The first Drinking Liberally of the year in Wellington is next Thursday and it looks to be a good one. The Roger Award will be presented. Should be great fun.
The Roger Award is presented each year by the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa and Gatt Watchdog to the worst transnational corporation operating in New Zealand. The 2009 Roger Award finalists are: ANZ, BNZ, Infratil, Newmont, Rio Tinto Aluminium NZ, Rymans, Telecom, Transpacific and Westpac.
Speakers include Dr Christine Dann (for the judges) and Murray Horton (CAFCA). Doors open 5.30pm, with some food provided, and presentations will get underway from 6pm.
Hmm, tough choice on for the award winner. Rio Tinto is a favourite, still trying to bully us into more subsidies for its smelter. Telecom’s had a pretty awful run. And then there are the Aussie banks who tried to steal a couple of billion from us. Who do you pick?
What: DL Wellington presents the CAFCA/Gatt Watchdog Roger Award
Where: Southern Cross bar, Abel Smith St (they’ve just redone the events room with a cool retro look)
When: Thursday the 11th from 5:30, presentations from 6
Who: you and a whole bunch of good sorts