Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the key role of the primary industries sector over the last nine months.
Much has been made about the high number of Maori, Pasifika, women, and gay members of the new line-up.
Really? Who actually gives a flying fig about what the ethnic, gender or sexual orientation of any member of the executive is?
Your old mate is far more concerned about whether or not a Cabinet Minister is actually capable and competent of the doing the job – rather than what boxes they may or may not tick in the census form.
Surely the ability of a person to successfully carry out the role is a far higher priority than who they may sleep with or who their grandparents were?