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iletails of the new eating are given below, and we would app~ reciate it if everyone, particularly interested organisations,

could inf'onr: tbeir friends or ers abou'tit •

.lhe original:l8ceting was planned as a dcbatc,bctweon a spealcel' for the Cmnpaig11 'Against Coraa Lc o and SOL(;)One who de fe n d

t.h e p r-o s o n t; ·Cofj,~al·co problem -we c 't find him or


he.r ! ! !


Fir s t we wrQ;ie to 1"1ni stz!r of . Energy f.'r Bolland,

who repli,,;d: 'liThe Na t Lo n aL Party's a t t Lt.u de on S general

topic is well,"'lcno\'I[na has been expl d ,",any tuues. 'de cause

of that and also becduseyour o~ on's attitude is also

well-known, I reel no gOf)d p ur-p os e woc:<ld be s e r v e d by my o t t>-

e rrd an c e v " WC:~ then. wrote t,) t:l.oCclnterbury-S'le stl . division of the l'Jatiorwl Party, asidng. t 01 to. explain and de f nd their PDTty'S "w611-knTwn attit,udefl, but as yet we h . .:?lVO received rio replYr

Camalco would surely defend t selves we thought, writing to their Public Hff'rclirs r';;anager, l<,ervyn '1:1. Be nrie t t ; But back comes tho r-e p Ly : IlJViy compi:lny I s v Low s onthu twopDlicie s you L'i. st are well len own and doriot-noorl to be r-e p e o t e d , Therc;f'oro, because

of your public an d pub'Ld.ab e d ttitudcs, and b e c o u s.e company's

views on your policies ar well known, We feel that

positive could be gained pu61ic debate." Very s

replies, aren't they?

B.oo p.m.

~tre e t ~3? Chell.


t i fo r-o

The pur t ti il

~ls porticipnntfi in the dc~ wh it r ally is, waat it is d

Enc Lu do d in t


orls ar two navies


or Ii teT'!:1ture

Plea SC~ b


leo survives iriNew

only so long tens of'

- but we can beat 't s of pe();::~le.

s people are

isitiforoed about it.

thousands f dollars ac year on propa then with th.u is 'all Ln d Lv Ldua L e tfo r t s of You. can. ho Lp Lt


.9:i!{ISTCl_c.U{ClL~,L1DS.s If DE;FEHDS CClvil.LCO: JU tJl()ugh, Go v e r-nme n t

and Coma Lc o itself' won I t "!p'libli~lyd(;f()J]d t "C:)[lO,lc agreUiJ(')nt,

"The Pre s s fI will, and did so in. an ,i_'c di t;)r:La 2nd July 1976.

Thoil' arguXJt~l"lt is faulty e nd their conclusions wr:'ng - but

interestingly give exactly 1c '5 own argument!

Intet',e:s:t y Ii t 'rllcut s :nt just af'tor

Corna Lco

os t') d e f

t argu lent •••

t1'e~J:lsfor And in tb

es as "punpsl! for:c o'un t.r y to Council o c e nt Ly , ti]e

Le t o llr H.d.

'~XI). (~ ,t.)

E111d. so c Lnd.i.v i.du.a L; pric 0 fE5 Supo

s ey "GDvc1'nij

s inclucl


.. )~r.,: Lcs.s 1 i'I1' s .Clre

I'f'bis f C<,:'L'L.rsu .is tX'lJ.() III ones, 0.1' interested like Comalco derand big

not interestc But t

prDfit; and fL't s -

11' s uc c e s s f'u.L uL't.Lrra t i

but a

be too h .. : p:)y if t. lJllr--'_:~p ,stJcl:::irlg;




is fact, bec0use n t Cu,. ,td_ co ari d sa"VT


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Ho Ly o ek o ) I loCluxite and

Lt.o r- {lSF~j c ia t.o

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i(1.CEll"s a s "U,YIC of


c -_ pC;!"' ti,n" (Sir .it h ')1 resources't, Australian r (t s iter's General

Manager, UperatiaDs, in 1971, M~ J.L.

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o v o Y" t }') !"'G • Anz oi.

c untri s - Australial New Zealand De:rIJ\O K. .)"

Mr E.E. Trefethen reQ. G

c -()~pc.r(lt a s is .i.rt ttl-i,t::5-

hI' b:)ut~V',)rld ~H::)C1C n!!

~or rati~n in 71,

Sf1i,d: t'Ttl(; ty'po ()f" type of t thnt will

" If anY···)!'IC kn.ows t

i i

J que

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Another tactic used by Coalce t cov e r' up Whell is really

o n i n g , is to a t a f f t h.e sol tor e nti.r-e Ly wi th, ]lJGW Zealanders,

to try and give v en t.u re a New Zealalld "flavour" (i. e. the

p ump l.,,-ill be run !?y New ,Zealanders ..f.£!: trle foreign owners).

Cor.a Lc o probably picked up t.hi s h e b Lt fr o n o .o f its parents, the dio Tinto Zinc Corporation. RTZ's subsidiary, Conzinc Ric Tint.() of Au s t r-a Lf.a (or C .l~. A.) goe s to grea t t.r o ub Le to try to. paID ~tself off as an Australian company - all-Australian staff, a large (but snaIl minority!) Australian shareholding - the financial director of C • ..:l. A., j'"irR • Carnegie, even had the c k to describe Conalco's offer of cheap shares to influential people a s an '" f f o r t; to be CO'.:1.e "rno r-e : Austr;;liani S(3 d II •

tvell, wha t are th.oy trying to cover up? Basically, that the ordinary people of Australia and New Zealand are being robbed of wealth and resources that they own, by faceless people in 3ritain, Japan and the U.S.A. It is not tho (?_rdinarx EeoEle of Britain or Japan or the U.S.A. that are robbing us. That

is not the way these "PUii:PS" work. 1\,11 comp an i.e s are controlled

by the big shareholders, who appoint theMselves or heir friends as dir~ctors (and there is certainly no need to control 50%

of the .ah a r-e s to co n t r-o L the corap arry - in the U. S. A. 10% is often enough, because the small ~hareholders can never get organi,sed to throw out p eo p I.e they don I t like). Usually,

only a $nall portion of ~he profits are paid out as dividends - mo s t .i arre no d in the comp.ariy and utilised by those in control, the big shareholders, whd can certainly devise ways of extracting more for themselves if they want it.

So who is behind Co~alco? Wo don't know the full st~ry but here I s part of it. The ,,'(;J t.h c h I l.d fatily c~)ntrol RTZ, which in turn owns 80% of CRA. Cor.ia Lo o is D. J'dnt c o rape rry set up

by eRA and Kaisers (of tho U.S.A.) to exploit the Weipa bauxite deposit in Northern Queenslnnd (the largest deposit in the world). The Kaiser c omp e n ie s were ;'3et up as a fami Ly firn, and as far

as we know the Kaisers still control thetJ. So Cam~lco,which

owns 50% of tho luff smelter is ultimately under the control

of the Rothchilds in Britain (or i~ if Prance??) and the

Kaisers in the U.S.A. The ther 50% of the scalter is owned

by two Japanese companies, Showa Jenko K.K., and Sumitomo

Cb em.i c a L, These t.w c e s control e LL six a Lum i n i un, smelters

in Japan, and have operations elsewhere in sia and the Pacific; but we know nothing of their internal workings.

Triey have set up a front c~npany Smelters Ltd. N.Z.A.S. do~sn't

c a Ll o d New Zenla:nd Alwl]inium ;:(0 a p r-ofL t b e c a u s e it is not

designed to. Co~alco Bnd its two partners each buy the raw Qater~al, basically fror Co~alc itself, pay the cost of trans-

fo r-rn i rrg it into a Lu.n i nLun and en d.i ap o s e of' the a Lum.i.n Lum

separately in the way they see fit. Thus, to bring it d~wn to its essence, t.h o Ti vhl.i s·elte.r, ttdsforc(; f'C)r "W~'Jrld pe e c e !", is n o th mo r e than a m.achinefor t.r-ens to r- ',ing S,)L:iQOne else i s "::re"l"'"li"" e Lum.i.n i.ur- ~<:;. c he a p Ly a ... s ·,"':r',.)·.·,"lS!",·]'·,bln - and at the e x p en s e

'_' ... .,,) (.L hI. _ ~ " .d C,;:o • U·: .. C'" .. '. . ..> ' .. .. .. "

of all New Zealanders.




down t

- Anyone interested in let UE) h:n:n;! s oo n, Lost but if you haven't, just people

wri te in or let one of the COi~" it teQ :ce,',ber s krrow l preferably accompanied by a $5.00 deposit. There h~s ~een quite a good response to our appeal for donations (still 00re are needed of coursel), so wanow expect the full cost to participants to be in the $15-$16 range •.

The weekend's activities will be aimed at talking to as m~ny people as po s s Lb I.e ... in Invercargill by rneans of door-to-dour canvaswingto find out opinions and in£or~ati6n aboutCamalco, und by a public neetirig ~ and natdonally by means of the demons;trntL~ln its,,,lf. TIro esseJ(ltial'iessage is si.n.p Le -this giant fore ign-ol-rlled st'le Iteri f3 using up 10% of N. Z I S p:::Jf;[er, tbeliS CCllltrihutingheavily ·t) the po'ifror sbortnge, . and is getting it so cheaply that everyone's power bills ar at least 10% higher than they sh~uldbe. That~swhy we are tng sOQething about it.

',TO c ari o xp e c t a fairly :PQsi ti ve r e sp:JXlse [;l.{)d a lot of sUPIJOrt,

judging by tho ;r'Ej$ults o:f " l{ide".

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JCKlJ; 01<" THE tifEEK - Corna Lco has another a Lum.i.n.Lum Sf'1el tor, a t Bell Bay, Tas~ania, and it also gets oheap, sub~idised power. This is wh a t. C'oma Lc o says about it; "The 01,1 BE'Y p Len t i's one of the largest and Dost efficient c~nsurners of electric power

i.n Tasl:iania.·" !IIInutiTising this en e r-g y ••• the sr"elter pr-ov s a valuable base load f::;r the offic.ient and economic operation

of' th~e . State' spower genera tirrgfacilitie s .lho· scale of'Comalco' s dermndandthe base load this providos have euc.ble.dgeneral industrial and domestic power rates to be.held at lower 1e#e19

than anywhero else in Australin. Ii In words, because we

use vast (uantities of po\.<ler at o e Low cost price, you Lu c ky Tasbanians arc gettirig cheaper electricity than you would otherwise! 1 !


According to press re ts; U.S. Secretary of State, Kissinger, is likely ·to visit NZ on AUGUST 1- 4: this year, just before attending an ANZUS Geeting in Canberra.

This year has seen a flurry):f US/NZ visits and jeintmilitary activities:

January - visi t f.roc', f.)ur US s e ne t o r s and e Le v e n

c orrgr e S SLJG11.

February- joint naval exercises; visit fron Commander in Chief of US Pacific Fleet, Adniral Gayler; visit from Williard F. Rockwell

(he i~ the biggest private arGs' manufacturer in the wJrld).


- visit by US Vice-President d~ckofeller; visit by US Secretary of A~ricultlire, Butz.

- and now Kissinger, t)o.

Is there significance in all of these visits? visit shows that there is.

Analysis of each

Last year, both

tralia and New Zealand had Labour Govts

wh i c h , in theory anyway, supported Cl. South. Pacific rru o Lo a r-« free zone, refused ad~ission to their ports to nuclear-powered

ships, and opposed devele of the Indian Ocean Base at

Diego Garcia. All of these were upsetting to the US, so the pressure was put on. In March, 1975, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defence, William P. CleDents, visited NZ for ~lks with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence. Clement refused while in NZ to say why he was here, but when back in the US he said that he had coue to talk about the nuclear-free zone cDncept which the US opDosed.

Later in 1975, US military officials were putting pressure on NZ to abandom any suggestion of a genuine nuclear-free zone, according to information relea~dd by Muldoon (the Labour Govt

did give in - see article in next issue :f l!~iTatchd()g").

In Jarluary I976, the US senators nnd c ong r-e s sme n OE1.I:.1e to NZ and AUGtralia, asked Muldoon to allow nuclear warships t

visit NZ, and for sripnort for develo of Diego Garcia.

Muldoon agreed to the requests.

1"J ext CanJE: Ad;cliral Gayler who t.a Lk.o d tnhe Govt about the nuclearfree zone concept, nuclear warship visits and Jiego Garcia,

as well as suggesting NZ troops for Thailand, and expressing concern about guerilla activity in Malaysia.

dockefeller then visited, and by this ti~e it was clear that nuclear warships were t visit NZ, NZ supported the liS build-

up in the vcieen, and the nuclear-free zone concept was

ab e nd o n .. s d , 1.ho ho a dI ine Ln tb,.) wPre 138 It (9/4/76) summed it all up: "t/!uldo;;n Po si 't Lon "~eI:le c t s US E?tra tegic Stance" - and thi s was attributed to the recent visits of clockefeller and Adrnir-

So NZ now, ~nce again, c etely follows US foreign p61icy.

Kissinger is presently t Chief architect of that policy. Thus judging from the effects of previous visits by US officials, Kissinger will be here to check up on NZ, and to let us know of anything else he wants done. And again, judging by past performance, the Govt will agree.

In doing this, it is going against the interests of practically all New Zealanders and the wishes ofa large Qajority (judging bYJlle calls on l,julclo;n:l' s nta.lkback"). We must

make our app siti


CAFCINZ has heard an unverified re rt that the 500 us troops who arrived in NZ las ::,,:onth are nit hcr(~ sand s Lo Ly to conduct practice military exercises. It has been suggested that they are here mainly to fill in far the NZ Army, should it (NZ ) be call d on t man ldle trucks, buses, wharves

Dr t.hc like, clue t wo r-Ico.r s i st r aga s t the attacI(s on

their living standards. The result be even bigger profits for the local and eign mono?oli B.


In an oorlier newsletier, we inteJ~ut th~t the Jve tu introduce nuclecclr:po,.,erpln:Ltts here WDcS being pushed by big

US c ornpe n Lo s who s too d to :!~ain f'r .i n st.aLl.ct Lon , s<,:rvice, and maintenance of tho plants! Our energy resources would be more

fir,r,ly in the g r Lp uf.'forei QS - like tho 1;)e.stingh::)use

mono ly.* This view is now c out in GaBS circulation

newspapers. l!',:)r Qxaple, t.h e Ch c h "Pre 58", June 23, qUQ ted the NZ Science (.E)view, "rJ;-Jicih s e i.d : "Sell rru c Loa.r power to D UDtion is also a forD of ec~no0ic aggression because, like drug .pushing, it is sel~ing dependence. A nation gains strategic power if it acid'aves this d:q:w:ndenco ••• if it ( t.ho US) sells nuclear p0wer to New Zealand, it will be able to wave the

'biS sti ck I at us c v on ·)re e f f L c i.e nt.Ly t.rra.n n:)w."

And Ken ~cLean is qu ted in a June issue of the Christchurch "Star SpGrts": "If ow Zealnnd were to Ln s t.a Ll, rru c Lea r- power stati~ns it would lose ~ts independence and WJuld fall directly under the influence of the US. NZ would probably have to get the fuel for the station frOh tne US. This c~uld tend to make NZ de7)8ndont (in the US which c .. .u Ld then virtually dictate the

Lf tical ur ,::111 t3ry p o L'i.c y it w)uldwant NZ tee) f o Ll.o w , We

wo u.Ldvb e cocto a pup:Jot or a .stOlgO of the US. II

CAFCINZ SUp90rtors should br this aspect to the fore when

diBcus~i6n6f ;uclearpolfor plants comes up. People are ready tb learn just how for~i~n control works, and wh~t it means.

On Friday night, July 9th, at 9.00 .Do, Terry Gooda11, of the Campaign for Non-Nuclear Future\ will address an interest meeting at The People's Union ueeting ronD, 9 Ferry Road, Chch, I.

The topic will be t.h o rru c.Leor- c Jutr;versy and i ts ti(~ up with f,:)reign. c o.n t r-o L; 'I'h Ls i;c;.,lk s.1.;,)u1 be; well w.'rth hoaring!

A press o o nf'e r-e nc e was hu'l..d on JU1.y 1st' wi th,:any o r-g an i aa t Lo.n.s present (E.g. Lab o ur- Par1~;:T, Va Lue s Party, CarJpaign ¥21v .. ill:ion, CAFCINZ, Trades Council, ~tujents' Assoc.,) which successfully demonstrated that op}osition to nuclear warships does not enarnatc; f r-orn a "disaffected :,JinGrity".

eND is p Larm i n g a variety of e c t Lv i.t Lc s fo r- Hiroshima ~!{eek,l!~" /'Itt., j~ugust 2 - 6.

aS8e~blG lictoriaSquare, 6.45, ~riday Augus~ 6th.

6.15 - 6.45, Friday Aug 6th, Hiver Avon, betwGon ~erof'Qrd & orcoster St bridges.

Stall in Square:

All d1''1y hug 2nd (I\;.onday) and Aug 5th (

We neod hel? in org~nisa tb se Qctivitios. For enquiries:

.o:~ing ~',)bin \"ratts 555-158, ]\.ia TDY 857-504

Enquirie s re Peace Squadr,:)u, Dave j.\.n·}erson 328-0l1:5.

"* which in I974 had .::-.S::H:ts of 'tiILe., 301 ::dlli.)n!!!

ti ago, NZ took a loan fr Japanese interests t

finance the construction of -electric gene rat facilities

in the South Island. Jec ntly, the consequences of that action

have become clear. Na ly, chines and other equipment

necossary for the project are t be purchased in Ja0an. This

comes at a ti~e when NZ engineer workers (who are capable

of doing the work) are being nade redundant.

~ear~hile, NZ, fall in the fa tsteps of its big fmperial-

ist brothers, has just granted a 1 an ofJo.6 cillion to the Carribean Jevelapment Gank (Chch star June 7th) with the

cc n di. t Lo n s tha.t h a Lf tJ::is "oney bo spcm.t on local,rir:::ary

p r oduc t s ,

Apparently, unwilling to learn fro~ our own unfortunate exparience s witt,. eriali ats, the c)ntroll era a.nd t'<anipulators of finance in NZ seem quite happy to enter into these Bort of contracts which will have t e longterm effect of making redundand workers in primary industry in the Carribean. Once again, their )7\otto"Profi ts b e f o r e Pco p Le II rings true.


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We print below extracts from a letter sent to us by a Well±ngt6n reader on tho question of f~reign debts:

"N.Z. faces an e corrom.i c c:rii3is 0". 'l'hu r-orno ve L of subsidies on food, railway, electricity and postal charges, a 12 month freeze on wages and Bwar 5, the establishment of a new Wages Tribunal,'access t N.Z. ports of nuclear warships, etc., are altering Now Ze a Lan do r s ' lives dr-ama t Lc a Ll.y •••

l-m c h e mp h a s La has been placed by the Na t Lorre L goverpf':1ont on the question of N.Z. 's nati0nal debt. rlestraints on'wages,

c u t s in g o ve r-nrne n t expendi ture ! rt re stric t Lo n s , etc I have

been uade under the clai~ of reducing our national debt •••

has the government furmulated policy to direct N.Z. towards establishing itself in a ioss dependent position?

Present i~port restrictions have been ap-lied to ease the

de fLc L t in j\[. Z. I S overseas trans a ct Lo n s , Our trading partu(-1rs mainly i~;;port our agricultural pre d'uo o , The se exports are suhject to market instability, price fluctu~tions, falling prices. These probleos parallel those faced by under-developed nations. The farming c:w::cuni ty is being D1' to. produce and export

more at current l6w ~rices. Is this tho best answer in the

1 torm?

ThE: other si,:!c~

r N.;~, ' sbalanc

of pay~ents is hor


Here we see ~ainly industrial go cs and raw materials coming into the country. (l'he se g) des 2.'ixe paif'or at high price s. 'lhe amount of agricultural oxoorts ne~ded to pay for these imports has c o n t Lrru.e d to .r Ls o , T;.TI1Q-t a:re tn e s o i:~ld.ustri.a.l p r o du c t.s

used for? Are they us d s tb t sis for the industrial growth of NZ, to increase N2's export pctential; to.reduce our heavy

r e Ldan c e OD. i::port hi lY,?ri.:Ed gc· ds ? '{he Lo n.e L debt cannot be re~oved without salvil ~ the problefu of low value

of our export goo and the h c~st of Jur imported goods.

Uruguay, wh i.c h h a s a 8i,,:,i1('1r c:coG'O'.Jicbase toPlZ, has a y e e rLy foreign. d o b t; wh i.c h i,~3 g:n?D.t r 11a the t:'tal-value .o f' i:ta_~xp_o_r.-ts;-

Is New--Zealand heading tt:e san.'e Vi !i A." N .

n t .h::'. S

in neArly 7 the and has given

of over $I50m. That's $IOO~

a ,which ia over $1 a day for

t is country.1!



authority for private a th, $25r a week, e v o r-y , ;:_',,';(111, ~N '):c:aI'l ,3nd_

C·lFCINZ.has c

i 1 () d t.w ,) B 1 i

Th.e first is c

prisod. of,

abo u t sliJes o f' b u s Lrie s s o s in ing the extent of f.)reign inves fr:m cosDotics t f~~dstuffs, and

the Christehurch a~ea, in local business, banking to insurance.


The SC?C rid sot tD':::()S a 10 +: at CDL!D. co and ho Lp s illustrate heHr, this cJ::rpanY<lke s hi[sprof'i ts by e xp Loi. t ri.n g our energy resources at the c'xpense of the courrt r-y c.1i.H! its c Lt i z e n s , lili th t")e l",arch on CYlr,lco during the wcelcond of July 31st -

August 1st, this second shaw will be extended updated.

The slide 5Il:C.)W~ '~re t1vailclble ,to all intcre5tod~~r.)ups en d if' yo u or your '::JrganLsati lJt!. wo u Ld like t) a.r ran g o a viewing one

evening, all should Go addressed to CAFCINZ, Box 2258,

Christchurch; 62-153 or 74-382.


This newslett~r presents as ~uch as it can about foreign c~ntr01

Ln I<101l1 ZealEllldt ;n':)'V'T j_ t w _~.:rt:_s" r:Ctl(.)l'"'(~ is a lot l~J'.JrG Ln fo r-ma t>-

ion about. ~lsewhere we hbve indicated ow t investi e

topics and what b.J.'ks azrd rnagc,zines ldO lL"'vo fljJ,ndusef'ul. \Jle

T·T··· uL d G'n C ~,' llY' -, '7 ,., r""'" "1 o rs .. 1,. c e.r r-y o u t t i r ")wn .; rrv e st; l' p"" t i o n s

V1 _) • A i. J'- -"J ,j •. _''_ C~ L> "'-.... ._. f..~ v" ,.... ~::> \L-. ) ,-.1 __ t ,'-_ _...... \... .'1. ~ ...JI.. ..Il,;;', 'i..:_, n / ~~ L.'~ ....

(and let us 1iciso th~ results), and ta read more de ply

on tho subject~ 100 s on f'~re1gn control generally ~re

available at lib~aries and progressive universi bo~kshopB.

Sorne titles t 1b for are:

The ;;~n(JiCJY - Take,,)vor ,liver ':Jf


Felix Greene; CIA Diary - Fhilip Agee;

Zealand ~ W.E. Sutch; rialism - V.I. Lenin;

Tears ~ chard st; CIA and the Cult of Intellig~

tti Marks Japanese rialism Today -

CAFCINZ als~ s access t~ lnrge stocks of' the very readable

Au s t r-e Lf e.n edition of "Ho cky Cc':ic!!, ch:~tailing B("J c}·:efeller machinations and interests, throughout the world. We would be pleased ta hear f' any other g~od books or sources of inforDat-

ion on the s~bjoct of fore control.

On June 20th, CAFCINZ bel d a Research Seminar wh i c h aimed to teach the

the techniques of researching. owen w i: kes lead the discussion. Other speak<e rs were Pete Lu sk , Bill Rosenberg, and Dave Mitchell from the star. The followl:ng are notes from tho Seminar. CAFCINZ will be putting out a more comprehensive account of the Semminar, since requests have come in for this, People or groups who wou I d like to receive this shouIci wr i t:e to CAFCINZ immediately.

O~!en Wilkes began the session by ttdldmg about the various stages of research. He drew [rom spec i i i c examples. For example, woodbourne got started w i th a rumour , wb i ch [,/as followed by a. v i si t: to Woodbourne. This visit confirmed a number of suspicions. On returning to Christchurch, a month's library research put tDgGther. the o iher: i,mportant aspects of the story.

It "'as stressed that FIELDWORK was extremely important. Interest in a certain topic may be sparked off by an er t ic Le or clipping in the paper, but it must be Eo l l cwed by a certain amount o.f initial fieldwork. i ;e , Visits

to the p.Zace under tine guise of "eing a reporter, or 'a tourist efC:The technique of f innocent snooping' I cod s to the greatest success. Fr_,7 lowing the field wo r k: must come the HOMEWORK, This entails getting all your irit or-. me t i on ttso qe tiho r ... 1ibrary research, notes bulletins, photos, c I i pp i nqs etc. These have been ec au i rcci from many resources including the paper, the outfi t .i t sel t , certain texts, knor/ledgcab1e contacts, and interested organisations. It was cone icic re impor t ent: to get~E.01?s.c:rsh1p for your war«, e.g from a student newspaper, Month.Zy Rcv i ei» etc. in order not to appear to

the place being Lnves t i qe tzeci as a f lone crank'. Return v i s it:s are necessary for asking marc direct questions. It is important to r-sve t jour-nal i a tii e ! status, .. for, the oldtfii~ is much Le es likely to throw you out' 'for'-fearof harming their image.

Useful resources mentioned by Owen included:

1. Foreign /J.c"fairs Rev~v/. Monthlv publication. Put out by Foreign Affairs.

2. rhe library.

3, APE..enciices to the Jo..!!.£!2f!_~. of the House of Representatives.

4. The: daily newspaper.

5. Know I cd qeab I.e contacts [;/170 are on the fringe of the govt. bureaucracy.

6. The General Asscmp1f Libr(~. (Parliament Buildings, ftl,gtn.)

7. _'Truth' They clip every ncwep ape r .in Ne»: Zealand and good files.

8. U.S. Embassf or the: U.S. Information Office. (IBM Bu icl i nc: on the Terrace

~!el1 i nqticri, .

9, The Ministry )f DeE. nce , Go to Turnbull or Public Librerv first and look up the Union List of Serials wb i c h contains a note of things tihet: only thcMinistry o.f Detc ncc h-:«, You mal' be able to get hold of v1hat you went: through an i nticrcicpor trnemtuxl or i br erv loan.

OVERSEAS outxl ic a t ioru: and Y>c.,sour._S£E.."

10. New York Times; Received by un.i vc re i tv library. Sc hoo I of journalism has index.

11. [/,S, Govt. ii.e.cov«, Q!' Manual, tells y u wtii ch govt. dep-

artment to write to. . .

12. Military, .E}a_1anc.s:.. put out by the Lne t i t.ut:« of Strategic Studies (London) The fo110,ving_ pearl s c:l.:,Ii<: -'m should be noted by r-o sie srrc he re : e ) Take

no te of the usefulness of people who wor-k inside' the eysv t em ••• they arc probably more useful to the protest system where they are. ' I Rr'>member that people often be I i cv e that; what: they re doing is innocent. Be patient. These people arc often willing to be educated.

Q)!-l R,osenberg spoke next on R~sC'arching_. ccmpanics_.

{he most i mpot srmt: resource here to/as considered to be the book, PN.Z~ Business


RE'search Seminar Report Contd.

Who is !f!:.£'. The C0n70anies Office vIas also crasictereci to be extremely important. The re is aCompanic:s Office i n most cities, Other resources aiven by Bill included:

Sutc.h : !akeovc;T Ne~l Zealand which has a good index of companies. R.S. Dean: foreiqn Lnve s t.ment: and NeLl Zealand Ma!lufac_~.urin[1. Ellis: Industrial Concentration in N.Z. (Good for general theory)

Annual Reports. Nevsp epe r c l i.pp i nsjs ,

Others : The .Wall St. JO.EL,.nal, Finc i a-Z Review, N. Z. Economic News ,the Far Eas tern Eco!2E!!!J..E_~e_':.iew, !:.:?r.t:!:!_n.s;., ~nrl AMPO, (a "'radical Japanese economic meqe z ine ,

Included among useful boo ks .(ere

a) Antony Samoson : The Scvc'n Sisters (oil)

b) Japanese Impcrial~"i!n-I~daz bV Htilliday and McCormick

c) ThcSovreign State of ITT. Sampson.

d) ~J::i'tc·-;es1;,s---;;:;-;;:Z. Road T"(\~£1.. (Rf .or t: to the Tr an-« . - p~rt Advi so~~~c i 1)

Pete Lusk follo&'1ed t.tii s wi th his top.j_t; .. F Rescflrching EnvironmcntalIssuesl

The process of Pete's research into Comalco ["as"'C1'§"t:jif1. eWtii{:rI1p'J.)e\~\

The research into Come began with a Ecw clippinfl_s (n the subject and was Eo I 1 owecl by ~i.! t,:) both Comalco and Lake Manapouri. Back in Christchurch al.L the inIormation that Pete had collected e!aS put togeth2.£_ .•• clippings, pho t o s , facts, notes from talking w i t h people, annual rcpor-t s i cnd any c onn-« ec tii ns; information. Then all this material was writte!l_ .. _l!J2_. This invoLved sorting t.he trit ormet ion into chunks or paragraphs. After public ticn,1 visits to Comalco II/ere kept uo , and ti">« kept up to date.

Points tE.Jl~.

Be p reoered to c/o ii o Lt: wor-k and make frequent visi t:s ,

Look out for people in the know. ot tx:n these are the most unlikely people. Be pac i en t: and practise perseverance.

Publish regardless even if you think your info. is not perfect,

vlhen you publish, it is oril.v the beginning of the issue not thc end.

Dave M:itchell then spoke on how to use the newsoooer:s ,

ffi~st Point 00 Identi .fy what V,)U iC.lrc: trying to "'ay.

w i I L use to disseminate your information. It may h paper, radio or T,V., student ne['/s,Ij,'lpers, magazines,

'[]lp Big Dailies operate by idcnti[lling tibe i r nevis as ei ther a stor.x. or a Teatiur-e,

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Decide what: medium you a nerslettet', a daily or via a poster or

Use FeE1.!:J_re if your story is big enonoh , You may ci ttie r wr i t:e it yourself or contact a wr i tier- you know in the p" ;~'n' who wi I L wr i t:e it. Or, go to the Eci i tor, and ask to see someone who wou l.d be eb l « to wr i to it up.

Use Story e itier discovering important i ntormat icm, Give the story to the paper immediately. Give to T. V. too. These are ' new s tips'.

PRESS STATEMENTS. Have something to say. Don't publ.i st: rhct;or)c.!3eat the Media. Head, not tail your press statements w i tih the important point. Keep the readers in mind. Keep i t: s i mp I o end unambiguous. Make sure you make a statement when !lCI,/S:S short e.g, Sunciav t: <'md Mondays.

Dave concluded by remeindi nq Ci1FCINZ tihet: the Letters to the Editor column is ueuol l y very wcI L read.


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