It seems Environment Minister Nick Smith still doesn’t get it that “best practice” as far as lignite is concerned is to leave it in the ground. He was lost for words when challenged on this in Southland on Tuesday evening.
I’ll give you a clue: all bar one have taken on board a vast array of international advice, and adopted a policy that protects the apex predator in our largest and most complex ecosystem.
Medical practitioner and right wing blogger MacDoctor has three recent posts on the disastrous failings of ACC to provide entitlements to injured claimants. I couldn’t agree more with MacDoctor’s definition of the problem. But I disagree vehemently with his faux solution of privatisation.