Try embracing change
Try as I might, I just can’t see a “mess of policy mistakes and economic incompetence” that Kerry Worsnop can see, while writing about the people of the real New Zealand.
Who are they? Why, farmers like her of course. Might not police officers, nurses, doctors, social workers, fire and emergency and defence force personnel etc (who treat the rest of us with care and kindness) also be considered to be people of the real NZ, or are they to be looked down upon as not “productive” enough?
Nor do I hear of the Emergency Departments up and down the country being overrun by “smashed” ute owners, thankfully.
But what about “since when did being productive become politically unacceptable, something to tax, regulate and undermine?” Jeepers, keep paying your taxes, Ms Worsnop, you don’t want the IRD on your case.
“There are better policy options — the Govt needs to find them.”
Now then, I’ll try to be as kind as I can. Since you don’t have any solutions of your own, may I suggest you follow the lead of the many excellent farmers embracing change and having a real impact for the better on the environment?
Hopefully that will allow you to throttle back on the “politicians spouting rubbish” stuff.