Dr Mels Barton on the Ecology of a Supercity, Governance and Democracy

Interviewed by

Tim Lynch

Dr Mels Barton on the Ecology of a Supercity, Governance and Democracy

Listen to a clear and lucid understanding of what the many grass roots and volunteer groups are doing to make New Zealand sustainable and the excellent work they do, what charitable trusts support them, and how local government needs more consciousness to see that an ecological approach to environment, health and community are critical to where we are going as a nation.

That at a national level, the Government still sees the environment as 'something' to exploit, when for example, in England, Marks and Spencer (the huge super store) has gone sustainable and is producing larger profits, because of going more into organics and a healthier lifestyle.

On top of this the NZ Resource Management Act is perceived as woolly, in that there are no numbers in it, no targets, or standards, and that we are 20 years behind Europe in writing and complying with policy, when in fact we could be the planetary leader!

Finally, an exceptionally clear summary about the Supercity, Governance and Loss of Democracy. Plus, what is the Search and Surveillance Bill that is being foisted upon us, a peaceful nation of only 4 million kiwis? Why such draconian measures and who in their right mind would conjure up such a hideous concept?

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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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