Friday, 24 June 2016 16:06

Time to retire?

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Your old mate notes that the Greens latest policy – in its desire to 'clean up the country's rivers' – is to implement a wholesale ban on future dairy farm conversions.

The policy would bring down a ban preventing any rural landowner in NZ from ever being able to convert land to dairy. No wonder Labour's primary industries spokesman Damien O'Connor is walking round with a face like a slapped bum. He is likely to be shafted in respect of the primary sector portfolio in a Labour/Green coalition: it is common knowledge that Labour would happily give this portfolio to the Greens, and renowned farming hater Eugene Sage would likely get it. The Hound reckons it might be a good time for him to retire and go where he can actually make a difference.

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