Tag: Performing Arts

Clowns call TPPA Roadshow a Joke

Press Release – Unfooled Hilarity kicked of at the Government’s TPPA Roadshow today at the Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland.Clowns call TPPA Roadshow a Joke Hilarity kicked of at the Government’s TPPA Roadshow today at the Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland. Laughter broke out during the presentation as a group of protesters, calling themselves ‘Unfooled’, responded to the official TPPA pitch with clown’s enthusiasm. Merriment during the information session escalated until, dressed in red noses, wigs and jesters hats, the group bounced out with security, declaring “This is a JOKE!”. “This government’s public engagement on the TPPA has been a circus parade. Even John Oliver has recognised that John Key is a gigantic clown and we came here today to show the government we’re not fooled” said spokesfool Braithwaite Musgrave Broccoli. “This roadshow is nothing but a huge joke, part of the government’s tricks and illusions about the TPPA. We had to laugh today because it’s ridiculous that such a serious deal is in the hands of those clowns” said Broccoli. Shortly after the roadshow began, members of Unfooled began to laugh at was being presented. Balloons and bubbles were blown to celebrate claims of the TPPA’s benefits. Putting on costumes, the group briefly clowned about the information session, leaving before question session. Unfooled formed recently, concerned that the state of the world “is just getting really silly”. “Our government has...

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The Neo-Kalashnikovs – Urban Warfare

Press Release – The Neo-Kalashnikovs The Neo-Kalashnikovs an Auckland sibling rock band aren’t afraid to let people know what they think of the TPPA agreement. They have released their new music video “Urban Warfare” featuring protest footage from the march and blockade in Auckland that …The Neo-Kalashnikovs – Urban Warfare (Anti-TPPA Kiwi music video) The Neo-Kalashnikovs an Auckland sibling rock band aren’t afraid to let people know what they think of the TPPA agreement. They have released their new music video “Urban Warfare” featuring protest footage from the march and blockade in Auckland that occurred on the 4th of February. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBLa4Md9vvI&w=420&h=236] The band’s singer Volita Bioletti is strongly against the TPPA agreement and wants everyone to think about the signing of such an agreement and the impact it will have on New Zealand’s future. The band are also just weeks away from releasing their next record “The Cream E.P” that touches on other serious social issues troubling the country from the minimum wage and foreign policy to depression and domestic unemployment. If your a fan of good honest Kiwi rock watch the new video on Youtube, like them on Facebook and find their first album “She’s On Heat” on Bandcamp in the links below. https://theneokalashnikovs.bandcamp.com https://www.facebook.com/TheNeoKalashnikovs/ ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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EU Delegation Newsletter 02 October 2015

Press Release – Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand UNGA agenda also included: Libya, Syria, Climate Change, the Refugee crisis and the Peace Process in Colombia. Listen to EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini speak at the Leaders Summit about countering ISIL and Violent … Newsletter N°66 02 October 2015 UNGA agenda also included: Libya, Syria, Climate Change, the Refugee crisis and the Peace Process in Colombia. Listen to EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini speak at the Leaders Summit about countering ISIL and Violent Extremism. UN General Assembly This week, New York hosted the United Nations General Assembly, and it has been a remarkable week for EU diplomacy, led by High Representative Federica Mogherini and other EU leaders. Many issues were adressed, with some very important results: Global Goals on Sustainable Developmenthave been adopted, the Iran Nuclear Deal is about to enter the implementation phase and the Middle East Quartet will resume its important work on the Peace Process. “Europe is facing the consequences of one of the biggest crises in its recent history. We have acted quickly to align our resources with priorities, doubling the EU funds available to help refugees and the communities receiving them. We are using the EU budget in a swift and flexible way to address this crisis,” says Budget and Human Resources Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva. Managing the Refugee Crisis The European Commission...

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Fabian Society: 2015 Prospect and 2014 Wrap-up

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society February 2015 will start with presentations from Sir Ted Thomas on The enduring Legacy of Neo-Liberalism in Wellington on Febrary 11 and in Auckland from Louise Humpage on Policy Change, social attitudes and citizenship . Professor Guy …Fabian Society: 2015 Prospect and 2014 Wrap-up Looking forward to 2015 February 2015 will start with presentations from Sir Ted Thomas on “The enduring Legacy of Neo-Liberalism” in Wellington on Febrary 11 and in Auckland from Louise Humpage on “Policy Change, social attitudes and citizenship” . Professor Guy Standing will discuss his book “The Precariat Charter” in Wellington on 19 February and the following week in Auckland. Invitations will be sent out shortly. We will also start regular presentations in Christchurch, beginning with Dr Geoff Bertram on “Piketty’s Capital – implications for New Zealand.” on 27 February. We are planning for a “Next Progressive Democracy” event in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in April/May. 2014 Wrap-Up Thanks to presenters Our sincere thanks for their fantastic presentations in 2014 go to Rev. Charles Waldegrave. Bishop Justin Duckworth, Lisa Beech, Teresa Homan, Monsignor Gerard Burns, Terence O’Brien, Prof Jane Kelsey, Brian Easton, Dr Geoff Bertram, Bill McKay, David Grant. Denys Trussell and Christine Rose, Prof David Mayes, Dr Robert Howell, Max Rashbrooke, Dr Richard Norman, Dr Sue Bradford, Alan Johnson, Nicky Hager, Dr Sandra Grey, Colin James, Richard...

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National: Not our Future Marches across New Zealand

Press Release – Joe Carolan Three weeks before the election, action is being taken across the country voicing a rejection of the National Government’s track record and direction. Rallies are being held in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin to oppose National’s …Press Release, 28th August, 2014. For Immediate Release NATIONAL: NOT OUR FUTURE; MARCHES ACROSS NEW ZEALAND AUCKLAND RALLY SATURDAY 30th AUGUST. AOTEA SQUARE, 1PM https://www.facebook.com/events/700297206702973/?fref=t Three weeks before the election, action is being taken across the country voicing a rejection of the National Government’s track record and direction. Rallies are being held in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin to oppose National’s attacks on workers, abuse of the environment, inequality, cronyism and dirty politics. “This government has increased the power of the few over the many and the ability of business to profit from dirtying our land, rivers and sea. It has dealt backhanders out to its mates while using government employees to attack and smear those bold enough to stand up for the New Zealand we used to have. Their prescription for the next 3 years is for more of the same” says Joe Trinder, Mana Candidate for Manukau East, who will speak at the rally. The marches will include music, street theatre and speeches from some of those opposed to National’s programme for New Zealand, in a line up that includes environmental, political, social and union groups....

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