NZ into a tax haven and creating the speculative housing bubble, he’s done the same thing to NZ that he did to Ireland, when as head of global foreign exchange for investment giant Merrill Lynch he shifted a considerable amount of his business to Ireland in the mid-1990s to take advantage of a 10% tax rate for foreign investors.

Fran O’Sullivan: Key chases luck o’ the Irish

That’s what you get when you elect a banker for Prime Minister.  He’s done really well for the one percent.

Meanwhile, have we in NZ been left with a financial T-Rex?

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Other links:
The great big list of John Key’s big fat lies

Another Very Short Collection of John Key’s Lies

Trading Places: Running NZ like an investment fund

Don’t let the door hit your arse on your way out Johnny