Hamilton Free FM features guest on landline phone issue

Hamilton Free FM features guest on landline phone issue

Website editor’s note:  On June 17, 2018, Oamaru acupuncturist Rick Loos, who has been providing local leadership on the campaign to save NZ’s copper landlines, was a guest on Cosmopolitan News and Views, on Hamilton’s Free FM (which is part of the Access Radio network of community radio stations.

You can hear Mr. Loos together with Cosmopolitan News and Views, Melvan Driscoll and Bruce Scott  at the link below.  The discussion of the landline phone issue begin around the fourteen and a half minute mark into the hour long show.

Thank you to the hosts of Cosmopolitan News and Views and Mr. Loos for their contributions to bringing this issue to the attention of the public.

https://www.accessradio.org/ProgrammePage.aspx?PID=c736671b-0b28-4c33-aaa4-09af2441f66a#

 

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Your voice in defence of New Zealand’s copper landline network and your taking the time to help educate others about the importance of this important national infrastructure would be most appreciated.

If you would like to help with the campaign you may contact us via our COntact Form which you can reach by clicking HERE.

If you would like to sign a petition to show your support for saving NZ’s copper landline phone system, you can access a petition at the link below:

Save Our Landlines NZ launches petition

Letter to Otago Daily Times sums up benefits of copper landlines

Letter to Otago Daily Times sums up benefits of copper landlines

Website editor’s note: The letter that you can access below, which was recently published on June 12, 2018 in the Otago Daily Times sums up the one of the key benefits of retaining the copper landlines phone network.  You can click on the image to make it bigger.

Please note that if you want to have fibre installed you can negotiate with the installer to have your copper lines retained.  However you may have to pay additional monthly fees to retain access to the copper network as well ass the fibre network,It is important to explore these issue prior to making any decision to move to fibre.

A copper phone line connection can provide a safe and inexpensive hardwired internet connection: thttp://www.naturalmedicine.net.nz/childrens-health-and-development/protect-your-health-with-an-inexpensive-safe-hardwired-internet-connection/   

 

Please join us

Your voice in defence of New Zealand’s copper landline network and your taking the time to help educate others about the importance of this important national infrastructure would be most appreciated.

If you would like to help with the campaign you may contact us via our COntact Form which you can reach by clicking HERE.

If you would like to sign a petition to show your support for saving NZ’s copper landline phone system, you can access a petition at the link below:

Access internet radio show covers the landline phone issue

Access internet radio show covers the landline phone issue

On June 13, the Hamilton based Access Radio station “Hamilton Free FM” featured a discussion of the landline phone issue.

The host for the show was Jack Geier from the “From the Fringes” show and the guest speaking on the landline phone issue was Katherine Smith.  The same show also included discussion of a new bill called the “Administration of Justice (Reform of Contempt of Court) Bill”.

The show may be accessed via Access Radio’s website at the following link:  http://accessradio.org/ProgrammePage.aspx?PID=bc3dd576-e113-4b6b-b9f0-335ae64f2c3d

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Save Our Landlines NZ launches petition

Save Our Landlines NZ launches petition

Save Our Landlines NZ has launched a petition on the copper landline phone issue.

The petition asks New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters to withdraw the Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Bill which threatens New Zealanders’ access to the copper phone line network.The petition requests that the bill be re-drafted it so that it protects the copper phone line system and ensures that it remains  accessible at an affordable price.

The petition, hosted by Change.org may be accessed at the link below:

https://www.change.org/p/prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-and-deputy-prime-minister-winston-peters-save-new-zealand-s-copper-landline-phone-system

Save Our Landlines NZ asks supporters to please share the link and encourage friends and family to sign the petition.

Thank you.

Ed note:  We have had feedback that the petition would not work properly for someone who was using Chrome as their browser.  It works fine when using Firefox.

Please join us

Your voice in defence of New Zealand’s copper landline network and your taking the time to help educate others about the importance of this important national infrastructure would be most appreciated.

If you would like to write to your MP and ask him or her not to vote for the bill that will destroy much as NZ’s copper landline system, there a template letter that you can adapt and information to help you do this here: http://www.saveourlandlines.nz/news/a-vote-for-the-telecommunications-new-regulatory-framework-amendment-bill-is-a-vote-for-the-destruction-of-much-of-nzs-copper-landline-phone-system/

If you would like to volunteer to help with this campaign, please contact us via the Contact Form.  Thank you.

We also have a Facebook page that you can like and/or follow at this link: https://www.facebook.com/Save-Our-Landlines-NZ-1626155717464225/

All of the submissions on the bill may be read at the following link: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74818/tab/submissionsandadvice

 

Quotes from submissions on telecommunications bill

Quotes from submissions on telecommunications bill

Ed note: At the link below you may download a document contains a selection of quotes from individuals and organisations that made submissions on the Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Bill in favour of maintaining New Zealand’s copper landline phone system.

 Please note that there are many more submissions from the public available on the Parliamentary website. 

Due to the fact that many of the submissions from members of the public were not posted on the Parliamentary  website until after the bill was reported to the House on May 4, some of the most compelling submissions are NOT included in this document; however the document does give a good idea of the diverse reasons in favour of saving NZ\s copper landline phone network.

Landline submissions quotable quotes final edit for website

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Submissions on 5G now available online

Submissions on 5G now available online

Website editor’s note: At virtually the same time that the wheels of NZ government are in motion to destroy most New Zealanders’ access to the copper landline phone system that allows people to have a safe corded phone and a safe hardwired internet connection, the government is preparing to introduce a new, high risk wireless system known as 5G.  

The text below has been excerpted from the website of Stop Smart Meters NZ:

Radio Spectrum Management NZ (a unit of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment or MBIE) recently posted a discussion document about the planned introduction of 5G on its website and invited submissions.

Radio Spectrum Management NZ has now posted the submissions that it received on its website.

Here is the main link to access submissions:

https://www.rsm.govt.nz/projects-auctions/current-projects/preparing-for-5g-in-new-zealand/submissions-received

Overall, submissions covered three main areas:  health concerns, the use of radio microphones in the 600MHz band and submissions from companies in the telecommunications industry.

Most of the submissions on health issues have been compiled into one document that you can see at the link below.

https://www.rsm.govt.nz/projects-auctions/current-projects/preparing-for-5g-in-new-zealand/folder-potential-health-effects-of-5g-technology/submissions-relating-to-health-concerns.pdf  (In cases where people sent in supplementary submissions these have been listed separately.)

Radio Spectrum Management NZ states on its website that it “will be providing advice to the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media over the coming weeks and months.”

(https://www.rsm.govt.nz/about-rsm/news-updates/latest-news/submissions-received-for-5g-spectrum)

Please join us

Your voice in defence of New Zealand’s copper landline network and your taking the time to help educate others about the importance of this important national infrastructure would be most appreciated.

If you would like to write to your MP and ask him or her not to vote for the bill that will destroy much as NZ’s copper landline system, there a template letter that you can adapt and information to help you do this here: http://www.saveourlandlines.nz/news/a-vote-for-the-telecommunications-new-regulatory-framework-amendment-bill-is-a-vote-for-the-destruction-of-much-of-nzs-copper-landline-phone-system/

If you would like to volunteer to help with this campaign, please contact us via the Contact Form.  Thank you.

We also have a Facebook page that you can like and/or follow at this link: https://www.facebook.com/Save-Our-Landlines-NZ-1626155717464225/

 

 

 

The cellphone cancer link is REAL and is a key reason why landlines are so important

The cellphone cancer link is REAL and is a key reason why landlines are so important

 

If you are reading this article, it is a fair bet that you are a non-smoker.

Why? Because most New Zealand adults are now non-smokers thanks to concerted public educations programmes about the risks of smoking, including the much greater risk of lung cancer in people who smoke cigarettes.

(As anyone knows who has had a friend or family member develop lung cancer, it’s a cruel disease which is often fatal.)

There’s also mounting evidence in humans and animals that cellular (and cordless) phone use can increase the risk of an often-fatal brain tumour (glioma).

In fact, one prominent scientist now states that new animal exposure data means that the type of radiation produced by cellular phones should now be classified as a proven (Class 1) carcinogen.

However, most people don’t know this.

The mobile phone industry has about as much interest in telling people about the risks of brain (and other cancers) associated with cellular phone use as the tobacco companies had in being frank about the health risks of smoking.

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New Zealander shares story of cellphone associated tumour

New Zealander shares story of cellphone associated tumour

On May 24, 2018 after Leighton Smith of Newstalk ZB invited people to phone in with their thoughts about the copper landline phone issue, a New Zealander called in to share how he had developed a tumour at the site where he had carried his cellular phone on a long term basis.

You can hear what he had to say at the video below,.

Fortunately his man;’s tumour was benign and was able to be treated successfully.

However, there are documented cases of people developing cancerous tumours at sites where they, have kept their cellphones, such as this scientific report relating to breast cancers in young women who had kept

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Leighton Smith has caller on landline phone issue

On Thursday May 24, 2018, Leighton Smith was talking about direct democracy and what was happening in NZ parliament on his talk back show and Katherine Smith call in on behalf of Save Our Landlines NZ.

At the youtube link below you can hear their conversation. A big thank you to Clare Swinney who created the youtube video .

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A vote for the Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill is a vote for the destruction of much of NZ’s copper landline phone system

Open letter to New Zealand Members of Parliament

 

Dear Sirs/Madams,

 

The Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill was reported back to the House on May 4 and is now awaiting its second reading.

This letter is to draw to your attention the fact that part of this bill is designed to allow a phase out of the copper landline infrastructure through much of New Zealand.*

New Zealand’s copper landline infrastructure has been built up over many decades and provides a vital lifeline in the event of emergencies because a corded phone connected to this system will function even when a house has lost power.

Submissions from members of the public received by the EDSI select committee in response to this bill were overwhelmingly opposed to the proposal to deprive most New Zealanders of the choice to be able to have a safe corded phone and inexpensive hardwired internet via the copper landline system. (See: http://www.saveourlandlines.nz/news/kiwis-alarmed-at-govt-proposal-to-destroy-landline-infrastructure/)

These submissions were essentially ignored by the committee.

The committee was presented with evidence that at least one major Telco operating in NZ (Spark) has signaled its intention to move internet customers who are considered to be low data users from the copper landline system to wireless internet – even in areas where fibre is available. (See: https://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/609604/spark-abandon-copper-fibre-wireless-broadband/ )

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