Team New Zealand win good for economy
Sport and Recreation Spokesperson
26 August 2013
Team New Zealand win good
Team New Zealand winning the Louis
Vuitton Cup challenger series in San Francisco will raise
New Zealand’s profile in the United States and Europe, and
boost our economy, Labour’s Sport and Recreation
spokesperson Trevor Mallard says.
“The design team
behind Team New Zealand is a high-tech brains trust. It is
probably the best design team in the country and exactly the
type of innovation the Government should be
“Team New Zealand has raised offshore all
but the $36 million allocated by the previous government and
the resulting PAYE and GST means that New Zealand has had
massive publicity at no net cost to the taxpayer,” Trevor
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>