Thursday, 02 May 2024 12:00

The season for awards - yawn!!

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: It seems every bugger in this country can get an award these days.

Every obscure occupation, gender, whatever can apply or get nominated for some supposedly good deed regardless of their ability.

And then there’s the official King’s Awards, which seem to include just about everybody but those in the farming sector.

Yes, it’s nice and fluffy etc but it’s also bloody expensive.

Going to all these awards would involve a farmer in more running around than a hard day’s yakka on a 20,000 hectare farm.

In times of austerity, are such lavish functions the best use of cash?

But rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic at least made the sinking look good!

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