New blog covers wireless technology and health issues

A new blog called Spirit Strength covers covers wireless technology and health issues – as well as including writing that considers philosophical issues relating to being human in an age that is increasingly dominated by digital technologies.

Most of the posts on Spirit Strength are short and therefore ideal for busy people. They are also a very useful resources for sharing with people who are new to wireless and health issues who need to become aware of risks of wireless technology for their own sake as well as that of their children….

The blog has an RSS feed to which you can sign up so you are notified when new posts are available to read.

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New 5G website for NZ

Just a note to let readers know that there is now a dedicated NZ 5G website for New Zealand which is www.5G.org.nz.  (The introductory link is http://www.5g.org.nz/welcome/ )

The site has a Resources page so that anyone who wants to put flyers in letter boxes etc. has some ready-to-print PDF files,

There is a contact form on 5G website so that anyone who would like to help with the site (such as by working as a volunteer to translate information into other languages or helping with graphic design etc.) can contact the organisers.

There is also a FB page for the 5G Free New Zealand campaign which is  https://www.facebook.com/5GFreeNewZealand/.


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Update on smart meter fires in NZ October 2018

Website editor’s note: A supporter of Stop Smart Meters NZ recently contacted the Fire and Emergency NZ (previously the NZ Fire Service)  to find out the latest data about smart meter related fires in NZ.

She received the following information, together with a covering letter that stated that fires reported as being associated with smart meters could in some cases be due to a combination of factors not just the smart meter (such as water entering a meter box).

You may see the data released under the Official Information Act by clicking on the document below:

OIA 2018-6557 Stats related to smart meters and fires in NZ from Fire and Emergency NZ

Please note that the information may released under the Official Information Act may NOT include all smart meter related fires that have occurred in NZ in this time frame. The reason for this was elicited in further correspondence between the supporter of Stop Smart Meters NZ and a representative of Fire and Emergency NZ who wrote:

“I am advised that the field on our incident reporting for noting whether there was equipment involved in the ignition of the fire is not mandatory, as not all fires are ignited by a piece of equipment. Coding it as a ‘smart meter’ fire also relies on the incident reporter being aware that the meter was a smart meter.” [Emphasis added]

So while the official statistics on smart meter related fires in NZ list only a relatively small number of fires, the official figures could be somewhat or even much lower than the actual number of smart meter-related fires.

The potential fire risk from a smart meter is a good reason (among any others) to refuse to have a smart meter installed. Smart meters are NOT compulsory in NZ so you can refuse a smart meter if you don’t want one.

Previous stories on smart meter fires in NZ on this website are below:

Smart meter fire at NZ school

Are smart meters causing fires in New Zealand?

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All correspondence is treated in confidence and information received is not posted on this website unless permission is given for this to be done.

Warning: NZ smart meter installer lies to gain access to property

Website editor’s note:  The following report has recently come in through our Contact Form from a New Zealander who had a smart meter installed at a property he owns after the installer lied to his neighbour to gain access to the property.

If you do not want a smart meter at your home (or another property that you rent or own) please ensure that your family or employees or tenants (or anyone else with access to your property) know this. 

With this sort of underhand behaviour, it is important to emphasise to family, tenants, employees etc. that they should not allow access to the meter box for any purpose other than meter reading unless they have been specifically advised by YOU that access to the meter box is for a legitimate purpose.

 

The report is below:

 

Had a smart meter install done [date here] 2018 in my shop.  The installer conned owner of shop next door into giving him the shop key by saying meter wasn’t working and that I had requested it be changed.  Installer went inside changed meter and left.  I found out what had happened on [date here] 2018.  LIVID!!

Install was in Invercargill.  Electricity company is Contact Energy.  I phoned Contact and said I wanted the new meter removed and laid a complaint.

BEWARE:  Installers using fraudulent means to enter properties when owner/occupier not present!

 

 

 

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All correspondence is treated in confidence and information received is not posted on this website unless permission is given for this to be done.

 

A meter reader provides important info about smart meters

Website editor’s note:  At the link below you can hear Newstalk ZB host Chris Lynch talking to a caller named Chris who said he had worked as a meter reader for over 15 years.  During the conversation, Chris shares important information about smart meters and meter box safety.

Thank you to Chris Lynch for covering this important topic and thank you to Clare Swinney for creating a video from the audio track.

 

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All correspondence is treated in confidence and information received is not posted on this website unless permission is given for this to be done.

Faulty smart meter results in massive over-billing

Website editor’s note:  At the link below you can hear Newstalk ZB’s Chris Lynch talking to Genesis customer Bradley Tuhi about how the smart meter installed at his  fully insulated and gas heated home resulted in massively inflated electricity bills.

Thank you to Chris Lynch for covering this important topic and thank you to Clare Swinney for creating a video from the audio track.

 

 

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NB: If you wish to report a smart meter related problem (for example, a significant electricity bill increase or new symptoms after a smart meter installation or a fire or bullying behaviour on the part of a smart meter installer or staff in any electricity company) you may do this through the contact form at this link: http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/contact-us/

All correspondence is treated in confidence and information received is not posted on this website unless permission is given for this to be done.

Smart meter bullying is an international problem

Website editor’s note:  Over the years Stop Smart Meters NZ has reported on New Zealanders (such as this one) who have been bullied by electricity companies that want to install smart meters at their homes or businesses regardless of the fact that customers don’t want them – and have good reasons for refusing their installation.

Recently Stop Smart Meters NZ received an email regarding a case of smart meter bullying in Spain, illustrating the fact that electricity companies there are similarly shameless in the way that they are prepared to bully people who do not want smart meters.

 

 

June 11, 2018

Dear Stop Smart Meters NZ,

 

I am writing you from Spain, my home country, where a struggle against smart meters has been taking place in the last few years, ever since the Spanish Government issued a decree in 2012 making mandatory to have the analog meters replaced by smart meters.

 

Since I rejected the installation of a smart meter by IBERDROLA – the Spanish utility company three years ago, I have been following very closely this struggle in countries like Unites States, Australia, Canada, United Kindom and, of course, yours in New Zeeland.

 

In Spain, the struggle is relatively active, but the awesome power of electrical companies and the idleness of the government, makes it extremely difficult for citizens to win this war. We have no one in the government willing to openly confront electrical companies, the reason being what you call “revolving doors”, i.e some high government officials are given very well paid jobs in the board of directors of the electrical companies once they leave their public life. We have a list of high ranking officials, including former Spanish presidents, who today are occupying a seat in the board of directors of Iberdrola, Endesa, Gas Natural, etc.,”

 

After my three years of struggle and my repeated argument that I reject the smart meter on medical grounds, (I have been diagnosed with CLL (Leukemia) which could very well be linked to electromagnetic waves), Iberdrola has kept on bullying me and just last week has given me a final warning threatening with having my electrical supply interrupted if I do not let them to install me a smart meter; this is plain bulling since the only reason to suspend electrical supply is to have two consecutive unpaid bills and I always pay my bills on time.

 

I know that my case has nothing to do with your struggle in New Zeeland, but I believe that if, published in your web, it will serve to convey to New Zeeland citizens and also citizens of other countries like myself, that the struggle is not confined to a particular country but that it has become universal, as demonstrated by the already institutionalized “International Day of Action Against Smart Meters”. I can assure you that, if this case is referred in your web, I will make sure that it is published in the various related webs existing in Spain.

 

Kind regards,

Manuel Delgado

Madrid, Spain

 

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NB: If you wish to report a smart meter related problem (for example new symptoms after a smart meter installation or a fire or bullying behaviour on the part of a smart meter installer or staff in any electricity company, you may do this through the contact form at this link: http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/contact-us/

All correspondence is treated in confidence and information received is not posted on this website unless permission is given for this to be done.

Submissions on 5G consultation now available online

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)

Stop Smart Meters NZ will bring you updates when there is more news available.

 

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Why is this lawyer scared of his new TV?

Not just any TV; a brand new TV.

A top of the line TV.

A “smart” TV.

The sort of TV that would be the envy of the neighbours.

 

So why is a lawyer confessing that he is actually “terrified” of his new TV in Salon magazine?

In a few words, his new TV is not just a TV;  it is a surveillance device:

According to the article the TV can collect a “staggering” amount of data:

“It logs where, when, how and for how long you use the TV. It sets tracking cookies and beacons designed to detect “when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message.” It records “the apps you use, the websites you visit, and how you interact with content.””

It has no respect for viewers’ privacy:

“It ignores “do-not-track” requests as a considered matter of policy.”

The sort of “smart” TV that has given the lawyer the willies is not just something you watch for your entertainment;  the TV also watches you:

“It also has a built-in camera — with facial recognition. The purpose is to provide “gesture control” for the TV and enable you to log in to a personalized account using your face.”

And that’s not all…it listens to you, too:

“More troubling is the microphone. The TV boasts a “voice recognition” feature that allows viewers to control the screen with voice commands. But the service comes with a rather ominous warning: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.” Got that? Don’t say personal or sensitive stuff in front of the TV.”

Still want a smart TV?   Read this article first:

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/30/im_terrified_of_my_new_tv_why_im_scared_to_turn_this_thing_on_and_youd_be_too/

 

 

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New website launched to save NZ’s copper landline phone system;

A new website has been launched dedicated to the help save NZ’s copper landline phone network.  This reliable and safe phone network is threatened by legislation the “Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill”.

The select committee in charge of the bill the Economic Development, Science and Innovation (EDSI) committee is due to report to Parliament about the bill on May 4.

This link (please click on the image below) of the new website explains the advantages of maintaining the copper landline phone network.

Welcome to Save Our Landlines NZ

This link features a press release based on an analysis of submissions posted on the Parliamentary website that show that individuals who made submissions on the bill are overwhelmingly in favour or retaining the copper landline network.

 

Kiwis Alarmed at Govt. Proposal to Destroy Landline Infrastructure

 

Save Our Landlines NZ also has a Facebook page that you can like and follow to get news about this important campaign.

 

https://www.facebook.com/Save-Our-Landlines-NZ-1626155717464225/

 

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5G consultation; submissions due by 30 April

5G is the highly touted next generation of wireless communications that is designed to give faster download speeds that what is possible with the 4G network currently available in much of NZ.

 

Unfortunately, moving to a 5G system would entail increased exposure to wireless radiation for most New Zealanders.

 

In fact, the initial stage of the 5G system proposed for NZ would involve a doubling of cellular phone base stations in urban areas of NZ.

 

The second stage of a 5G system in NZ would likely be followed by installation of “small cell” units transmitting in the millimetre wave band.

 

These “small cell” units could be placed every 250 metres in urban areas.

 

If you think that more wireless radiation in the environment would NOT be a good thing – especially considering that most New Zealanders have acceptable access to the internet via the copper landline system, the new fibre optic networks being progressively rolled out around the country and/or the 4G system – NOW is the time to let the government know.

 

Radio Spectrum Management of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and it has called for a consultation on 5G in NZ.

 

(Similar consultations have been taking place in other countries including Australia and the USA.)

 

The consultation period ends at 5 PM on Monday April 30.

 

(Apologies for the horribly short notice.)

 

The consultation discussion document may be downloaded from the link below:

https://www.rsm.govt.nz/projects-auctions/current-projects/preparing-for-5g-in-new-zealand-technical-consultation/5g-spectrum-road-map-discussion-document.pdf/view

How to make a submission

Below you will find a summation of some points of concern in the consultation document.  If you are in agreement with one or more of these points of concern please consider taking 5 minutes to write a submission.

Please email your submission to the email address below:

Radio.Spectrum@mbie.govt.nz

Please use the subject line:  “Preparing for 5G in NZ”.

 

Please note that a submission becomes a public document so consider what information you include.

It is best to put your name and address in the body of the email and write your submission with just your name at the top of the page and attach it to the email as a separate document.

 

There is information below to help you write your own unique submission.

 

If you decide to make a submission, please email through the contact form  at this link http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/contact-us/ to let Stop Smart Meters NZ know. Thank you.

 

Key points from the Radio Spectrum NZ discussion document include:

 

  • That that existing 4G cellular phone infrastructure is likely to be initially be used as a “control layer” for a planned 5G network and that this is likely to mean a doubling of cellular phone towers in urban areas of NZ.

 

If a doubling of cell phone towers in your town or city (or your closest town or city) is something that would concern you from a health perspective* this is something that you could mention in a submission.

*For example, because you or someone you know are electrosensitive or because of the research showing increased cancer rates in people living close to cellular infrastructure or another reason.

If you would be concerned about the possible impact on property values in your area if more cellular phone towers are built this could be something that you could mention in a submission.

 

  • That frequencies described as “millimetre wave” frequencies are being considered as part of a 5G system for NZ.

 

According to the link below, these frequencies cannot travel more than 250 metres which means that areas where 5G uses millimetre wave frequencies will need to have millimetre wave transmitters every 250 metres or less.

 

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=2CDCB14D-CEE1-6959-5492-B63AD004AE6D

 

  • That a 5G system in NZ could eventually facilitate 1 million internet connections per square kilometre.

If you think that one million internet connections per square kilometre is ludicrous for a country that has only about 4.5 million people and a low population density, I think most people would agree with you.

The huge number of connections could be used to facilitate what has been called the Internet of Things (IoT) in which allows devices to communicate with each other.

(In his lecture in Auckland in 2013, Don Maisch PhD, an expert on standards for electromagnetic radiation described smart meters as a key component of the IoT – his lecture may be accessed via the following link:  http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/dr-don-maisch-auckland-lecture-now-online/ )

If you think that it is foolish to expose New Zealanders to the health risks of additional wireless infrastructure to facilitate appliances such as domestic fridge talking a smart meter, this is something that you could mention in a submission.

 

  • That multiple 5G networks are being considered for NZ:

Quoting from the discussion document: “New Zealand has sufficient spectrum available for 5G to support the roll out of at least three national networks. All cellular mobile network operators have indicated their desire to build their own 5G network and compete at the infrastructure level.  Given this, there would have to be strong public policy reasons to prevent this occurring.”

If you think that if 5G is instituted in NZ, it would be better for people’s health to have only one 5G network rather than three (if Spark, Vodafone and 2 Degrees all decide to build their own 5G networks) this would be a good thing to mention in a submission.

 

  • That one of the frequencies being considered as part of the 5G system (1400MHz) is already being used by the NZ Police, Chorus and the Airways Corporation.

Can you imagine the expense to the taxpayer of having to replace all NZ police personal radios and vehicular radio etc. systems?  On the face of it, the proposal to use a frequency needed by NZ Police as part of a 5G system is so idiotic that I am surprised it is included on the discussion document.

  • That there are no safety standards in NZ for cellular phones!!!

According to the discussion document NZ has NO safety standards for the cellular phones on the market (but allows the importation of any cellular phone that is compliant with any other countries’ regulations) shows a worrying lack of concern for New Zealanders’ health.

It is especially worrying considering the research linking cellular phone use to brain tumours and the fact that according to the documentary Generations Zapped, there was NO  pre-market safety testing of cellular phones prior to their introduction to the market.

The Spectrum NZ discussion document does NOT suggest that NZ should do its own pre-market testing of cellular phones that are designed to be compatible with the 5G system.

There are already modems in development that are designed to be used in situations where there is both 4G coverage and millimetre wave coverage.)

Cellular phones that are 4G and 5G compatible would therefore potentially expose users to potentially carcinogenic RFR microwave radiation from the 4G system PLUS millimetre waves.

Based on the short wave length of millimeter waves, the main health concerns at this stage – further research is desirable – appear to be potential adverse effects on the skin and the eyes.

If you think that the NZ government should commission safety testing of 5G compatible modems and smart phones and other devices prior to their being marketed in NZ this would be a good point to make in a submission.

If you think that all the test data for 5G compatible phones data should be published on a publicly accessible website, this would be a good point to make in a submission.

 

  • That Radio Spectrum Management is “seeking feedback on whether industry considers 5G antenna will comply with the NESTF.”

The NESTF is the “National Environnental Standard for Telecommunications Facilities”.

 

Under this standard the allowable emissions limit for 5G infrastructure using millimetre waves  (or any frequency in excess of 2 GHz to 300 GHz) is 10 million microwatts per square metre  (10 w/m2).

New Zealand’s standard for devices that produce RFR in the microwave range is already one of the poorest in the world.  In NZ the legal limit for  exposures to this type of radiation under NZS2772.1:1999  is much higher than in many other countries.  (For example, in China, Italy, Russia and Swtizerland, the limit is 10 times lower at 1 w/m2. )

NZ has high legal exposure levels despite the fact that RFR in the microwave range is classified as a possible carcinogen (type 2B) by the World’ Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and despite the fact that NZ has a high cancer rate.

If NZ’s already lax limits for exposure to RFR in the microwave range are revised upwards because the system proposed for 5G would be likely to exceed the current limit, this could have negative impacts on human health.

If you would oppose any increase to the allowable public exposure limit for RFR in the microwave range this would be a good point to include in a submission.

 

What is your overall attitude to 5G?

It may be worth adding to a submission what is your overall attitude to 5G…

For example:

Do you think that 5G is simply unnecessary because internet access in NZ is already acceptable in most ares?

Do you think that NZ should wait to see what health impacts 5G infrastructure and 5G compatible devices may have in other countries where this technology is adopted prior to rushing into adopting what is essential a technology of (at this stage) unproven safety?

Do you think that the cost (to individuals, families and society) of  loss of productivity due to illness and treating potential adverse health effects caused by greater utilisation of wireless technologies could end up outweighing any economic benefits of 5G?

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this document.

 

If you decide to make a submission, please email through the contact form  at this link http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/contact-us/ to let Stop Smart Meters NZ know.

 

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https://www.facebook.com/Stop-Smart-Meters-NZ-1211462805538548/

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New Facebook group for New Zealanders who are electrosensitive

A new NZ-based Facebook group has been set up for people in NZ who are electrosensitive.  This is a closed group and is intended as a confidential forum in which people who have developed electrosensitivity can come together and support eachother.

 

The details for the link are below.

 

If you are electrosensitive and would like to join the group, please click on the JOIN button on the left hand side of the page and one of the moderators for the group will be in touch with you once you have answered some questions.

 

Electrosensitive Community NZ on Facebook.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/411706965946517/

 

Website editor’s note: Electrosensitivity (ES) is variously also known as electrohypersensitivity (EHS), electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EMS).  People who develop this condition have often been exposed to high levels of electromagnetic fields (for example, from smart meters, living close to cellular phone infrastructure, from using cellular phones etc.)

If you would like to learn more about this condition, the following links of this site have more information:

What is it like to live with electrohypersensitivity (EHS)? One woman’s story

 

A helpful paper on electromagnetic sensitivity by Dr. Mallery-Blythe

Retired CEO speaks out on electrosensitivity

Electrohypersensitivity – a short film by Time magazine free to watch online

 

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Update on “Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill”

Just an update on the “Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill”.  (There is background about the bill that you can read on this website by clicking HERE.)

The submissions on this bill are now available to be read at the link below:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74818/tab/submissionsandadvice

The select committee in charge of the bill the Econcomic Development, Science and Innovation (EDSI) committee began hearing verbal submissions on the bill on Thursday March 29.

 

 

 

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International Holistic Cancer Symposium to feature speaker on electromagnetic radiation and cancer

International Holistic Cancer Symposium to feature speaker on electromagnetic radiation and cancer

The International Holistic Cancer Symposium coming up in Auckland on March 24-25m 2018 includes presentations on many aspects of cancer prevention and treatment.

One of the presentations will be by Katherine Smith whose talk will focus on electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and health with special reference to cancer.  Her presentation will also discuss ways to use modern technology more safely to reduce the risks of cancer (and other adverse health effects) associated with some products such as cell phones.

The website for the symposium is

https://holisticcancersymposium.com/

 

Please share this link so that people who are interested learn about this event. Thank you.

 

 

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Landline phone issue; Submissions period extended to March 30

Legislation currently being considered by the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Select Committee could mean that many New Zealanders lose access to the copper landline phone system that allows a reliable corded home phone that will work during a power outage as well as a safe, low cost wired internet connection.

(Please click HERE for background information.)

Submissions officially closed on this relevant bill on February 2.

However, from speaking to the Clerk for the select committee, I have learned that Grey Power members have an extension of time to make submissions until March 30.  (This being said, as the committee has had a preliminary meeting on the  telecommunications bill on February 15, so the sooner it receives submissions, the better.)

Grey Power is an organisation that represents New Zealanders aged 50 years and older.  You can learn about Grey Power by clicking HERE it and find out how to become a member if you are eligible by clicking HERE.

 

If you would like to make a submission, please see the link below for information on how to do this.

 

The key message to deliver to the committee is that you oppose any regulation that could end access to the copper phone infrastructure and that you support a 30 year moratorium on removal of copper infrastructure.

 

Save NZ’s landline phones – action needed NOW

 

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