Archive for the ‘New Zealand’ Category

Sitting on the Fence, The Hardest Place to Sit

30/11/2022

By Randall Richards
My son and I were down at the Lake Hawea waterfront today, at the dam, not far from Mountain Spirit, our home and retreat centre here on New Zealand’s South Island. We were fishing for salmon which have a habit of hanging around the dam this time of year in a vain attempt to swim downstream. That’s where the fishing is reportedly good, but we didn’t catch anything this day.

As we were leaving a fellow named Cliff drove up in rental car. He’s from California and, as I tend to do, got to chatting with him. Today is his first day here in New Zealand. As it turns out, he is a principle in a company called Abroad which leads executives and business leaders all over the world, teaching by experience, different ways to think about success and leadership other than the typical profit centered paradigm.

Looking for bass at Lake Hawea’s dam, New Zealand.

They have led trips to Peru, and Bhutan. They like to work with indigenous leaders locally wherever they end up taking their high-end clientele. I mentioned our little retreat centre to him, and also mentioned the domes at the Lake Hawea Campground and The Oasis as alternative retreat centres who could a bigger group such as his. I mentioned a bit about my background as a cultural and mountain guide in Peru, Outward Bound Professional, and the sort of activities we do at Mountain Spirit such as yin yoga, music studio and sweat lodges. He said he does all the hiring for the company, and this is a bit of a recon for future programs. He asked if his business partner and he could pop by Mountain Spirit for a visit this weekend. When he mentioned he plays guitar and sings, I even invited him to pop by our local Free Market at Leaane’s Camphill Coffee as I’d be playing there, and there’s sort of an open mic atmosphere. He could play a song or two if he was so inclined. We sent each other a text with contact details so we could be in touch over the next couple of days.

All was going quite well until he asked if I knew any Maori people in the area. I explained a bit of what, and who I know in the area, and then, he made the comment, “Oh we did have a Maori person on board our company, but he went a bit off the rails. It was very surprising to us, and we had to let him go because of the things he was posting on Faceboook.” When I asked if he could expound, he continued, “He went extreme right-wing on us, and was posting things about the vx and other stuff about conspiracies and government overreach.” Then, there was an uncomfortable silence.

We said our goodbyes after I had given him some suggestions on what to see and do here in the area for his afternoon in Hawea/Wanaka. Then just after he drove off, I happened to check the local Telegram chat channel, and came upon this post by “Man Alive”, whatever that is:

“For men, the hardest place to sit is on the fence.
Hoping, wishing, waiting for something to
change.

Let me let you in on a little secret..

“If you don’t change, nothing else will.”

Many men know this but spend years umming &
ahhring

Living a lukewarm, mediocre existence

When they know deep in their heart that they are
capable of so much more

They just need to get off the fence
They need to come alive again.”

Before reading that, I hadn’t really come up with a plan of action, but I had an inclination. But after reading that quote, I decided I’ll text Cliff and ask him for the Maori’s contact info. He sounds like am interesting fellow. I’ll send that text just after I post this.

Postscript: I had a good look at Abroad‘s website, and the vision as Cliff explained it, seems like a brilliant initiative, and I feel we’d be a good match, in a different world, I’m finding harder to go back to the way things were. I can’t unknow what I’ve learned over the past few years regarding the dangers of vx, the mandates, and how it’s not about health but power and control.
It’s extremely unlikely that this Maori fellow has gone off on some “right-wing tangent”. It’s more likely our new friend is parroting the media’s label of someone not following the MSM narrative. I know many “progressives” who are liberal in ideology, but only see madness in the current woke camp. I, for one, am grateful that the last few years have only strengthened my resolve to see the truth, and make no apologies about standing tall for what I see.

Being mandated out of public places changed our lives, and seeing the truth for what it is, forces the issue. It’s easier now, not sitting on the fence. My hat’s off to Cliff and his work. I would have liked to get involved with Abroad, but not at the expense of my values. Not only would it be a matter of time before he came cross my Facebook posts, but also, I could see this was, most likely, a dead-end. I’m on a different path and not looking back. I hope Cliff gives me that Maori fellow’s contact info. Who knows, maybe our paths have already crossed, at the Wellington protest, or we’re on some group chat. It’s a small world when it comes to truth these days.

Bev Reynolds of Wanaka NZ – Someone Has to Say it

26/10/2022

By: Randall Richards, Mountain Spirit Media
Good friend and fellow freethinker, Bev Reynolds of Wanaka, New Zealand is taking action on some concerning trends in our schools and libraries which target children on inappropriate issues. Bev is forming a workgroup with others in the community. This interview has gotten some international traction, so the group’s model and action steps will most likely be shared with others both nationally and globally such as NZRising and Reignite Freedom . Please see her interview below and share this post.

For more info in New Zealand please see Bob Mc Croskie’s familyfirst.org.nz
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Jacinda Ardern Left Reeling As New Zealand Police Look at Investigating COVID Jab Deaths

15/07/2022

From: News Punch
Jacinda Arden has been left reeling after New Zealand police look set to launch a possible probe into the unusually high number of deaths that have occurred since Covid jabs were rolled out across the country.

New Zealand police set to investigate Covid jab deaths – Jacinda Ardern

Medical professionals across New Zealand have penned a formal letter to police requesting that an official investigation is opened into the jab-related deaths. “There is a shockingly large burden of deaths and injuries following the Covid-19 vaccines, of itself and compared to any other treatment or vaccine in modern times,” NZDSOS (New Zealand Doctors Speaking Out With Science) said in a statement. Read the rest of this article here

Is wearing a mask passé?

06/07/2022
Queenstown, NZ , where are all the masks?

Scan in for those you love

04/07/2022

Putting Your Cards on the Table

04/07/2022
Cards: A bit of bravado helps

To Warrick Stubbs,
Golden Bay, New Zealand:
You are an inspiration. I’m hitting my stride even without the cards. As You know, I ran out of cards about 4 hours ago.
Thanks for being the brainchild of these “mask-winked” cards. One lady on the last flight looked at me and said, “I hate wearing this mask”, and thanks to you, in not a soft voice, I replied, “You don’t have to. I haven’t worn my for a long time.” Adding, “and if enough of us stop wearing them, it’s game over. Later, once we disembarked, and in the ChCh airport lobby, I passed by her again. She smiled, (the mask was off) and gave me a thumbs up.
Thanks Warrick, for all your tips and encouragement on how to reach out to those still finding their way to dumping the mask.
I must say though, the Cambridge librarian and a driver on the public bus system were a bit hectic this arvo, all in a big flap. But both settled down once I smiled at them. These cards are part of our “media arsenal” to do an end-run around mainstream media’s narrative.

Sound Canons Used Against New Zealand Citizenry

02/07/2022

By Randall Richards, Mountain Spirit Media
In a recent piece by Oscar Francis of the Otago Daily Times he reports that,
“Police have confirmed sound cannons were deployed against protesters at the Parliament occupation in Wellington earlier this year. A document released under the Official Information Act (OIA) revealed two long-range acoustic devices (LRADs) were deployed on the last day of the protest, March 2″…. (read the rest of the article here)
The article has a few “inaccuracies”. The first statement that contradicts what eyewitnesses experienced is in the second sentence of the piece where LRADs were only deployed on the last day of the protest. One facilitator/administrator at the protest stated seeing the devices starting around mid-way through the protest. Two teachers from Geraldine also reported seeing the devices well before the March 2 date stated above. Additionally, nurses and a doctor at the protest’s medical tent reported people presenting with burns and hearing issues. These signs and symptoms were also reported at similar protests in Australia.
The second misrepresentation presented in Francis’ article states, Police “clashed with crowds of protesters who lit fires and threw cobblestones.” Two independent eyewitnesses who I interviewed, who were immediately next to the tents said that the people lighting the tent/s on fire and adding fuel to the fire/s “were definitely new to the protest grounds, and wore black masks, similar to what Antifa protestors wear.”

Dan Murphy of Queenstown, NZ, supplied these stills from his video of the devices being used on protestors in Wellington during the protest against mandates.

long-range acoustic device set up at the nation’s capital in New Zealand. Image Credit: Dan Murphy
Detailed image of police using a long-range acoustic device on protestors in Wellington New Zealand. Image Credit: Dan Murphy

This last image, from Tactical Solutions’ webpage shows their LRAD product, which presumably supplies the New Zealand Police Force. The page’s opening statement reads “used by police forces for non-lethal and non-kinetic crowd control, as a defensive deterrent and for protestor management.”

Tactical Solutions’ webpage, somewhat hidden on their website, on the LRAD

I’ve also interviewed a number of people in my local community who were adversely affected by these devices. After having returned home after the protest, there were reports of tinnitus, headaches, exhaustion and disorientation. This author certainly has tinnitus as well, which could be attributable to these acoustic devices.

Sean O’Brian Gets Down with Another Good One

02/07/2022
Another Take, on an old problem. Sean let’s us have it with another goodie

Sean O’brian on the Lighter Side of Health

02/07/2022
This song is a crackup! https://odysee.com/@mtnspirit:c/DJI_20220702_214127_95_video:b