Schapelle Corby relaxes with family after release from Bali jail

Daily Telegraph
Kristin Shorten
News Limited Network
February 11, 2014 7:52PM

Veteran Channel 7 journalist Mike Willesee this morning said Corby is “very well and relaxed”.

Willesee said Corby was still inside the resort but that he had not seen or spoken to her since she arrived yesterday.

“As I understand it, Schapelle needs some time to chill out,” he said.


Rather than celebrate her release by rolling a “big marijuana joint” as bizarrely predicted by lawyer Kerry Smith-Douglas, Corby cracked an ice cold beer with her brother Michael.

Social media has exploded with commentary on whether drinking a beer is a breach of Corby’s parole conditions – but it’s not.

But her stay at the world-class villa might not grant her the breathing space she desperately desired.

The convicted drug smuggler’s four-bedroom villa — which costs between $1000 and $1600 a night — is surrounded by high walls and heavy security.

The luxury resort on the southwest coast of Bali contains 45 private three, four and five bedroom villas with swimming pools and sundecks set amid lush tropical gardens and lotus ponds.


European Commission To Ban Heirloom Seeds – Criminalize Plants Not Registered With Government

The Sleuth Journal
January 6, 2014


The European Commission is changing the European Union’s plant legislation, apparently to enhance food safety across the continent. This move has sparked a heavy opposition from many, saying that the measure will threaten seed diversity and favour large agrochemical businesses. This new law creates new powers to classify and regulate all plant life anywhere in Europe. You can view the entire proposal in the list of sources at the bottom of this article.

It will soon happen in New Zealand it the public remains sleep. The I cover this news because it relates the Food Bill 160-2. As the European Commission try to ban Heirlooms Seeds and it already happen the USA when the Food Bill 510 was passed by Senate. Remember the Food Bill has nothing to with Food Safety it’s about Codex Alimentarius having control of the seeds and what food can be food.

Uruguay’s president nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for legalizing marijuana

Published time: February 06, 2014 09:18
Edited time: February 06, 2014 13:03

The president of Uruguay has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. According to his advocates, José “Pepe” Mujica’s much talked-about marijuana legalization is in fact “a tool for peace and understanding.”

For the second year in a row, the Drugs Peace Institute, which has supported Mujica’s marijuana legalization drive since 2012, insisting that the consumption of marijuana should be protected as a human right, has endorsed his candidacy, along with members of Mujica’s leftwing political party the Frente Amplio, the PlantaTuPlanta (Collective of Uruguayan growers) and the Latin American Coalition of Cannabis Activists (CLAC).

Despite an avalanche of global criticism, in late December Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize the production and sale of the popular herbal drug. Under the new law, which comes into full effect in early April, Uruguayans will have several options to gain access to it.

I like to see this happen in New Zealand
Legalizing drug will create competition which that will drives prices down of the product and removes it from the black market and removed the money from the criminal organization and reduces crime in the society. Look back at the Alcohol Prohibition in the USA between 1920 to 1933. And when the Alcohol Prohibition come into place the consumption tripled, the crime rate tripled, violence explosion, gang and criminal organization were created and they make huge profits. When Marijuana become illegal in New Zealand it create gangs and criminal organizations and a black market and it was no different to the Alcohol Prohibition in the US and the same thing when Tobacco Prohibition come into place by 2025; crime will increase, consumption of Tobacco will increase. Prohibition never sold any problems it only makes problems worse in society in any country. Because Government cannot protect you from yourself and your choices.

Call to make P residue test part of house WoF

NZ Herald
By Simon Collins
5:30 AM Friday Feb 7, 2014

A leading group in the campaign against methamphetamine use says a planned rental housing warrant of fitness should test whether a house has been used as a P-lab.

The Auckland Regional Methamphetamine Working Group, which includes official agencies, drug experts and social services, says all homes should be tested for P residues when they are put up for rent or sale.

A member of the group, Meth Solutions director Miles Stratford, estimates that about 8000 homes are being used to manufacture methamphetamine at any time, and that thousands more properties have been used to make the drug in the past as drug users move from house to house.

Remember This
People you got know this that how Laws are passed that people have given their freedom for sake of safety and when you lose your freedom you lose safety as well. Yes; Problem, Reaction and Solution. Warrant of Fitness doesn’t the guarantee you safety and security off the house.

Fracking is depleting water supplies in America’s driest areas, report shows

Suzanne Goldenberg,
US environment correspondent
Wednesday 5 February 2014 16.01 GM

America’s oil and gas rush is depleting water supplies in the driest and most drought-prone areas of the country, from Texas to California, new research has found.

Of the nearly 40,000 oil and gas wells drilled since 2011, three-quarters were located in areas where water is scarce, and 55% were in areas experiencing drought, the report by the Ceres investor network found.

Fracking those wells used 97bn gallons of water, raising new concerns about unforeseen costs of America’s energy rush.

“Hydraulic fracturing is increasing competitive pressures for water in some of the country’s most water-stressed and drought-ridden regions,” said Mindy Lubber, president of the Ceres green investors’ network.

Without new tougher regulations on water use, she warned industry could be on a “collision course” with other water users.

Dry pastures push farms towards another drought

Stuff NZ
Last updated 08:58 04/02/2014

Low soil moisture levels in parts of the North Island have farmers worried that another drought could be on the way.

Areas in North to Central Waikato, Morrinsville through to Tahuna and south to Te Awamutu had soil moisture levels that were similar to 12 months ago when the region was on the brink of the drought.

The dry conditions were deja vu for Huntly dairy farmer Glen Ashford, who said the weather no longer surprised him.

“We’re getting used to seeing this now. Up until Christmas we were sailing fine, it was looking good, but in the last 10 days it’s really browned off.

“But that’s North Waikato. It’s renowned for it.”

Ashford was well prepared for the dry weather. He is currently feeding out 10kg per cow a day of supplementary feed to his 290 cows, had pushed out his round length to 30 days and was milking his younger cows only once a day.
Stuff NZ

Northland getting dry, other parts ok

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:02

PASTURE COVERS are falling in Northland and the message for farmers is simple: avoid over-grazing and maintain cow body condition.

DairyNZ regional leader for Northland Tafi Manjala says Northland has had little rain this year and soil moisture levels are lower than this time last season in all areas.

“We will need at least 50mm of rainfall plus follow-up rain to allow for good pasture growth,” says Manjala.

According to NZ Met Service, Whangarei had 17mm of rain last month; the heaviest fall of 10mm was recorded on January 20.

Manjala is urging farmers to have a summer dry management plan and review it weekly. Early decisions can reduce the need for drastic measures later.

Corby parole decision imminent

06:30 Fri Feb 7 2014

In a matter of hours, Schapelle Corby will learn whether she will be released on parole from a Bali jail, after more than nine years locked up for a crime she insists she didn’t do.

Indonesian Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin is expected to give a media conference in Jakarta at 1.30pm (7.30pm NZ time).

The minister was on Thursday petitioned by Indonesian MPs not to be lenient in the case of Corby, who was convicted with smuggling 4.2 kilograms of cannabis into Bali.

But he insists the Australian will be treated in the same way as the other 1700 applicants for parole whose cases he is considering.

What is the TPPA?

Its Our Future
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)
Huge Impact on Kiwis

Our government is negotiating an international agreement that could have a huge effect on the lives of ordinary kiwis. It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), and it involves eleven Asian and Pacific-rim countries, including the United States. If it goes ahead, we risk damage to our innovative economy, our pristine environment, our health, and the ability to shape our own future.

It is now time
For all civilians those in TPP country to said “NO!” to the Tran Pacific Partnership Agreement.

A freedom to exist both ecological and economical