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    Minister Eugenie Sage of the Green Party (name is a misnomer) has just given consent to a Chinese company to buy land classed sensitive, close to Whakatane, to bottle water for exports. All in the name of increase in investment and jobs. Great stuff and totally aligned with the bravado before the election isn't it ?? No shame on the daily backflips from this Government

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Minister Eugenie Sage of the Green Party (name is a misnomer)
    Sage or Green?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fungus pudding View Post
    Sage or Green?
    In this case it applies to both.
    How long will this Government last ??? https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/pol...tling-decision

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Minister Eugenie Sage of the Green Party (name is a misnomer) has just given consent to a Chinese company to buy land classed sensitive, close to Whakatane, to bottle water for exports. All in the name of increase in investment and jobs. Great stuff and totally aligned with the bravado before the election isn't it ?? No shame on the daily backflips from this Government
    The silence from all parties about how much influence the likes of MP Jian Yang and others have is deafening

    Obviously they have great influence but nobody nobody in the Beehive seems concerned ...hmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    In this case it applies to both.
    How long will this Government last ??? https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/pol...tling-decision
    This decision is on the face of it, contrary to Green policy. They have to obey the laws of the land in these decisions, and 60 new jobs are going to make a difference in Whakatane.

    I did some quick maths, and 1.1 billion litres a year is 0.002% of the water in Lake Taupo at any one time. (There's 59km3 of water in Lake Taupo). Suffice to say, this is still a lot of bottled water heading over to China in plastic bottles by sea freight (About 100 mtr cubed per year). Has to be one of our lowest value exports by weight. It makes you think - humankind devouring resources like this, importing reasonably clean water because they're short of it somewhere else. Are we a plague on the planet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elZorro View Post
    This decision is on the face of it, contrary to Green policy. They have to obey the laws of the land in these decisions, and 60 new jobs are going to make a difference in Whakatane.

    I did some quick maths, and 1.1 billion litres a year is 0.002% of the water in Lake Taupo at any one time. (There's 59km3 of water in Lake Taupo). Suffice to say, this is still a lot of bottled water heading over to China in plastic bottles by sea freight (About 100 mtr cubed per year). Has to be one of our lowest value exports by weight. It makes you think - humankind devouring resources like this, importing reasonably clean water because they're short of it somewhere else. Are we a plague on the planet?
    EZ, your post is exactly the reasoning National gave last term and the Greens fought against as an election policy. I don´t have a problem with this being granted but I do have a problem with the total hypocracy.

    And then we get this from the guy that was involved at Board level to take Sealords into Argentina where they lost somewhere between $30-40 million. What a fool https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12070053
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    Good on you jonesy you are so right.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12060004

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    Good on you jonesy you are so right.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12060004
    Assuming you mean Shane Jones, the pompous boof from Winston First, Fonterra has nothing to do with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fungus pudding View Post
    Assuming you mean Shane Jones, the pompous boof from Winston First, Fonterra has nothing to do with him.
    At least he doesnt play solitaire during question time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Pepper View Post
    At least he doesnt play solitaire during question time
    Well, he should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Pepper View Post
    At least he doesnt play solitaire during question time
    Probably because he doesn´t know the rules.
    Watch Question Time on TV and count how many MPs and Ministers are absent minded gazing at their phones. Not just one playing solitaire.

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    David Clark up to dodgy bribes to gag Counties Manukau health Board chair. Fancy offering up jobs to silence unhelpful media, This is NZ David, Not Russia!

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    Good to see government setting off the wage inflation spiral by ensuring all government workers get at least the Living Wage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    Good to see government setting off the wage inflation spiral by ensuring all government workers get at least the Living Wage.
    Man from ASB ..."The government pays better than anyone else, anyway. In many ways what they are trying to do is suggest other people should have the sort of money the government has to spend."


    EZ will say this is good news
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    Taxpayers Union have a view on this living wage ‘initiative’


    It is morally questionable to require taxpayers, many of whom don’t earn the living wage, to pay above market wages for government workers.
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