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Roger Awards in Auckland Monday 2nd 7.30pm


Monday March 2nd; 7.30 p.m.

Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, AUCKLAND

The event will feature:

* The announcement of the winner by chief
judge, Geoff Bertram, of Wellington
* A 30 minute episode of a well known comedy
relating aptly to this years winner
* Speaker Murray Horton (Campaign Against
Foreign Control of Aotearoa)
* An address from representatives of a group
relating to the winner
* Some musical numbers from local Auckland

The 2008 finalists are (in alphabetical order):

ANZ; BAT (British American Tobacco NZ); Contact Energy; GlaxoSmithKline; Infratil; McDonalds; Rio Tinto Aluminium NZ (nominated under its former, better known, name of Comalco); Telecom

The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational (a corporation which is 25% or more foreign-owned) that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following categories: Economic Dominance - Monopoly, profiteering, tax dodging, cultural imperialism. People - Unemployment, impact on tangata whenua, impact on women, impact on children, abuse of workers/conditions, health and safety of workers and the public, cultural imperialism. Environment - Environmental damage, abuse of animals. Political interference - Cultural imperialism, running an ideological crusade

The 2008 judges are:

Geoff Bertram, from Wellington, a Victoria University economist; Brian Turner, from Christchurch, immediate past President of the Methodist Church and social justice activist; Paul Corliss, from Christchurch, a life member of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union; Cee Payne, from Dunedin, Industrial Services Manager for the NZ Nurses’ Organisation and health issues activist; Christine Dann, from Banks Peninsula, a writer and researcher; Bryan Gould, from Bay of Plenty, a former Waikato University Vice-Chancellor.


Re: Roger Awards in Auckland Monday 2nd 7.30pm

why is it the "roger" awards?

Re: Roger Awards in Auckland Monday 2nd 7.30pm

Named after Roger Douglas, NZ's very right-wing free market capitalist Finance Minister in the 1980s. (he has recently been re-elected to Parliament for the ACT Party).

As well to 'roger', means 'to screw' someone.

Re: Re: Roger Awards in Auckland Monday 2nd 7.30pm

I think you will find it was named after the Micheal Moore film "Roger and Me"


Thieves in NZ

The five biggest current thieves in New Zealand:

1. Faye is Rich and White - (thanks Winston)

2. Carter Holt Harvey – (thanks for killing our forests)

3. Transrail – (foreign owners)

4. Shell – (one of five companies to make $290bn from Iraq’s oil)

5. Tele-con – (12 million per year to American owners)

Re: Roger Awards in Auckland Monday 2nd 7.30pm

well! who won it then ?

Re: Re: Roger Awards in Auckland Monday 2nd 7.30pm

British American Tobacco... puff puff

Re: Roger Awards in Auckland Monday 2nd 7.30pm

none of these Roger awards every year can even remotely compare to the damage done to New Zealand Aotearoa by Dow Chemical in New Plymouth ,,,
Dow is so strong, so evil, so overbearing even indymedia dare not have the courage to mention anything about Dioxin or New Plymouth.

Dioxin poisoning anyone? or shall we pretend NZ doesn't lead the world in Cancer?

Re: Roger Awards in Auckland Monday 2nd 7.30pm

Pity Yellowcages (Yellowpages) i.e. a battery hen farm for workers wasn't included with this since its management practice capitalist ways with unitarist overtures by exporting call centre jobs overseas!

Re: Roger Awards in Auckland Monday 2nd 7.30pm

If Spotless was allowed to enter would it win? Like it treats its staff like the dirt that they are suppose to clean up.