NEW ZEALAND POLITICS

A bit of cash can keep someone off the streets for 2 years or more

If someone is about to become homeless, giving them a single cash infusion, averaging about $1000, may be enough to keep them off the streets for at least 2 years. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that programs that proactively assist those in need don’t just help the victims—they may benefit society as a whole.

“I think this is a really important study, and it’s really well done,” says Beth Shinn, a community psychologist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville who specializes in homelessness but was not involved in the work.

Previous studies have concluded that a single period of homelessness can cost taxpayers $20,000 or more, in the form of welfare, policing, health care, maintaining homeless shelters, and other expenses.
READ MORE: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/bit-cash-can-keep-someone-streets...

United Future Party up 0.1% From 0% in Latest Poll

Which means part of this poll was most likely conducted in the Ohariu electorate and they phoned Peter Dunnes house.

The National Party continues it's downward slide and the Labour/Greens bloc continues to climb.
READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/politics/poll-john-key-could-lose-grip-on-power...

Winston Peters advocates for Peoples Public Credit

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters in this speech stated that the use of the Peoples Public Credit is a good thing if done correctly for the right reasons.

It makes clear that Winston Peters has at least a reasonable understanding of the most important issue of all, the money system funding structure issue.

At the New Zealand First 2015 Party Conference Winston Peters lambasted National in his speech for its neo liberal economic policies, its “corporate” friends and above all, for its Reserve Bank policies which he argues partly lie behind what he sees as a forthcoming rural debt crisis.

At the same time NZ First MPs are critical of Labour for its divisiveness and its political correctness.

What does seem likely though, is that NZ First would require action on the Reserve Bank in any deal to support a Government.

Corrupt Liar Prime Minister John Key Announces Ambitious Plan to Make New Zealand Predator Free by 2050

This is a policy from this government that I can actually support. This is a first for me in 9 years. I would suggest that John Key and his gang of criminal thugs in parliament eliminate themselves to begin with. Then we need to eliminate the psychopaths in industry and corporations. Following that the country can then move onto killing all the possums, rats and stoats. This place could be an oasis in a civilisation that is burning to the ground.

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Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050.

“While once the greatest threat to our native wildlife was poaching and deforestation it is now introduced predators,” Mr Key says.

Treasury vindicates Cannabis Party

Figures released by Treasury prove the economic viability of The Cannabis Party's policy, while destroying the credibility of police claims about cannabis harms.

The Treasury memo, released to lawyer Sue Grey under the OIA, shows that legalisation of cannabis would save the taxpayer $400m and would earn $150m in taxes annually. A total revenue of $550m.

The memo undermines the credibility of the police's drug harm index, which tries to justify prohibition by focusing on cannabis related harm to society.

However, these Treasury figures prove that law enforcement is actually responsible for the vast bulk of this harm to society.

For, the first time a government department has admitted that legalisation of cannabis will actually save the public hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

The Cannabis Party leader Julian Crawford said the treasury figures agree with his party's own estimates and prove that legalisation will add around $550m to the public purse each year.

R.I.P Evelyn Gilbert (Travellerev) of the "Aotearoa A Wider Perspective" Website

I have received news that Ev Gilbert of http://aotearoaawiderperspective.com/ has passed away from liver cancer. I extend my condolences to her family at this time. Ev was an info warrior and dedicated activist whose work exposing the corruption of our government was and is exceptional.

Her funeral is being planned for Monday 18th July at 11am at Te Mata Hall.

Police Charge NZ Politician After He Ran Over Anti-TPPA Protestors With His Car

National Party MP for Whanganui Chester Borrows has been charged with careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury to two people after an incident at an anti-TPP protest.

Police investigated a complaint about an incident in March this year, as Mr Borrows and Minister Paula Bennett left a breakfast meeting in Whanganui..
READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/308484/mp-charged-over-tpp-protes...

Penny Bright - Anti-corruption Campaigner and Auckland Mayoral Candidate says “Open The Books!”

“Open the books,” is Mayoral candidate Penny Bright’s catch phrase. She hasn’t paid her rates for 9 years, and won’t until Auckland Council tells us how our rate payers money is being spent.
READ MORE: http://www.ourplanet.org/greenplanetfm/penny-bright-anti-corruption-camp...

New Zealanders No Longer Trust the Corrupt Lying Shit-Head Cunts in Parliament

Public trust in New Zealand's politicians has plummeted over the past three years with Kiwis particularly concerned by funding of political parties, a study has found.

The level of trust in Members of Parliament has fallen by 54 per cent since 2013, with less than one in 10 New Zealanders saying they have complete or lots of trust in elected officials.
READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/nz-facing-crisis-distrust-fa...

Shut Down the Streets Surrounding Sky City on February 4th When the Criminals in Government Attempt to Sign the TPPA

People of NZ, let's shut down the streets surrounding Sky City on this day. Civil Disobedience is a duty of concerned citizens when the government storms past the boundaries of right and wrong into outright treason and refuses to listen to the will of it's employers (the people). This is where we are at. 20,000 people ARM-LOCKED around Sky City is all it will take to shut this event down.

Be prepared to be blasted by water cannons unleashed on you by your own government as you peacefully stand against them.

Everyone who is opposed to this corporate takeover is obliged to actually take REAL ACTION against this.

We will need to descend on the scene of the crime very early in the morning. Lets throw everything at this everyone. It is high time the ruling class got a taste of how outnumbered they really are. Keep it non violent, let the state deal out violence against us as we stand peacefully against them.

I will be there.

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