Has Winston sold out NZ First to Federated Farmers?

The MP for Wogistan, Richard Prosser, has been running a lot of the Federated Farmers lines in the last few weeks.

We called him out for promoting the dodgy socialist dam.

Now he is running Federated Farmers lines on the RMA, a piece of legislation that may be screwed but it has been in place for over two decades and everyone knows the rules.

Political pressure is mounting on National MPs to make changes to the Resource Management Act following the prosecution of a Waikato farmer’s company. New Zealand First primary industries spokesman Richard Prosser labelled the decision to fine farmer Bas Nelis’ company $16,875 a “mad council decision”.

Nelis was nailed with the fine a week ago by the Environment Court for unlawful use of land and disturbing the river bed when he tried to carry out work to plant native trees.

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Nelis came under fire from the council after he used a digger to clear willow and privet from a gully system, so it could be replanted with native trees.   

The digger caused disturbance to the banks and discharged dirt into the stream, which was previously almost completely clogged by noxious plants.

Regional council chief executive Vaughan Payne said response to the case had been “pretty frustrating, from our perspective”.

“It’s disappointing to see political pressure being applied in a case that’s still before the courts.” While Nelis’ company, Hold the Gold, pleaded guilty and had been prosecuted, a case involving a contractor on the job is still in the court system.

 

Maybe in Wogistan you don’t have to follow rules if you don’t want to.

In New Zealand you do.

And Winston is smart enough to realise that prying money out of farmers is near impossible, and from Federated farmers it is a waste of time even trying.

Then again he has hired the ex Fed Farmers spin doctor to aid in his office.

 

– Fairfax


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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