Tuesday, 22 February 2022 10:30

Bring in the clowns

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: The circus at Parliament grounds has been raising a few eyebrows.

One that would have caught the eye of farmers would have been the Speaker authorising that water sprinklers be turned on for long periods in a bid to soak protestors and force them out. It didn't flush the protestors out but did turn the grounds into a bog, with muddy run-off.

As some farmers have pointed out, if the effluent sprinkler is turned on four long periods on a farm, it normally invites a visit from the regional council environmental officers. A breach of consent would normally invite a warning, fine or even prosecution!

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