In 2016 Christine Jones is coming to live in NZ, to assist farmers and soil scientists understand how biological agriculture can resolve pollution challenges caused by excessive use of nitrogen and phosphorous fertilisers. She says improvements to soil function will help restore waterways without any need to reduce the number of cows. At the same time, the cows will be healthier!
The book, The Catch:
The awakening in NZ at both Government and industry level that we have to totally change our fishing practices to conserve local and world fishing stocks.
That citizen initiated groups in NZ can make a difference if we commit to organise and make our voices heard.
This is about the exploitation of NZ waters by overseas fishing corporations.
The exploitation and near on slavery of crews working on these boats in NZ waters.
The vacuuming up of the last remaining tuna and large fishing stocks in the Pacific ocean, that last fishery on earth.
Of corruption and irresponsible attitudes at virtually every level in the worlds fishing fleets.
We have to act now.
Part I - (What is a Geomancer and Geopathic Stress)
Nicky describes what a ‘Geomancer’ is and how that relates to what she does. She has the ability to detect ‘Earth Energy’, particularly the Magnetic fields around the earth, also Geopathic Stress caused by underground water, and how this affects your health.
Part II - (Is there any science to go with it and how does it work?)
John asks Nicky if she can explain exactly how she dowses a house.
She explains how she grids through a house or an office or apartment even 40 stories up in an apartment this energy can be detected. So by gridding through the property, she can identify where exactly the noxious energies are.
Part III - Diseases
John is interested in what other diseases are linked with Geopathic Stress.
He asks what about things like ‘Chronic Fatigue’?
Nicky gives an example of a case study she has dealt with of Chronic Fatigue and it was the ‘office’ situation rather than a bed that lowered the immune system that caused this. John asks are there other diseases and also do you have situations where you can’t fix a situation?
Part IV – The Journey work
Nicky has been practicing ‘Journey’ work since 2004 from Brandon Bays. (http://www.thejourney.com/)
She uses this process to help people to deal with health issues based on the ‘Journey’ that Brandon developed over many years.
Should we be more concerned about terrorists or climate change?
What a question!
Climate change can kill with efficacy as huge storms hit with frightening intensity and after the winds go, leave a legacy of flooding and landslides.
More slowly, rising seas will gradually erase whole nations, and droughts will kill many thousands, and even cause wars over resources.
Western governments, however, are making it clear which they think is the issue to worry about. Climate change is taking a back seat, even when there has been a cyclone (cyclone Haiyan) that killed 6300 people in 2013.
However in early December 2015 the largest UN summit of the decade is to take place in Paris. The big question is will the delegates get the message to keep fossil fuel in the ground and to finance a transition to renewable energy by 2050? This is the aim of 350.org. Even that seems too little too late.
Also known as the backbone of LegaSea. (http://www.legasea.co.nz) His passion is to make certain that the vision of 'more fish in the water for future generations' is not something that we just talk about – he wants it to become our reality. He is an active environmentalist, a good fisherman, a talented networker, a successful businessman, a green-fingered gardener & a loving family man.
“We have to claim our oceans and fisheries back before it is too late.”
There are multiple challenges to our fisheries here in NZ. We all know that due to industrial netting, fish numbers are falling, some spectacularly and this is happening both globally and locally. This also includes dwindling stocks of crustaceans as well as shellfish. At the same time we are having to deal with poorer water quality such as increasing acidic levels as well as an increase in the overall NZ population especially in Auckland who are keen consumers of fish.
This is intensifying pressure on the local commons, which translates to the area of sea that all fish-life inhabit and that for the last so many thousands of years there has been a customary right, for anyone to go down to the beach or get into a boat and catch a fish or three, to feed their family and friends.
This interview is in many ways is an exposé of the Fishing Industry in NZ, which is the fourth largest fisheries in area on our planet!
Since 1995 Dita worked for the NZ Herald the largest newspaper in NZ, she is currently a TV Producer for TV One.
"Journalists need to be very independent, always questioning, always probing always saying, why? That’s the journalist's creed.”
Whereas people like Nicky Hager (author of Dirty Politics & many other books) who stands up and asks questions then states the facts, and is painted very effectively as a troublemaker and stirrer - a left wing radical by the government when in reality he is just doing good journalism - that is all he is doing even if the facts are 100% true, he is dismissed as a radical, out to bring down the government.
Is our government becoming so contemptuous of people? Dita states that if the National Party put people before all other considerations, she would be far more favourable to them, but people across the board are seemingly being factored out of the equation in favour of monetarist considerations. Putting people at the centre of what they do, is the foundation of how Dita wishes to see governments govern - without compromise.
Yelena’s methods integrate ancient knowledge and contemporary quantum sciences, providing simple, elegant and practical opportunities for wellness, for young and old.
Yelena says that people suffer because they have forgotten their true origins and lost connection with the deepest part of themselves. Unhappiness, loneliness and lack of joy are the effects of this disconnection, not to mention the personal and planetary health issues we are experiencing today.
We each have the power to change and make a difference. It all starts inside our own consciousness.
Yelena studied economics and worked as a banker before training in natural systems of energy medicine and healthcare so she understands the true value of investing in proactive personalised health.
The discussion includes astrology, plant resonances, the value of New Zealand plants from pristine environments and the effect this can have on your aura, your emotions, and with coaching how this can have positive effects for your ongoing attitudes and lifestyle.
Yelena Kostyugova is a Holistic Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy Practitioner (Dip.NZNFE) and healer-shaman trained in ancient healing and shamanic arts of working with nature for holistic wellbeing.
Coming from a small village in Siberia in Russia, Yelena runs a life coaching practice in Auckland helping her clients to become connected with their own inner wisdom and live a purposeful life.
Should journalists be part of the solution, and not part of the problem?
Freedom of the press describes the right to gather, publish, and distribute information and ideas without government restriction. This right encompasses freedom from censorship, but does our media really have complete freedom in New Zealand? We need to ask this question when we see the government’s response to Nicky Hager’s investigative journalism, and Channel 7 is removed from TV in spite of having half a million viewers. A journalist was recently no longer required by the Herald after writing an honest critique of the TPPA, and what happened to Campbell Live and why?
David Robie, Professor of Communication Studies and Pacific Journalism, Director of the Pacific Media Centre, journalist and author asks these questions and more.
After seven years of negotiations on the TPPA, Ministers from twelve countries have reached agreement, but all is not lost as it has not been signed and sealed. Even though Tim Groser and other governments Ministers reached agreement, the TPPA has not been finalised. There are further steps before ratification and many ways that the TPPA could still fail.
Under the US Fast Track law, President Obama has to give 90 days notice to Congress before he can sign the TPPA, and must make the text public 30 days into that period.
Meanwhile, members of the US Congress and the corporate lobbyists who are ‘cleared advisers’ will get to see the deal. They will be seeking to change what they don’t like and making new demands. That will be the first of many opportunities for them to seek to rewrite the ‘final’ deal. So the earliest that the TPPA could actually be signed is next February, and that would assume that all governments agree with the final tweaking. So there is time to mobilize!
See below for details on the nationwide marches on Saturday November 14th 2015.
James’s aim is to bring community based grassroots organisations into fruition at the same time optimising conscious choices as to how we work and meld together as self actualised team members.
He sees an immediacy in doing this.
He brings people together to mesh them into a team, by using practical components including self reflection and meditation so as to have real grounded intentions. Be it through engineering to horticulture, he works to share skills and create products.
However, his message is that to make things happen we have to do them at grassroots level - here and now. His local project up in central North Auckland on the East coast is that in 18 months time he will show people that they can come and start working immediately as a localised opportunity in action. He maintains that if the community is not on board with their heart it simply does not happen, as he found out when working up in Shanghai, China for a year and that another important quality is that we have to be an active part of our community with no separation. To be inclusive is so important.
It is the 20th year anniversary of the yacht flotilla to the Mururoa atoll to halt French Nuclear tests.
New Zealand has always been an outspoken critic of Nuclear testing and nuclear weapons. In total, 175 explosions took place at Moruroa and Fangataufa, in French Polynesia - 41 of which were atmospheric.
In 1973,the New Zealand and Australian governments took France to the International Court of Justice in an attempt to ban the tests. France ignored the court’s ruling that they cease testing.
Glen Atkinson is a philosopher, biodynamics and agricultural expert, published author and was the astrologer for the NZ’s Womens Weekly for many years. He discusses his recent theories with John Coombs of Global Health Clinics.
Glen offers various solutions to the current challenges facing individuals and society. These include simple health issues, with reference to the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner, Astrology, and some of the key planetary dynamics currently influencing our planet.
Glen's theories include new advancements on the energetic qualities of the Torus, practical fractal significances and how the periodic table of chemical elements can be viewed in a more dynamic and easy to comprehend manner which directly correlates to our health and active consciousness.
Glenn's work with agricultural forces through his BD Max products have been developed over 40 years and include simple homeopathic solutions to help produce a better quality of organic nutrients and manage plant resistance to various pests and temperature fluctuations.
This conversation touches on esoteric knowledge as well as simple practical chemistry and social dynamics.
Glen has written 5 books which are available free on his website www.bdmax.co.nz
Glen also produces a range of synergised homeopathic human health products, which are available online or through Global Health Clinics.
For more information on the work of Global Health Clinics and practical health solutions to your daily needs please go to www.globalhealthclinics.co.nz
A group behind a web presence called You Being You, an online home for sharing wisdom to connect us with our true nature, ourselves and others.
One of the important gifts of ‘You Being You’ is that they have a wide experience and the skills to assist people address the psychological challenges of a world in transition.
That includes understanding your inside nature and focussing on easily understood vocabulary to express your feelings. Because one of the greatest challenges we have today is to be able to vocalise our feelings in such a way as to be clearly understood. There is a gigantic chasm especially among boys and men in finding the vocabulary to express their needs.
So what is it that affects us in a tragedy that directly afterwards people instinctively lean into each other for support and comfort?
This Interview covers the largest Peace Conference in New Zealand since the 1970’s and the need for action especially as New Zealand ‘has been' in the forefront of disarmament for global peace.
The necessity for New Zealanders and especially mothers who in nurturing their children need to strongly encourage their husbands to become far more proactive in communicating methods of curtailing and then disarming the escalating challenges of full spectrum warfare that is starting to dominate the news and media and that seeps into our consciousness on a nightly basis.
Inclusive of letter writing and rallies John says lets hit the military industrial complex in the pocket book. Lets follow up on any corporation or business what so ever that is making money out of armaments and warfare and target them at their finances by boycotting them and especially their subsidiaries and suppliers. Even a university that may be getting money from the arms race to further their research in hi tech design and electronic components.
Challenge the universities and challenge them on where they are getting their funding … ask for student boycotts of classes …. boycott paying fees - Now this is the Dr Hinchcliff a ”Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit” for services to education and the very first Emeritus Vice Chancellor of AUT University here in Auckland New Zealand and challenge them not just with words but with actions.
What is the over arching view point of human endeavour? Can humanity en masse turn our civilisation around?
How is it that we ‘are in our heads’ and forgetting our deep yet subtle connection to our planet and great sustainer? Everything in our world is basically cyclical and that we humans are embedded within all these cycles that are taking place around us, yet - without us noticing. We are instead, increasingly caught in the corporate treadmill of slash and burn and ‘get it now without looking at the consequences of our actions.’ This appears to be what western society is basing its economics and its life on.
Fortunately, more and more people are waking up to what is happening today.
New science has given a deeper understanding of biology and associated quantum systems to practically influence our quality of life.
This discussion reveals how by combining the opportunities presented by new technology with positive attitudes, lifestyle decisions and exercise we enhance our qualities of individual happiness and the wellbeing of our whole society.
If we are well we have more energy and mental focus to helps others, and have higher creative faculties for political or ecological considerations.
The core work of Shanti Mission is to give everyday people tools that allow access to their full humanity and thus their divinity - the inner landscape and the wisdom of the heart.
Parvati discusses why despite knowing that changing consciousness is the key to living in a sustainable world, it’s not the same thing as simply changing your mind.
Is the New Zealand government sheltering under the US nuclear umbrella?
113 nations have endorsed the Humanitarian Pledge which is to stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. Why hasn’t our nuclear-free country signed this?
Nine countries together possess more than 15,000 nuclear weapons. The United States and Russia maintain roughly 1,800 of their nuclear weapons on high-alert status – ready to be launched within minutes of a warning. Most are many times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. A single nuclear warhead, if detonated on a large city, could kill millions of people, with the effects persisting for decades.
There are global treaties prohibiting the use, production and stockpiling of certain weapons that the international community has deemed to be inherently inhumane and indiscriminate: chemical weapons, biological and toxin weapons, anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions. No comparable treaty exists for nuclear weapons. These remain, despite their unparalleled destructive capacity, the only WMD not yet comprehensively outlawed.
Tim Wright is Asia Pacific Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a global coalition of non-governmental organisations working to mobilise people in all countries to inspire, persuade and pressure their governments to initiate and support negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons.
Jonathan, opens with where we focus our attention is where we end up going and we are trained at a very young age from conception onwards there is conditioning and whatever our parents are thinking we as the embryo and baby become programmed with the thought forms that emanate from our mother then father etc. Bruce Lipton eloquently covers this subject.
The amount of information that is reaching the senses and inner sensibility of developing baby and child is vast. Including the receptiveness of a baby's brain wave sensitivity of its mother and what she is tuning into and all the variables of a baby basically awash in an ocean of information that is infinite.
Covering loving parents, family relationships extended family which spread outward into the surrounding community it bodes well for that child, and the necessity for us as a humanity to continually work towards this end. Cooperative cohesive tight, loving relationships are key to our individual and collective future.
Prominent Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Educator Marianne Stobie discusses with John Coombs some of the radical new science based natural health options.
Marianne describes simple and practical systems now available to help achieve optimal wellbeing. Combined with this knowledge and the long term confidence this imbues, people can be helped to radically improve their quality of life and future potential.
What is happening in Russia at the moment, since the Anastasia series of Ringing Cedars books?
What is a Dolmen? Are they an extension of an ancient Vedic culture and are these monoliths really 7,000 - 9,000 years old, and how come they are reflected in the constellations of the night sky?
What type of schooling are the children in this particular area of Russia experiencing, relating to 'how does a human being live on a planet?'
What is happening at the many summer Eco Festivals across the face of Russia? Where people go back to the land to reconnect and seek community.
8 years ago Tim experienced a profound dream whilst camping between, of all things, two cedar trees, when attending a gathering of Dances of Universal Peace. This dream compelled Tim to travel to Russia for one month to investigate what it meant and along the way he discovered something extraordinary and magical.
In what has been called the defining decade, there's a growing sense of the need to reappraise our current global situation, and to question many of our prevailing assumptions. What if we really are the people we've been waiting for?
Christopher Le Breton is uniquely placed to make a difference at the interface of environment and development, having been an environmental project officer in the European Commission in charge of projects in the former Soviet Union. He was also a European Union environmental adviser and capacity-builder on the ground in Serbia. He has lived, worked, and travelled in 97 countries around the world, engaging at all levels, from Government to grassroots, from private sector to not for profit sector.
Christopher walked away from this lifestyle, sold his house in London, and set out to bike the world giving Awakening the Dreamer Symposiums as he went. After completing 75 educational workshops in 7 countries over years, including 50 of them cycling through Australia and Indonesia, Christopher Le Breton has settled in New Zealand.
He had been able to implement a number of projects in 10 countries over 7 years, inspiring people to create thriving, dynamic projects in their communities. These projects are boosting, for instance, local economies in Australia, saving indigenous wisdom in Indonesia & Ecuador, saving orangutans, and addressing climate change in Indonesia. On leaving Ecuador recently an indigenous elder asked Christopher to go back and change the dream of the modern world – that is to wake every one up!
Here in Aotearoa New Zealand, Christopher has set up Earth Partners Trust in partnership with tangata whenua, promoting the concept, understanding and implementation of Kaitiakitanga, guardianship and stewardship of the environment for the current and the next seven generations.
This wide ranging interview covers many interlinking and overlapping subjects, including; Consciousness, New Paradigm, Quantum Realities, Space Time - ET’s and UFO’s - Trans Pluto, Mother Earth, Sustainability, Ecological Awareness, Co-creation and Co-operation.
When we sleep at night we basically disconnect from our outer realm and bodily sensations and enter what JJ Hurtak says is ‘an ocean of consciousness, swimming in hyperspace’ - that our consciousness is not localised in our body it is open to a vast plethora of dimensions - as the Australian Aborigines aptly named the 'dream time.'
That there are many levels of sleep. Beyond rapid eye movement and all the analysis that has take place, and the usual mixed messages of dreams we experience, we can tap into other realms that are available to us every night. JJ Hurtak mentions the dreams of Joseph when back in Egypt and his ability to interpret them for the Pharaoh. So there is a long history of the potency of dreams, however with present day humanity, especially in the western world, we are awash in things, data, distraction and consumerism and rarely take the time to cultivate our inner being, and the levels of unconsciousness that may be just waiting to be acknowledged.
Desiree, also mentions how dreams can give us warnings and predictions and tells of one, as well as experiences of déjà vu.
“You cannot insert a gene you took from a bacteria into a seed, and call it life. You haven’t created life, you have polluted it.”
~ Vandana Shiva.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization's definition of 'forest' includes commercial plantations of fast growing trees - often replacing biodiverse native forests relied on by local communities.
Perhaps this shonky description of a forest is really to accommodate industry, carbon sinks for emissions trading, and making money from climate change.
Forest conservation has been thought to be the simplest way to fight climate change, particularly in New Zealand, where cars and cows are incredibly effective carbon producers.
Have we now reduced the description of forests to ‘any area covered by trees’, discarding the structural, functional and biological diversity of non-tree elements that make up a forest, as well as the cultural importance of the interaction between forests and communities?
Drawing parallels between the treatment of workers and the treatment of natural systems, Gary Cranston talks about how the privatisation and the commodification of natural systems is being dressed up by polluters as a solution to climate change, and how these solutions must be replaced by solutions designed and implemented by and for those most threatened and least responsible for causing climate change itself if we are to realise an effective response to today's crisis of climate change and capitalism itself.
Forty-five years since the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) took effect, and 70 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, more than 16,000 nuclear weapons still exist-many on Cold War-era alert, ready to launch in 15 minutes.
Over the past 45 years, the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has put in place an indispensable yet imperfect set of rules for creating a safer world.
Under the treaty, countries without nuclear weapons agree not to get them, and countries with nuclear weapons, (China, France, Russia, the UK and the US) agree to eventually get rid of them. India, Israel and Pakistan have nuclear weapons but have not joined the NPT; North Korea withdrew from the NPT in 2003, and then began testing nuclear weapons.
Meanwhile, nuclear armed countries are spending hundreds of billions of dollars on modernising their arsenals.