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.?