DoC Leads Councillors "Down the Garden Path"
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Conservation Leads Councillors "Down the Garden
Eleven Waikato Regional Councillors were taken on a
field trip around the Waikato Region. Part of that trip
involved visiting the Totara Walk - a short loop-track
situated near Bennydale.
The presenters, which included
the Department of Conservation, implied that the impressive
birdsong was as a result of aerial 1080 poisoning
operations. Waikato Regional Councillor Kathy White returned
with Clyde Graf to dig a little deeper ... click the link to
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Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations
As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.
Unfortunately, it is also a forerunner of the kind of “ debate” we can expect during the upcoming review of the security agency powers, in June. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful.
Yet as Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says, this can be true only if the legislation passed last year by the Key government has made the mass surveillance of New Zealanders – and the related handing over of their private data to the NSA – lawful. More>>