Thursday, 13 February 2020 10:21


Written by  The Hound

This old mutt couldn’t believe the audacity of dairy company Synlait trying to spin its environmental credentials and how much it loves planting trees.

Prior to launching the ‘woke’ joke’ that is the Primary Sector Council’s ‘strategy’ prior to Christmas, the Cuddler in Chief (PM Ardern) and her glorified handbag carrier (Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor) dropped in at Synlait’s Canterbury factory to plant a couple of native trees as part of the company’s native plant nursery – dubbed Whakapuāwai, which apparently means “to cause to blossom, develop, flourish, prosper, thrive”.

The Hound was reminded that the tree-lovers at Synlait didn’t appear so keen on ‘flourishing and thriving’ forests 20-odd years ago – when the majority-owned and controlled Chinese company ripped out hectares and hectares of trees to build its factory to home its dairy farms to supply same said factory!



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