DEMO 4 DEMOcracy Nationwide Rallies on September 1

On September 1st 2013 there will be nationwide rallies which will unite Kiwis who are concerned about the loss of democracy occurring in New Zealand.

Why is this relevant to “smart meters”?

Increasing corporate influence is leading to an erosion of  democratic process and the imposition of laws, regulations and policies which undermine people’s health.  (One example, is the recent move by central government which appears to be aimed at preventing local councils from creating or maintaining GE-Free zones.  See:

The Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) similarly has the potential to be an international agreement which undermines NZ’s national sovereignty.  (See:

The new organisation KiwisConnect aims to educate people about how the erosion of democracy could impact on their future and to this end is organising rallies/marches to build public awareness of these issues.

 Rallies of this type are a great opportunity to connect with people who care about what is happening to NZ and educate them about “smart meters”.  If you plan to attend one of the events below, please consider printing out some of the mini flyers from our Resources page and giving them out to people who are interested.  Many thanks.

Details for these events are below:

Auckland March and Rally Sept 1st
Gather at Britomart at 2pm for a march at 2.30.
Walk to Albert Park via Wellesley St and Princes St.
Gather at the band rotunda in Albert Park for speeches and music.

For more information see:

Here are the Facebook pages (as of August 18th.)
Main page:



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Stop Smart Meters Australia Announces Planned Legal Action

Stop Smart Meters Australia are inviting the public to join their organisation and consider becoming part of a legal action against the Victorian government.  This is due to the fact that the Victorian government has ignored advice about the health, privacy and other risks of “smart meters” and because of the “bullying” and un-democratic way in which companies have been reported to be fulfilling the Victorian government’s instructions to fit a “smart meter” to every home and small business by the end of 2013.  (This Victorian government mandate for “smart meter” installations is a recommendation only:  there is no legislation in the State that requires installation of a “smart meter”. )

If you have family or friends in Australia please let them know about Stop Smart Meters Australia and  ask them to visit and also