Category: Corporate Welfare

Where and how Pasifika Festival fits into Samoa’s export plan…

Underneath the drums, smiles, glitter and deals that serve the ‘Davos-class’ corporations and individuals harvesting the Pasifika brand; are 25 business delegations from 7 Pacific islands still searching for ways to claim their pound of flesh from what, essentially, is their product.

NZ govt warned: Privatising environmental decisions will cost the environment and the public

There is a major concern that if private, profit-driven companies are to be involved in environmental regulation and making resource consent decisions about new quarries, irrigation takes, discharges, subdivision, marine farming and activities that affect land, water and the coast; protection of the environment will be bottom of the list.

‘Pacific Language Week’, rolling out templates and tokenism extraordinaire

At the same time Pacific education and language preservation is being sidelined by this government, they have turned around and propped up non-Pacific education providers in a move that contradicts their supposed investment into Pacific not-for-profit community education providers.

Zero hour employers deserve to be “rubbed out of extinction” says Su’a Sio

Changes to employment law come into effect today, and for workers on zero hour contracts they will feel the greatest pain than others in New Zealand’s workforce. Zero hour contracts are not the same as casual contracts. Zero-hour...

Peseta hosts tobacco milestone masking gravy train fueled by Pacific smokers

New Zealand has led the way with tobacco control measures, starting ten years ago with the Smokefree Environments Act 2003 – in its time a world-leading piece of legislation. A celebration marking the milestone...