Today I received an email from Minister Eugenie Sage boasting of how she, and the Party, have managed to get more funds to DoC to help with predator control.
She states that “Looking after our unique plants and animals is second nature to us as a Green Party.” This is contradicted by the fact that Minister Sage is allowing the ubiquitous spraying of toxic chemicals throughout NZ that is systematically killing off the soil life, and insects, that are the mainstay of the ecological foodweb, thereby guaranteeing the failure of all attempts to save native species.
Minister Sage is in the unique position of actually being able to do something about this, ie, ban all poison spraying. No more Glyphosate based herbicides, no more Neonicitinoids, no more Paraquat, no more Glufosinate, no more hi-Cane, etc, etc, for the hundreds of other toxic sprays that are destroying the land and poisoning our children.
But Minister Sage is not interested in any of that, so long as she can get her ‘photo-op’ for re-election, then anything goes.
The rank hypocrisy of the Minister and her Party are the reason I am not a member.
Freedom campers around the Whangārei district are being rounded up to two central Whangārei spots so police can keep an eye on them and ensure their needs are met. This comes as the number of cases in Northland hits double-digits, with 11 as of Thursday , with latest information available here. What do you think of the way freedom campers are treated? What alternative would you suggest?
An example of the world's rarest tree will be just one of the internationally unique features of the Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangarei. The building designed is taking shape on Whangārei's waterfront and, although work has stopped due to the coronavirus lockdown, the project is set to open around mid-2021. What do you think? Are you excited about the project? Will you visit it when it is open?
Given that everyone is locked in and unable to earn a crust, then councils throughout NZ must cancel all rate charges until the end of this crisis. I'm sure the PM would provide assistance to councils for this.