NEW ZEALAND POLITICS

"Nanogirl" Dr Michelle Dickinson Reneges on Fluoride Debate

Friday, 21 April 2017, 4:46 pm
Press Release: Fluoride Free New Zealand

PRESS RELEASE

"Nanogirl" Dr Michelle Dickinson Reneges on Fluoride Debate

The question has to be asked - why after denigrating opponents of fluoridation and claiming that she has the science on her side, will Dr Dickinson not front up to a public debate like she agreed?

Auckland University Professor Michelle Dickinson, aka science blogger “Nanogirl” has backed down on debating Professor Paul Connett, Senior Advisor to the Fluoride Action Network. Dr Dickinson agreed in an email correspondence on Sunday with Fluoride Free New Zealand (FFNZ) that "she was happy to debate" and that "it was a debate that needs to happen". She said she would debate Prof Connett, providing it was on a mainstream television channel. The Nation and Q+A TV programmes both said they were willing to host the fluoridation debate.

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-...

New Zealand Defence Force Denies Civilians Were Killed By NZ SAS in Afghanistan, Former Defence Minister Admits Civilians Were Killed in Raid

It looks like someone in the army is desperately trying to cover their ass and Wayne Mapp does not want this tragedy on his conscience.
READ MORE: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/former-defence-minister-admits...

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.

Nicky Hager to Release New Book Next Week

Nicky Hager is releasing a new book. The launch will be at Unity Books, Willis Street Wellington, Tuesday 21 at 5pm.

The Government has Declared the Whanganui River is a Person

The big question now is, is it male/female/transgender, gay, bi, or gender neutral?

READ MORE: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/whanganui-river-given-legal-st...

U.S. Applications for New Zealand Citizenship Jump 70 Percent

70% more reason to vote out the corrupt National government.

READ MORE: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/us-applications-for-n...

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