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On 9/11/2020 at 7:46 PM, meomy said:

from her Twitter account.

Note the Dribble coming out of her mouth in the painting.... & reflections in her sunglasses.

Clearly a I LOVE MYSELF, #IAMBESS selfie...

 

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Some idiot is shelling out $680 for this SO FAR.....

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@Ohokaman

 

Probably her NZ Skeptic mates she belongs to...noticed that she's been busy swapping btwn both Twitter handles.

  There's a long standing group listed with there names linking them together to her time living in the UK.

 

Her "husband/ partner" is Steven Galbraith who she meet in UK & has  a job as a Professor at Ak university...

Seems to be in Vampires, witchcraft etc. Odd choice of Govt Science Advisor for NZ I must say, do you agree?

 

Birds of a feather...

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Miss Ardern, is there any reason once again you omitted to include references to Mask/ Facecovering EXEMPTIONS in your Advisors recommendations to allow pple to fly without Social/ Physical distancing again?

 

Suggest you and your Advisory Team brush up on law, Rule of Law.

 It's observed David Parker has been very Quiet since the result of the Judicial Review that was found to breach the Bill of Rights Act.

Pple don't forget what you & your Taxpayer Funded Advisors say to them.

You all wouldn't dare breach the Rights of the pple would you?

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Our Queen of Corona

By George
 
With sincere apologies to Paul Simon, our very own “Queen of Corona”, through the medium of Chris Hipkins, has warned the Mt Roskill Evangelical Church congregation that the teachings from their Christian bible, delivered from the church pulpit, is misleading and that the only source of truth is delivered from the Labour Party pulpit each day. That debate is for another day considering the spread of the virus emerging from this church and this Government’s inability to control our borders.

What is significant though is that whilst condemning the strict adherence of the congregation’s spiritual faith, Labour recently promoted a public holiday to celebrate the spiritual beliefs entrenched in Maoridom. So it appears one’s spiritual following has to be endorsed by Labour. Now it is not my point to debate the merits of either party’s articles of faith but to expose the hypocrisy that is entrenched within this Government.

 

We can allow planeloads of Muslim mourners from all points of the globe into the country for a court hearing, but not rugby players. Those with spiritual connections to Allah were sponsored at the taxpayer’s expense to pursue their will whilst an economic windfall that would have been provided by the rugby tournament was kicked into touch.

However, Ardern has proven once and for all that she is very adept at multi-tasking as she can lie and smile at the same time. But we all knew that anyway

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Ardern Is a Disgrace

The Most Unfair Election That I Can Remember

Jacinda Ardern is a disgrace. She is a disgrace for managing, in just three years, to exacerbate all the problems the country was facing and starting to solve. She has failed in all the areas that she says her party stands for. She has completely failed her voter base. All the statistics relating to social problems have got worse. She has failed in housing, education, poverty, sport, and the economy. Not to mention COVID. In all the policy areas that matter when it comes to growing the economy, she has also failed big time.

This woman would be the worst and most incompetent Prime Minister in my 74 years of drawing breath. It is not difficult to fathom how a person of so little ability and intelligence has managed to gravitate to a position that is so beyond her capability. A mix of personality and petty politics got her there. It is worth remembering that her party did not win the last election. The vagaries of how we operate MMP and the ancient resentment towards a certain party by he who held the balance of power put her there.

 

This woman is no more capable of running the country than the New Conservatives are of winning a seat in Parliament. She says her government has built more state houses than any other. If that is the case why in June 2020 were there 16,651 families on the Priority A waiting list up from 4,054 in 2017? Labour said 4,054 was a disgrace. I don’t know what they call a 400% increase. Punishing landlords and causing skyrocketing rents won’t fix the problem they’re trying to solve.

In education, we rank 35 out of the 41 richest countries. One-third of our fifteen-year-olds don’t have proficiency in reading and maths. The schools that were helping the most for the underprivileged were scrapped by Ardern purely for ideological reasons. Charter schools were a great alternative to those whom the state system had failed. They were not welcome by the Teachers’ Union so she quickly acquiesced to their demands.

  • Charter-schools-sign-Jacinda-where-is-yo PHOTO-Supplied Dominic Elliot holding a sign: ‘Jacinda where is your support now?’

Ardern appointed herself as Minister to eliminate child poverty. Stats NZ in February reported that there were 151,700 children living in material hardship. These are children who live in households which can’t afford the essentials. They can’t afford fresh fruit or vegetables, can’t afford to go to the doctor and they can’t pay their bills on time. Poverty was remarkably worse in Maori and Pacific Island households – her voter base. There has been no improvement during her three years as Minister.

Her latest blunder is losing the Rugby Championship to Australia. Her childish and stupid quarantine rules have cost this country and its economy dearly. She appears to have failed to recognise that rugby is pretty much a religion in this country and there was no reason, given a little bit of flexibility, that we could not have hosted the tournament. Even the Bledisloe tests are in doubt. One is scheduled on election night but she doesn’t see a problem with that. A bear with very little brain could work out that was a conflict of interest.

She has now extended COVID restrictions in Auckland for another week at least. How very convenient. Judith Collins says it’s starting to look a little political. Not just a little. How are parties supposed to campaign to groups of ten? This is a straight-out political ploy which gives her all the initiative. There she was at 1 pm all over the television for half an hour talking not just about COVID but also her policies. This outrage needs to be looked at by the Electoral Commission. This is turning out to be the most unfair election that I can remember.

The most hopeless person ever to hold the office of Prime Minister is being allowed to gerrymander this election to suit her own ends. This is a disgrace and so is she.

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6 hours ago, rdytdy said:

Ardern Is a Disgrace

The Most Unfair Election That I Can Remember

Jacinda Ardern is a disgrace. She is a disgrace for managing, in just three years, to exacerbate all the problems the country was facing and starting to solve. She has failed in all the areas that she says her party stands for. She has completely failed her voter base. All the statistics relating to social problems have got worse. She has failed in housing, education, poverty, sport, and the economy. Not to mention COVID. In all the policy areas that matter when it comes to growing the economy, she has also failed big time.

This woman would be the worst and most incompetent Prime Minister in my 74 years of drawing breath. It is not difficult to fathom how a person of so little ability and intelligence has managed to gravitate to a position that is so beyond her capability. A mix of personality and petty politics got her there. It is worth remembering that her party did not win the last election. The vagaries of how we operate MMP and the ancient resentment towards a certain party by he who held the balance of power put her there.

 

This woman is no more capable of running the country than the New Conservatives are of winning a seat in Parliament. She says her government has built more state houses than any other. If that is the case why in June 2020 were there 16,651 families on the Priority A waiting list up from 4,054 in 2017? Labour said 4,054 was a disgrace. I don’t know what they call a 400% increase. Punishing landlords and causing skyrocketing rents won’t fix the problem they’re trying to solve.

In education, we rank 35 out of the 41 richest countries. One-third of our fifteen-year-olds don’t have proficiency in reading and maths. The schools that were helping the most for the underprivileged were scrapped by Ardern purely for ideological reasons. Charter schools were a great alternative to those whom the state system had failed. They were not welcome by the Teachers’ Union so she quickly acquiesced to their demands.

  • Charter-schools-sign-Jacinda-where-is-yo PHOTO-Supplied Dominic Elliot holding a sign: ‘Jacinda where is your support now?’

Ardern appointed herself as Minister to eliminate child poverty. Stats NZ in February reported that there were 151,700 children living in material hardship. These are children who live in households which can’t afford the essentials. They can’t afford fresh fruit or vegetables, can’t afford to go to the doctor and they can’t pay their bills on time. Poverty was remarkably worse in Maori and Pacific Island households – her voter base. There has been no improvement during her three years as Minister.

Her latest blunder is losing the Rugby Championship to Australia. Her childish and stupid quarantine rules have cost this country and its economy dearly. She appears to have failed to recognise that rugby is pretty much a religion in this country and there was no reason, given a little bit of flexibility, that we could not have hosted the tournament. Even the Bledisloe tests are in doubt. One is scheduled on election night but she doesn’t see a problem with that. A bear with very little brain could work out that was a conflict of interest.

She has now extended COVID restrictions in Auckland for another week at least. How very convenient. Judith Collins says it’s starting to look a little political. Not just a little. How are parties supposed to campaign to groups of ten? This is a straight-out political ploy which gives her all the initiative. There she was at 1 pm all over the television for half an hour talking not just about COVID but also her policies. This outrage needs to be looked at by the Electoral Commission. This is turning out to be the most unfair election that I can remember.

The most hopeless person ever to hold the office of Prime Minister is being allowed to gerrymander this election to suit her own ends. This is a disgrace and so is she.

I think you are forgetting one very important point. The people did not vote for Ardern to be Prime Minister. They voted, by a large majority, for Bill English. The only person responsible for Ardern being Prime Minister is WINSTON PETERS. All those kiwis who voted for NZ First got what they wanted. A Deputy PM who couldn’t even win his own Electoral Seat! It wasn’t Ardern’s fault she ended up PM by default. It’s just that she has blown her opportunity- unless of course NZ’ers are silly enough to repeat the dose? 

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They probably will unfortunately Trumpy....unless the majority forget because the Bledisloe Cup is on....🙄

These idiots lose the Championship because of her bloody stupid rules, then changes them for the Bledisloe, no doubt because of all the negative feedback they have got......talk about cynical........

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2 hours ago, Trump said:

I think you are forgetting one very important point. The people did not vote for Ardern to be Prime Minister. They voted, by a large majority, for Bill English. The only person responsible for Ardern being Prime Minister is WINSTON PETERS. All those kiwis who voted for NZ First got what they wanted. A Deputy PM who couldn’t even win his own Electoral Seat! It wasn’t Ardern’s fault she ended up PM by default. It’s just that she has blown her opportunity- unless of course NZ’ers are silly enough to repeat the dose? 

Second paragraph mentioned that Trump

"This woman would be the worst and most incompetent Prime Minister in my 74 years of drawing breath. It is not difficult to fathom how a person of so little ability and intelligence has managed to gravitate to a position that is so beyond her capability. A mix of personality and petty politics got her there. It is worth remembering that her party did not win the last election. The vagaries of how we operate MMP and the ancient resentment towards a certain party by he who held the balance of power put her there."

 

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Pay attention you Pee brains who think comrade cindy and her band of incompetents know what they are doing , READ THIS .

""  Finance Minister Grant Robertson is giving little away ahead of the all-important opening up of the Government's books tomorrow. It will reveal a number of important sets of economic data, such as the expected level of Government debt, expected tax revenue numbers as projected deficits going forward .

NOW READ THIS .

That debt level took centre stage during the Budget, when Treasury revealed Government debt would rise to $200 billion by 2024 – that's up from the just under $90 billion that was initially expected in 2020, before Covid-19 hit the economy.

Before covid this pack of incompetents had ticked up $90 BILLION BEFORE COVID , THAT'S RIGHT $90 BILLION down the drain due to mismanagement , who's going to pay , NOT ME this debt will take generations to repay , if you are younger and support cindy then enjoy this donkey around your neck you deserve it .

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Ardern Is in La La Land
By JC
 
he Prime Minister’s obsession with control in relation to COVID is making her look like the fool that she is. Often what comes out of her mouth is not the reality being experienced by many in her dream team of five million. As I have mentioned in earlier articles she can get away with it as she is simply taking advice from officials, be it on health-related matters or the economy. Two areas where this is currently happening is retail and sport.

According to Ardern, using Treasury’s latest figures of card spend and traffic volumes in Auckland City, there were good increases in economic activity since the start of level 2.5. She went on to say that Treasury’s latest economic update showed economic activity across the Auckland region and the country bounced back to levels experienced under alert level one following Auckland’s move out of alert level three. She said this showed we have got better at adapting to shopping ‘local’ and logistics and keeping our economy moving, ultimately outperforming countries that decided against an elimination strategy.

 

Ardern offered no evidence to support the last part of her comments so we are supposed to just take her word for it. That is difficult as she would be the least reliable source of accurate information, along with Hipkins, in the country. Take the first part of her statement. She gets some broad-brush figures from Treasury and glibly reads them out implying Auckland and the rest of the country are economically a bed of roses. Not so. Certainly not in Queenstown. In the Auckland CBD, the streets are empty.

Without asking for or doing any breakdown of the information she just stands up at her daily afternoon soirée and purports to make a statement of fact. She obviously has no idea or doesn’t want her adoring five million fans to know small business is doing it tough, really tough. Businesses in the Auckland CBD also have significant disruption with the CRL. According to an article in the Herald many retailers spoken to were not on Ardern’s wavelength. Roger Marbeck, owner of Marbeck’s record store described the lack of customers as “disturbing”.

The chief executive of Auckland’s city centre business association Heart of the City, Viv Beck said because Treasury figures generalised the whole Auckland region, it didn’t take into account the “perfect storm” in the city centre. She said shops, bars, restaurants and services that usually make up 20 per cent of the region’s revenue were beginning to reach breaking point. Beck said normally 130,000 people a day come into  the CBD but this was not happening. Evidently it’s not happening in Sandringham either.

This, apparently does not bother ‘Dear Leader’ any more than losing a rugby tournament. She obviously did comprehend the added significance of the Wallabies not pitching up for the Bledisloe tests, as Scott Morrison had to endure a phone call from her begging them to come and alerting him to quarantine rules changing to suit. If she’d done that at the start instead of acting like some childish dictator we would be hosting the whole tournament. Rather, she agreed with some juvenile made up training rules, and a large economic opportunity has gone begging.

You have to wonder about the intelligence of these people. Adopting an elimination policy is daft to start with. Ardern is trying to achieve the impossible while the economy burns. The best hope she has of achieving her goal is to keep the borders closed for years. How realistic is that for the economy? Tourism and the associated businesses will all be out of business if tourists aren’t allowed in. There are no plans in place for this to happen. The only plan seems to be to wait for a country to be COVID free. There’s no guarantee any country will remain COVID free. We haven’t, if in fact we ever were.

It is becoming increasingly apparent, though not to her, that she needs to rethink her strategy. Elimination may be her goal, but I’m picking it could well be an own goal. A penalty goal against the team of five million.

 

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2 hours ago, rdytdy said:
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Ardern Is in La La Land
By JC
 
he Prime Minister’s obsession with control in relation to COVID is making her look like the fool that she is. Often what comes out of her mouth is not the reality being experienced by many in her dream team of five million. As I have mentioned in earlier articles she can get away with it as she is simply taking advice from officials, be it on health-related matters or the economy. Two areas where this is currently happening is retail and sport.

According to Ardern, using Treasury’s latest figures of card spend and traffic volumes in Auckland City, there were good increases in economic activity since the start of level 2.5. She went on to say that Treasury’s latest economic update showed economic activity across the Auckland region and the country bounced back to levels experienced under alert level one following Auckland’s move out of alert level three. She said this showed we have got better at adapting to shopping ‘local’ and logistics and keeping our economy moving, ultimately outperforming countries that decided against an elimination strategy.

 

Ardern offered no evidence to support the last part of her comments so we are supposed to just take her word for it. That is difficult as she would be the least reliable source of accurate information, along with Hipkins, in the country. Take the first part of her statement. She gets some broad-brush figures from Treasury and glibly reads them out implying Auckland and the rest of the country are economically a bed of roses. Not so. Certainly not in Queenstown. In the Auckland CBD, the streets are empty.

Without asking for or doing any breakdown of the information she just stands up at her daily afternoon soirée and purports to make a statement of fact. She obviously has no idea or doesn’t want her adoring five million fans to know small business is doing it tough, really tough. Businesses in the Auckland CBD also have significant disruption with the CRL. According to an article in the Herald many retailers spoken to were not on Ardern’s wavelength. Roger Marbeck, owner of Marbeck’s record store described the lack of customers as “disturbing”.

The chief executive of Auckland’s city centre business association Heart of the City, Viv Beck said because Treasury figures generalised the whole Auckland region, it didn’t take into account the “perfect storm” in the city centre. She said shops, bars, restaurants and services that usually make up 20 per cent of the region’s revenue were beginning to reach breaking point. Beck said normally 130,000 people a day come into  the CBD but this was not happening. Evidently it’s not happening in Sandringham either.

This, apparently does not bother ‘Dear Leader’ any more than losing a rugby tournament. She obviously did comprehend the added significance of the Wallabies not pitching up for the Bledisloe tests, as Scott Morrison had to endure a phone call from her begging them to come and alerting him to quarantine rules changing to suit. If she’d done that at the start instead of acting like some childish dictator we would be hosting the whole tournament. Rather, she agreed with some juvenile made up training rules, and a large economic opportunity has gone begging.

You have to wonder about the intelligence of these people. Adopting an elimination policy is daft to start with. Ardern is trying to achieve the impossible while the economy burns. The best hope she has of achieving her goal is to keep the borders closed for years. How realistic is that for the economy? Tourism and the associated businesses will all be out of business if tourists aren’t allowed in. There are no plans in place for this to happen. The only plan seems to be to wait for a country to be COVID free. There’s no guarantee any country will remain COVID free. We haven’t, if in fact we ever were.

It is becoming increasingly apparent, though not to her, that she needs to rethink her strategy. Elimination may be her goal, but I’m picking it could well be an own goal. A penalty goal against the team of five million.

 

Yet despite all this, the “team” of sycophants are likely to put her back in power in October. How dumb can we be.....???

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12 hours ago, TurnyTom said:

She's up against 2 have beens Dave, a no contest and simply gifted a landslide.. 

Perhaps Tom, but anyone looking at their record of achievements in an impartial way couldn’t possibly vote them back in.

NZ now officially in a Recession.....Good luck expecting this mob to improve things anytime soon.

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Scomos having a laugh , he just used NZ as an example of what not to do .

We didn't close down like NZ that's why our economy shrunk only 7% have a look at NZ it's economy shrank by 12.2% Our unemployment has already fallen to 6.8% and will go down further ". Yep Scomo was having a laugh at us and at the same time announcing more facility's to let Ausses return home .

It's a shame the Labor government in Victoria made such a stuff up and allowed the virus to escape into the community , if it wasn't for that Ausse would be booming by now .

 

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4 hours ago, TurnyTom said:

True Dave but they gifted her, ironically Simon was probably a better bet. 

Her use of social media is simply massive and hitting chords of approval, tough gig for the Nats

Yes that’s the problem.....a manufactured media “persona” is more important to many than intelligence, experience and ability....

What does that say about society today...? Not much......🙄

New Zealanders are being called on, first and foremost, to reflect on the performance of the Prime Minister, whose image dominates every Labour billboard and advertisement.

Alongside the referendums on legalising recreational cannabis use and the End of Life Choice Act, the election itself has become, in effect, a third referendum on the Prime Minister's instincts, judgment and determination.

When we published our analysis of the 2017 election we titled the book "Stardust and Substance" — a reference to her then-opponent Bill English's description of Jacinda Ardern's supposedly ephemeral "stardust" quality.

This time around, while the stardust is still there, what most voters will be contemplating is the substance of the Prime Minister's achievements, and whether other leaders and parties could have done as well, or better, faced with the same constellation of challenges.

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3 hours ago, tripple alliance said:

Scomos having a laugh , he just used NZ as an example of what not to do .

We didn't close down like NZ that's why our economy shrunk only 7% have a look at NZ it's economy shrank by 12.2% Our unemployment has already fallen to 6.8% and will go down further ". Yep Scomo was having a laugh at us and at the same time announcing more facility's to let Ausses return home .

It's a shame the Labor government in Victoria made such a stuff up and allowed the virus to escape into the community , if it wasn't for that Ausse would be booming by now .

 

How much of our recession, unemployment,shrinking economy etc etc yada yada yada can be attributed to countries like Aussie USA UK etc etc yada yada yada that have not controlled the virus and therefore WE CANT TRADE with them and how much is comrade cindys fault.At first I thought the current Auckland lockdown was overkill but  despite the covid numbers in the community there is a total absence of kill.We will all get our chance on election day but how much can any politician do until the rest of the world sorts their shit out

 

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47 minutes ago, Nukkledragga said:

How much of our recession, unemployment,shrinking economy etc etc yada yada yada can be attributed to countries like Aussie USA UK etc etc yada yada yada that have not controlled the virus and therefore WE CANT TRADE with them and how much is comrade cindys fault.At first I thought the current Auckland lockdown was overkill but  despite the covid numbers in the community there is a total absence of kill.We will all get our chance on election day but how much can any politician do until the rest of the world sorts their shit out

 

The answer to your question is nothing they are not to blame they didn't close us down comrade cindy did , the rest of the world is managing it . As for the recession it isn't going unnoticed internationally , The gloss is wearing off fast .

BBC WORLD NEWS , ALJEZERA , the Ausse news are all pointing out the severity of the self inflicted wound , the cost to our economy , the cost to peoples lives it's estimated it will take a minimum of 15 years to get back to square one 

BBC , New Zealand is in its deepest recession in decades, following strict measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic which were widely praised. The country's GDP shrank by 12.2% between April and June as the lockdown and border closures hit.

No doubt Trump will have plenty to say as well , the debt placed on our younger generation is huge , new Venezuela here we come . 

 

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Green Party Farming Policy Sets the Framework for Economic

 

Valetta Farm, Ashburton.

David and Jayne Clark farm an irrigated mixed arable farm at Valetta in Mid Canterbury, running breeding ewes, finishing winter lambs and growing a wide range of grain, forage and vegetable seed crops. It is a proudly inter-generational farm business with David’s parents living on the farm and their three sons taking a keen interest in farm life. David is currently Provincial President of Federated Farmers in Mid Canterbury.

 

Over the weekend I had a phone call from a mate who lives in urban Auckland and he wanted to have a yarn about the new Green Party Agricultural Policy, that to his mind seemed logical, fair and reasonable, almost an exciting step forward, but he wanted to see the policy through the lens of a farmer as well.

I have been reflecting on his question regarding the launching of the Green Party Agricultural ‘Policy’ trying to quantify the feeling of hopelessness that I and many farmers feel.

So let’s unpack this a bit.

How our business works is we have a farm income, that is the culmination of all the stock we sell and the grain and seed crops that we grow and sell to processors as it eventually makes its way to your local supermarket. Out of that income, we pay our farm expenses, seed, fertiliser, fuel and electricity, farm supplies, and various services. Most of this expenditure benefits businesses in our local town Ashburton and across the wider Canterbury economy.

Valetta-farms-630x400.jpg The BFD. A crop of wheat at Valetta Farm to be harvested for milling into flour for bread baking. Photo David Clark.

Once we have sold our produce and paid for our expenses, there is hopefully a wee bit left over, which is what most business owners refer to as their return on investment. Last year our arable and stock farming business made a pre-tax return on total equity of 3.6%, which is a good result for this farming type.

The Greens intend to impose a ‘Wealth Tax’ of 1% on assets over $1m and 2% over $2m. That leaves us with just over 1.6% return on assets before we pay any Income Tax.

The Greens then plan to “charge a fair price” for the Methane burped by our sheep. I have previously heard prices of $50-$250/t of Carbon Equivalent suggested by the Greens, but let’s say at the low end of that range, our Climate Change cost just for Methane will be 1.5% of total assets.

That leaves us with 0.1%.

The Greens intend to develop a Water Charge in consultation with Iwi.
Previously the Greens have stated that charge should be 10 cents per cubic metre. David Parker publicly stated an intention for a water charge of 2 cents per cubic metre.

Here at Valetta, even at the lower charge of 2 cents per cube, the cost of watering our arable crops would be another 0.4% of total assets annually.
That leaves us making a 0.3% loss.

The Greens then want to impose a levy on fertiliser, and want us to run a zero-till or minimum-till system. Not sure how that works in a long term seed production system and adopt Regenerative principles.

Green-Loons-TheBFD-630x422.jpg The BFD. We’ve done it! Green Loons celebrate the destruction of Kiwi farming. Photoshop courtesy of ExPFC.

But here’s the clanger, they intend to impose a Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen (DIN) level of 1 mg/litre for all waterways in New Zealand. Currently, water flows out of DoC land at the western side of Mid Canterbury at 3.2 mg/l. To meet a DIN of 1 mg/l, Environment Canterbury’s own report from 2017 found that land use in the neighbouring Selwyn Te Waihora Catchment would have to revert to dryland sheep grazing.

We have budgeted that impact on this farm and it looks like this-

Crop Income, down 92%
Sheep Gross, down 62%
Expenditure, down 70%
Wages, down 91%
EBIT (Earnings before Interest and Taxation), down 68%
Capital Re-investment, down 74%
Net Profit, down 105%
Tax Paid, down 75%

The actual numbers are irrelevant, because the percentage drops will be seen across many or most farm businesses, regardless of size. Of course, that is before any of the other new taxes and levies they wish for detailed above.

This conversation hasn’t even begun to touch on the significant investment in technology and infrastructure we have made in the last 15 years to reduce our environmental impact, all of which would be both unaffordable, and irrelevant because none of it will get us even close to meeting the limits the Greens wish for.

The end result of all this is we would now own a totally unviable, un-bankable business that is not much more than a glorified life style block and has no economic future in food production. The knock on impact is that land values will collapse.

My suggestion to my mate, or anyone else in urban New Zealand reading this is to enjoy and savour the standard of living that you currently enjoy, make diary notes and take photographs so that you can look back on the “good ole days” as we embark on our journey to becoming a Zimbabwe or Venezuela of the South Pacific.

It was not sensible policy announced last week, it was the framework for economic destruction.

Given the catastrophic economic news released in the PREFU this week, I’m not sure we can afford to take a wrecking ball to the agricultural and horticultural sectors right now.

 

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