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CAFCA Says It’s Time To Get Tough With Tax Dodging Transnationals

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CAFCA Says It’s Time To Get Tough With Tax Dodging Transnationals

For several years now the New Zealand media have drawn attention to the scandalously low amount of tax paid in this country by some of the biggest transnational corporations (TNCs) in the world, particularly the digital economy giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon. For instance, in 2016, it was reported that Facebook had paid […]

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Demilitarising the Pacific Starts at Home, Jacinda – CAFCA

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Anti-Bases Campaign (ABC) congratulates the Prime Minister for saying: “New Zealand is opposed to the militarisation of the Pacific”. She said it in response to reports of China possibly eyeing up the chances of getting itself a military base in Vanuatu. It must be said that these reports have to be taken with a […]

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Jacinda Says NZ Has “Independent Foreign Policy” If Only That Was True – CAFCA

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

The Aotearoa Independence Movement (AIM) congratulates the Prime Minister for explicitly defying President Trump’s bullying in relation to New Zealand’s United Nations vote against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. She went on to say that “New Zealand has, and always has had, an independent foreign policy”. Fine words. If only they bore […]

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Overseas Investment Office Needs to Pull Finger on “Not of Good Character” Complaints – CAFCA

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Overseas Investment Office Needs to Pull Finger on “Not of Good Character” Complaints – CAFCA

The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) is pleased that the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has rejected the application from China’s HNA Group to buy finance company UDC Finance. The reason given was that the OIO could not determine from the information provided who is the “relevant overseas person” intending to make the purchase. […]

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New Farmland Restrictions on Foreign Buyers Welcome – CAFCA

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New Farmland Restrictions on Foreign Buyers Welcome – CAFCA

The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) is very pleased that the Government announced that, as of December 2017, the rules around foreigners buying NZ farmland have been tightened up. Such buyers will now need OIO permission for all purchases of more than five hectares (previously, that requirement only applied to purchases of sheep […]

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Government Takes First Baby Steps On Foreign Control – Cafca

By   /  November 4, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Government Takes First Baby Steps On Foreign Control But Needs To Get Its Arse-Kicking Boots On, And Fast The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) congratulates the Government on taking its first baby steps on the major issue of foreign control. Of course we are pleased that it is going to ban foreign speculators […]

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CAFCA LAUNCHES AOTEAROA INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CAFCA LAUNCHES AOTEAROA INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT

The advent of Donald Trump in the US provides an unprecedented opportunity to take a good, hard look at Aotearoa’s place in the world. And to ask the question – why are we still a loyal member of the American Empire? As the old saying goes, you are judged by the company you keep. CAFCA […]

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Who Owns New Zealand? CAFCA Releases Latest Key Facts

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) has uploaded the 2017 edition of its Key Facts.

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CHCH TO HOLD SECRET VOTE ON WEDNESDAY WHETHER TO RESTORE ENABLE & CITY CARE TO STRATEGIC ASSETS LIST

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Keep Our Assets Canterbury (KOA) has it in writing from Christchurch’s Mayor, Lianne Dalziel, that the agenda for the City Council meeting this Wednesday (November 2nd) will include a decision on whether to restore Enable to the Council’s strategic assets list. Enable is the Council’s broadband infrastructure company and is in charge of the ultra […]

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DALZIEL TEAM TRY TO STOP MINTO REPRESENTATIVE SPEAKING TO GREY POWER MEETING – CAFCA

By   /  September 24, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  9 Comments

On September 21st I spoke, on John Minto’s behalf, to a Christchurch Grey Power meet the candidates meeting. John is a high school teacher and can’t accept daytime engagements during term time. He offered to send me along as his representative as the Keep Our Assets candidate and Grey Power accepted that. Shortly before the […]

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New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill 2016- CAFCA

By   /  September 21, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Submissions to the Select Committee on the New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill 2016. What should we be concerned about? 1. The powers of the spy agencies – the Government Communications Security Bureau [GCSB] and the Security Intelligence Service [SIS] are enormously expanded from their powers in 2012. 2. Central to this expansion is the […]

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Renegotiation Of Christchurch City Council/Government Cost Share Agreement Should Wait Until After Local Body Election

By   /  July 5, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Renegotiation Of Christchurch City Council/Government Cost Share Agreement Should Wait Until After Local Body Election

Keep Our Assets Canterbury has consistently called for the Christchurch City Council/Government Cost Share Agreement (entered into by the 2010-13 Council headed by Mayor Bob Parker) to be renegotiated. That is one obvious way to alleviate the pressure from central Government for the Council to have to sell public assets in order to pay for […]

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OVERSEAS INVESTMENT OFFICE GOOD CHARACTER PROCESS REVIEW – CAFCA

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

What NZ Needs Is A Bouncer, Not A Doorman Land Information NZ released today the independent review of the Overseas Investment Office’s “good character” process in the wake of its 2014 approval of the sale of Onetai Station to buyers who figure in the Panama Papers. Once again the people in question were deemed to […]

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Christchurch City Council Is Flying Blind On The Impact Of Its Changes To Council Housing

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Christchurch City Council Is Flying Blind On The Impact Of Its Changes To Council Housing

The Christchurch City Council (CCC) is the second biggest landlord in NZ (after the State). So, any changes with the city’s publicly-owned housing portfolio are a big deal. Just such a major change is about to take effect from July, when the Council becomes a Community Housing Provider (transferring its social housing to a Trust […]

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Christchurch Council Housing Changes Not All We Were Led To Believe. Did Government Change Terms Or Was Council Wilfully Blind?

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

The Christchurch City Council (CCC) is the second biggest landlord in NZ (after the State). So, any changes with the city’s publicly-owned housing portfolio are a big deal. Just such a major change is about to take effect from July. And it is not as benevolent as we have been led to believe. The decision […]

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IAG/State Insurance Just Keeps On Demonstrating Why It Won The Roger Award

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

This latest outrage by IAG/State Insurance just goes to show why it was such a worthy winner of the 2015 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand. As we said, when we announced the winner last week, IAG/State Insurance was a finalist for the fourth consecutive year, which will be no […]

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