Thursday, October 09, 2008

Govt spends while economy burns

While the world's economies collapse, and the NZ dollar heads for life support, "your" Government just spent $40 million of your money to buy a high country South Island sheep station you can only get to by helicopter.

Do you think "your" Government has their priorities right?

Forest & Bird and the Department of Conservation -- in whose lap Helen Clark has just thrown this pre-Xmas spend-up -- are both over the moon.  "Forest and Bird's vision to create a coast-to-coast protected corridor is now a reality," said Forest and Bird.  Have the very considered backing up their "visions" with their money -- or, like us, do they have more important things to do with it.

UPDATE: Owen McShane comments:

    Helen actually said out loud that they had to buy the farm to make sure a foreigner didn't get it!
Is she moving into Winston's territory.
    And as always we have a few environment court decisions which turn down a few subdivisions on the grounds they use up a few hectares of "productive farm land."
    But thousands of hectares is OK.?

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6 Comments:

Blogger Owen McShane said...

Helen actually said out loud that they had to buy the farm to make sure a foreigner didn't get it!

Is she moving into Winston's territory.

And as always we have a few environment court decisions which turn down a few subdivisions on the grounds they use up a few hectares of "productive farm land."
But thousands of hectares is OK.?

10/09/2008 10:13:00 am  
Blogger Dinther said...

Maybe that station is the bitches favourite hiking spot?

10/09/2008 10:28:00 am  
Anonymous Sus said...

"to make sure a foreigner didn't get it."

Nasty little xenophobe. And what might all the 'foreigners' at her socialist mothership (UN) make of that?

10/09/2008 11:42:00 am  
Blogger WebWrat said...

What stuck in my mind was Klark's statement, "We bought it to protect the land from farming." Just goes to show what she thinks of the back-bone of the NZ economy.

10/10/2008 07:43:00 am  
Blogger OECD rank 22 kiwi said...

Just as well Clark isn't going to start pardoning criminals in the last days of her dying regime.

Or is she?

10/10/2008 08:54:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just as well Clark isn't going to start promoting her friends and cronies in the last days of her dying regime.

Or is she?

10/12/2008 07:05:00 am  

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