Much thanks needs to be given to all those who attended this year’s Flag Day, in Wellington, on 29th October.
It was good to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and put faces to names.
People travelled from as far away as Auckland and Blenheim and everywhere in between.
It was heartening to look around and see such a wide variety of people, young and ‘not so young’, men and woman, from all socially economic backgrounds, all coming together in solidarity to celebrate and publicise our pride, love and respect for our nations flag, and ultimately, our country.
Thanks also need to be given to those who put in the hours organising this event. You would be surprised what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ to make Flag Day a success.
I think special mention has to go to our brother, who drove down from Auckland and proudly waved our nations flag on the cenotaph, dressed as caption cook (wig included), until meeting up with the march. Much respect
Thank you too those who stood up and spoke publicly on behalf of those attending. I am unsure if there are recordings of these speeches, or written copies available?
If so, the sharing of them would be appreciated, as they carry a very powerful message.
If not, maybe this is something we could look at doing in the future?
Since releasing the Superdiversity Stocktake: Implications for Law, Policy and Business last November, (downloaded now over 130,000 times) and discussing with many businesses and organisations how to implement strategies to address the growing diversity of their employees and customers, I have realised the need to refresh what the word “diversity” means in 21st century New Zealand.
The literal meaning of “diversity” is broad and so it is important that we don’t constrain the diversity of employees and customers mainly to gender or ethnicity. (more…)
·Despite the mounting human toll, most of the crimes are still being downplayed by German authorities and the media, apparently to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments.
·“The police are not interested in stigmatizing but rather in educating the public. The impression that we are engaging in censorship is devastating to the public’s confidence in the police. Sharing information about suspects is also important for developing prevention strategies. We must be allowed to talk openly about the problems of this country.” — Arnold Plickert, director of the GdP Police Union in North Rhine-Westphalia.
·“The Press Council believes that editorial offices in Germany should ultimately treat their readers like children by depriving them of relevant information. We think this is wrong because when people realize that something is being concealed from them, they react with mistrust. And this mistrust is a hazard.” — Tanit Koch, editor-in-chief of Bild, the most-read newspaper in Germany.
·On October 24, a YouGov poll found that 68% of Germans believe that security in the country has deteriorated over the past two or three years. Also, 68% of respondents said they fear for their lives and property in German train stations and subways, while 63% feel unsafe at large public events.(more…)
A student at an Auckland international college has laid a discrimination complaint, accusing his teacher of taunting and abusing him because he is Punjabi.
But the New Zealand National College says the allegation, and an earlier complaint dismissed by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), comes from a group of six students trying to delay leaving the country after being kicked out of the school.
In the complaint, which was laid with the Human Rights Commission earlier this month, the student said he and five friends were often taunted by their teacher in front of their class.
He said the teacher demoralised and used derogatory words towardsthem in 2014, because they are Punjabi. (more…)
The Green Party believes shaving 5000 residency approvals off migration numbers doesn’t go far enough.
The Government’s target of between 85,000 and 90,000 a year for the next two years has been criticised as a token gesture.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw told TV3’s The Nation a sustainable policy should be based on about 1 percent of population growth.
“We think that the country needs a more sustainable immigration policy, so what we’d do is set a variable approvals target based on a percentage of the overall population. That would be at about 1 percent of the population, which is historically how fast New Zealand’s population has grown.”
Mr Shaw says the policy would even out peaks and troughs in annual migration numbers.
“You’ve also got to cater for changes in infrastructure, and because our population has historically grown at about 1 percent the country is set up to absorb that,” he says.
“Suddenly double that number, and you’ve got a problem like we’ve got at the moment, where you actually can’t meet the demand.”
Flag Day Gathering and March to Parliament will start at the Cenotaph outside the Wellington Government Buildings at approximately 12:30pm.
After the rally we will leave Government Buildings and we will spend the afternoon at a private venue in Wellington central, anyone interested in Nationalism or against Globalism is welcome to come and visit us here, we already have a few members of the public who are keen to join us at this time.
Saturday evening there will be a Dinner and there will also be a Writers and Thinkers event (invitation only).
There will be a morning coffee catch up, hopefully this will be a chance to meet more members of the public who are interested in the welfare of NZ.
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