Sunday, September 30, 2012

A well watered tree

I realise that this story is now a couple of days old, but I couldn't let it slip by without comment.

This Piha tree has had $12,000 spent on it by bureaucrats.

How can you tell?

I know that's a tough one, but if you look closely you will notice that the tree looks exactly the same as it did before the bureaucrats decided it required their collective attention.

Several layers of paperwork, reports, consultation, meetings, lunch breaks, annual leave, conferences and general poobah later.... nothing.

If there was ever an example of our "perfected stupidity", this would be it.

As a society we have taken $12,000 of hard earned, potentially productive money and pissed it up against a tree.

And we wonder why we borrow money every week to pay our bills.


Shane Ponting said...

Wheres the one tree hill chainsaw man when you need him....

Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed Shane.
An example of "civil liberties" in action.

Viking said...

Tauranga City council have finally grasped the nettle and decided to remove themselves mostly from the tree issue. (not alltogether mind) and already I have seen trees getting the chop on private property.
God and the council alone will ever know howmuch money was wasted keeping councillors and their lackies in food and holidays.

Tinman said...

"Wheres the one tree hill chainsaw man when you need him...."

No one needs a pathetic idiot who couldn't even cut down one defenseless tree with a massive bloody chainsaw.

MD said...

Thank you. There are times I feel I'm the only one who has a problem with this.