ALTERNATIVE VIEW ARCHIVES

ALTERNATIVE VIEW: Changes are needed at Landcorp

I've just read the Landcorp, Pamu as they like to be known, annual report. In a word, it is nauseating.

They start by telling us their vision is to be the premium supplier of meat, milk and fibre for niche markets. 

ALTERNATIVE VIEW: Our gas effort is just hot air

Two weeks ago I wrote of my initial thoughts on the zero carbon legislation. I have since read the entire Bill and, for the record, the Paris Accord.

Neither is relaxing night time reading.

ALTERNATIVE VIEW: Tourism gases outdo cattle

I received a ridiculously stupid, contradictory and asinine press release from the Government last week.

It was from Kelvin Davis, who I always thought was rational, and Eugenie Sage, who I’ve never thought was.

ALTERNATIVE VIEW: Bad law won’t solve gun issue

As I've written, I found the Christchurch mosque attacks abhorrent.

I found the subsequent actions of the New Zealand Muslim community, our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and our emergency services impeccable.

ALTERNATIVE VIEW: Politicians all gas no action

The reaction to the recent report by Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton on climate change proved to me our politicians are more interested in headlines and photo opportunities than making real change.

ALTERNATIVE VIEW: We’ll never be the same again

Friday March 15 will forever be a dark day in New Zealand’s history.

I’m proud to be a Kiwi. I’ve done considerable travel and worked overseas but it is always good to come home.