Oh look a story about Aunty Mingy who lost some sleep because a Farmer didn’t want to lose his crop. Bloody townies moving to the country complaining about country life….I suggest she moves back to the city:
Move over road rage – Waikato has country rage.
Complaints from residents of Hamilton urban sprawl and lifestyle-blockers about the noise and smells of rural economic activities are drawing calls for more tolerance and a fair go for farmers and growers.
Waikato pig farmers, fruit growers spraying and combating frost with helicopters and turbo fans, dairy farmers using motorbikes before dawn to bring cows in for milking and contractors cutting maize at night, have long been on the receiving end of complaints from townies who move into the country for “peace and quiet”.
But complaints last week from north Rototuna and Gordonton residents when green tea exporter Zealong called in helicopters at 4am to prevent a rogue frost wiping out its imminent harvest have again highlighted the march of Hamilton’s subdivision development north into productive farmland.
It was the first time in eight years growing oolong tea at Borman Rd that Zealong has used helicopters. Three years ago the company lost an entire harvest to a late frost.