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.
The Auckland Super City is almost here! Are you excited?
Well, guess what? It’s not a done deal yet and there is still time to stop it. What the main stream media won’t tell you is that the Auckland Super City is a multi-national corporate “grab” of over 28 Billion Dollars’ of New Zealand Assets.
Here is the scurrilous little secret that you are not being told:
A possible, 112 council services will all end up being privatised. What does this mean? Major multi-national corporations will be running Auckland. In fact, Auckland will expand all the way up to the Rodney District there will be no accountability nor will there be any one local in charge. Profits? All going offshore.
Let’s look behind the curtain shall we? Two years ago 850 million dollars was spent with private contractors and the ratepayers cannot find out where exactly the money was spent.
Where is the transparency in local government? Where is the Accountability in Local Government? Why is New Zealand doing this?
Who is Penny Bright? Courageous ‘Penny Bright’ – Is an Anti Corruption Campaigner and Whistle Blower.
Penny Bright has been arrested 22 times after being (unlawfully) denied speaking rights at Auckland City Council, mainly on matters relating to water, it is 21-1 to her (defended herself - no legal training), and 4 District Court Judges have acknowledged the 'Public Watchdog' role - so that is why she describes herself as a 'judicially recognised Public Watchdog' on Metrowater, water and Auckland regional governance matters.
Penny has also been described in the NZ Herald as an 'anti-corruption campaigner' in the fight for more transparency and accountability particularly at local government. Penny Bright helped to set up the 'Stop the Supercity' group - which is totally opposed to the attempted corporate takeover of the Auckland region to run it 'like a business, by business - for business'.
Pivotal to this perceived corrupt supercity corporate coup are Auckland Regional Water Services - which are being set up for privatization.
The Corporate Agenda has been for years to set up one 'Big Auckland Water Company,' the contract out (Privatise) the management and operation of Auckland Regional Water services to United Water, 100% owned by the biggest water multinational in the world, Veolia!
Like a giant octopus, United Water (Veolia), who established a base in Papakura in 1997, has been slowly extending its covetous corporate tentacles - and now have 7 contracts in New Zealand.
To encircle, and privatise water services of the entire Auckland region, so that the income stream flowing from the pipes that citizens have already paid for, can flow into the bank accounts of Veolia's shareholders. Situated, we don't know where!
Proposed changes to Local Government Act 2002 (Amendment) Bill, currently before Parliament, would make it easier for such privatized water contracts, by extending the maximum contracting term from 15 to 35 years, and giving more power and control to private companies over our New Zealand Services.