Rod Oram ~ NZ Business Journalist & Conscious Commentator on the Spectrum of Business

Interviewed by Tim LynchJune 22, 2011
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Stating that New Zealand in many ways is only a reflection of what's happening around the world.

Covering: Our current economic model that has hit the wall - environmentally, socially and economically which he says sounds pretty dire ... both Government and business get very low marks for lack of vision and innovation.

Clean green image - we are pushing our luck ... We are too casual as to how we treat the environment.

Organic food growing is definitely the best process as it mimics natural process but ... how easy is it for NZ to convert, and would we obtain the volume of produce required?

We are the only developed country with no emmission standards for cars and trucks and having the oldest fleet in the world too. Why?

Plus forestry, huge challenges - how much carbon is stored in a tree? How is this calculated? Could we plant gigantic forests that all New Zealanders have shares in, for a nationwide superannuation scheme?

The role of communities and leadership is where we are heading, local leadership can impel Governments to follow, as they will not really lead, but if they do their pattern is to force things onto people. We need to learn the nature of how organisations work and how the nature of leadership works within this context.

Grass roots change is becoming very important, where we the people can instigate change via the Government because they have been given a mandate to legislate the changes needed - but it has to come from us.

Then get countries overseas to do the same - then global change becomes possible.

We also need to trust each other more in our relationships with each other.

Covering New Zealand's current debt and the TPPA The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, and that we need a country wide debate on it.

:- An important overview by a very keen voice of balance and reason.

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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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