Drinking Liberally presents the Roger Award

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, March 5th, 2010 - 3 comments
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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

3 comments on “Drinking Liberally presents the Roger Award”

  1. vto 1

    Why Rymans and Infratil?

  2. Rex Widerstrom 2

    Good to know CAFCA are still active (or “KAFKA” as the Listener called them recently in a somewhat Kafkaesque illustration of how far even previously literate MSM organs have let their standards slip).

    I’ve no idea who should win, but my personal favourite is the ANZ, who wouldn’t take a deposit into my dad’s NZ account because “we’re a different bank”.

    “Errr, no you’re not actually”.

    “Yes we are”.

    “You have the same name, the same logo, and NZ call themselves your ‘NZ Branch’. You’re technically a different company because you have to be registered locally to operate in NZ, but you’re the same bank. What you’re telling me is nonsensical.”

    “We can take a telegraphic transfer. The fee each time is $22.00”.

    “Ahhh, I get it….”

  3. Peter 3

    Didn’t Toll Holdings make the list this year ???

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