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Peters’ Letter To ABC Raises More Questions Than Answers – CAFCA

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

USAF B52’s Wairarapa Flyover: Winston Peters’ Letter To ABC Raises More Questions Than Answers In late March the Anti-Bases Campaign (ABC) distributed our strong concerns about the (ultimately aborted) planned flyover of the Wings Over Wairarapa Airshow by a US Air Force B52 bomber (see below). We wrote to the Government about it. We have […]

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Hold The Phone! For The First Time, OIO Does Something About One Of CAFCA’s “Good Character” Complaints

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Hold The Phone! For The First Time, OIO Does Something About One Of CAFCA’s “Good Character” Complaints

No acknowledgement of CAFCA’s role and the OIO hasn’t bothered to tell us but we’ll take the credit and chalk it up as a first. More please. The whole subject of “good character” is one that needs to be front and centre in the Government’s stage 2 review of the Overseas Investment Act, which is being undertaken this year.

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New Overseas Investment Amendment Act. CAFCA Says Don’t Expect Much And You Won’t Be Disapppointed

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) congratulates the Government for passing the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill, which will become law within weeks. At least New Zealand now has a Government that recognises that foreign control is an issue. More than that, it recognises that it is a problem and has set out to […]

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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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