Marie Brown of ‘EDS’ Environmental Defence Society & their recent publication Vanishing Nature (Ultimo)
posted Thu April 16th 2015 @ 2:26 PM
Facing New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis.
We in New Zealand are still pushing nature closer to extinction and there are huge challenges. Yet, there are also some major game changer solutions that we can enact.
We take about 7 minutes to start getting to the more denser subject matter that begins to capture your attention.
Like altering the New Zealand economic way of life to recognise that Conservation would be a very sensible thing to do. This being to place penalties that are such high costs on business that damages ecosystems, that it is just economical not to engage in.
NZ has the highest rate of threatened species in the world and the charismatic maui’s dolphin with only 55 left will this be the measure of New Zealanders as a whole if we can not find ways to protect such an icon? Read More »
Dee Pignéguy: Organic Garden Workshops, Author, Freelance Writer, Speaker (Ultimo)
posted Thu April 9th 2015 @ 12:01 PM
Formerly of Canada she originally was a member of the Auckland Herb Society here in NZ that had amazing herbal displays and meetings as there was so much to learn due to there being some wonderful teachers such as Gillian Polson and her Living Kitchen from the South Island and Gillian Painter who up here in Auckland wrote the great herb book of this era A New Zealand Country Harvest Cookbook. The world of herbal lore had always interested Dee for as a child she had always been given herbs for both food enhancement, health and healing. Yet, even today upwards to 80% of our planets population use herbal extracts, and not big pharmaceuticals.
Dee then became a speaker on herbs and continued to branch out into organic gardening where today she is very successful. Especially in growing 4 seasonal crops a year. Noting that for each season there is a particular set of veggies to grow that suit the temperatures and light etc.
Then to teaching organics over the last so many years because a whole generation have missed out on the skills in growing gardens and the relationships with the soil and micro-organisms of bacteria and fungi, composting and mulch.
With a 1/4 acre section she has turned her garden into a food forest - saving heaps of visits to the supermarket, yet becoming super healthy in the process. She has 30 odd fruit trees in that area with raised veggie garden plots plus chickens and growing and harvesting 4 times a year the only things she buys are onions and mushrooms, because onions take to long to grow. Visitors are totally blown away by the diversity of plants when visiting Dee’s garden. Yet, she also allows weeds like horehound to grow to make cough medicine including red sage as it may even be the first traditional Chinese remedy to gain approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read More »
Laila Harré – It is time to Rethink the System (Ultimo)
posted Thu April 2nd 2015 @ 1:38 PM
Interviewed by Lisa Er
What changes would you like to see in New Zealand?
Isn’t it time for deep conversations around social change, social justice and environmental integrity?
After the last election Laila Harré felt not only beaten, but the need to withdraw and not actively participate in the political system. So her psychology lecturer sister Niki Harré, (author of “Psychology for a Better World”) picked her up and suggested they went on a pilgrimage - walking and hitchhiking around North Island, carrying no money, presenting in different centres and listening to feedback from the community. They created a tour that went from February 1st to the 28th 2015 in 27 different centres.
They donated their living costs to grassroots social change and community groups, to ensure their tour stayed outside the current system of economic exchange.
Their intent was to encourage discussion on the topic of ‘rethinking the system’, because the road that New Zealand is travelling down right now, shows we need some radical change.
What a wonderful thing to do! Read More »
Dr Bruce Lipton - Internationally Acclaimed Epigenetics Pioneer and Quantum Biologist (Ultimo)
posted Fri March 27th 2015 @ 8:46 AM
This discussion with Bruce Lipton focuses on a variety of practical health solutions and proactive self empowerment options for people of all ages and circumstances.
Drawing from Bruce's best selling published work, the Biology of Belief, Spontaneous Evolution and The Honeymoon Effect, the interview provides scientific information on many aspects of holistic health to encourage a positive attitude and lifestyle balance for integrated mental, emotional physical and social wellness.
You will learn why a healthy attitude contributes to your health, how your brain can be reprogrammed for life enhancing benefits and how quantum energy systems affect our welfare beyond the recognised material dimension.
Bruce who worked as a medical professor and cell biologist has personally researched genetics, stem cells and performed cell cloning with electron microscopes starting in the 1960s and he has since collaborated with eminent writers and scientists Dr Deepak Chopra, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, Lynne McTaggart and Greg Braden in a 50 year career. Read More »
Barry Coates on the TPPA, Green Issues and Political Vision (Ultimo)
posted Thu March 19th 2015 @ 9:51 AM
Barry Coates, Ex CEO for Oxfam NZ, Green Politician, studied as an economist at Yale in the US.
TPPA = The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. You are having to trust people who are politicians?
When you say to New Zealanders that the TPPA is vehicle in which the NZ Government is giving away our powers so that Multi National Corporations can sue our government in an unaccountable secretive un-transparent International Tribunal over our democratically agreed laws and policies … they find this hard to believe - that we have this shockingly bad judicial process that can trump NZ’s own judicial process which lies on very sound principles.
Those who are awake see this as very dangerous as they are changing the nature of democracy as well as changing the nature of society here in NZ. If we as a unified Nation do not take a stand, then so many of the things we assume that are central to NZ, like democracy and fairness, like our once highly thought of moral compass that decides our own policies and laws – these are now in the throes of being given away. As well as the right to privacy and all the secret surveillance issues.
This is not like a normal trade agreement. A normal trade agreement is about tariffs and quotas, yes we have some advantages to gain when we get our exports into other countries for lower tariffs, however we must also be careful that Trade Agreements do not undermine human rights, or the environment or workers rights. Read More »
Bruce Lipton Talks About Cellular Fields, The Soul & Life After Life (Ultimo)
posted Thu March 12th 2015 @ 11:25 AM
Bruce pushes the envelope in this barrier bursting interview, where we cover:
Rupert Sheldrake’s many non material postulations and the intention of morphic resonance, that over time and space evolutionary bursts forth and the fable of the multiple island legend, of the 100th monkey phenomenon and the thought provoking idea of our memory being held outside of our brain.
Is the brain necessary? In 1980, Roger Lewin published an article in Science, one of the worlds prestiges journal - Is Your Brain Really Necessary? - about Dr John Lorber's studies on cerebral cortex losses.
John Lorber a professor of pediatrics at the University of Sheffield was working with patients and one was a graduate student working at the the same university, as a neurological doctor he was checking him for some neurological issues that when Lorber completed a scan of his brain he found that the young man had experienced the consequences of hydrocephalus – where a child’s head blows up large like a balloon and their heads are disproportionately large – a hydro hydrocephalus head increases because of fluid pressure that is excessive during embryology - so excessive that the pressure of this fluid in the brain actually compresses the brain tissue so that it’s only form is a little margin of a millimetre or two thick of brain - with a large filled pool of fluid that causes the pressure – in this case this mans head was not necessarily blown out of proportion, but the xrays showed that the cerebrum was the corona of tissue underneath his skull just a few millimetres thick and the rest of the skull was just a big fluid filled compartment. Then Lorber made the statement that this person has virtually no brain yet, he is a graduate student with a very high IQ. How can we explain this?
Bruce goes on to elaborate on this theme. That cells can respond to energy fields that are signals in the environment that are not physical at all. Read More »
Professor Paul Connett & Dr Bill Hirzy on the Danger of Fluoride - Interviewed by Lisa Er. (Ultimo)
posted Thu February 26th 2015 @ 1:21 PM
As of February 2015, a total of 50 studies have investigated the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence, and a total of 32 studies have investigated the relationship fluoride and learning/memory in animals.
Of these investigations, 43 of the 50 human studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ, while 30 of the 32 animal studies have found that fluoride exposure impairs the learning and/or memory capacity of animals.
The human studies, which are based on IQ examinations of over 11,000 children, also provide compelling evidence that fluoride exposure during the early years of life can damage a child’s developing brain. One study shows it damages the IQ on average by a shocking 7 points. This is of particular concern in poorer areas where children are already disadvantaged, and will ultimately even affect their financial wellbeing in their future.
After reviewing 27 of the human IQ studies, a team of Harvard scientists have concluded that fluoride’s effect on the young brain should now be a high research priority.
It is interesting to note that before any of the studies finding reduced IQ in humans were known in the western world, a team of U.S. scientists at a Harvard-affiliated research centre predicted, based on behavioural effects they observed in fluoride-treated animals, that fluoride might be capable of reducing IQ in humans.
So why are we having a neurotoxin that contains arsenic added to our water? Read More »
Bruce Lipton on Love and 'The Honeymoon Effect' (Ultimo)
posted Thu February 19th 2015 @ 11:39 AM
From the Prime Ministers Office down to Bart Simpson to Confucius to Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh including the Holy Breath. This also encompasses values and virtues to pleasure and pain, oxytocin and sin and the 6th great extinction. The way forward through this, is to see humanity as one colossal super organism and awakening to a greater consciousness on earth is going to be the great decider! This is an informative as well as entertaining interview that takes a seriously light-hearted journey through the honeymoon effect, out to the other side … and back.
With the emergence of his book the Biology of Belief and its equally radical sequel, Spontaneous Evolution, where Bruce awakens us to the realisation that we humans in most circumstances are the governor of both our own health and ultimately our destiny too, he also delves deeper into the essence of the great unknown force - that is Love.
Where his most recent book, the Honeymoon Effect ask the question, that when we at first become sooooo in love that we will do anything for our partner for over 6 months to a year to 2-3 years or longer, the joy and the euphoria falls away …until the mundane becomes the default setting … Where is the Love? What happened? … Ouch! How can we fall back into Love again?
In this interview Bruce covers some clearly articulated pointers that allow us to realise that basically from our first in-breath, we are programmed by our environment at a very subtle level by our parents and whoever is closely associated with us as a baby, 95% of it subconsciously being so indistinct that it will only show up later in life. This 95% now being backed by science is what governs out regular day to day existence, it’s our subconscious that is the director. Read More »
Jon Carapiet on our future with GE and GMO's, plus the NZ Food Matters Conference (Ultimo)
posted Thu February 12th 2015 @ 10:48 AM
Most New Zealanders have no idea that our country is under a continuous, insidious assault from Corporate and monetarist forces intent on circumventing our moratorium that expired in 2003 of refraining from growing GE and GMO food nationwide.
This is being done whilst our Government and elected servants turn the other way, abandoning the moral imperative and leaving virtually everything to neo-liberal market forces and a compliant mainstream media that also manipulates our minds through unconscious talk show hosts who will never look at the deeper levels of what we are leaving our children and grandchildren.
So this is a warning that New Zealand has gone backwards in terms of regulatory systems and strategic planning. This is as a result of the loss of safeguards established after the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification, including the abolition of the Bio Ethics Council, the termination of the MORST Futurewatch programme, and the failure to update the national biotechnology strategy since 2003.
So what we have now is a deceitful and unethical commercial scheme to erode our supposed clean green image by importing GE food stuffs like soya beans, maize etc so as to feed it to our cows, chickens and possibly pigs, under the guise that in a world of cut throat commercial concerns it is just far more economical to use genetically modified food. Money and profit being the bottom line. Read More »
Glen Atkinson - Biodynamics Specialist, Biodynamic Homeopath and Astrologer (Ultimo)
posted Thu February 5th 2015 @ 10:21 AM
John Coombs interviews Glen Atkinson, biodynamics specialist, biodynamic homeopath and astrologer on the interrelated systems that govern the universe, our planet and our own ecosystem or personal health.
Glen who has worked practically in this field for 40 years has made substantial breakthroughs integrating this knowledge using the work of Rudolf Steiner as a backbone and extending this with modern quantum science.
They discuss interrelated systems and opportunities for humanity. Read More »