Economic Wellbeing for Northland, not the Arms Industry

Press Release – Coalition for Peace Northland doesnt need local companies tendering for contracts overseas in the arms industry and similar dodgy industries, said Whangareis Coalition for Peace spokesperson Tim Howard. This is not the sort of economic development people want …“Economic Wellbeing for Northland, not the Arms Industry” 18 October 2015 “Northland doesn’t need local companies tendering for contracts overseas in the arms industry and similar dodgy industries,” said Whangarei’s Coalition for Peace spokesperson Tim Howard. “This is not the sort of economic development people want in Northland, and Northland Inc needs to review its decision to promote the arms industry.” Coalition for Peace, Whangarei, will be picketing the seminar at Kingsgate Hotel, Riverside, from 8.30am this Monday (19th) morning. The Coalition for Peace and Justice is a coalition of local groups, initially responding to the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and to the US-led ‘war on terrorism’ after 9/11. Northland Inc is endorsing a government promotion of the so-called ‘benefits’ of the TPPA and the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), a promotional tour being carried out by NZ Trade and Enterprise (NZTE). They have invited Lockheed Martin, largest arms manufacturer in the world, to be the keynote speaker at their upcoming seminar in Whangarei. “Is the sort of ‘good business’ Northland Inc promotes typified by the arms industry? Is this the sort of business that they want local...

Read More