GPJA #446: Part 2/3 – News from Aotearoa New Zealand

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NEW ZEALAND

Gordon Campbell on the government’s bad week, and General Petraeus http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2012/11/13/on_the_governments_bad_week_and_general_petraeus/

Mana Party: “Feed The Kids” – Glen Innes Branch AGM http://occupysavvy.com/2012/11/18/mana-party-feed-the-kids-glen-innes-branch-agm/

Environment: Fact and fantasy http://publicaddress.net/hardnews/fact-and-fantasy/

NZ Kyoto pull out slammed as ‘cop out’ http://www.3news.co.nz/NZ-Kyoto-pull-out-slammed-as-cop-out/tabid/1160/articleID/276203/Default.aspx#ixzz2DCVDP2WW

Decision to abandon Kyoto puts NZ into club of worst polluters http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00151/decision-to-abandon-kyoto-puts-nz-into-club-of-worst-pollute.htm

Paul Holmes Interviews Kim Dotcom http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00269/paul-holmes-interviews-kim-dotcom.htm

Here’s the latest edition of Kauri Konnect. http://www.kauridieback.co.nz/media/22447/kk-nl-22-web.pdf

HELPline Left High And Dry http://newsroom.co.nz/stories/helpline-left-high-and-dry

Everyone needs the right help https://www.facebook.com/pages/Everyone-needs-the-right-help/419702868086489?fref=ts

Peter Calder: Uprooted tenants on the march http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10848851

One step too far – The minister for tertiary education, Stephen Joyce, may think he’s above the law but we don’t. http://thestandard.org.nz/one-step-too-far/

Students consider options after allowance cuts http://www.3news.co.nz/Students-consider-options-after-allowance-cuts/tabid/1607/articleID/277073/Default.aspx

Greenpeace allowed to reapply as charity http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7960488/Greenpeace-allowed-to-reapply-as-charity

Racism rife in NZ sport says banned footballer http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7965047/Racism-rife-in-NZ-sport-says-banned-fooballer

November issue of the Spark online http://workersparty.org.nz/2012/11/17/november-issue-of-the-spark-online/

Coal sponsorship perverse, says Professor http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00264/coal-sponsorship-perverse-says-professor.htm

EDS calls for urgent action on Maui’s Dolphin numbers http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00184/eds-calls-for-urgent-action-on-mauis-dolphin-numbers.htm

Widening gender pay gap disheartening, says UC professor http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00182/widening-gender-pay-gap-disheartening-says-uc-professor.htm

More urgency needed to close Gender Pay Gap http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00183/more-urgency-needed-to-close-gender-pay-gap.htm

Kiwis missing out on free prescription medicines entitlement http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00181/kiwis-missing-out-on-free-prescription-medicines-entitlement.htm

Commission releases Census of Women’s Participation 2012 http://www.hrc.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/web-census.pdf

Behind the 1951 waterfront lockout by Philip Ferguson http://rdln.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/behind-the-1951-waterfront-lockout/

SOLIDARITY WITH GAZA

Protest Attack on Gaza in Auckland NZ 24 Nov 2012

Protest Attack on Gaza in Auckland Mike Treen 24 Nov 2012

Palestinians and Jews in Solidarity against Israeli injustice in Gaza Auckland NZ 24 Nov 2012

Protest attack on Gaza SJP Speaker at US Consulate 24 Nov 2012

Wellington mobilisation for Gaza last Saturday http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/wellington-mobilisation-for-gaza-last-saturday/

Auckland Protest Against Attacks on Gaza Part 1 of 4

Auckland Protest Against Attacks on Gaza Part 3 of 4

Auckland Protest Against Attacks on Gaza Part 2 of 4

Auckland Protest Against Attacks on Gaza Part 4 of 4

Auckland protest against Gaza attacks http://www.3news.co.nz/Auckland-protest-against-Gaza-attacks/tabid/423/articleID/277079/Default.aspx

Wellingtonians Rally In Solidarity With Gaza’s Palestinians http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00322/wellingtonians-rally-in-solidarity-with-gazas-palestinians.htm

Disappointed by the Greens on Gaza http://ellipsister.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/disappointed-by-greens-on-gaza.html?spref=fb

LONG LIVE GAZA- solidarity from Aotearoa http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/long-live-gaza-solidarity-from-aotearoa.html

Only some of the truth – the trouble with selective news – Leslie Bravery – 15 November 2012, Palestine Human Rights Campaign http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00218/only-some-of-the-truth-the-trouble-with-selective-news.htm

Wellington: picket against Israel’s war on Gaza, Friday http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/wellington-picket-against-israels-war-on-gaza-friday/

Kiwis among those in Gaza http://www.3news.co.nz/Kiwis-among-those-in-Gaza/tabid/313/articleID/276854/Default.aspx

Protest at latest Israeli attacks on Gaza – Auckland – Video

Palestinian flag waving on the flagpole of US embassy in Auckland, New Zealand

Palestine flag flies at US site http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10848221

Stop the War on Gaza – Protest – Auckland, New Zealand, 17th November 2012

The Flag flies

Disappointed by the Greens on Gaza http://ellipsister.blogspot.de/2012/11/disappointed-by-greens-on-gaza.html

Aucklanders brave rain to back Gazans braving missiles http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/aucklanders-brave-rain-to-back-gazans-braving-missiles/

Palestinian Flag raised over Auckland’s US consulate in solidarity with the Palestinians http://www.indymedia.org.nz/reposts/466

Retaliation by Leslie Bravery http://www.indymedia.org.nz/articles/430

Leslie Bravery: Palestinians demonised with half truths http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10849084

POVERTY & WELFARE DEBATE

Children bear brunt of punitive sanctions http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7947461/Children-bear-brunt-of-welfare-changes-Group

Poverty Watch 13 http://thestandard.org.nz/poverty-watch-13/

Sallies call for middle class to pay more taxes http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10849609

WORKRIGHTS NZ

Protest over KiwiRail factory cuts http://www.3news.co.nz/Protest-over-KiwiRail-factory-cuts/tabid/309/articleID/278126/Default.aspx

Work Pressure and Long Hours Undermine Safety at Work http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00371/work-pressure-and-long-hours-undermine-safety-at-work.htm

Same Work Same Pay – no youth rates campaign http://sameworksamepay.org.nz/

Migrant chef paid boss $13k to keep job http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10850013

Change to minimum wage settings http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7948779/Change-to-minimum-wage-settings

Talkback host cleared of inciting violence http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10848759

Union challenges non-payment of travel time for home workers http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00351/union-challenges-non-payment-of-travel-time-for-home-workers.htm

Winz centre wrong on redundancy http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10849881

Kiwi actors suffer after Hobbit dispute – union http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/7971185/Kiwi-actors-suffer-after-Hobbit-dispute-union

LIVING WAGE: The Auckland City Council is consulting on its social development strategy called ‘Thriving Communities: Auckland Council’s role in supporting communities to flourish’. Read more here: http://www.livingwagenz.org.nz/files/5%20minutes%20to%20give%20feedback.pdf

Jobs to go at KiwiRail after partial sale http://www.3news.co.nz/Jobs-to-go-at-KiwiRail-after-partial-sale/tabid/423/articleID/276805/Default.aspx#ixzz2DCOuAJqC

Ferry workers plan to strike http://www.3news.co.nz/Ferry-workers-plan-to-strike/tabid/421/articleID/277034/Default.aspx

Industrial action at Statistics NZ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00249/industrial-action-at-statistics-new-zealand.htm

Warner Bros control over Government revealed http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/warner-bros-control-over-government-revealed-5208859

CTU: Hillside jobs could have been saved http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1211/S00622/hillside-jobs-could-have-been-saved.htm

Bus drivers vote to ratify collective agreement http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00203/bus-drivers-vote-to-ratify-collective-agreement.htm

PSA: The government doesn’t value women in the public service http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00377/the-government-doesnt-value-women-in-the-public-service.htm

Sealord fined over $60,000 after man injured on vessel http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00114/sealord-fined-over-60000-after-man-injured-on-vessel.htm

Wage increases slowing http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1211/S00212/wage-increases-slowing.htm

Time for an inquiry into health and safety in the Forestry Industry http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00390/time-for-inquiry-into-health-and-safety-in-forestry-industry.htm

Hobbit land far from reality http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/chris-trotter/8001044/Hobbit-land-far-from-reality

Hobbit tax rebate swells to $67.1m http://tvnz.co.nz/business-news/hobbit-tax-rebate-swells-67-1m-5239369

Peter Jackson tries to re-edit history of The Hobbit http://tumeke.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/peter-jackson-tries-to-re-edit-history.html

Lest We Forget: The Real Hobbit Story http://localbodies-bsprout.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/lest-we-forget-real-hobbit-story.html

New US book: the New Zealand Hobbit Crisis http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=50617

PIKE RIVER

Pike River directors’ comments ‘disgraceful’ – union http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10849043

What did you do wrong? Well, since you asked http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/blogs/first-reading/7929063/What-did-you-do-wrong-Well-since-you-asked

Opinion: Corporate, Government and departmental manslaughter http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Corporate-Government-and-departmental-manslaughter/tabid/1135/articleID/275495/Default.aspx

CTU: We remember and honour the Pike River Miners http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00274/we-remember-and-honour-the-pike-river-miners.htm

How modern unionism failed the Pike River miners http://nzagainstthecurrent.blogspot.de/2012/11/how-modern-unionism-failed-pike-river.html

Labour shares Pike River guilt http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/chris-trotter/7924949/Labour-shares-Pike-River-guilt

NZ’s safety record slammed http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10845626

Pike River a show of profits before safety http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/rosemary-mcleod/7919209/Pike-River-a-show-of-profits-before-safety

NZ ECONOMY

Gordon Campbell: Jobless figures make grim reading http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/the-wellingtonian/opinion/7937249/Jobless-figures-make-grim-reading

Duncan Garner: Opinion: Is our economy collapsing? http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Is-our-economy-collapsing/tabid/1135/articleID/276049/Default.aspx

Monthly Economic Review http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/3D1DF5FD-9590-4604-BD96-01658A6210FC/250675/Nov13.pdf

Thailand’s quest to join the TPPA will strengthen opposition http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00285/thailands-quest-to-join-the-tppa-will-strengthen-opposition.htm

TPPWatch Bulletin #22 19 November 2012 http://www.itsourfuture.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/TPPWatch-Bulletin-22.pdf

TPPWatch Bulletin #23 27 November 2012 http://www.nznotforsale.org/2012/11/26/tppwatch-bulletin-23-27-november-2012/

Unemployment benefits the wealthy http://ellipsister.blogspot.de/2012/11/unemployment-benefits-wealthy.html

NZ judged best country in world to do business http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7957437/NZ-judged-best-country-in-world-to-do-business

NZ Being Caught In New Cold War – US/China Trade Deals http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1211/S00146/nz-being-caught-in-new-cold-war-uschina-trade-deals.htm

Thailand’s quest to join the TPPA will strengthen opposition http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00285/thailands-quest-to-join-the-tppa-will-strengthen-opposition.htm

Plight of jobless makes us all poorer By Bryan Gould http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10847420

175000 unemployed deserve support http://unitenews.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/175000-unemployed-deserve-support/

New Zealand Green Party Co-leader slams TPPA on national TV http://www.3news.co.nz/Greens-uneasy-with-Trans-Pacific-Partnership-Agreement/tabid/1607/articleID/278223/Default.aspx

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