Fox Glacier

Political Porkies

It seems the minor parties are able to get away with making stuff up, or flat out lying.

As a new service we will now start calling out these ratbags.

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First up is Laila Harre who said this on Q+A on Sunday:

A lack of quality digital internet services in this country is probably costing us about 9% of our GDP.

Yeah, right, got any proof of that? No didn’t think so.

Our GDP is around $181 billion, is Laila Harre really saying that a lack of broadband is costing the country around $16 billion?   Read more »

Where are the Greens when you need them?

DoC are the biggest proponents of 1080, and with reason I can understand that for possum control.

They are however zealots and would like to carpet bomb the whole country to kill every animal in the bush, including goats, pigs and deer. This is the reason they drop only deer strength 1080 and refuse to put repellent on the bait despite stating on every single permit that the targeted species is possum.

They love 1080 but now they are killers.

The Department of Conservation says five out of 39 monitored kea have died of poisoning during the first field study using a bird repellent in an aerial 1080 operation near Otira.

DOC has been trialling repellents after a number of kea deaths from 1080 poisoning. In 2008 seven died in the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier area, and in 2011 seven more died at Okarito.  Read more »