Saturday, July 10, 2010

The NZ Tabrald

Here we go again with more non stories from the once reliable NZ Herald.

This time it's cashing in on the shock horror of them furriners buying up a bit of land, namely 150,000 ha over five years.

Foreigners swoop on NZ farms


Did you notice the subtle insult to history? 'Brits' are now described as foreigners.

Of course, nobody bothers to ask what is such a big deal about a few farms being bought over a five year period. Nor do they ask what serious risk is presented by such ownership. Nor do they realise that the 26,000 ha of high country sheep stations will have 'ownership' strictly curtailed by way of pastoral lease.

Nor does anyone stop to wonder how many hectares of farmland have been bought by New Zealanders during this five years in the USA, Australia, Argentina, Uruguay and other countries.

To Adolf's knowledge, enterprising NZ dairy farmers have purchased large chunks of the best land there is in Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland, Missouri, Argentina and Uruguy during this past five years.

I'd just about bet a good bottle of Padthaway Shiraz it's more than the 150,000 ha this useless daily rag is moaning about.

1 comment:

Ackers said...

Did you notice the subtle insult to history? 'Brits' are now described as foreigners.


Nothing subtle about it Adolf.

Merely stating the obvious.