Foreign control update

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The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) has decided to produce a regular little update, with links to items of interest about foreign control and transnational corporations.

1/ "Significant Fiscal Risk" Of Lord Of The Rings Subsidy - https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/300176880/taxpayer-grants-to-lord-of-the-rings-represent-significant-fiscal-risk-to-government-finances

2/ Wilson Parking Profit Up 43%, Takes $3.1m In Wage Subsidy - https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123588475/wilson-parking-reports-43-per-cent-profit-rise-takes-covid19-wage-subsidy

3/ Iwi Lose Court Case To Stop Otakiri Springs Waterbottling Export Plant Expansion - https://www.stuff.co.nz/bay-of-plenty/123759486/iwi-lose-fight-to-stop-bay-of-plenty-water-bottling-expansion

4/ Countdown Profit Up $20m As Commerce Commission Launches Probe Of Supermarkets - https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123658896/countdown-posts-20m-rise-in-net-profit-as-watchdog-advances-its-market-review

5/ Coca Cola Stops "Mum" & "Bub" Boxes After Dentists' Backlash - https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123765760/cocacola-to-stop-making-mum-and-bub-boxes-after-backlash

6/ Which Businesses Are On 2020's Naughty List? - https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/opinion-analysis/300191616/which-businesses-are-on-2020s-naughty-list

7/ Software Transnational Oracle Disputes $20m NZ Tax Bill - https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123880724/software-giant-oracle-disputes-20m-nz-tax-bill

8/ How A "Cash-Free" Banking System Harms Vulnerable Consumers - https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/300207815/how-a-cashfree-banking-system-harms-vulnerable-consumers

9/ Bluff Smelter:

To Stay Open Until End of 2024 - https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123944399/tiwai-aluminium-smelter-to-stay-open-until-end-of-2024

Rehabilitation Costs Not Known For At Least A Year - https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/123724017/smelter-rehabilitation-costs-may-not-be-known-for-at-least-a-year

Smelter Deal. Who Caved? https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/opinion-analysis/123945218/aluminium-smelter-deal--who-caved

Smelter Power Bill Cut By 1/3 https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123965739/broker-believes-tiwai-smelter-beat-down-meridian-on-power-price-by-36

"It's A Very Profitable Smelter Now": Meridian Boss https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123976062/its-a-very-profitable-smelter-now-meridian-boss-says-after-price-beatdown

Mataura To Be Finally Rid Of Smelter's Hazardous Waste - https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/123376647/its-finally-going--mataura-to-be-rid-of-hazardous-substance

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