At Waitangi Andrew Little plunged into the freshwater debate, and ...
John Key’s state of the nation speech promised to sell ...
It has been a big year for the vision of ...
Yesterday the NZ Vets Association (NZVA) demonstrated that they had ...
We have a lot of people talking about growth and that we cannot have unlimited growth in a sustainable world. Of course, nothing is a simple as it seems. So in this video Geoff goes right back to the basics and explains what “growth” is and how it is different to our idea of “progress”. […]
Our new Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is looking at introducing a Health Target to control child obesity. This seems like a great idea. Unfortunately his Government has already ruled out any of the policies that would be effective in achieving that target. So the question is why is he bothering? New evidence Last week the […]
The above photos were taken over the past week in the Waikato region. If someone can use water and someone else can’t – when they both take water from the same river – it tells us someone has ownership rights and others don’t. Fresh water is already owned As we pointed out in our blog […]
The UK media have been reporting on the global elite buying up secluded New Zealand ‘bolt-holes with airstrips’. The story goes that these properties are being snapped up in case of a ‘global uprising’ where the poor rise up against the super rich. While this is in some ways a compliment about New Zealand’s perceived […]
The debate over whether cholesterol and saturated fat or sugar and refined carbohydrates are the greatest dietary evil has once again raised its ugly head. These arguments between nutritionists leave people confused in their quest for a longer, healthier life. And in many ways, the confusion is completely unnecessary. There is actually a lot nutritionists […]
It seems we stirred some people up talking about water rights the other day. If you are having trouble getting your head around the fact that people own water, this video from Geoff may help.
If you’re scratching your head over the latest war of words between Andrew Little and John Key, you’re not the only one. Both have been talking about Maori sovereignty, and the implications of the Waitangi Tribunal’s decision that the Northern tribes did not cede sovereignty (supreme authority) when they signed the Treaty of Waitangi. If […]
On Campbell Live last night we saw a shocking example of two dairy farmers flouting the rules and polluting our waterways with effluent. Thanks to the brave farm hands who dobbed in their bosses, they are rightly having the book thrown at them. Farmers take their environmental responsibility seriously, and will no doubt be upset […]
At Waitangi Andrew Little plunged into the freshwater debate, and quickly waded into trouble. Exclaiming that water must not be traded as a commodity makes for a neat sound bite, but doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, much like John Key’s claim that nobody owns water. The fact is that the horse has already bolted – […]
Speech to Maori Council, Waitangi, Feb 5th 2015 Over the last month we have released a book, written four articles in the NZH, and delivered 4 speeches – all of which present conclusions we’ve come to as a result of a 5 year study into the place of the Treaty of Waitangi in contemporary NZ […]