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  • Maria Woodroofe
    commented 2019-03-03 19:20:21 +1300
    Hi Gareth, I’m extremely frustrated with the supposed “predator free NZ campaign” being pumped as I haven’t been able to find out if it endorses control on cats? also can’t find a forum where you can voice your concerns about this hence my contacting you. We live bordering the Hunua Range in Auckland and have seen a significant numbers of feral cats particularly last year. Would love to see a law passed for cat owners whereby they can’t let them outside at night and have to register them like dog owners with a restriction on numbers allowed to own. I should reiterate that I love cats but don’t own one because of their catastrophic affect on bird life in native bush. My concerns as little as they count. Best regards.
  • Michael Kennard
    commented 2019-02-27 18:36:54 +1300
    Hi Gareth,

    We met in Auckland when passed through with a boat Myself had on behind a gold jag ,we talked as myself was having breakfast at a cafe,yourself know’s the way nz is going and it’s a sham,would like to talk direct to yourself look at reality because yourself has some good policies to move forward,would like to see if we can get a party up and going without politcal and deliver to nz

    Kind Regard’s

    Mike Kennard value what yourself has put forward

    +64078501943 0274076678
  • Owen Williamson
    commented 2019-01-13 21:18:36 +1300
    Hi Gareth, I like birds too, but lately, the birds have reached plague proportions and are eating all my raspberries. The cats being cats get distracted. I realize I need more cats. If you are getting rid of cats could you let me know, I could do with at least half a dozen more to restore the balance. I preferably need slow cats that wont actually eat any birds, just scare them away. Let me know if you have any spare.
  • Peter Caldwell
    commented 2018-12-10 08:17:55 +1300
    Gareth good morning. For a long time I’ve been following your career and political activities. You’re clearly a self made man and I admire that. I’m a music teacher in Masterton where for the past 12 years I’ve been teaching students how to play piano and violin. I have two sons; David who has Down syndrome aged 31 and Andrew 30. A month ago David left home and went to live in an idea services home in carterton. Andrew lives with his partner in paraparaumu. Next month I’m moving to Timaru where I intend to establish a music business on a part time basis. However I hope to work full time doing something else initially. I’ve been reading a book by Tim Ferris called the four hour working week. I’m now 57 and I want to learn the principles and practices which will enable me to become financially independent by the time I’m 65. With that in mind would you mind ringing me for a chat please. I would really appreciate your advice on ways to achieve this.
  • Shane Beary
    commented 2018-12-08 15:48:51 +1300
    Hi Gareth, Sorry to bother you, but we were hoping you may be able to offer us advice. We have a major Feral \ stray cat issue around our property. Despite contacting both Councils, SPCA, Ratepayers association and Vets, we are still in the same position as not one of them are interested in assisting us with dealing with this dilemma. Now we find several of the females have had litters or are presently pregnant. The local birdlife has been absolutely annihilated. I appreciate this is an emotive issue, surely there must be a solution?

    Best regards

  • Graham Wills
    commented 2018-11-29 19:01:12 +1300
    When are you going to honour your commitment to refund donations to TOP if you didn’t get into parliament.
  • John Wardrop
    commented 2018-10-31 17:31:57 +1300
  • Jacobus Hugo
    commented 2018-10-15 05:47:01 +1300
    Dear Gareth. In view of China offering to built our roads for us, why do we not start a company where NZ citizens can buy shares in a road and thus fund it. The road can be tolled and we can then even get a return on our money. I refer you to a company called Harmoney in which I loan out money in $25 lots and is very happy with the results.
  • Allan Halse
    commented 2018-09-28 09:12:26 +1200
    Hi Gareth.

    NZ’s 400,000 bullied workers need your help.

    I am the Director of CultureSafe NZ Ltd, NZ’s leading (and only) anti workplace bullying organisation. I work 100 hours per week for approx $5 per hour but my small team of 4 save lives and annually help more than 200 bullied workers across NZ who have suffered serious financial, emotional, psychological and physiological harm.

    I saw you speak at the Clarence Street theatre in Hamilton during the Election Campaign and was impressed with your level of understanding of NZ’s social discord with high incidents of sexual abuse (1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys by age 16), 2nd in the developed world for schoolyard and workplace bullying, a mental health crisis and record suicide rates.

    My organisation is running an anti workplace bullying/sexual harassment “CultureShift 2018” conference at Te Papa museum, Wellington on 24/25 October and we urgently need a major sponsor. Will you please help?

    Ngi Mihi

  • Jed Town
    commented 2018-08-20 09:48:40 +1200
    Hi Gareth, I am trying to raise awareness about the 1080 situation and DoC. I have a good friend who worked for DoC back in the 80’s and is very experienced with bush life and trapping possums and ridding the bush of pests. He and I have talked many hours about this ongoing problem with the aerial dropping and the need for a outside regulator to manage the whole affair better. Yesterday Bruce my bushman friend suggest I call you and have a brief talk to you. Would you be at all interested? Bruce is a poet and a wood carver , I am a musician and wrote most of the music for the 100% Pure campaign in 2008, inside the rugby world cup Dome installation, the rugby ball compressed air thing. Keep up the good work and All the best, Jed town.
  • Liz Gilmore
    commented 2018-08-14 20:20:08 +1200
  • Will Trafford
    commented 2018-07-09 17:28:48 +1200
    Gareth. I know you’ve given up, but I won’t.

    Can you give me the Facebook pages, and social in general and let me rebrand the party? I’ll contest an easy electorate and try and drag the party through next time.

    Winston will be over or dead, and we can get voters from there. We can still do stuff with Sue Kedgley on food labelling.

    Please mate. Don’t give up.

  • Esther Sassenburg
    commented 2018-06-18 22:11:46 +1200
    I have watched the War on Waste series from the BBC and the Australian version, and would love to see a New Zealand version of it too. I think you would be the perfect person to run such a programme. Are you interested?
  • Francis Elworthy
    commented 2018-06-12 13:01:25 +1200
    There is a cat at my house and I want to kill it.
  • Lisa Ling
    commented 2018-03-30 09:31:09 +1300
    Hi Gareth,

    I read about you and I just want you to know that I think you are a despicable person. Not only will I keep getting cats but I will now rejoice everytime I see a bird being killed…I hope a cat comes along and kills all of your birds
  • Anthony Ravlich
    commented 2018-03-29 03:49:11 +1300
    BLACKLISTED BOOK: I have strong reason to believe my book, Ethical Human Rights: Freedom’s Great Hope, has been blacklisted in New Zealand. I am expecting confirmation of this from an authoritative source in about 2 months. I will post the latter on social media.

    Ebook link provided by my publishers:

    It has been about one year since publication but still cannot be obtained in libraries.

    Also my recent article, Do Germans really want to align themselves with evil, was mysteriously removed twice from Auckland Indymedia however it can be obtained on Ireland Indymedia and is also available on Anthony Ravlich Google+.

    I consider a major question facing New Zealand is whether it aligns itself with freedom or totalitarianism – where does the Opportunities Party stand on this?
  • maree davis
    commented 2018-03-14 14:39:18 +1300
  • steve barkle
    commented 2018-03-07 16:13:36 +1300
    in response to how you could spend you Govt Super, you could pay the ridiculous audit & testing fees that small dairy operators have to pay to sell their milk & cheese as if they were as large as regular Fonterra suppliers. my wife currently milks 10 goats & sheep & makes brilliant cheese… but would have to pay circa 10k each year to be legal to sell it… better to give informed customers the choice… but MPI like to stuff things up for artisan craftspeople!
  • Anthony Ravlich
    commented 2018-02-14 13:04:21 +1300
    I would really appreciate any ideas (see my article below). I am a Human Rights Author, Activist, Outsider (26yrs) from Auckland, New Zealand. My work shows that States invariably cripple their populations by eliminating creativity which requires a domain of freedom. In this way leaderships avoid being held to account. The Opportunities Party should be very interested in this but such is the power of ideology it seems to be just accepted as a global reality when, in fact, it involves major violations of the Universal Declaration and the UN Charter which is why I recommend the West boycotts the UN until this is rectified. My chapter on New Zealand describes the low cunning and gross deceit of Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Helen Clark in manipulating human rights in the bill of rights to purge the country of many of its best and brightest to ensure few would remain to challenge government policies.

    I am seeking funding and I understand Gareth Morgan is a philanthropist. I wish to research Islamic terrorism in Europe and my publisher wants me to send the full manuscript. My work is about saving western civilization which I consider also means saving global freedom. I am looking for the rare person because while many ordinary people would support me the ‘swamp’ does not and they very largely control the purse strings. Of course why would it matter to the ‘swamp’ if New Zealand ends up like many countries e.g. Africa, with huge gaps between rich and poor.

    Researching Islamic Terrorism in Europe, by Anthony Ravlich,
  • Adam Coe
    commented 2018-02-12 22:17:40 +1300
    Please for the love of God get rid of the useless phoenix Coach. And David Dome .

    They are killing the Phoenix.

    I’ve been to most games over the last 10yrs , I was given free tickets to this weekends game but I don’t know if I can handle watching the shambles going on at the club .

    If you care aboutbout football in nz you should have Ramon Tribulex as coach for next season .

    Phoenix fan but seriously something good needs to be done
  • Angela Beer
    commented 2018-01-30 09:41:05 +1300
    Hi Gareth

    Firstly thank you and congratulations with what you have done with TOP as well as your other personal, business and philanthropic achievements. Very inspiring.

    I am keen to get involved with TOP and wondered if there was an opportunity to meet with you. If it’s coffee or lunch I’ll be honored and I’ll shout if it’s a quick call I’ll take that.

    So you know a little about me, I have attached a recent article which appeared in Life and Leisure also a very old circa 10 years ago personal website

    Both are very soft fluffy PR pieces and when I read them I cringe a little – actually make that alot but they give you some idea.

    Angela Beer
  • Anthony Ravlich
    commented 2017-12-26 19:35:02 +1300
    Dear Gareth Morgan,

    I understand you have a considerable interest in North Korea (re the cats I believe both humans and animals have a divine right to be here).

    for your information. I am a human rights, author, activist (26yrs) from Auckland, New Zealand, but one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets:

    Posted on Donald Trump twitter: “Invite me to give a talk to UN General Assembly. West boycott of UN until it removes hidden collectivist agenda strongly favoring totalitarianism is better than war and possible slaughter of millions”.

    See my book, Ebook is free, ‘Ethical Human Rights: Freedom’s Great Hope’ (American Academic Press, 2017). Ebook link provided by my publishers:
  • Anthony Ravlich
    commented 2017-12-16 09:09:16 +1300
    Some may be interested in the following which I posted on numerous human rights sites on linkedin. I could say much more however I have found that as money becomes people’s god truth becomes irrelevant so much of what I say seems to fall on deaf ears. Virtually all people are far more concerned about how much money I made from my book rather than whether it has helped humanity. Because of my book New Zealand could be a major force for good in the world but I find it virtually impossible to break through the ‘ME,ME’ barrier that exists among New Zealanders. The post on linkedin is as follows: I am a human rights author, activist, outsider (26yrs) from Auckland, New Zealand and promote ethical human rights. In my view, because I am not captured by neoliberalism I discovered utterly astounding human rights truths behind what I call the UN’s Global Iron Curtain. I predict the collapse of globalization when these hidden truths are fully exposed. My book, although available on Amazon and Google Books, is being suppressed as was my previous book. You may be in a better position than myself to make my research findings known. There is a desperate need for this to happen. The global establishment will neither confirm or deny my research findings. I have been kept in poverty since beginning my search for truth in 1984 (when New Zealand adopted neoliberalism) so I have been extremely limited in what I have been able to do but I firmly believe I found the truth I was looking for and I am sure you will agree because my research findings are all verifiable. I have written quite a lot on Anthony Ravlich Google+

    My book, ‘Ethical Human Rights: Freedom’s Great Hope’ (American Academic Press, 2017). Ebook link provided by my publishers:
  • Mark Nissen
    commented 2017-12-10 15:22:18 +1300
    Judging from the comments below, holding a view that can be construed as anti-cat, has awoken folk who are as vociferous (big word) as Trumpanzees.

    Cats are not little people, or Angels, or pacifists, or vegetarians.

    They are carnivores of the Felidae genus.

    Characteristic features that cats have evolved, support a carnivorous lifestyle, with adaptations for ambush or stalking and short pursuit hunting.

    Over time, much like dogs, cats have been domesticated by humans and the process of selective breeding.

    This has resulted in many and varied form factors, most of which share some characteristics that are desirable to humans.

    The top two features that humans value in cats seem to be:

    1. cuteness and fluffiness when young

    2. the efficient ability to hunt and kill, though not often eat, small animals (rats, mice) and even some larger animals, even fish.

    In an land such as NZ, there are many introduced species, that are seen as pests and real problems for the environment.

    This is because in general, the introduced species causes harm to the endemic species of the land and can result in extinction of said organisms.

    Examples of these are Stoats, Rats, Possums. And then there are the domesticated animals that have become established in the wild and cause harm, dogs, goats, cattle, and cats.

    I am sorry that the Prime Minister’s cat has been killed, but my empathy is not for the cat, it’s for the woman, whose emotional attachment to bubbles or fluffikins is no doubt real and valuable.

    Pets are a well known aid to emotional well being in humans and as such I feel they are a valuable adjunct to the human condition, perhaps if the shooter in the Texas Church shoot ’em up had had a pet, he may not have embarked on his murderous actions.

    However, over the years, I have had pets, and cats have killed many of them.

    Should not my pets be afforded the same rights as Fluffykins?

    M Nissen
  • Adrian Reeve
    commented 2017-11-10 14:16:05 +1300

    I was the Otago Student president immediately after Grant Robertson. He is still a person whom i have contact with. I won the election against his hand picked cronies..and kind of pissed him off. But he respects me.. I was the first ever Economics graduate and the only to be elected to that post. (i promised and delivered an in campus pub 😀) What actually motivated me was going as a fresher to protest against Rimu logging to West Coast and Catlins. I share your dream of repairing the damage of the virgin who was raped (NZ natural world). I’ve been in UK 15 yrs… and am a specialist in Financial approvals for cabinet office projects. Defense. MoD. i have personally designed and delivered all Financial aspects of £3B of procurements in the last 4 or so years. (ie am quite professional.. am an SME on value for money assessments on £400m plus procs

    … a cost estimator) Anyway.. i live and dream NZ…. and wish an informal chat with you about some innovative ideas i have been dwelling on to massively fund NZ conservation (incl killing all wild cats 😀) and huge social infrastructure projects. It will take a political mechanism to get over the 5%. I so admire what you did re last election.. I would be honoured to meet you… and wish to have a chat as an ‘Economist’. I need some feed back if my ideas are barking…. or if I have predicited where post capitalist financial society may evolve to. Im talking about a credible strategy incl transition shock to internally fund massive conservation projects by getting over NZ then global reluctance that circa 20 % or more of National tax burden is simply ‘printed’. ( QE for social purposes) Many other countries would follow. ‘Disruptive Economics’.Yes it would lead to a massive devaluation of nz dollar initially. Untill the tourists keep comming. I think we should buy back lots of lowland areas.. non economic farms.. re plant them. Print the money to do so. Very very disruptive economics…. but surely the innovative protest vote is over 5% in NZ. i think you are uniquely placed to continue and grow what you have done. i want to help… and would be honoured to talk to you in person. Are you in UK some time soon ?
  • Richard McBride
    commented 2017-11-10 07:50:28 +1300
    Good morning Gareth. I just heard on the National Radio an interview with a woman (didn’t hear her name) who has resigned because of your tweet about that damned (ex) cat of our new PM. Wow, that is one strange lady…outraged, she was…! I suspect you are well rid of her, and as for the tweet in question…I have to say that I consider it was very well said. I like cats well enough, but I like birds much more, and the dog I own was originally obtained to rid my garden of cats so that the birds stood a chance.

    Keep up the good work, sir!

    Kind regards, Richard McBride, Nelson
  • Ian Wilderspin
    commented 2017-11-08 20:24:24 +1300
    I like your positions and totally support your views on cats. Stay strong.
  • Derek Smith
    commented 2017-11-08 19:25:32 +1300
    You are a really evil and vile man and I can not wait until you die, hopefully soon in a most painful way ! The world then would be a lot better place.

    Until that glorious party filled day the less heard from you the better. Just because you’re made some money doesn’t mean anyone wants to hear your extreme views. Put a sock in it and shut up.
  • Ursula J Rose
    commented 2017-11-08 19:05:29 +1300
    How miserable to politicise Jacinda’s cat’s death! Just think how much she has had to cope with, counting her grandmother’s. Horrid timing…
  • Cathy Harvey
    commented 2017-11-08 15:12:57 +1300
    Vile wouldn`t be the right words to describe you Gareth. When someone has loss a pet that you could be so inhumane with your thoughts, I pity and feel sorry for you and you actually need severe help with your personality

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