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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Bob Edlin: Yet more discrimination from the Waitangi Tribunal


We are wondering – here at Point of Order – which politician will go out to bat for the idea that all citizens of this country be accorded exactly the same voting rights they were given at the time of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. 

To ensure nobody was denied those rights, all prisoners of all races in our prisons should be included in this entitlement.

We would like to think the Waitangi Tribunal might consider endorsing this idea because today it has released He Aha i Pērā Ai? The Māori Prisoners’ Voting Rights Report in pre-publication format.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

NZCPR Weekly: Race-Based Power and Influence



Dear NZCPR Reader,   

This week we outline the bizarre recommendations from the Government’s Maori Hui, including abolishing prisons and the child protection agency Oranga Tamariki, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Lindsay Mitchell exposes the misinformation campaign being run against Oranga Tamariki by Maori leaders, and our poll asks whether Oranga Tamariki is right to remove at-risk Maori children from their Whanau.

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Breaking Views Update: Week of 11.08.19




Saturday August 17, 2019

News:
Moriori trust search for descendants
Moriori are on searching for other descendants whose whakapapa has been hidden or lost.

Chief negotiator Maui Solomon says Moriori maintained they were never conquered because they maintained their customary tikanga of non-violence.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

GWPF Newsletter: Chinese Scientists Warn Of Global Cooling, Impact Of Solar Activity








British Farmers Accuse News Media Of Climate Alarmism

In this newsletter:

1) Chinese Scientists Warn Of Global Cooling, Impact Of Solar Activity
South China Morning Post, 11 August 2019

2) Germany To Abandon Fiscal Prudence To Save Its Shambolic Climate Policy
Reuters, 8 August 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Clive Bibby: The green, green grass of home


I've never been much of a Tom Jones fan although l do admire his ability to keep drawing the numbers to his less frequent concerts.

However, the one song of his that gets me humming along is a nostalgic rendition of "The green, green grass of home".

I was reminded of its capacity to bring grown men to tears, including me, as it played on our car radio during a recent return to my turangawaewae near Waipawa in Central Hawkes' Bay for a family reunion.

GWPF Newsletter: Is The Left Beginning To Abandon Renewable Energy?








Greta Throws Journalists Out Of Climate Summit

In this newsletter:

1) Is The Left Beginning To Abandon Renewable Energy?
Associated Press, 8 August 2019
 
2) Greta Throws Journalists Out Of Climate Summit
BLICK - Swiss News, 9 August 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Alan Jones: Fights against media global warming propaganda


UPDATE:

This interview by Australian broadcaster Alan Jones with Swedish Scientist Dr Nils Axel-Morner, who claims that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is misleading humanity about runaway climate change and rampant sea level rise, and that a new solar-driven cooling period is not far off, has now been banned by Facebook.

It is an excellent interview. Anyone interested in the real truth about climate change should watch this interview before YouTube ban it as well!


Australian broadcaster Alan Jones fights back against global warming propaganda and interviews a leading scientist who debunks the myth of rampant sea level rise.

Frank Newman: When the music stops


The property party is over. The revellers are returning home. The party house is falling quiet.

The latest report for property data provider, CoreLogic, shows that cities that have had the biggest sustained gains are now on the decline - Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, and the Queenstown Lakes District.

Other areas, typically low value regions like Whanganui, Gisborne and Invercargill, are still positive. The mid-zones like Whangarei have stalled at $547,000. Whangarei house prices are now at their lowest growth rate in four years.

Gerry Eckhoff: Of Tee Shirts, Tights and Super Conductors


The issue of climate change is not so much about whether the climate is changing but - how do we mere mortals differentiate the science from the politics. It is the “cause celebre” embraced by the political left as a convenient reason to also dismantle capitalism and replace it with socialism or worse. 

Our Governments’ traditionally reach for the easily accessible taxation tool to solve a problem - any problem. To impose a carbon tax to counter climate change can be described as requiring the paying of real money to ensure the partial removal of a natural and invisible substance, essential for life, to someone (Government) which is no one – who is pretending to do something, while achieving nothing. 

GWPF Newsletter - Greta Walks Out: Apocalyptic Climate Cult Shows First Signs Of Division








Global Meat-Eating Is On The Rise, Bringing Surprising Benefits

In this newsletter:

1) Greta Walks Out: Apocalyptic Climate Cult Shows First Signs Of Division
BuzzFeed News, 7 August 2019
 
2) Extinction Rebellion Prepares To Shut Down London Fashion Week
The Times, 6 August 2019

Breaking Views Update: Week of 04.08.19






Saturday August 10, 2019 

Maori nationalist parties exploit Ihumātao protest
In recent weeks the New Zealand media has given intense media coverage to an occupation led by Maori activists protesting against a proposed property development at a historic archaeological site on the Ihumātao Peninsula in South Auckland.

While it is legitimate to oppose the destruction of an important archeological site, the protest organisers have exploited the issue to promote Maori nationalism. This in turn has been taken up by the media right at the point when major struggles of workers and young people have erupted.

Friday, August 9, 2019

GWPF Newsletter: For Most Of The Last 10,000 Years, Greenland Ice Sheet Was Smaller Than Today








Meet The Fossil Fuelled Electric Car

In this newsletter:

1) For Most Of The Last 10,000 Years, Greenland Ice Sheet Was Smaller Than Today
Kenneth Richard, No Tricks Zone, 5 August 2019
 
2) Let Them Eat Cake: Germany Plans To Make Eating Meat Expensive To ‘Protect The Climate’
Deutsche Welle, 7 August 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Bob Edlin: The not-so-secret plan for EU domination


With all the focus on Brexit turmoil, it’s easy to miss recent changes in the EU. Unfortunate, because they are important. 

The appointment of former German defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, as president of the European Commission was rightly seen as a signal of Germany’s predominance in Europe but her political programme is even more significant. 


This can be found in the aptly-titled manifesto “A Union that strives for more“. And it surely does – in enough detail for liberal nightmares.

Mike Hosking: This Government has strangled the life out of a 'rock star' economy


Cash rate chop shows this Government has strangled the life out of a 'rock star' economy.

There is no mistaking what Adrian Orr did yesterday, cutting the official cash rate 50 points, is outside what most were expecting. A one per cent cash rate, we have never been here.

The Reserve Bank governor has cut to stimulate the economy, it's a blunt instrument, but this country is as flat as a pancake, the great days are over.

Crikey OCR


Crikey! 

Is the economy so bad that we have to have negative interest rates to keep it moving in the right direction? 

That message is in itself enough to cause business confidence to decline at a faster rate than it is already.

A Tiger by the Tail



Dear NZCPR Reader,   

This week we look at the huge influence that climate activism is having in New Zealand – including threatening our economic security, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Anthony Willy explains why the stance taken by one of the country’s main media companies in banning any challenge to their alarmism over climate change is so misguided, and our poll asks whether you have confidence in the New Zealand media when it comes to reporting climate change.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

GWPF Newsletter: Green Energy Transition Flops As Global Demand For Fossil Fuels Keeps Growing








Can Tesla Survive?

In this newsletter:

1) Green Energy Transition Flops As Global Demand For Fossil Fuels Keeps Growing
Financial Times, 3 August 2019
 
2) Can Tesla Survive?
Seeking Alpha, 31 July 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Mole News


After years of hectic digging and investigating, the Mole has finally retired. We thank him for his wonderful service. Our "Breaking Views Updates" monitor race relations in the media, picking up where he left off...  

Iwi corrects New Zealand Geographic Board
Ohakune-based iwi Ngāti Rangi has corrected the New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) on their recent incorrect spelling of Ohakune as “Ōhakune”.

Chairman Che Wilson said he was shocked and disappointed that the NZGB failed to consult with Ngāti Rangi during the name change process.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Frank Newman: Flight-shame about to touch-down in NZ


Flight-shame. If you have not heard about it already, you soon will. It's the latest buzz coming out of the global warming pandemic and gaining a momentum that is beginning to have an impact on air travel within Europe. It could potentially have an even more significant impact on long-haul destinations like New Zealand.

An article appearing in the Washington Post says, "…growing crowd of Europeans…are spurning air travel out of concern for the environment this northern hemisphere summer."

It tells the story of Johan who travelled from Sweden to Austria. Instead of taking a two-hour flight, he chose to reduce his carbon impact by taking a 30-hour journey by rail, bus and ferry.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Barend Vlaardingerbroek: To what extent am I “my brother’s keeper”?


And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? - Genesis 4:9

You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour. – Lord Atkin on the duty of care, 1932

This picture of the bodies of a man and his little daughter after drowning in the Rio Grande en route to the US swept across the globe.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Karl du Fresne: On Ihumatao, child uplifts, the media and a few other things


We live in excitable times. It’s hard to recall a time when politics was more febrile and overheated.

I don’t mean in Parliament, where it’s more or less business as usual (in fact surprisingly civilised, considering the intensity of the debates raging outside), but around the fringes – in the mainstream media, and more particularly in online forums – on issues that include race, gender, sexual identity, equality, climate change, women’s rights, freedom of speech, immigration and poverty.

For this we can blame several factors, all of which are inter-connected and feed into each other.

Mike Huckabee: Interview with Greenpeace Dropout Dr Patrick Moore




Mike Huckabee interviews Dr. Patrick Moore one of the original Greenpeace founders, who left once the organisation became radicalised.

GWPF Newsletter - Ignore Climate Hysteria: World Grain Crop Set To Break Record








English Summer Failing To Meet Alarmist Expectations (Again)

In this newsletter:

1) Ignore Climate Hysteria: World Grain Crop Set To Break Record
The Weekly Times, 30 July 2019
 
2) French 2019 Soft Wheat Crop 2nd Largest In History
Business Recorder, 30 July 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

NZCPR Weekly: Private Property Rights Under Threat



Dear NZCPR Reader,   

This week we examine the land rights protest in Auckland and the dangerous implications for New Zealand, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Dr Bryce Edwards provides an analysis of media reporting about the conflict, and our poll asks whether you believe the Government should allow the use of private land to settle Treaty grievances.

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Bob Edlin: Amidst howls of “racism”, protesters demand an Irish agency boss’s resignation


The Hands Off Our Tamariki Network has an admirable ring to its name. Here’s hoping everybody gets the message because if whanau members kept their hands off their tamaraki … well, there would be no need for a state agency to intervene and get its hands on the victims of domestic violence.

The reasons why the Oranga Tamariki agency becomes involved in caring for children has been somewhat downplayed by speakers at protest meetings who demand the state leave their mokopuna alone and insist Māori be the ones caring for their children.

Clive Bibby: A departing Mayor shares his thoughts


The retiring Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon (recently appointed as the next Race Relations  Conciliator) is well qualified to share his thoughts about the selection criteria used in choosing candidates to make up the next lot of district Councils and Health Boards.

Given his lengthy meritorious tenure as the leader of the Tairawhiti region, his advice is timely and worthy of consideration by us all.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

GWPF Newsletter: The New Gas Revolution That Could Make Renewable Energy Obsolete








German Government Unsettles Population With Climate Action Debate – Saxony State Premier Warns

In this newsletter:

1) The New Gas Revolution That Could Make Renewable Energy Obsolete
James Conca, Forbes, 31 July 2019
 
2) Election Panic: German Government Unsettles Population With Climate Action Debate – Saxony State Premier Warns
Clean Energy Wire, 31 July 2019