Andy Hendrie is director of a health centre as well as executive director of a charitable trust which campaigns to improve outcomes for our healthcare and has been Occupying Auckland at Aotea Square since its beginning.
Listen to an interview that cleaves and slices right through the lies, the deceit, the media hype and censorship of what's happening in corporate America, especially in banking through to boardrooms and up to governmental level. To then translate this into the combined denial of what the two major political parties are avoiding here in NZ during this years election campaign.
And on the ground in Aotea Square, how the occupiers are endeavouring to clarify their grievances and bring forth a list of priorities that need to be addressed to shift everyone's focus to the next level.
As New Zealanders we need to restore values in our daily life and particularly the market place and work practices .... going beyond the flash material plane of houses, cars and bank balances to establish connection of being, playing and working together, loving nature, celebrating life.
With a large number of groups with concerns and grievances camped out at Aotea Square Auckland, what are the threads that can unify a common purpose and inspire aroha? Aroha that has been striving to ignite itself and find its place in both the moment and daily events from a localised situation across the nation of Aotearoa itself.
Can we prioritise values and look at these attributes within aroha, with respect for people and caring for them and caring for the environment and ecology, to caring for the future as well as the present and the past?
This is our individual and collective challenge.