GPJA #497 (2 of 3): News on Aotearoa-NZ

BEST ON THE WEB

NEW ZEALAND

Real Terrorism in NZ – In remembrance of Ernie Abbott By Frank Macskasy http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/03/29/real-terrorism-in-nz-in-remembrance-of-ernie-abbott/

Stars make music video to ‘free’ Teina Pora http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9906069/Stars-make-music-vidheo

The Terrorism Suppression Act and Criminalisation of National Liberation Groups http://nzhumanrightsblog.com/uncategorized/the-terrorism-suppression-act-and-criminalisation-of-national-liberation-groups/

Countering the Nazi smears against Kim Dotcom http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/03/31/countering-the-nazi-smears-against-kim-dotcom/#sthash.Lzii99dO.dpuf

Education professionals protest as global summit held http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/education-professionals-protest-global-summit-held-5878775

Students shouldn’t need to borrow to live http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1403/S00416/students-shouldnt-need-to-borrow-to-live.htm

Stuart McCutcheon: Govt plan threatens varsities’ autonomy http://m.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11229742

Teina Pora granted parole http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9887110/Teina-Pora-granted-parole

Native Affairs – Teina Pora http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/national/native-affairs-teina-pora

Cancer halts eviction fight http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9878411/Cancer-halts-eviction-fight

NZ Group Dismayed over Frozen Peace Talks, Aquino legacy http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1403/S00389/nz-group-dismayed-over-frozen-peace-talks-aquino-legacy.htm

NZ: Māori research left high and dry by ‘racist’ funding cut www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/nz-m-ori-research-left-high-and-dry-racist-funding-cut-8528

Why socialists need feminism, why feminists need socialism http://fightback.org.nz/2014/03/27/why-socialists-need-feminism-why-feminists-need-socialism/

Protest rallies against inequity in schools http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9883562/Protest-rallies-against-inequity-in-schools

Ancestral land escapes bulldozers http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9881727/Ancestral-land-escapes-bulldozers

Instrument of Change, ‘Barometer’ of Class Struggle, or ‘Parliamentary Talking Shop’? http://leftfocus.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/instrument-of-change-barometer-of-class.html

Marama Davidson: For Lent, give up judgment http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11228832

Labour wont win as National-Lite http://www.closingthegap.org.nz/labour-wont-win-as-national-lite/

Chris Barton: Kim Dotcom’s quest for power http://m.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11229557

On TVNZ’s Q+A programme this morning, ACT leader Jamie Whyte said there’s no point taking action to mitigate against climate change and that we should just "rebuild" and "people can move" as we get more extreme weather. Do you agree? Russel Norman didn’t. You can watch the debate here: http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news/climate-report-jamie-whyte-do-nothing-video-5879217

Enemies roll dice against gambling foe http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11228319

School bully: When the National government introduced National Standards four years ago, I didn’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind was blowing http://publicaddress.net/busytown/school-bully/

Join the Dots: What government is doing to NZ education http://saveourschoolsnz.wordpress.com/2

014/04/06/join-the-dots-what-government-is-doing-to-nz-education/

Has Fukushima radiation entered NZ’s ecosystem? http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11227608

ANTI-TPPA PROTESTS

Protest rallies held against TPP http://www.3news.co.nz/Protest-rallies-held-against-TPP/tabid/423/articleID/337868/Default.aspx

Protesters demand facts on trade agreement http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/protesters-demand-facts-trade-agreement-5878784

Protesters demand facts on trade agreement http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/protesters-demand-facts-trade-agreement-5878784

New Zealanders protest over secret TTPA and demand release of text http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2014/03/new-zealanders-protest-over-secret-ttpa-and-demand-release-of-text/

Thousands protest TPPA in downtown Auckland http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11228782

TPPA, Protesting from Whangarei to Invercargill! http://localbodies-bsprout.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/tppa-protesting-from-whangarei-to.html?spref=fb

Hundreds join TPPA protest in capital http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9883527/Hundreds-join-TPPA-protest-in-capital

Thousands rally to protect local decision making and sovereignty: http://livenews.co.nz/2014/03/29/thousands-rally-to-protect-local-decision-making-and-sovereignty/

In the aftermath of Saturday’s demonstrations against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), Wayne looks at its implications and Wallace follows up with the Nurses Organisation’s Marilyn Head, and Otago University’s Professor Philip Pattemore. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/2590769/wayne-brittenden-s-counterpoint

Manawatu Standard – 28 March, page 4. http://stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/9878617/Trade-deal-protesters-pump-up-the-volume

Bay of Plenty Times – 29 March, page 3 http://nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11228021

Hawkes Bay Today – 28 March, page 3 http://nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11228019

Whanganui Chronicle – 24 March http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11225072

Sun Live Tauranga, 29 March http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/68167-protest-against-free-trade.html and http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/68116-whats-on-today.html

Bay of Plenty Times online http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11228731

#TPPANoWay Mana’s John Minto speaking outside U.S. embassy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WivBSIV6VkM&feature=share

Parliament does not get to ratify the TPPA – Kelsey http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/parliament-does-not-get-ratify-tppa-kelsey/5/186276

They marched against the TPPA and the threat to our sovereignty – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/04/01/they-marched-against-the-tppa-and-the-threat-to-our-sovereignty-part-tahi/#sthash.L5MKsYGo.dpuf

POVERTY & INEQUALITY

Income gap growing – poll http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11229270

Latest Polling Shows Massive Fears Over Inequality http://www.inequality.org.nz/latest-polling-shows-massive-fears-over-inequality/

What NZers really earn – beneficiaries vs CEOs http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/02/06/what-nzers-really-earn-beneficiaries-vs-ceos/

Poverty group parties in protest http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9909503/Poverty-group-parties-in-protest

Photos of AAAP block party https://www.facebook.com/jdarroch/media_set?set=a.10200951537951229.1073741871.1849470749&type=3

Universal Basic Income? By Keith Rankin http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/04/04/universal-basic-income/

The well-trod path to the corporate boxes at Eden Park By John Minto – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/04/01/the-well-trod-path-to-the-corporate-boxes-at-eden-park/#sthash.kOuTCWvn.dpuf

NZ – ECONOMY

Government in $112b barney http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/latest-edition/6671255/Government-in-112b-barney

Big banks charging top dollar http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11233004

The fate of New Zealand’s West Coast is being decided in a Rugby Club on a hill in Wellington – See more at: http://kasm.org.nz/latest/the-fate-of-new-zealands-west-coast-is-being-decided-in-a-rugby-club-on-a-hill-in-wellington/#sthash.JoLEmVTU.dpuf

NZ – WORKRIGHTS
Maritime unions gather to strengthen South Pacific unionism http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1403/S00394/maritime-unions-gather-to-strengthen-south-pacific-unionism.htm

ITF president weighs in on fisheries dispute http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1403/S00390/itf-president-weighs-in-on-fisheries-dispute.htm

Staff backlash forces ministry to drop dob-in-a-workmate hotline http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?cd=1&objectid=11231816

Care workers hopeful for travel time pay http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/22398084/care-workers-hopeful-for-travel-time-pay/

University workers campaign for a living wage http://www.tewahanui.info/index.php/university-workers-campaign-for-a-living-wage/

Former employer misses authority’s deadline to pay migrant staff nearly $40,000. http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11229815

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