Thursday, 9 October 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.?

9 Oct 2008, 10:13:00  
Blogger Dinther said...

Maybe that station is the bitches favourite hiking spot?

9 Oct 2008, 10:28:00  
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?

9 Oct 2008, 11:42:00  
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 Oct 2008, 07:43:00  
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 Oct 2008, 08:54:00  
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?

12 Oct 2008, 07:05:00  

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