The Auckland Super City is almost here! Are you excited?
Well, guess what?It's not a done deal yet and there is still time to stop it. What the main stream media wont tell you is that the Auckland Super City is a multi-national corporate grab of over 28 Billion Dollars of New Zealand Assets.
Here is the scurrilous little secret that you are not being told:
A possible, 112 council services will all end up being privatised. What does this mean?  Major multi-national corporations will be running Auckland. In fact, Auckland will expand all the way up to the Rodney District there will be no accountability nor will there be any one local in charge. Profits? All going offshore.
Let's look behind the curtain shall we? Two years ago 850 million dollars was spent with private contractors and the ratepayers cannot find out where exactly the money was spent.
Where is the transparency in local government? Where is the Accountability in Local Government? Why is New Zealand doing this?
Who is Penny Bright?Courageous Penny Bright. Is an Anti Corruption Campaigner and Whistle Blower.
Penny Bright has been arrested 22 times after being (unlawfully) denied speaking rights at Auckland City Council, mainly on matters relating to water, it is 21-1 to her (defended herself - no legal training), and 4 District Court Judges have acknowledged the 'Public Watchdog' role - so that is why she describes herself as a 'judicially recognised Public Watchdog' on Metrowater, water and Auckland regional governance matters.
Penny has also been described in the NZ Herald as an 'anti-corruption campaigner' in the fight for more transparency and accountability particularly at local government. Penny Bright helped to set up the 'Stop the Supercity' group - which is totally opposed to the attempted corporate takeover of the Auckland region to run it 'like a business, by business - for business'.
Pivotal to this perceived corrupt supercity corporate coup are Auckland Regional Water Services - which are being set up for privatization.
The Corporate Agenda has been for years to set up one 'Big Auckland Water Company,' the contract out (Privatise) the management and operation of Auckland Regional Water services to United Water, 100% owned by the biggest water multinational in the world, Veolia!
Like a giant octopus, United Water (Veolia), who established a base in Papakura in 1997, has been slowly extending its covetous corporate tentacles - and now have 7 contracts in New Zealand.
To encircle, and privatise water services of the entire Auckland region, so that the income stream flowing from the pipes that citizens have already paid for, can flow into the bank accounts of Veolia's shareholders. Situated, we don't know where!
Proposed changes to Local Government Act 2002 (Amendment) Bill, currently before Parliament, would make it easier for such privatized water contracts, by extending the maximum contracting term from 15 to 35 years, and giving more power and control to private companies over our New Zealand Services.
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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.'