NEW ZEALAND POLITICS

Historic PACER Plus agreement finally concluded

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:12 pm
Press Release: New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay
Minister of Trade

20 April 2017
Media Statement

Historic PACER Plus agreement finally concluded

Trade Minister Todd McClay says the successful conclusion of PACER Plus negotiations is a landmark day for trade and the sustainable economic development of the Pacific.

"PACER Plus is a unique trade and development agreement. It includes a development package of more than $55 million that will help raise standards of living, create employment opportunities and increase export capacity in Pacific Island countries,” Mr McClay says.

The agreement which was reached in Brisbane today by Pacific Island, New Zealand and Australian Trade Ministers includes tariff phase out periods which recognise the vulnerable nature of many Pacific economies and the strong relationship they share with Australia and New Zealand.

Smart Cities Could Be Crippled by Dumb Security

Urban centers around the world increasingly drip with technology. But as a hack over the weekend reminds us, city officials mustn’t forget that cybersecurity is a critical part of adding smarts to the urban environment.

On Friday night, residents of Dallas struggled to get as much sleep as they might have liked. At around 11:40 P.M., the city’s hurricane warning system sounded: 156 emergency sirens, all screaming out in unison. It happened another 15 times, each burst lasting 90 seconds, until the alarms finally fell silent around 1:20 on Saturday morning.
READ MORE: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604124/smart-cities-could-be-crippled...

New Zealand Welfare System to Blame for People not Taking Underpaid Terribly Shitty Jobs Being Offered by Greedy Assholes

A Northland horticulture firm director says employing locals does not make economic sense.

A Mapua cafe made the news this month when its owner revealed she had struggled for six months to get anyone interested in a kitchen job.

Patrick Malley, of Onyx Horticulture, said it was a problem that affected his industry, too. It was hard to get people to turn up for work.
READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/91047042/Welfare-system-may-be-to-blame-...
EXAMPLE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=1189...

New Nicky Hager Book HIT AND RUN, New Zealand SAS Forces Involved in Massacre in Afghanistan


Corrupt liar, former Prime Minister John Key authorised NZ SAS troops to attack a village in Afghanistan resulting in 6 deaths of civilians and no insurgents were killed or captured in the raid.

The John Key lead National government and the NZ Army then covered up the massacre. Whistleblowers from within the army came forward to tell the story and this new book which was co-authored with freelance journalist Jon Stephenson details what happened.

By the sounds of it there needs to be an inquiry into possible war crimes committed by our SAS in Afghanistan. Those responsible for the lies and coverup of this event need to be identified and held to account.

Oh yeah

Bill English, part time comedian, full time current Prime Minister announced the date for the next general election in New Zealand the other day. The 2017 New Zealand general election is scheduled to be held on Saturday 23 September 2017 to determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament.

Thats nice.

Popularity Whore has Cunning Plan to Get re-elected


You know it is election year when Peter Dunce begins throwing out bullshit anti or pro stances on topics he believes are popular with voters. Today he has jumped on the anti Trump train obviously believing he can snatch a few extra votes feigning disgust at the new President of the USA.

This pompous old fossil would turn on his own mother if he believed it would get him voted into parliament for another term.

It is time NZ voted shallow useless backward thinking ignoramuses like this clown out onto the streets. Notice in his open letter to Trump he brings up Muldoon as a comparison and the "record debt" Muldoon created after promising to 'rebuild our shattered economy'. Peter must be a moron to have missed the unbelievable debt New Zealand has been buried under by the government he has propped up for the last 9 years. What a fucking hypocrite.

Israel Outraged That Countries Object to Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians

What countries on the planet could possibly object to a resolution condemning ethnic cleansing? Well, for a long time the only two countries on the planet that have objected to this type of resolution have been Israel and the United States, with the US specifically vetoing resolution after resolution on the crimes of Israel in occupied Palestine. But the US sat this one out, choosing to abstain from the vote rather than veto it; hence Netanyahu’s ire at the Obama administration.
READ MORE: https://www.corbettreport.com/israel-outraged-that-countries-object-to-e...

Israeli Illegal Settlements: The Facts

Israel has demanded that the 14 nations who voted against the illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank “explain themselves”—for daring to oppose the Jewish ethnostate’s breach of international law.

In reality, the Jewish settlements are illegal in terms of the Geneva Convention and the Hague Regulations, and if undertaken by any other state, would have resulted in international military intervention.
READ MORE: http://newobserveronline.com/israeli-illegal-settlements-facts/

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