Monday, May 31, 2010

GreenplanetFM 104.6 - mobilising consciousness with Tim Lynch

LtoR - Mitch Santell, Dana Stewart, Mr News [standing], Tim Lynch, Prof. Garbology - Martin Adlington

On May 20 I was a panel guest speaker on radio GreenplanetFM 104.6 in "mobilising consciousness with Tim Lynch", discussing "Democracy, Governance & Sovereignty at Risk in NZ" along with Dana Stewart & Mr News.
Find the podcast HERE
From Tim : "As the pace of life gets faster and faster and days appear to rapidly recede behind us, NZers appear to be like possums at night time staggering in the middle of the road mesmerized and caught in the glare of headlights of a fast coming vehicle, not knowing what is happening and therefore not appearing to take any action.

 Will the possums wake up in time and do the correct thing by taking action to control their own future, ... or ...?

Plus, what is the table talk at cafes, restaurants, bars and lunch times around NZ? Is the populace happy and even ecstatic with how we the people are governing ourselves? (Yes or No?) Is there nothing at all to be concerned about, with our Democracy, Governance and Sovereignty? Can safely leave everything in the hands of the Act Party - who in this escalating drama of tension, play the bad cop in the National Party scenario of being the good cop?

Listen to young independent voices talk about the need to be exceptionally alert to what is happening and the necessity to NOT get our news from mainstream media that is intent on jamming sensationalistic insular drivel into our homes 24/ adroit and astute by accessing our own news via the web, youtube, videos, & DVDs.
This week's show stars:

Vincent Eastwood ... Mr News and part of the NZ’s very independent alternative media.

Vincent has been doing this media for over 18 months and he is about to launch a syndicated radio show from New Zealand but also heard in America. He has a natural talent and can take complex issues and simplify them.
Dana Louise Stewart ... Researcher of raw food, our polluted food system, planting fruit trees and the future of New Zealand. She is very up on what is really happening in this country and is not afraid to speak the truth in an eloquent way.

 Dana is the Producer of the independent film Real N' Raw and is also the founder of a charitable trust called Fruit for Our Children.
Martin Adlington ... an environmental artist and fast becoming an expert on "consumerism" and on the massive waste of consumption.


Martin is developing his media presence, and is currently assisting Auckland University to make an independent film upcycling & sustainability, whilst continuing to make his own adbusting & culture-jamming videos:

Sunday, May 23, 2010


In late 2009 villages & the tourist resort on the remote northern Tongan island of Niuatoputapu were devastated by the Samoan tsunami.
The Australian & New Zealand governments supplied some initial relief assistance, but as so many personal possessions were lost, people on the island are still struggling to get by.
With the generous help of friends here in Auckland, I have begun to gather everyday items which will prove useful to the inhabitants of Niua.
If any yachties can assist us by taking some of the goods we have collected to Niua, especially from Auckland, we would all be most grateful.
Donations are most welcome, the main need appears to be for cooking utensils [especially cast iron pot'n'pans, & knives], & tools, towels & sheets, soap, toothbrushes, & first aid materials....
Children's toys are unnecessary [!], & there appears to be more than ample clothing.
The ferry only visits Niua once a month, so supplies are scarce & expensive, there is a mail plane - but freight costs are prohibitive.
My contacts are ...(09)479 1808