Thursday, 07 July 2022 12:30


Written by  The Hound

OPINION: This old mutt is never surprised by the stupidity of local councils and their bylaws.

However, he reckons a proposed bylaw in Tasman District Council surely takes the cake.

The TDC's proposed law will require farmers to hold sheep 50m back from a road while shifting stock until all cars have driven past!

Are they serious?

Surely not even the most officious of pen pushing bureaucrats thinks a law such as this is remotely sensible?

As Federated Farmers Nelson Provincial president Stephen Todd says, it could end up being an "unworkable joke".

Your old mate suggests with council elections coming up in October, perhaps the good citizens of Tasman District send their councillors a strong message and vote them out of office if this ridiculous rule comes into law!

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