This agreement if signed will affect virtually every New Zealander for the rest of this century. It basically takes away our sovereignty and we become pawns in a globalist corporate agenda.
What are its affects?
The TPPA would be an agreement that guarantees special rights to foreign investors. If these negotiations succeed they will create a mega-treaty across 9 countries that will put a straight jacket around what policies and laws [NZ] governments can adopt for the next century – think no GM labelling, overriding our Laws on foreign investment, shackling PHARMAC, increasing price of medicines, no regulating info on cigarette packs, and not regulating dodgy finance firms, less NZ content on TV, private prisons, privatising education, land acquisitions, mining, fishing, high rise hotels at NZ beaches? …
As the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations have been completed in Auckland, an alliance of civil society groups in participating countries have announced a “release the text” campaign ahead of the next round of talks in February 2011 in Chile.
The co-ordinated campaign aims to mobilise central and local government lawmakers, civil society organisations and ordinary citizens to demand an end to the shroud of secrecy around the negotiations.
“The negotiators themselves say this is not an ordinary free trade agreement. It would reach deep behind the border into the realm of domestic policy and regulation, super-imposing enforceable constraints over decisions for which our elected parliaments and local councils are currently responsible.”
If this TPPA really is so good for us, why are they scared to release the draft text and open it to scrutiny?There are now draft texts on the table on financial services and investment, and possibly more. Negotiators have flatly refused to release them at any stage in the negotiations, claiming there is no precedent in a free trade negotiation.
It is nonsense to claim that releasing draft texts is unprecedented. All nine countries are Members of the WTO, which now routinely posts country position papers and draft texts in progress on its website.
The New Zealand government itself recognised in its paper on IP, leaked earlier in the negotiations, that “groups are acutely aware of what they see as ‘secret’ negotiations to strengthen IP rights under FTAs and other international instruments.” After repeated leaks of the draft texts, the parties to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations eventually released them for public scrutiny.
“We are repeatedly told this is a 21st century agreement; yet the secrecy that surrounds it is redolent of the Star Chamber. We would never tolerate such a blatant rejection of transparency and accountability in our domestic legislation, so why here?”
“If this TPPA really is so good for us, why are they scared to release the draft text and open it to scrutiny?”, asked Professor Kelsey.
“The challenge then is for Parliament to convene an inquiry before the process has reached the stage where irreversible commitments have been made where we can test out the arguments for and against a TPPA and New Zealanders, including MPs, can know what we are signing up to for the next century”.
Originally from Stanford Research Institute and University of California, San Francisco in the USA with a considerable knowledge in chemistry and an expertise in statistical inference in complex systems they have focused recently on the aerial poison drops of 1080 to kill possums.
1080 is called Sodium mono-fluoro-acetate and as a poison like cyanide, is toxic to all air-breathing organisms, but it is not an evil in itself. The problem is with the way DoC the Department of Conservation is using it by blanketing the forest with food laced with 1080 that is attractive to most native and feral animals, everything from worms, beetles, and wetas to wekas and horses.
Clean green New Zealand is unique in the world in its use of aerial 1080. No other country is doing anything remotely similar to this. New Zealand uses over 85% of the world’s supply of 1080, a poison that is toxic to all animals, that is banned or severely restricted in most countries, and that is classified “1A, extremely hazardous” by the World Health Organization.
In response to this, DoC the Department of Conservation asserts that New Zealand is in a unique ecological position, but this is simply not true.
For example, the State of Hawaii has an almost identical problem with feral mammals threatening native birds, and we learned from Miles Nakahara, Forest & Wildlife branch manager that Hawaii would not even consider such a practice. “You are pretty cavalier using a poison like that … you will destroy the forest … you will lose the very thing you are trying to save.” Similar circumstances exist on many of the Pacific islands, and similar comments have been made by every non-Kiwi scientist that has been consulted.
The perception here is that ecologists and ecological considerations are being overturned, by marketing and accountancy factors, and that a true understanding of what blanket covering of the ecology by 1080, does not qualify as ‘right practice’ or the ‘precautionary approach.’ Especially when the science is not robust. With 70 million possums nation wide being unacknowledged as a resource they are instead being poisoned and left to decompose on the forest floor.
There are other ways to resolve this troublesome problem and a robust public debate needs to be convened to bring clarity as soon as possible.
IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organisations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries.
Listen as to why with such a huge membership, we hear virtually nothing about the IUCN and how that is now changing?
That the imperative for our global population is to realize that we are still putting huge amounts of pressure on our planet’s ecosystems, everywhere - yet we are not educating ourselves about the challenges that immediately need addressing.
There is a reluctance of governments to lead, as they appear to only follow polls of where the citizen’s consciousness or lack of consciousness currently is. That the media in clean green NZ are not at the forefront of ecology and environment and looking at our collective footprint, plus they are not championing innovative green technologies and know how. Why?
That there are so many critical challenges facing us as a human species, there needs to be urgent action on multiple fronts, if we are to protect our children’s future. The sad realisation that in NZ there are no 'stand out leaders' in the environmental movement. That had Sir Peter Blake been alive today, he would have been 'head and shoulders' above everyone in this region and out in front of parliament, leading NZ to a world summit on ecological and environmental action yesterday! But Alas … there is only a vacuum.
Diana mentions Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson as a new book that sets out another way to work on sustainable solutions for a planet with a burgeoning population.
Diana Shand IUCN Regional Councillor – Oceania Chair – N.Z Committee of IUCN
OceansWatch is an international not-for-profit organisation that works with sailors, divers and scientists worldwide to help coastal communities conserve their marine environments, develop sustainable livelihoods and ensure access to primary schools.
OceansWatch offers resources, in the form of ocean-going research vessels and expertise, such as marine biologists, members training, project management and support crew.
Coral reefs are some of the most ancient and biologically diverse ecosystems that exist on earth. They serve an important role to coastal communities as a source of seafood, to generate income from tourism and to provide a buffer against storms. Many reefs have already been destroyed and understanding the state of health for the rest is in its infancy.
Our vision is for there to be long term sustainable fisheries for coastal communities in developing countries and wider scale megafauna protection.
International Head Office is in New Zealand with an Office in North America.
Focus up until now has been in Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Niue Islands.
Genevieve is a Certified Aware Parenting Instructor.
The Peaceful Parent Institute, founded by Genevieve and Dan Simperingham here in NZ offer peaceful solutions to parenting problems and run seminars and workshops plus, provide one on one parent coaching.
Their core message is a parent child relationship that is based on communication, care, trust and love that eliminates the need for rewards and punishments.
Genevieve Simperingham is an Irish woman, living in New Zealand since 2000. Dan is from Auckland, New Zealand. They have been working together since they first met in Dublin in 1995.
"We are passionate about supporting parents and helping them learn how to stay emotionally connected with their children through the inevitable conflicts and differences of opinion that are normal in close relationships. We share with parents that conflicts offer an opportunity for growth, learning and deeper understanding of each other and ourselves as parents. The skills that we teach allow the bond to ever deepen between the parent and their child."
Among Genevieve and Dan's areas of expertise are recovery from childhood conditioning (including abuse and trauma) and the healing of pre-natal and birth traumas. In their parenting courses, they bring to parents great wisdom and experience from their years of facilitating inner child work with adults. Their work has taught them that it's never too late to have a happy childhood, but the earlier it happens the better!
Listen to a very lucid and inspiring interview of an exceptionally compelling way to parent children and teenagers into being.
Kay Urlich is a pioneer in the field of balancing the mind and engaging the heart through energy fields.
While searching for answers to her own health crisis Kay discovered four new energy fields. Kay found that the alignment and structure of these fields was vital to activating life-force to promote healing from within.
Kay explains how most of the problems we have can be directly related to trauma held in the energy fields and this is the main cause of destruction to our life force.
Through these fields we are able to bring about transformation of the heart and mind, opening us to the gifts of consciousness and awakening us to our evolutionary process.
The conflict within ourselves affects not only our personal health but is directly related to the healing and evolution of the whole planet.
Evolution is not about chasing answers outside of ourselves, it’s about the search for harmony with our own energy fields.
Liese Groot-Alberts is a grief therapist, lecturer, public speaker, clinical supervisor and team-trainer.
“Liese is a gifted presenter and therapist, whose work reflects a profound understanding of loss, grief, bereavement and the significance of hope”.
Having worked alongside Elisabeth Kubler-Ross she has a deep understanding and assisting around what we as a human species must all experience.
How can we connect with someone transitioning from this life? How do we show we care for a loved one and how does one grieve and heal from the trauma of loss?
How can family and community respond to support you in the situation of death and grief?
Now we are in a different era where we see the body, heart and soul as one whole being and on a multi-dimensional level.
The probability that our life goes beyond death is basically a certainty.
Bringing the subject of Death, Dying and Transisition into our daily life allows us to be better equipped with loss, grief and bereavement as well as palliative care.
Listen to someone who's care and warmth can soothe and show us a way through challenging times
Imagine a country where there is balance between the rich and poor, and no one goes without the basic necessities of life; where the environment and nature support life without harsh pesticides and chemicals.
Imagine a place where crime and violence are progressively diminished as people move to understand the consequences of their actions and take full responsibility for themselves. Unconditional love would be the foundation for all we do and we would not afraid to express that.
This is the vision of The Awareness Party.
The Awareness Party is a brand new ethical political movement - not a party - formed to vision a better future, and to work with issues of the day, initially in New Zealand, but ultimately as a model for the world. It is based on the conscious awareness of the truth of life on this planet and intended to harness people power to create change. It acknowledges that we are one people on one planet and what affects one affects all - therefore we need to care for our home, Earth, and for each other.
To achieve this vision will not be easy, and the founder, Lisa Er, advocates the model stated by American engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist, Buckminster Fuller:
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
This political movement describes the current political systems as operating with no understanding of the relationship between consciousness and matter. However there is now a shift involving humanity’s deepest knowing and understanding of ourselves and our universe.
So The Awareness Party is committed to operating within the context and understanding of the inter-relationship of all things.
Therefore all future policies or responses will be based on the following 7 Founding Principles:
The Awareness Party describes itself as environmentally deep green but also strongly values and support science and business when working from integrity. They are highly suspicious of big business and the banking system and are looking at financial alternatives and community currencies.
It’s time to take notice! In the past, people suffered in order to give us a say in how our lives and our countries are run. If we turn our backs on that right we will be in serious trouble. As Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
The Awareness Party has developed a set of Awareness’ with the intention that they become a discussion forum at Awareness Parties and in small community groups. The purpose of these awareness’ that they have developed, is not to give the answers, but to raise the questions.
The 7 Awareness’ are:
An informal celebration of the launch of this movement is 11 am, Saturday November 13th, in The Garden Room, Grey Lynn Community Centre. All welcome. (Koha for expenses.)
FRESH, coming to you - a food revolution - through your door to the back yard.
Ooooby.org a NZ initiative out of Waiheke Island, is revitalising localized community, connection with neighbors and in particular a revolution around food.
Using today’s web technology, Ooooby connects people together in a supportive collaboration. This resulting synergy is bringing innovation to food production, distribution and eating - resulting in goodwill and camaraderie by working towards a more healthy, coherent lifestyle and community.
Using their website www.ooooby.org with over 3,000 members this interface of sharing and social networking offers ways in which to participate and serve community life across local areas.
And now distributing across town a box, 'The Box' of fresh grown vital food that ultimately is showing the way to community sufficiency.
Out Of Our Own Back Yard, is a food focused network that also interfaces with Transition Towns. This grass roots way builds community that establishes more sustainable options, for our collective future.
Wayne Cartwright, an ex-professor of Strategic Management, University of Auckland, now a business consultant, is very much part of main stream society.
In this full blown analysis of the immediate environmental challenges facing us, he offers a number of solutions plus strategic concepts.
Imagine a large circle, this is the Earths environment, then visualize another smaller circle within that - this circle is seen as Society, and within this circle a much smaller circle again - this is the Economy.
This is the concept of Strong Sustainability.
The environment takes precedence having been around us for eons, society for millennia and economics and industry very recently.
Listen to a very coherent environmental statement on the ‘critical factors’ of what is happening on planet earth today, and what is at stake.
If you are a deep ecologist, a committed permaculture adherent, or a staunch environmental activist, you already understand the enormity of what is happening. However, for mainstream society, this crucial interview fills in the vital gaps.
Our ‘global commons’ is under assault from our industrial and farming practices. The ‘global commons’ is that which is not owned by people, corporations or governments. For example the atmospheric envelope that surrounds our planet and the global seas and oceans are free for the human species to use.
Magnitude and speed of change, and that politicians don't understand what the environment is. That most of our corporate leaders don't get it either. Plus what is the steady-state economy?
That a new paradigm of ethics needs to be entered into and that shifting values away from accumulated material things (to a lesser degree) would be a very prudent action.
The priority for learning institutions is to teach new skills of what is happening, in particular leadership skills being an imperative.
Also, how do people become AWARE of what is happening and what is then required?
This insightful interview is a call for unity of peoples and purpose from the local to the global. And the important question, do we have reverence for nature as well as reverence for ourselves?
In a commercial world that sells us distractions at a discount, how long can we avoid the obvious and deny the inevitable when so much is at stake?
Will Crew Members of Spaceship Earth awaken to this mission in time to bring our Ship and Crew safely through?
This is an interview for those who are courageous and bold.
Search the web for keywords: 2012, solar, sun activity and you will find streaming at you significant data that our solar system will become very active then, translating to huge influxes of neutrinos and photons from the sun coming our way, very possibly overriding electronics on our planet, with all silicon chips being affected.
Why are governments and media so quiet about this?
With all information doubling exponentially we now find ourselves in information overload, with over 8,000 scientific and technical papers being published daily how can we grasp what is significant and apply this to our lives?
Fortunately, here in Auckland at the public event 2012, three New Zealanders in leadership roles have committed to stand above the parapet.
Francis Evans who specializes in NLP, Neuro-Semantics and consciousness technologies will present us with practical tools for change. He will take you beyond the edge out of your comfort zone and show you how to be ‘comfortable’ with where you are!
Delaine Jones shares on intimacy and relationships. As everything in existence is in relationship with everything else she works with couples with relationship difficulties and assisting with their inner resources. She then builds this outward towards the greater community and about changing tides of relationships or what she sees as the "relationship revolution".
David Holden provides inside information on natural and preventative health. Talking on vaccinations, high dosages of vitamin C, mercury amalgam fillings, root canal work, super foods, genetic engineering, including empowering cultural change, physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, ecological, electrical, nutritional, longevity and anti aging.
(Speaking on the 16th of October also: David Slinger - Energy Healer and co-founder of Life Energy Designs. Talking on insomnia, headaches, dizziness, stress ... and particularly EMFs - electromagnetic pollution i.e. mobile phone, microwaves and subtle radio and satellite interference, etc. And learn ways to combat and alleviate them.)
Want to get up to speed with the emerging paradigm and be secure within yourself, and have the tools to negotiate whatever variables may come into your life. This is a major download of high energy, accumulated information that will energise you for whatever may happen in our fast coming future.
When: Saturday 16 October 2010, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: THE EDGE - The Concert Chamber , Auckland Town Hall
Cost: General Admission $79.00
Tickets: Book now at www.buytickets.co.nz or call 0800 BUY TICKETS (service fees will apply)
Russell Targ is a physicist who has spent much of his life through the 1970s and 1980s working at the Stanford Research Institute which is an extension of Stanford University in California. This is where he and his colleague Harold E. Puthoff co-founded a 23-year, $25-million program of research into psychic abilities and their operational use for the U.S. intelligence community, including the CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency and Army Intelligence.
Since retiring Russell has continued his exploration into the realms of parapsychology and ESP and relates that 5000 years ago, Hinduism and 2,500 years ago Buddhism understood through meditative practices what we are just learning about today.
He emphasizes that we need to cherish the body that we inhabit, and that there is a transcendent knowing, a transcendent doing, and a transcendent being that we as a humanity have very little to no understanding.
Where Leading Edge Science is taking us today is that:
We can heal both locally and at a distance, and we can shift our awareness to travel, (called "remote viewing') in consciousness to distant places and be fully cognizant of what we experience.
He also confirmed of the possibility to access the luminous 'akashic' records, where all information about our past both individually and as a race is 'stored' in a non material library outside of time.
And that the science is firming up that we have having lived lives before on this planet - is now becoming more certain.
Listen to Russell tell of the hidden capabilities of a humanity who have been very enmeshed in the 'outside' world and yet when we still ourselves, a whole realm of profound possibilities can make themselves known.
Russell will be in Auckland on the 15th & 16th October.
Also: Listen to Adonia Wylie of the Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust.
She explains what the forthcoming Science, Consciousness and Spirituality Conference is endeavouring to impart, here in Auckland on the 15th, 16th and 17th of October.
Imagine this idyllic island close to Auckland... with pristine sandy beaches, green rolling hills, native trees and birdlife, and a dynamic creative community that is near totally sustainable, aligned with nature and in harmony with themselves.
Well, this could be the island of tomorrow, here in the Hauraki Gulf, in our fast coming future.
Question? Have you the audacity to envision Waiheke Island as a Biosphere Reserve?
When we realise what is possible and recognise that it can happen, the synergy of a dynamic community can empower the island neighborhood to be a part of something that will make us proud as a society as well as a nation.
There are 109 countries that have ‘Biosphere Reserves’, yet ‘clean green New Zealand’ does not.
Note that many differing groups of individuals throughout the Island already support this notion.
What is evolving out of this is more people becoming involved as a community of leaders, strong, cohesive and resilient.
Waiheke already is a global leader with 198 volunteer organizations from a population of 8000 people. It is a ‘wayshower’ to what a caring, creative and dynamic neighborhood can aspire to, to envision what is needed and take action.
So what is the glue that makes Waiheke people what they are?
Subjects that we don't want to know about, we either avoid or deny.
Because certain environmental matters are not 'glamorous' or have 'celebrity status' we as a group consciousness tend to ignore them (including sewage!).
Notice that the Super City Mayoral Candidates are not championing ecological consciousness, when Auckland sits astride a magnificent picturesque environment which is our best asset.
Why in 2010, in these elections is there is no leadership with Auckland becoming the most environmentally sustainable super city in the Southern hemisphere?
Unbeknown to most NZers, one of the corner stones of NZ's Resource Management Act, is 'to avoid, remedy or mitigate' environmental concerns, which as a noble act that in so many ways is not being enforced by our governmental agencies. Why?
Also, where is today's altruism? The 60's Generation in their day were very focussed on core issues, such as peace, environment and social justice, why is there a lack of interest in that which sustains us and why are we not involving ourselves 'in best practice'?
Do we as a society populated by successful baby boomers really want to leave our planet in a better state than what we enjoyed as children? Can we instead of accepting minimal environmental standards, incorporate best practice into our everyday life? e.g start raising the bar as to require higher quality water? (and air).
It is the cumulative affect of our actions that we are not observing, as we are still looking at isolated actions by themselves. Now is a time to see our planet from a holistic perspective and act accordingly. The need for 'kiwi's' in general to elevate our perspective and look at the broader picture and not from a very limited ground level perspective is imperative!
Where and who are our NZ visionaries? Can you name some? Are they being acknowledged?
Listen to an impassioned and coherent appeal, by someone in the know, that urgent action on so many environmental fronts is required if NZ is going to safeguard its environmental integrity and its so called 'Clean Green' image, and in particular - care for our children and grandchildren's future.
A new NZ initiative, Global Health Clinics is an integrative health clinic, specialising in Natural Health and bringing together a collective of highly trained practitioners to cover all areas of health and wellbeing, including Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Iridology, Massage Therapy, Psychotherapy, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Art Therapy, Dietitians and Nutritionists.
With these therapies moving more into mainstream consciousness along with a healthy diet and regular exercise we are witnessing extremely beneficial effects with the human race in health and wellbeing.
Listen to Adrian Hartigan who has spent 20 years as a natural health practitioner and who introduced Jin Shin Jitsu to NZ, explain some of the deeper levels of working together. She is also the founder of the Holistic Business Network NZ and which is now the World Business Network NZ.
John Coombs, long term advocate and business activist for sustainable development - in natural health, organic food distribution and manufacturing, practical waste utilisation and environmental welfare.
John gives an energetic overview of the potential and possibilities around the synergies relating to the dynamics of pulling various modalities together and empowering us to take charge of both our health and collective future.
We are now at a time when the practitioners of the numerous holistic health remedies including vibrational medicine are coming together in teams to give us a 'one stop shop' to initiate well being and maximise self expression.
New co-operative ventures that pull together powerful modalities under one roof, are bringing to the community a higher level of service to those needing professional alternative, traditional and complimentary medicine.
This is the way of the future and it is happening today in Takapuna NZ.
Phone: (09) 488 0208
Robbyne is a sensitive, being able to see and communicate with the subtle worlds unseen by most people.
Since early childhood she can articulate ways in which to open people up to the possibility that we are surrounded by a world of frequency and that each and everyone of us are an important player in the continuous unfolding of the tapestry of life.
From the cycles of the seasons, the moons gravitational pull, to communications with animals, we are never separate from the web of life.
Having broken away from mainstream society, she studied with Shaman, Indian Elders, Medicine Men, Grandmother Wisdom keepers, and holy men of all nations that has led her to discover the message and universal desire for ‘connection’ is the same on every continent.
Time and time again she was greeted only to have the ancient wisdom and traditions passed on to her through rituals and ceremonies.
These experiences come about not only from the intention to travel and open herself to broader experience, but also from predestined encounters with guardians of sacred sites, often via dreams.
She says when we keep an open mind and are centered within our heart, we can break free of the dreamspell that to all sense and purposes has locked us down to be consumers in a society that is consuming ourselves and of course nature.
And the rewards of seeing through the veil is such a profound awakening, we realize that life now offers so much meaning as well as a spiritual unfoldment into how we can realise our destiny, working towards a peaceful global community.
So the question to be asked is, what is our relationship with the natural world?
And how can we focus this knowing to bring about positive change to our planet today?
As a human, what are our latent capabilities? Sonia Choquette is a world-renowned intuitive and spiritual teacher who specializes in helping others recognize that we are all endowed with a sixth sense that we can count on. A masterful teacher committed to strengthening intuition in our daily lives, she is the best-selling author of ten books and numerous audio editions.
A highly trained intuitive, with extensive background in the mysticism of East and West, Sonia was educated at the University of Denver and at the Sorbonne in Paris, and holds a Ph.D. in metaphysics. Sonia says, “I am intuitive because I was encouraged at all times to be awake, aware, and guided by my sixth sense. I grew up in an environment that treated intuition not only as natural, but actually essential to successful navigation in life. Intuition is a gift that we all have, that we can all experience, that we can all trust and that we all need!"
Listen to a unique light hearted 50 minutes discussion of how Sonia, a catalyst for conscious connection, reconnects us to our breath and the spiritual dimension of who we are as an individual human as well as an extension of the vast super organism called humanity. When we realise we are all sacred and that we are all connected to source, we can intuitively understand that we are spiritual beings having an earth experience. That we are far more than we ever thought possible and that a great shift in consciousness for goodwill and love is upon us as an emergent planetary civilisation.
Sonia Choquette http://www.trustyourvibes.com
Jonathan Cole's mission and passion is the transition to solar energy (in all its forms). He’s been researching, developing and using solar energy for his household needs for 28 years and now has made it his mission to provide the knowledge about how to utilize solar energy in an affordable, durable, low maintenance and user-friendly way.
With hot water costing around 30% of NZ's household electricity costs, we note that Germany, the leader in solar technology and use, is closer to the North pole than NZ is to the South pole, so why are New Zealanders not using this long lasting technology?
By deploying this technology throughout NZ, this would give us breathing space from the need to dam rivers and scramble to find more ways to produce electricity.
Also, how do we mobilise the community to clean up rivers, recycle and reduce consumer products, by making them last longer. Houses built in Europe can be hundreds of years old, but be refurbished to be modern inside.
Why build temporary houses and apartments and waste valuable resources when we can build more durable structures? What incentives do we need to realise that we as a humanity have huge ecological challenges to surmount if we are to leave a healthy planet for our children?
Also, finding Durable Prosperity and actualising it.
And what is an Eco-Industrial revolution?
Can we be Socially Responsible?
Jonathan Cole - www.lightontheearth.org
Renowned for her ability to ‘cut through the crap’, Kathy is a parenting author with a unique writing genre, that blows the cobwebs off antiquated ideologies, while engaging the reader with entertaining realism – including comprehensive explanations of each age stage of childhood development; getting to the bottom of the good, bad & ugly with pharmaceutical medications; effective natural health remedies and healing therapies; nutrition as you've probably never seen it explained before; and phenomenal enlightenment into fully grasping our children's innate individual personalities.
Kathy describes OH GROW UP as being about “parenting with spirit” – strength, guts, soul – whatever “spirit” means to you.
The result is a truly remarkable eclectic fusion of ordinary old-school middle-of-the-road methodologies, combined with extraordinary old-age-new-age philosophies … including Parenting’s 21 Golden Insights, 21 Magical Secrets, and 21 Universal Principles.
Listen to a warm-hearted interview, where an experienced mother laughingly shares important information on connecting with your children and feeding them the healthiest food and drink available, especially enabling men to participate in hands on upbringing of children.
Kathy Fray - Mother, Author and Midwife
From Brisbane Australia, New Zealander Graeme Sait is an Author/Educator.
Graeme Sait, is the co-founder of Qld Company, Nutri-Tech Solutions (NTS), a recognised world leader in sustainable agriculture/horticulture.
He is a sought after, global keynote speaker, plus the founder of Radiance, a 6 day Wellness Festival that attracts crowds in excess of 12,000.
He has many years of researching health and wellbeing and the benefits of all the correct foods especially fats and oils to teas, herbal remedies plus soil health agricultural systems and biological farming etc.
Learn of the profound interdependence of soil microflora of bacteria and fungi that is crucial to plant growth, healthy soil (and sequesting Co2 from the atmosphere). Just like the micro flora in our gut and digestive system, when we are free of chemical additives, everything flourishes and comes back into balance.
2012 - Mayan Calendar - What is it about?
We in the Western world have been influenced by the historical events of what came out of Greece and Rome, however, when London had only a few thousand people in 800 AD, Tikal which is now in Guatemala was an advanced civilisation of 80,000 Mayan people, with a fully written language and living in elegant, architecturally built buildings with a pyramid as their center piece.
Intrinsically integrated into their cosmology was an advanced calendar that has its culmination point in 2012.
So why did the Maya have as a focal point of their civilisation a calendar that they "built on" that has a prophetic date, when their civilisation basically collapses around a 1000 years ago, yet only in the last 30 years researchers uncovers a profound understanding that humanity is at a point of cosmic timing that states that we are at the culmination of our evolutionary cycle?
And when we look around our planet today, with the synchronistic convergence of ecological, economic, societal and warlike disorder, what are we to make of this timing?
Carl Calleman, is a serious scholar and researcher from Sweden, whose insights show that there is intelligence embedded in not only the Mayan pyramids as 'time keepers' but also in the universe itself, and that we as a humanity are on the threshold of a great awakening that if we are astute and open to possibility will open the door to opportunity, growth and "unity consciousness" never before envisaged by humanity up until this very moment!
This is an exceptionally positive and optimistic analysis and interview by a world leading scholar!
Listen to a clear and lucid understanding of what the many grass roots and volunteer groups are doing to make New Zealand sustainable and the excellent work they do, what charitable trusts support them, and how local government needs more consciousness to see that an ecological approach to environment, health and community are critical to where we are going as a nation.
That at a national level, the Government still sees the environment as 'something' to exploit, when for example, in England, Marks and Spencer (the huge super store) has gone sustainable and is producing larger profits, because of going more into organics and a healthier lifestyle.
On top of this the NZ Resource Management Act is perceived as woolly, in that there are no numbers in it, no targets, or standards, and that we are 20 years behind Europe in writing and complying with policy, when in fact we could be the planetary leader!
Finally, an exceptionally clear summary about the Supercity, Governance and Loss of Democracy. Plus, what is the Search and Surveillance Bill that is being foisted upon us, a peaceful nation of only 4 million kiwis? Why such draconian measures and who in their right mind would conjure up such a hideous concept?
Steve Hart worked as a DJ on radio in Britain and in 1976 there were few radio stations in the UK.
He worked for 8 years as a volunteer music presenter and newsreader on hospital radio in Britain that led to work for radio stations in his home county of Essex – including with the BBC. But by then his second choice career as a journalist was taking off.
He moved to New Zealand in 2000 to take up a senior editorial role with the New Zealand Herald where he stayed for seven years. In 2007 he opted to work freelance as a journalist, photographer, video maker and publisher.
Today he publishes the Viewfinder magazine for budding moviemakers to post on Utube and the web, as well as writing about careers, business and finance for various newspapers and magazines.
As an Independent journalist who looks behind the scenes of world events, he notes that it is imperative to look far more deeply at what is happening, and asks very relevant questions as to many of the circumstances surrounding what happened back in September the 11th in 2001 in New York. Questions that the media have skirted and ignored. Questions that need to be debated in the public arena today.
Jon Winder of the Sephira institute here in Auckland NZ is involved in change manage around human dimensions of how people interact, translating the organisational and personal vision into action and understanding of how to create a culture of consciousness.
So what is consciousness and how do we remain conscious and linked to the universal field?
In a world of huge corporations, powers and possibilities, how do we as a humanity come into an understanding of what is real and authentic, when we have to survive sustainably and thrive as a species?
And how do we learn and how do we facilitate learning that inspires us to lead and why is it that we are so short off outstanding leaders here in NZ as well as globally?
Listen to an experienced practitioner and facilitator share how we in NZ can grow leadership, especially with our young, our children, our gifts for today and tomorrow.
jon [at] sephiraexperience.com
“The Palestinian/Israeli conflict.”
Who are Hamas? And what about Fatah (and who are the Hezbollah?) Have Jews and the Palestinians become victims of Zionism?
Born and educated in Jerusalem. Joined BBC Arabic Services in London. Radio TV Journalist, Filmmaker in Jordan, contributing to the BBC, UPI, ABC, and Special advisor to Prince Hassan, then Crown Prince of Jordan.
Plus, UNICEF’s regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa in Amman, as Chief of Information and External Relations.
As the victors always write the historical record, it has only been very recently that the global public realise that there has been broken agreements in what was Palestine. That to the fair minded, it is obvious in the extreme, that where once the Palestinians owned 94% of what is now seen as Israel, and the Jewish People 6%, this has been virtually reversed as a result of political manipulation.
Today, Palestinians are ignored, poor and desperate for justice and the basics of life, and yet the global media has not been prepared to give a balanced viewpoint of their plight, nor Britain or the USA to act accordingly.
Listen to Tuma Hazou give a very erudite and coherent explanation of what happened, what is continuing to happen and what the possibilities for tomorrow are.
http://www.exeterpsc.org.uk/images/palestine_maps.JPG ~ Map of Palestine 1946 to 2000
http://www.gisha.org ~ Palestinian and Israeli Human Rights Group
http://www.nkuk.org Neturei Karta is an international organization of Orthodox Jews dedicated to the propagation and clarification of Torah Judaism and not Zionism.