Winston to the rescue!!!

The so-called Darby and Joan Bridge in the Waipoua kauri forest is on the list of 10 one-way bridges to be upgraded – an announcement National made during the Northland by-election.

Te Roroa Treaty settlement negotiator Gary Hooker said no one from National asked what iwi thought.

He said if they had, they would have discovered the bridge was flanked by two iconic kauri.

“The only way it could be done, as far as I can see, is for one or both of the trees to be moved, which in itself could be quite an undertaking,” Mr Hooker said.

“There’s no way we would agree to that.”

The government is obliged to consult the iwi about anything affecting the Waipoua kauri forest, under the Te Roroa agreement.

I Winston Peters was going to sit in the Kauri tree to rescue it from the nasty people that promised the bridges … nasty people like… ?Winston Peters.

David Cunliffe was also very interested in sitting in a Kauri tree.

Looks like a coalition government in the making.

I tell you what – nobody from overseas could possibly look at our politicians and think we’re some kind of mickey mouse, third world banana republic type country.