2002 Roger Award Winners To Be Announced 2 May
The ROGER AWARD
FOR THE WORST TRANS-NATIONAL
CORPORATION IN NZ/AOTEAROA
This Friday 2 May
outside Ellen Melville (Pioneer Womens) Hall, Freyberg Square, High Street (inside if wet).
Local musicians and performers with a political bent will precede the announcement of the winner. John Minto and Murray Horton of CAFCA will announce the winner(s). Michelle A'Court is the compere. Come along, join in the fun and find out which TNCs have been selected.
(Free Music, Free Theatre, Free Speech)
The two Christchurch-based groups (CAFCA and GATT Watchdog) which organise the annual Roger Award say that Trans-National Corporationss are the real 'government' of New Zealand; the public were invited to nominate the worst of 2002. The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational that has the most negative impact in New Zealand in each or all of the following fields: unemployment, monopoly, profiteering, abuse of workers/conditions, political interference/running an ideological crusade, environmental damage, cultural imperialism, impact on tangata whenua, impact on women, health and safety of workers and the public.
The six finalists are: Tranz Rail; Novartis; Carter Holt Harvey; Shell; Telecom and Sky City.
The judges: Sukhi Turner, Mayor of Dunedin; Dr Ranginui Walker, Emeritus Professor at Auckland University, Prue Hyman, academic and feminist, of Victoria University; and John Minto, National Chairperson of QPEC (Quality Public Education Coalition) and community activist.
For more information on the awards ceremony, contact email: email@example.com