Instead of sympathy and a helping hand from the visiting PM whose salary and use of the PM's fund collectively exceed the annual GDP of their township, the embattled people of Kaeo were told by the PM. "You'll just have to go and live somewhere else, you know."
If ever you needed evidence that Clark has lost her political marbles, this would be it.
Of course, if Clark actually got off her scrawny arse and got about the country a bit more, she would have known that floods of this kind in Kaeo and the rest of Northland are relatively common place. Someone should tell her about the 1928 floods and the 1962 floods and the 1969 floods in Northland and a few more in between times.
'She said the problem was that many settlements had been established on the basis of old weather patterns, which had changed in the erratic world climate.'
What utterly baseless fatuous bullshit.
Perhaps she will offer the same advice to the neighbors of the Salt family in her own electorate.
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